It’s likely that John Legend’s first full-length Christmas CD, A Legendary Christmas, will go down in history as the champion set of 2018. He’s the musician and actor who earned praise for (and completed his EGOT with) his performance in the network’s live version of Jesus Christ Superstar earlier this year. Thank you guys so much for watching my heart is happy https://t.co/dUvGdIfCp9. She’s the model and cookbook author who may actually be more famous than her husband, despite her less traditional entertainment bona fides, thanks to her winning persona and weapons-grade following on social media. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen host a Christmas party at their house. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are ready to show the world how they do the holidays. Carolyn leaves the big city with her daughter Jordi for her childhood village. forever," Teigen tweeted. A young singer is reunited with the mother who left her when she was a child. Don’t get me wrong: It’s fun when people like Kris Jenner and Stevie Wonder stop by and when the family’s adorable daughter, Luna, video chats with the Queer Eye cast, but … why? Heather Schwedel is a Slate staff writer. Vlada Gelman / The star-studded special airs tonight on NBC. There was even a '90s-style sitcom opening that couldn't have been more adorable. This Christmas, anything can happen. Was this review helpful to you? The premise of A Legendary Christmas, to the extent that there is one, is that Legend and Teigen, or at least a self-consciously corny sitcom version of the two (which seems a little tired all these years after Too Many Cooks, but whatever), are hosting a Christmas get-together for their friends and loved ones, during which John will play the piano and Teigen will do … whatever it is that she does so well. #ALegendaryChristmas @johnlegend @chrissyteigen, Not since Bing Crosby, Andy Williams and Dean Martin have I enjoyed a Christmas special this much @johnlegend @chrissyteigen #ALegendaryChristmas. The couple will be joined by their friends and family, as well as to-be-announced celebrities, during the hourlong program. You can imagine the thinking, however wayward: As ratings have cratered in recent years, networks have turned to stunt formats they’d mostly been avoiding for the past 40 years, like those live musicals, in an effort to recoup viewership. Teigen, meanwhile, is a co-host on Paramount Network’s Lip Sync Battle. “it KILLS me that Luna is throwing the ball the wrong way before the next frame but I swear it’ll be good,” she posted. John Legend calls out Trump press conference where president called Black reporter’s question racist ‘The president is a f–king embarrassment’. Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? * StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s Season 5 premiere — airing Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 pm on National Geographic — will feature an interview with the late Anthony Bourdain. "PLEASE I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!!! Tune in to @NBC tomorrow night at 10/9c to watch all the magic. John Legend is so talented, so I was really looking forward to this special. Use the HTML below. If you value our work, please disable your ad blocker. So with these twin behemoths-in-the-making in hand, NBC has craftily put them in … a musical variety show? Teigen isn’t a performer in the more traditional way Legend is, but while Legend may have all those statues on his shelf, Teigen is, in her way, no less a virtuoso than he is. Let them toss off a few of their own? forever. A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy And, regrettably, A Legendary Christmas proves that in spades. November 28, 2018 John Legend Christmas Special, Tree Lighting, Vikings and More. 1 Song, Chicken and Rice, However the Heck You Want, à la Sohla El-Waylly. Synopsis. The project includes collaborations between Legendary and  Wonder as well as Grammy-winner Esperanza Spalding. This FAQ is empty. John and Chrissy’s holiday special coincides with Legend’s upcoming album called, A Legendary Christmas, which will be available for music lovers on December 26, 2018.John announced the impending release of his holiday album earlier this month along with tour dates to … NBC Popular in Culture What This Football Season Is Like at America’s No. And…, Original Charmed Star Rose McGowan Fires Back at Sarah Jeffery…, Mariska Hargitay, This Is Us Cast Implore NBC to Move Trump Town Hall, Charmed's Holly Marie Combs Calls to End 'Division' Between Fans of…, A Legendary Christmas With John and Chrissy. Aside from celebrity cameos, the hour-long special will feature John Legend performing songs from his latest album, A Legendary Christmas. Very happy to have this memory (and footage!) You love them on Twitter and now that they have brought their awesomeness to the small screen, someone really needs to get working on a John Legend and Chrissy Teigen sitcom. But … couldn’t she? 1: Live at the Knitting Factory, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=A_Legendary_Christmas_with_John_and_Chrissy&oldid=957389156, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 May 2020, at 16:20. And that points to the central problem this special can’t solve: What to do with Chrissy? Teigen is famous for being raw and authentic, so of course we’d rather watch the unfiltered Instagram stories and tweets we’ve come to know her for than a highly produced dog-and-pony show’s attempt to make that work on prime time. And you'll never see this message again. Awards show celebrating and honoring television's best. It’s likely that John Legend’s first full-length Christmas CD, A Legendary Christmas, will go down in history as the champion set of 2018. Join Slate Plus to continue reading, and you’ll get unlimited access to all our work—and support Slate’s independent journalism. (CNN)You love them on Twitter and now that they have brought their awesomeness to the small screen, someone really needs to get working on a John Legend and Chrissy Teigen sitcom. "Can we start a petition for @nbc to give @chrissyteigen and @johnlegend a sitcom? Her instrument just happens to be an iPhone instead of a piano. To be fair, there’s not a ton of time for plot between sequences of Legend singing while Teigen looks on adoringly, of which there are plenty, some within the context of the party and some within separate music videos that strongly resemble holiday commercials for Target. reserved.PMC Entertainment. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Additionally, Legend will perform songs from his upcoming album A Legendary Christmas. Despite the charms of Legend, Teigen, their families, and the cavalcade of stars that join them, at best this special makes for amiable background watching, the kind of thing you might leave on while guests arrive at your own holiday party. You’ve run out of free articles. Correction, Nov. 28, 2018: This post originally misstated that Legend and Teigen’s daughter, Luna, uses the program FaceTime to speak to the Queer Eye cast. Slate is published by The Slate Group, a Graham Holdings Company. A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy is an American Christmas special variety show starring John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. At the very least, some fans are calling for the special to become an annual event. John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, have teamed up for a TV special, airing on November 28, 2018, and it is called A Legendary Christmas. In the teaser, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are joined by the incomparable, Stevie Wonder who surprises them at the door. It was! Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Updated 2332 GMT (0732 HKT) November 29, 2018. "A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy" had a laugh track, a cook off, and a host of famous friends, including Stevie Wonder and Kris Jenner. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres performs a live stand-up comedy set in Seattle. It’s one of the few parts of the special that lets Teigen be Teigen.