Henson will host the star-studded bash, and one of the guests will be Tyler Perry, appearing in a sketch playing his signature character, Madea / FOX
Taraji P. Henson returns this holiday season to spread cheer, goodwill and some holiday magic in the second annual music and variety special "Taraji's White Hot Holidays," airing Thursday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX.
Last year, she hosted a holiday special with "Empire" co-star Terrence Howard. She's going solo this year.
Announced today, Smokey Robinson, NE-YO, Tyrese Gibson, Andra Day, Candice Boyd and October London will join the previously-booked Jussie Smollett, TayeDiggs, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, Snoop Dogg and TLC, who will take part in renditions of classic holiday songs during the one-hour special.
The event also will feature cameo appearances by Tyler Perry and Terry Crews, among other surprise guests and performances.
The star-studded "Taraji's White Hot Holidays" is produced by Casey Patterson Entertainment, Taraji P. Henson, Jane Mun, Greg Sills and Vincent Cirrincione.
It premieres next week Thursday, Dec. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX.
Also this season, catch Henson starring in the feature film "Hidden Figures," alongside Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, which will be out over the Christmas holiday, for an Oscar-qualifying run as Henson and her co-stars make a bid for Oscar.
Fox has released a promo for the special which is embedded below: