Michael Buble NBC Holiday Variety Special

Christmas has come early for fans of crooner Michael Buble. This December, the newlywed Canadian will headline a variety special for NBC as he promotes his forthcoming holiday album.

The one-hour special is being produced by Emmy Award winners Ben Silverman and Lorne Michaels, network chairman Robert Greenblatt said this week. Greenblatt promises a program that will feature Buble performing hits from the disc combined with sketch comedy segments.

“Michael Buble’s popularity as a recording artist and performer transcends generations as he has entertained audiences across the world during his concert tours,” Greenblatt said in a statement. “His 2010 appearance on ["Saturday Night Live"] was the top-rated network telecast of the night and demonstrated that his considerable talents extend beyond singing. NBC is pleased to kick off the holiday season by presenting Michael’s first network television special.”