Christmas has come early, hunties.
Get ready for a hell of a holi-slay as it’s just been announced that RuPaul will be hosting a brand-new festive special of ‘Drag Race’ this year, and he’s bringing some of our favourites from seasons past along for the ride.
Eight queens will return for an extraordinary holiday-themed episode filled with jaw-dropping surprises, eye-popping fashions, and epic performances choreographed by Todrick Hall. Joining RuPaul and Hall on the judging panel for the one-off special will be Michelle Visage (obvz) and Ross Mathews.
The one-hour “RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular” will bring back franchise favourites including Eureka O’Hara, Jasmine Masters, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Mayhem Miller, Shangela, Sonique, and Trixie Mattel as they compete for the title of America’s first “Drag Race Xmas Queen.”
The queens will be dancing and lip-syncing to original holiday music from two RuPaul holiday albums, the classic “Slay Belles” and the new album, “Christmas Party” (available now on iTunes – that’s iTunes dot com).
“Nothing says Christmas like ‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and drag queens slipping on their pantyhose,’” said three-time Emmy Award-winning host. “Celebrating the holidays with my most festive girls inspired me to record my new album, ‘Christmas Party.’ And this VH1 holiday extravaganza is my way of saying thank you to my ‘Drag Race’ family by spreading a little bit of love, laughter and light across the country and around the world.”
The special comes on the heels of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ making Emmy history as the first series to win both Outstanding Host of a Reality Competition Program and Outstanding Reality Competition Program in the same year.
The holiday-themed episode will air on VH1 on Friday, December 7 at 8:00 PM ET/PT. The special is expected to be available around the same time on Netflix in the UK.