By Amanda Wicks
DJ Khaled wants to bring a little wisdom to the holiday season this year. The popular producer and armchair philosopher is set to star in a new streaming Christmas special opposite Mariah Carey.
The Keys of Christmas will air on YouTube’s Red subscription service beginning on December 19th. The special will feature YouTube comedian and musician Rudy Mancuso, who has over 1 million followers on the site, and will explore the true meaning of the holiday when Mancuso wonders off the grid on Christmas Eve. Besides original musical performances from Carey and Khaled, Ciara, Fifth Harmony and Boyce Avenue will all appear (via Variety).
The appropriately titled special references Khaled’s “keys,” which are words of wisdom he shares about how to live a successful life. His points became so popular on Snapchat and other platforms, in fact, that he released a book titled The Keys in November. There’s no telling what kind of advice Mancuso will get when it comes to Christmas, but it sounds like The Keys of Christmas is gearing up to be the 21st century’s answer to the popular moralizing tale by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Khaled-style, of course.