On the November 29 episode of her show Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler gave her guest Blake Shelton a big surprise. The first lady of late night changed into a Christina Aguilera type outfit to do her interview with the country hunk. Blake was clearly taken aback, laughing uncontrollably and saying “Merry Christmas to me!” Chelsea explained that she wanted Blake to feel comfortable and feel like he was at his job on The Voice. Blake’s response is priceless. He responds with “I didn’t hear a word you said!” These two clearly adore each other. They show it by torturing each other with back handed compliments and insults. Chelsea even had her side kick Chuy Bravo change into a Cee Lo Green outfit. Chuy loves Blake, too!
Blake was a guest on Chelsea Lately to promote his new NBC special Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas. The title is perfect. Blake is a pistol, a bawdy smarty pants who loves alcohol. The special will feature Blake’s friends as well as family members. His wife, country superstar Miranda Lambert, will sing with him and he will do a special number with his mom. Blake was last on Chelsea Lately in August promoting his Christmas CD, something Chelsea pointed out while rolling her eyes. Promoting a Christmas product in August is a tad early but clearly Blake wanted a head start on sales of his CD. Blake recently told Jay Leno he loves Christmas music. He plays it year round, much to the chagrin of his wife.
Chelsea’s MO is to poke fun at celebrities. Blake is her favorite target, telling him he is her favorite guest. He blushed slightly and thanked her. With out skipping a beat Chelsea informs Blake that his buddies Rascal Flats were on the show earlier in the week and ragging on him. Blake’s chuckle clearly indicates he knows what she is going to say next. The band told Chelsea that when Blake was their opening act he had a horrible mullet and drank a lot. Blake takes the ribbing like a champ.
Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas airs on NBC Monday December 3 at 10pm.