Rod Stewart, hosted his first holiday special, Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby, on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances in December 2012 on PBS.
“I’ve always wanted to do a Christmas special,” Rod Stewart remarked. “And this was truly worth the wait because what we were able to accomplish is just beyond my wildest dreams.”
Stewart’s concert special was taped in September and it captured Stewart as he performed a collection of some of the most beloved holiday standards and traditional songs from his album also titled Merry Christmas, Baby.
Throughout the special, Stewart was joined by an incredible array of superstar artists, including Michael Bublé on “Winter Wonderland.”
He was united with Mary J. Blige on “We Three Kings” and Cee Lo Green on the title tune “Merry Christmas, Baby” featuring New Orleans’ favorite son, Trombone Shorty.
“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” is a mesmerizing ‘virtual’ duet with Ella Fitzgerald featuring Chris Botti.
Among the other holiday favorites are “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” “Blue Christmas,” “When You Wish Upon A Star,” “Silent Night,” and “Auld Lang Syne.”
“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”
(feat. Ella Fitzgerald, Chris Botti)