Fox Gives Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard a Holiday Special So That It Will Be the Favorite Son

Now, that's a Christmas card. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The battle for Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson's affection spilled off television and into the real world on Monday, as Fox attempted to curry the duo's favor by giving them their very own holiday variety special, Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays. Henson and Howard's special will feature performances from Mary J. Blige, John Legend, and Jamie Foxx, as well as what the network calls "a special duet" between the two co-stars and longtime friends. The festivities will air on Fox on December 9, one week after Empire's winter finale. Sleigh time, bitches.