EGOT winner John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are getting into the holiday spirit with NBC’s “A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy.” They will be joined by friends and family, as well as other well-known personalities. Special musical appearances include icon Stevie Wonder and jazz bassist-singer Esperanza Spalding.
John and Chrissy go surprise caroling with their friends Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Raphael Saadiq and Meghan Trainor and other friends from their neighborhood will stop by their home to celebrate the holidays. Special party guests include Awkwafina, Neal Brennan, Zach Galifianakis, Derek Hough, Kris Jenner, Yassir Lester, Retta, Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz and Kim Kardashian West. Kenan Thompson and The Fab Five From “Queer Eye” – Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness – also make cameos.
Other special appearances include “The Voice” coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as well as Tien Tran.
Legend will perform songs from his upcoming Christmas album, “A Legendary Christmas,” available Oct. 26. Legend recently won an Emmy Award for NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” to cement his highly exclusive EGOT status, and will serve as a coach on the upcoming spring cycle of the four-time Emmy-winning musical competition series “The Voice.”
A highly accomplished musician, songwriter, actor, film producer and philanthropist, Legend is one of the most versatile and talented artists in entertainment today. In 2015, Legend, along with Common, won the Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy Award for their song “Glory” from the film “Selma,” which chronicled the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Ala.
The 10-time Grammy winner has released five studio albums and began his impressive Grammy run in 2006 when he won Best New Artist for his debut release, “Get Lifted,” which captured Best R&B Album. “Get Lifted,” along with each of his next three albums – “Once Again,” “Evolver” and “Love in the Future” – reached the Top 5 in album sales on the Billboard charts and achieved gold status. As a film producer, Legend worked on the 2016 film sensation “La La Land,” in which he also appeared. In addition, Legend has acted in several TV and film productions, including “Underground,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Soul Men.” On Broadway, Legend won a Tony Award last year as a producer of August Wilson’s “Jitney,” which won for Best Revival of a Play.
Teigen is a bestselling cookbook author and television host. In 2016 she released her #1 New York Times best-selling cookbook, “Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat.” Earlier this year she followed that publication up with her highly anticipated second cookbook, “Cravings: Hungry for More,” in addition to launching her kitchen and tabletop collection, “Cravings by Chrissy Teigen,” which is available exclusively at Target. Teigen can also be seen on Paramount Network’s smash hit competition show, “Lip Sync Battle.”
Raphael Saadiq serves as executive producer and musical director of the special. “A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy” is produced by Universal Television, Done + Dusted and Friends at Work.