Taraji P. Henson Holiday Special Fox Host 2016

Empire's Taraji P. Henson to Host Fox Holiday Special Solo This Year

Talk about a Cookie swap.

This year, Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson will be the lone host of the holiday special she and co-star Terrence Howard emceed in 2015.

Taraji’s White Hot Holidays will air Thursday, Dec. 8 at 8/7c, the network announced Monday.

The one-hour event also will include holiday performances from cast members and guest stars Jussie Smollett, Taye Diggs, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, TLC and Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels. Tyler Perry (The Haves and the Have Nots) and Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), as well as other “surprise guests and performances,” will be included, as well.

Do you plan to tune in to watch Henson hold court? Which additional celebrities would you like to see show up in the hour? Hit the comments and let us know!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. ragnar51 says:

    Aw darn it, she and Terrence were so funny together last year. They really have great chemistry together!!

  2. Sally McLinn says:

    Last year I watched her and Terrence host. I wonder what happened to Terrence?

  3. Audrey Wyatt says:

    YASS! Love Taraji! So Proud of this Phenomenal Woman, Mother and Actress! Taraji ROCKS

  4. Audrey Wyatt says:

    I watch the special last year, it was really GOOD! Taraji and Terrence has great chemistry like no other! I’m sure that this year will be just as good or better! Taraji DOESN’T half step! Terrence will be in the mix, I’m sure. Can’t wait!

  5. Joanna says:

    Would love to see Chris Brown again performing “This Christmas”

  6. Mattie Seymour says:

    …the guys from the movie, Best Man Holiday doing their rendition of New Editions, “Can You Stand the Rain”. I don’t think anyone will mind that it’s not a Christmas song. Are you sure Terrence can’t make it?

  7. Debra Tate says:

    I love cookie. How do I purchase tickets to 2017 White Hot Christmas?

  8. Lyn Overton says:

    This show is OUTSTANDING! Miles better than 2015 . . . SO beautiful.

  9. Maggie09 says:

    loved last year’s show, it was outstanding! this year’s show felt forced and disjointed. Slapstick skits were terrible. Individual performances were good. Very disappointing overall.