What a night! Taraji P. Henson’s highly anticipated special ‘White Hot Holidays’ aired on Dec. 8, featuring plenty of themed sketches and major appearances! Even though the whole show was amazing, fans couldn’t get over the politically charged reindeer sketch featuring Wanda Skyes!
Taraji P. Henson, 46, knows how to get into the Christmas spirit! Even though it’s cold outside, the actress served up plenty of heat with her all-new Fox variety special White Hot Holidays, which debuted on Dec. 8! The hilarious sketch co-starred Wanda Sykes (Sparkle) and Cedric the Entertainer (Rudolph), who were eager to be on the Santa Clause’s sleigh team. Dressed in reindeer attire, Wanda tried to talk some sense into Taraji’s character, telling her she’d never land the gig as a girl. “His catch phrase is ‘ho ho ho,’ you do the math.” Rudolph also confirmed they’d never be breaking that “ice ceiling.” Taraji quips, “This was going to be our year, ladies… Instead, these dummies picked some orange-nosed clown with blonde hair!” Donald Trump definitely got a shout-out! The rest of the skit offers plenty of laughs, so be sure to check out the cute ending!
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In attendance at the festive soiree was Jussie Smollett, Taye Diggs, Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, Tyrese Gibson, Andra Day, Common, Pharrell Williams, Tyler Perry and Candice Boyd. Taraji hosted the show solo this year after sharing the duties with her Empire co-star Terrence Howard in 2015. As if the star-studded roster wasn’t appealing enough, viewers were treated to several heartwarming renditions of the biggest holiday jams. Taraji wore a plethora of sizzling ensembles, including a bright red dress with a leg slit, a ruffled gown with a leather belt, bedazzled romper and more!
We couldn’t be more blown away by the epic performances tonight! Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, 46, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, 45, of TLC did a dazzling rendition of “Sleigh Ride.” Missy Elliott, 45, also took the stage to rap a few festive lyrics as well! Empire star Jussie, also slayed with his smooth version of “Little Drummer Boy.” Taraji definitely warmed up the yuletide season with her incredible show, even showing off her comedic chops!
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