A bit of background first about Waddingham’s musical abilities. Of course, we’re no stranger to the myriad episodes of Lasso where she delighted us with her abilities to belt out a treasured tune. (#TBT to the karaoke bar scene in season one where her character Rebecca surprises everyone with Let It Go.) But Waddingham’s also the daughter of a professional opera singer and no stranger to Broadway and London’s West End stage. As she recently told Today, she’s in fact performed as a leading lady for 22+ years.
Back to her Christmas special: Not only does it feature Waddingham showcasing beautiful renditions of holiday classics ranging from “O Holy Night” to “The Man with the Bag,” she somehow found a way to gather almost every member of the Ted Lasso cast to cheer her on and even sing with her. (Feels like a Rebecca-approved coup.)