Kelly Clarkson isn't just singing in her NBC holiday special, Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale , she's also acting in a few skits inspired by Charles Dickens ' A Christmas Carol . Kelly plays an Ebenezer Scrooge -type diva who learns the true meaning of Christmas over the course of the show.
Says Kelly, "It's cute, and it's very self-deprecating, which is very fun for me. And I've gotten to be mean in all the skits, so I really love that."
Blake Shelton , Whoopi Goldberg , William Shatner , Heidi Klum , Robin Williams and Jay Leno appear as special guests on the show. Of course, Kelly also will sing several songs from her new Christmas album, Wrapped in Red . In keeping with that album title, Kelly wears several red dresses throughout the night.
She says with a laugh, "They're all beautiful, they're just all really tight. I wanted them a little snug 'cause we're on camera, and they said it adds pounds, so I wanted to take some away first."
Wrapped in Red features a collaboration on "Silent Night" with Kelly's country star pals Trisha Yearwood and Reba , who just happens to be her new stepmother-in-law. They'll reprise that performance on the Christmas special.
Kelly says, "It's my favorite moment of the special, 'cause we did this a capella moment, which is, like, my favorite thing in the world."
NASCAR star Danica Patrick , Matt Lauer , former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Jai Rodriguez and Ken Jeong of Community and the Hangover movies also appear on Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale , airing Wednesday night at 10 ET on NBC.
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