Michael Buble brings Christmas to NBC

Dec 6, 2012 at 6:57 a.m. ET

Christmas classics, special guest stars, and a little red monster make Michael Buble's NBC holiday special a must-see for the whole family.

Michael Buble's Christmas special

It isn't officially the holiday season until a smooth-voiced, sexy man in a suit points at you from beyond the television and wishes you season's greetings. Michael Buble is back to treat us to his second NBC holiday special, Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays. It looks like it's going to be jam-packed with all the holiday spirit one hour can handle, from classic songs to popular celebrity guests.

During his special, Michael will serenade us with his Rat Pack voice that promises to simultaneously get us in the holiday mood and make us weak in the knees. Plus, he'll perform duets will a few of our favorite musical artists.

Blake Shelton is everywhere these days, from The Voice to dominating the Country Music Awards. America just can't get enough of the charming country singer, so it's no surprise he'll be making a special guest appearance. Not to mention, he and Buble are close friends. I wonder which song these two will rock out to? I'm guessing "Jingle Bell Rock."

Other guest stars include Carly Rae Jepsen, whose hit song "Call Me Maybe" was stuck in everyone's head in 2012, as well as music icon Rod Stewart. The 67-year-old singer will surely prove he hasn't lost his unique voice or his famous sex appeal, and it'll be fun to see how he and Michael re-create classic holiday songs.

There will be one controversial guest this year: Elmo. That's right, one of America's most beloved puppets will be performing alongside Michael. However, not everyone is happy about it. The longtime voice of Elmo, Kevin Clash, recently took a leave of absence from Sesame Street due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Buble spoke out about the scandal and said he never considered cutting Elmo from his show: 

"Elmo didn't do anything. He's a three-year old monster. He's innocent, sweet and funny — and very polite too."

We agree! Elmo always brings the laughs, and the little monster can sing too!

With songs like "Let it Snow," "All I Want for Christmas Is You," "Winter Wonderland," and a magical duet with Bing Crosby singing "White Christmas," this is sure to be a holiday special you won't want to miss. So turn on those colorful lights, heat up the hot chocolate and gather the whole family around the TV December 10, 10/9c, for some holiday magic. Only on NBC.

Photos courtesy of NBC