John Legend Gives ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ a 2019 Makeover With Kelly Clarkson for Deluxe Christmas Album

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John Legend and Kelly Clarkson are breathing new life into the controversial Christmas classic “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” after Legend teamed up with Natasha Rothwell from HBO’s Insecure to update the lyrics for a more sensitive (and less suspect) narrative.

The EGOT winner announced Monday (Oct. 28) that he's releasing A Legendary Christmas: The Deluxe Edition on Nov. 8 Columbia Records, updating his holiday album first released in October 2018. The 18-track LP delivers four original recordings of holiday classics, including the 2019 redo of "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

The perceptive musical conversation between the two The Voice coaches includes these lyrics, according to a press release: “I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside)/ I’ve gotta go away (I can call you a ride)/ This evening has been (So glad that you dropped in)/ So very nice (Time spent with you is paradise)/ My mother will start to worry (I’ll call a car and tell ‘em to hurry).”

 

Additional album details include Legend’s three freshly minted tracks “This Christmas,” “My Favorite Things” and “Christmas in New Orleans.”

Check out the track list for A Legendary Christmas: The Deluxe Edition below, which is available for pre-order here:

“What Christmas Means to Me (feat. Stevie Wonder on harmonica)”
“Bring Me Love”
“This Christmas” 
“My Favorite Things”
“Baby, It's Cold Outside (feat. Kelly Clarkson)”
“Christmas in New Orleans”
“Silver Bells”
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (feat. Esperanza Spalding)”
“No Place Like Home”
“Merry Christmas Baby / Give Love on Christmas Day”
“Christmas Time Is Here”
“By Christmas Eve”
“Purple Snowflakes”
“The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”
“Please Come Home for Christmas”
“Wrap Me Up in Your Love”
“Waiting for Christmas”
“Merry Merry Christmas”