Recently, Gwen Stefani came out with her own Christmas album and the title track on the record “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” features her longtime boyfriend Blake Shelton. The two team up for the song and last week, they performed it together on a live episode of The Voice. Many of the songs on Stefani’s album are not original, as they are holiday classics like “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Santa Baby.” And, this isn’t the first time that Stefani and Shelton have teamed up for a duet, as the two went in together on the song “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” when they came out with last year. In addition, Stefani previously teamed up with Adam Levine for his song “My Heart Is Open”, which the two performed at the Grammy Awards after the song was released in 2014.
Recently, Gwen Stefani appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and dished on her man, saying that he’s shy when it comes to photo shoots and exposing himself in a “sexy way”. After Shelton was named as People’s Sexiest Man of the Year, Stefani gushed over him, dishing his sense of humor and huge heart. Just a month ago, Shelton’s BFF Adam Levine also appeared on Ellen and said that Shelton and Stefani are so “wildly affectionate” that it often makes him uncomfortable. Check out a clip of Stefani dishing on Shelton, along with clips from their Voice performance of “You Make It Feel Like Christmas.” In a funny celebration, Shelton is shown in a pair of tighty-whitey underwear briefs, with his name written across the back of them to celebrate his “Sexiest Man Alive” honor.
When Stefani first decided she wanted Shelton to be a part of her Christmas Album, Shelton revealed to People that, “She was so excited. I love seeing her that happy. She’s so happy when she’s writing and just hearing that in her voice and how into it she was, I just couldn’t stop thinking about [it] so I got my guitar out and thought, ‘I wonder if I could help her in some way?’” Shelton then said he came up with some lyrics of “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” and also wrote the melody of the chorus. He said that he sent the info over to Stefani and, “I just wanted to throw something in the mix to keep that project moving and she said ‘No, no, no. You’re gonna sing these words to me and I’m gonna sing these words to you.’ She had it all mapped out and I couldn’t have been more honored or more proud to be on one of her records.”
On Tuesday night, December 12, 2017, immediately following the live results show for The Voice, a special dedicated to Stefani’s holiday album will air at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Stefani, Chelsea Handler and Blake Shelton will appear to kick off a musical event with skits and other celebrity cameos. The special is named after Stefani and Shelton’s Christmas song, as the title of the show reads “Gwen Stefani’s You Make It Feel Like Christmas”. Additional celebrity guests appearing on the special include Ken Jeong, Seth MacFarlane and NE-YO.
When discussing her holiday special in a statement to NBC, Stefani said that, “Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I am excited to share my new holiday album with everyone and the joy of this holiday season. I look forward to giving audiences a peek into our family’s favorite Christmas traditions and enjoying some of the music, old and new, that makes the holiday so special.” Two years ago, when Stefani and Shelton were both judges on The Voice, they gave each other shoulders to lean on as they each went through high-profile divorces. Stefani was married to Gavin Rossdale, while Shelton was married to Miranda Lambert.