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  • -My next guest is a music superstar.

  • She's won seven Grammys.

  • She's sold over 64 million records,

  • and she's a best-selling author.

  • Her number-one album, "My Gift," is available now,

  • and her Christmas special, also called "My Gift,"

  • is now streaming on HBO Max.

  • Here is Carrie Underwood!

  • Hi, Carrie! -Hello!

  • -So nice to -- -Merry Christmas.

  • -Merry Christmas.

  • Look at how beautiful and everything.

  • The holiday -- It's all -- Yeah, the tree is trimmed.

  • The wreath is hung.

  • Wow. Look at this.

  • I can see by your tree that you're ready for Christmas.

  • Mine is not -- -I am.

  • -I haven't even started decorating yet.

  • -What?

  • Well, this year has been a little bit, you know,

  • different as far as Christmas goes, because I do feel like

  • I've been living Christmas all year long.

  • We were planning for this album. Like --

  • You know, first thing, the beginning of this year,,

  • it's like, "All right. Let's go. Christmas."

  • Started planning stuff out,

  • and then I'm, like, singing Christmas songs in the summer,

  • and there's, like, lights in the studio and everything.

  • -Wow. -So I have been living

  • in Christmas Land all of 2020,

  • which is a much better place than being in 2020 itself.

  • -Yeah, that's right. Well, your kids are --

  • Are they 5 years old and 2?

  • -Yes. Almost 6, almost 2. Yeah.

  • -Have they written out their lists for Santa Yet?

  • -They did.

  • Isaiah wrote a list for himself but also wrote a list for Jake

  • because Jake -- It sounded supersweet when he was doing it.

  • For himself, it was mostly,

  • like, Spider-Man toys or Spider-Man related things.

  • And then on Jake's, he wrote "random baby toys."

  • Like, the words "random baby toys."

  • -That is the best. -So you think it's gonna

  • be sweet, but they really didn't put much thought into it.

  • -Yeah, I figured. "Random baby toys, right, for him.

  • But then back to me -- Spider-Man. I got to get it."

  • Congrats on the album.

  • "My Gift." Number one, buddy. Not too shabby.

  • You sing -- You sing some originals on here

  • and also do some covers, as well.

  • It's a traditional -- It's a perfect -- It's what you want.

  • It's what we want right now. It's so great.

  • -Thank you. -How do you choose what songs

  • would be on the album? -Well, it --

  • I mean, there are a kajillion songs to choose from

  • and so many that I feel like

  • all of us have just sang our whole lives.

  • So I just picked some of the ones

  • that I knew I couldn't live without.

  • You know, it's like -- I have to do "O Holy Night."

  • I have to do "Silent Night," "Away in a Manger,"

  • those, like, super-traditional ones.

  • But we also wrote a couple new ones,

  • and I got to sing with John Legend.

  • -That is unbelievable, by the way. "Hallelujah."

  • It's so great.

  • I think the video came out,

  • what was it, last week or something like that.

  • I watched that. I was like -- Just knockout.

  • You're phenomenal, man. -Thank you.

  • -It was so great. The one thing I really love

  • is you doing a duet with your son.

  • "Little Drummer Boy." -Yeah.

  • -It was so cute. We have a photo there.

  • What was it like recording with him?

  • Look at how cool. Come on. He's all dressed up.

  • -It was -- It was so great. He did get all dressed up.

  • I walk out to get ready to go to the studio,

  • and I looked at him, and I was like, "Look at you!

  • Look at you all, you know, wearing a button-up."

  • He dressed himself.

  • Jeans, which he does not like wearing jeans at all.

  • And he was like, "Well, I'm gonna go sing for Jesus,

  • so I need to look nice." -Oh, my God.

  • -And I was like, "Well, that's sweet."

  • -Oh, my -- -So we go in,

  • and he just did such a good job.

  • He was throwing his hands up in the air

  • and just putting his little heart into it.

  • And, like, he doesn't know anything.

  • Like, he's not doing anything to, like, you know,

  • try to get followers or to try to sell anything,

  • anything like that. -Right.

  • -When he sings, he's just --

  • he's just singing from his little heart,

  • and it's so sweet. -That's so wild.

  • Do you think he imitates you, like, when he sings,

  • like, watching what Mommy does? -I do.

  • I think there's a couple little ways

  • he says stuff that I'm like,

  • "You have, like, some stylistic choices in there."

  • So he'll be like --

  • ♪ I am a poor boy, too

  • Like, the way he kind of throws away the word "too."

  • I'm like, "You are, like, not just singing it, like, straight.

  • You are just..." You know.

  • -He crushed it. -Yeah.

  • -What can everyone expect from the special?

  • -It's just -- I feel like

  • it's just beautiful and timeless and classic.

  • And I said I feel like a lot of times on the stage

  • I just felt like I was in a snow globe, like --

  • They did such a great job of creating these beautiful --

  • you know, this beautiful scenery around me.

  • And there's an orchestra, and my band is there,

  • and it's just -- it's just pretty.

  • -Yeah. -Hopefully it can just be, like,

  • a soundtrack to people's Christmases.

  • -Pal, it's what we want right now, definitely.

  • I want to show a clip from the special.

  • Here's Carrie performing

  • the original song "Let There Be Peace."

  • Take a look.

  • -♪ Let there be peace ♪ -♪ Peace

  • -♪ Peace to every nation

  • Let there be hope ♪ -♪ Hope

  • For all the world to see

  • Let there be love ♪ -♪ Love

  • -♪ Yeah

  • And joy to all the children

  • Let there be peace on Earth

  • For you and me

  • Yeah ♪ -♪ Peace

  • -♪ Peace to every nation

  • Let there be hope ♪ -♪ Hope

  • -♪ For all the word to see

  • Let there be love ♪ -♪ Love

  • -♪ And joy to all the children

  • Let there be peace on Earth

  • For you and me

  • -Carrie Underwood, everybody.

  • Her Christmas special, "My Gift,"

  • is streaming now on HBO Max.

  • And Carrie is performing "O Holy Night"

  • off of her new Christmas album when we come back.

-My next guest is a music superstar.

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Carrie Underwood Has Been Celebrating Christmas for All of 2020

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