Michael Buble presented his third Christmas special the night of Wednesday, Dec. 18, and it was a massive hit. Following the special, Buble dominated Spotify’s Christmas songs, with nine out of ten of the most popular songs on the website. The only one that wasn’t his was Mariah Carey’s all-time classic “All I Want For Christmas” that took the number 2 spot.

Michael Buble Christmas Special With Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige

Buble’s third annual Christmas special was a hit with viewers, earning NBC 5 million viewers, a 1.3 rating, opposite Fox’s X Factor finale. The show featured guest performers Mary J. Blige, who just released a Christmas album of her own, Mariah Carey and Cookie Monster.


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Buble performed “The Christmas Song” with Blige and “All I Want For Christmas Is You” with Carey and also had each musical guest perform a solo for the televised event.

Buble performed classic Christmas tunes and a few original Christmas songs, as well as taking requests from his studio audience. Buble’s Christmas special is becoming a tradition for viewers, something he says he is very proud of.

“Mom and dad loved this [time of year] a lot and made Christmas special, and the fact that I can be invited to people’s homes all over the world to be a part of something that’s so special to them is a huge honor to me,” Buble said during an appearance on Today.

Michael Buble's First Christmas With Son Noah

While preparing for his Christmas special, Buble spoke about celebrating his first Christmas with his baby son, Noah, saying that he sings him “Little Drummer Boy” to calm him down:

“You know what’s really funny, it’s a song that I’ve never recorded. I always sing “Little Drummer Boy” to him. It’s so relaxing when I’m holding him, I get deep, and he just kinda stares at me and passes out in my arms. It’s a dulcet one,” Buble told EW.

Buble says he’s gearing up for the best Christmas ever with his new son, born in August, saying, “He’s making special for us. It doesn’t get any better. It’s the greatest thing that’s ever happened in my life. I love that little boy so much. You know, every day is actually better – including Christmas.”

You can watch the entire Christmas special below:

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