Fox’s Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard will host Taraji And Terrence’s White Hot Holidays, which the network is billing as a music and variety special to spread cheer, goodwill and some holiday magic, on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT.

The special will feature a duet by Henson and Howard, and modern performances of classic holiday songs by Mary J. Blige, John Legend and Jamie Foxx, and other guests. Casey Patterson Entertainment, Don Mischer Productions, Henson, Howard and Vincent Cirrincione are producing.

Empire returned this season as the No. 1 series on broadcast television, averaging 22.9 million viewers across multiple platforms, as well as being the most tweeted-about scripted program on broadcast television this season on Twitter. Two more original episodes of Empire remain this fall; the music special airs on week after the series’ fall finale. The series does not return to originals until Wednesday, March 30.