Ho ho ho, hennies!
We know you are patiently waiting for a new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and since you have been such a good squirrel friend this year you are getting an early Christmas present: A RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular.
In the new Christmas special, airing Friday, December 7 on VH1, former contestants Eureka O’Hara, Jasmine Masters, Kim Chi, Latrice Royale, Mayhem Miller, Shangela, Sonique, and Trixie Mattel will return to the Drag Race stage to compete for the title of America’s first Drag Race Xmas Queen.
The eight queens will compete in holiday-themed challenges, wear fa la la la la-filled fashions, and dance in musical numbers choreographed by Todrick Hall. The queens will also lip-sync to songs from RuPaul’s classic holiday collection, Slay Belles, and his new album, Christmas Party.
Not only will queens be returning for the special, but Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, and Todrick will also be joining Ru behind the judges panel to crown the new Christmas queen.
“Nothing says Christmas like ‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and drag queens slipping on their pantyhose,’” said RuPaul in a statement about the special. “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.”
Pour some egg nog, and gather ’round to watch the RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular Friday, December 7, at 8/7c on VH1. We’ll be asking our pals at Stan whether they’ll be fast tracking the episode here or not.