It’s the holiday season, which means parents around the globe are telling their children Santa Claus will soon bring them lots of goodies and toys. Before that, though, Apple TV+ is bringing a different magical being to our screens to spread some cheer. Ted Lasso‘s Hannah Waddingham is kicking off the most wonderful time of the year with a big new holiday musical special. And the first trailer for Hannah Waddingham: Home For Christmas is another reminder that if someone as talented as her can be real, Santa might be, too.
Get out your finest suits and dresses because this year Hannah Waddingham is ringing in the holidays with style. She’s also ringing it in whole bunch of songs and friends in her Home For Christmas musical extravaganza recorded live at The Coliseum in London.
The one-hour show will see the Emmy-winner perform a number of iconic Christmas songs. Some big names will also join her on the show. That includes Sam Ryder, Luke Evans, Leslie Odom Jr., Phil Dunster, and, as this trailer reveals, even more of her Ted Lasso co-stars like Juno Temple and Brendan Hunt. The show will also feature performers from the English National Opera, the London Gay Men’s Chorus, The Fabulous Lounge Swingers, and an 18-piece band.
Hannah Waddingham: Home For Christmas will debut everywhere on November 22. As a bonus present, Apple has also announced that same day will mark the release of a companion album. You’ll be able to listen to it on all music streaming platforms. Waddingham’s “What Christmas Means to Me” is already available. You can hear it right here.
I don’t know if Santa Claus is real. He’s probably not. However, I won’t rule it out. Not when Hannah Waddingham is. That seems just as unlikely as a magical elf who lives in the North Pole.
I mean, can Santa even sing?