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Google’s online video division has ordered The Keys of Christmas, a holiday special starring global superstar Mariah Carey and YouTube musical sensation Rudy Mancuso.

keys of christmasThe show features original musical performances by Carey, Ciara, DJ Khaled and Fifth Harmony, among others. The Keys of Christmas will debut on YouTube Red on 19 December 2016.

The star-studded ensemble cast will shepherd Mancuso on a magical adventure of the true meaning of Christmas. This seasonal tale, from Endemol Shine North America and its digital studio Endemol Shine Beyond USA and Just Entertainment Studios, will uncover what happens when you accidentally go off the grid on Christmas Eve with no phone. Boxing legend Mike Tyson will make a special appearance.

“Music is wildly popular on YouTube and we're excited to bring together some of the biggest names in music alongside some of the biggest stars on YouTube. The musical icons and rising artists in The Keys of Christmas bring this new holiday tale to life, said Ben Relles, head of unscripted for YouTube Originals. “We are also thrilled to have YouTube comedy star Rudy Mancuso in his first leading role in a music special.”

“The Keys of Christmas is truly a modern take on the holiday variety special, bringing together traditional and digital natives in this very unique musical format for the YouTube audience,” said Bonnie Pan, president, Endemol Shine Beyond USA. “Dave Meyers, who has an amazing track record working with the top musical acts of our time, had a vision and was able to weave that into a fresh new format with the likes of Mariah Carey, Ciara, DJ Khaled, Fifth Harmony, Rudy Mancuso and many other incredible performers just in time for Christmas.”