Blake Shelton Hosts First Holiday TV Special (Updated)
-- "Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas" had moments that lived up to its name. The NBC special featured a mix of music and comedy bits. One claymation segment featured Blake and Larry the Cable Guy on an ill-fated holiday hunting trip.
Gags about Blake's "chair" -- poking fun at his seat on "The Voice" -- were prominent throughout the special, which was taped last month before a live audience. The show featured a faux commercial for Blake's "chair," which has no special features, and he gave one to guest performer Reba McEntire as his Christmas gift to her. Musical segments featured Blake with Kelly Clarkson, his mom Dorothy Shackleford, and his wife Miranda Lambert, who called it her "job" to provide the night's "serious moment." She and Blake closed the show with a revamped holiday version of Shelton's hit "Home," which Miranda said was meaningful to them because they don't get many opportunities to just spend time at home together.
Fans who missed "Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas" last night will get one more chance to see it. NBC will rebroadcast the special on December 14th at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
Miranda Lambert explains her role on the show as she introduces her and Blake's performance of "Home."
At the start of the show Blake Shelton tells the audience they'll likely feel so moved by the music that they'll want to sing along -- then puts them in their place.