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Kacey Musgraves released a special show on Amazon Prime called “The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show” just in time for the holiday season. A day after Thanksgiving, the show was available only for those who had Amazon Prime.

I’m going to start with that. While I understand Amazon and other companies try to keep up with Netflix and the new arrival of Disney+, I found it odd that you had to have Amazon Prime to watch the special. Many people don’t, including me, and it just seems like a weird platform to have it on. I borrowed my boyfriend’s account to watch it, only because I’m a huge Musgraves fan, but I would have preferred to watch it on YouTube or Netflix.

Moving on, the show opens up with Musgraves scrambling to get ready for the holiday on Christmas Eve. She has lost her tree topper, forgotten to buy her band members presents and has a ton to do before her guests arrive.

The show is a campy “Saturday Night Live” style skit that involved numerous celebrity friends coming over too early and hilarity ensues, all while they sing Christmas songs.

While I love Musgraves’ music, I wasn’t a huge fan of the skits and poor acting. I hope the show is purposely on-the-nose and fictitious to be funny, but I think I would have really preferred something more down-to-earth and laid back.

The guest star list was huge including James Corden, Camila Cabello, Lana Del Rey, Kendall Jenner and many others. The guests were great and all of the songs performed were beautiful, especially Lana Del Rey’s. Overall, there weren’t many people I thought were missing from the list, they all paired well and created an amazing soundtrack.

Once again, I’d like to point out that I would have really preferred it to be less hokey. I’m not a huge skit kind of gal and the songs could have been just as fun without all the annoying and overexaggerated acting in between. I love Christmas and everyone who was involved with the show, but I think it could have been done better. Even the narrator, Dan Levy, could have told the stories in between songs and it would have improved.

Amazing music, amazing people, a beautiful set and costumes but overall a weird show with an unnecessary plot. With all that talent rolled into one show, you would think it would be showcased in a way that didn’t take away from it.

I love you Kacey, but please stick to singing next time.