Taraji P. Henson Recruits A-List Help for Second Holiday Special

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Taraji P. Henson is ready to spread some holiday cheer.

The Empire and Hidden Figures star is back for the second year in a row as host of her Fox holiday special, Taraji’s White Hot Holidays, the network announced Monday.

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The one-hour special will feature performances of classic holiday songs and is set to air Thursday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

Henson will bring along members of the Empire family, including Jussie Smollett and Taye Diggs, both of whom will perform. Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels, Snoop Dogg and TLC will also take the stage.

Tyler Perry and Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Terry Crews are also set for cameo appearances.

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Last year, Henson hosted with her Empire co-star, Terrence Howard, and the holiday special featured performances by Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx and John Legend.
Empire returns Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
For more on Henson’s incredible fashion on Empire, watch below.