Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale

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Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
FormatMusical-comedy
Directed byHamish Hamilton
StarringKelly Clarkson
Blake Shelton
Reba McEntire
Trisha Yearwood
Robin Williams
Whoopi Goldberg
William Shatner
Jay Leno
Matt Lauer
Danica Patrick
Heidi Klum
Ken Jeong
Jai Rodriguez
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Ian Stewart[1]
Location(s)The Venetian Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Done and Dusted[2][3][4]
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original airingDecember 11, 2013 (2013-12-11)
External links
Website
 
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Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
FormatMusical-comedy
Directed byHamish Hamilton
StarringKelly Clarkson
Blake Shelton
Reba McEntire
Trisha Yearwood
Robin Williams
Whoopi Goldberg
William Shatner
Jay Leno
Matt Lauer
Danica Patrick
Heidi Klum
Ken Jeong
Jai Rodriguez
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Ian Stewart[1]
Location(s)The Venetian Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Done and Dusted[2][3][4]
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original airingDecember 11, 2013 (2013-12-11)
External links
Website

Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale[5] is a Christmas television special set to be produced by Done and Dusted for NBC. Directed by Hamish Hamilton, it will star Kelly Clarkson with special appearances by Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Danica Patrick, Heidi Klum , Ken Jeong, and Jai Rodriguez.[1][6][7] Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale is a musical comedy pastiche loosely based on Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol where Clarkson's character will learn the true meaning of Christmas, accompanied by the music of her sixth studio album Wrapped in Red.[8][9] With its musical performances filmed live at The Venetian Las Vegas on October 30, 2013,[4] the television special itself is set to be broadcast on December 11, 2013 on NBC in the United States.[8]

Production[edit]

Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale marked the first time Clarkson solely hosted a Christmas special.[10] She had previously headlined the An American Idol Christmas and Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas with Ruben Studdard and Fantasia Barrino, both of which were aired on Fox in 2003 and 2004, respectively.[11][12][13][14] Clarkson cited the 2003 Christmas feature film Elf as one of her inspirations, she remarked: "I wanted to tell a real story, make a new classic, not just do some skits that aren't really related."[4] Ian Stewart, the television special's executive producer, said it will feature a full narrative from the beginning to end. He remarked, "the spine is her singing. We'll have a young girl, narrating the story, sitting in an overstuffed chair in front of an amazing fire, reading the story from a book. And yes, it starts with 'once upon a time' and ends with 'happily ever after.'"[4] Stewart, through his company Done and Dusted, had previously produced television events such as the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, revealed producing a Christmas special presents similar challenges, citing: "Supermodels in lingerie is a very lovely thing, but if that's all you give, like chocolate, it makes you sick, so you keep refreshing, to keep people excited. And that's what makes you go back to the core—in this case, to see Kelly sing."[4] The television special will air on December 11, 2013 on NBC in the United States.[15] According to NBC, the story will be based loosely on Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol, during which Clarkson’s character will learn about the true meaning of Christmas.[15][3][9]

Cast[1][edit]

Morgan Bastin

Music[edit]

Clarkson revealed that the television special will be a part comedy and part musical performances, to which Stewart added, "the story is a way to refresh the palate, so viewers go, 'Oh, my God, she sounds beautiful. Let's hear her sing!' You want to remind them why they're there."[4] The music of Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale will feature the songs from her sixth studio album Wrapped in Red, which will also act as part of the album's promotion.[10] The television special's musical performances will be taped in front of a live audience at The Venetian Las Vegas on October 30, 2013, a day after Wrapped in Red's street release.[4] It will feature special guests Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, and Ronnie Dunn, accompanied by twenty nine musicians and a choir.[4] RCA Records also announced plans to release some of the television special's performances into music videos, such as "Silent Night", which will be performed by Clarkson, McEntire and Yearwood.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (October 18, 2013). "Blake Shelton, Robin Williams, William Shatner and Whoopi Goldberg to Guest Star in 'Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale'". TV by the Numbers (Zap2it). Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale". Done and Dusted. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (November 20, 2013). "Kelly Clarkson & Michael Buble to Star in Upcoming NBC Christmas Specials". TV by the Numbers (Zap2it). Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Fox, Marisa. "Into The Red: Clarkson Kicks Off Holiday Season". Billboard (Prometheus Global Media) 125 (41). Retrieved October 26, 2013.  (subscription required)
  5. ^ "NBC Movies, Specials, and more". NBC. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (November 20, 2013). "Hollywood Stars Join Kelly Clarkson's Holiday Special". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Talks About Her Wedding, Kanye & Kim’s Proposal". KMXB (CBS Radio). October 30, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Kelly Clarkson To Star In NBC Holiday Special Based On 'A Christmas Carol'". The Huffington Post (AOL). October 18, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Dresdale, Andrea (October 21, 2013). "Michael Buble to Star in Another NBC Christmas Special, More Details on Kelly's Special Revealed". ABC News Radio (Cumulus Media Networks). Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Sciarretto, Amy (October 16, 2013). "Kelly Clarkson Filming First Holiday Special in Las Vegas". PopCrush (Townsquare Media). Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ "An American Idol Christmas (2003)". Internet Movie Database. Amazon.com. November 25, 2003. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ Leeds, Jeff (October 14, 2003). "'Idol' Winners Try Stretching Out Their Fame". People (Time Inc.). Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas". Internet Movie Database. Amazon.com. November 24, 2004. Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  14. ^ Leeds, Jeff (November 3, 2004). "'Idol' Winners Try Stretching Out Their Fame". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved October 26, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b Boedeker, Hal (October 18, 2013). "Is Kelly Clarkson playing Scrooge for NBC?". Orlando Sentinel (Tribune Company). Retrieved October 26, 2013. 

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