To kick-off the 2013 holiday season, REVOLT TV announced plans today to air a one-hour, prime time special event featuring Queen Mary J. Blige. Premiering on Thanksgiving night at 8pm eastern, “A Mary Christmas” will feature Mary as she shares her magical take on Christmas classics, along with special guest Tyrese and host Queen Latifah . The special was executive produced by music icon Andre Harrell , who has been a mentor to Mary for two decades. Based on her recently released album of the same name, the program will include multiple performances in front of a live audience. In the special, Mary opens up about her inspirations and shares holiday-related stories.
“Mary J. Blige has had a long and prosperous relationship with our chairman, Sean Combs, and our vice chairman, Andre Harrell ,” said REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales . “We are all proud and excited to have the incomparable Mary J. Blige present a family-friendly television event that appeals to music fans of all ages. Mary is blessed with a gift in her emotional delivery of song and we are happy to present it to the REVOLT nation for this holiday season.”
R&B singer Tyrese will join Mary for a special performance with legendary musical director David Foster . Mary will sing classics from “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” to an incredible rendition of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Joined by a live orchestra and choir arranged by music director Kim Burse, ‘A Mary Christmas’ will debut on Thanksgiving night with additional encore performances as follows:
Thursday, November 28, 2013
- 9PM – 10PM eastern
- 11PM – 12AM eastern
- 12AM – 1AM eastern