Haul out the holly because it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on The Kelly Clarkson Show! On Friday (Dec. 18), Kelly Clarkson kicked off her eponymous talk show with a swinging take on the holiday classic.
Forgoing the festive outfits she’s donned for much of the week, the pop singer wore a simple black ensemble as she belted out the 1951 single, which was penned by composer Meredith Willson and made famous by Perry Como, The Fontane Sisters and Bing Crosby.
“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas/ Everywhere you go/ Take a look at the five and ten/ Glistening once again/ With candy canes and silver lanes aglow/ It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas/ Toys in every store/ But the prettiest sight to see/ Is the holly that will be/ On your own front door,” Clarkson crooned with some help from her backup singers, as screens filled with various animated woodland creatures playing instruments in the snow played in the background.
For much of the month, the original American Idol champ has gone fully festive with her Kellyoke choices, covering everything from Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas” and Judy Garland’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Vincent Vance & the Valiants and her new duet “Under the Mistletoe” with Brett Eldredge.
During the holiday season, she’s also welcomed Mandy Moore onto the show to perform her new single “How Could This Be Christmas?” and duetted with Tori Kelly on a bluesy, gospel-inspired version of “Silent Night” from the pop singer’s new Christmas album, A Tori Kelly Christmas.
Watch Clarkson tackle “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” below.