Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York
Broadcast December 17, 2014 (NBC)
- Michael Bublé
- Barbra Streisand
- Ariana Grande
- The Rockettes
- Miss PIggy
- Executive Producers: Brad Lachman, Bruce Allen and Michael Bublé
- Director: Gary Halvorson
- Lighting Designer: Bob Dickinson
- Produced By: Brad Lachman Productions and Bruce Allen Talent
Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande, Miss Piggy and the Rockettes joined Bublé for an hour-long celebration of Christmas originating from the storied Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Bublé said, “Working with Barbra Streisand is, of course, a career highlight. I got to meet her and really spend time with her when we were doing her duets record. I never would have imagined that I would be lucky enough to have her come and guest on this Christmas special. You can imagine how awesome that made me feel, that she liked me and cared about me enough to come and do this. We were completely connected, we were present and in the moment together. Honestly, I love her. Obviously, she's Barbra Streisand. She's got the greatest gift ever. Her voice is amazing, she tells a story like no one else. But she's funny.”
Barbra's segment with Michael Bublé came toward the end of the show. On a snow-covered set, Bublé introduced her: “The greatest that ever was, the greatest that is, and the greatest that ever will be. Please welcome the one and only, Miss Barbra Streisand.”
Together they sang a duet of “It Had To Be You,” with specially-tailored lyrics for the holiday season.
Special lyrics to “It Had To Be You” —
Jay Landers contributed these special lyrics to the television duet:
Winter dreams like I’ve always had
Could be…should be…makin’ me glad
Color me blue
Here without you Christmas day
I’m thinking twinkling lights and holiday cheer
Don’t feel…won’t feel right ‘til you’re near
It’s you I need…and what I’m meaning to say…
And at the end of the song ...
For nobody else gave me a thrill
Barbra, I love you still
Ahhh, singing with you
Was my pleasure too ...
It had to be you ....
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