Shantay You Sleigh: Meet the 8 Queens Returning for Rupaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular

Let the slay bells ring, honey! Just in time for the merry season, VH1 announced that it’ll be airing a special Rupaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular. The themed television event will air December 7th, and promises to bring together eight queens from past seasons for some fa-la-la fierceness. The special will culminate in the series’ first ever Christmas Queen title. Drag Race mainstays, Michelle Visage and Ross Matthews, will join Ru on the judging panel. Todrick Hall will return to bring his choreography magic to the girls as well.

So who are the lucky queens assembling to lip sync some seasonal tunes and death drop their way into our holiday hearts? Read on to meet the queens:

Jasmine Masters (Season 7)

Since her stint on Drag Race, Masters has been elevated to the status of internet meme queen. Among her fans? None other than the Biebs himself. Justin Bieber gave Masters a taste of virality when he reshared one of her videos to his Instagram. Since then, fans can’t get enough of the queen’s videos and memes.

Eureka O’Hara (Season 9 & Season 10)

The full-figured queen from Tennessee, Eureka O’Hara, made Drag Race headlines when she had to leave her original season due to a torn ACL triggered by a particularly ambitious cartwheel during one of her performances. Thankfully, in the ever graceful eye of Mama Ru, Eureka was given an open invitation to return to the following season, where she eventually made it all the way to the grand finale, and finished as runner-up.

Kim Chi (Season 8)

With style ripped straight from an anime fantasy, everyone’s favorite virgin queen Kim Chi returns to deliver some winter realness. Her over-the-top style and penchant for flights of fancy seem perfectly suited for some Christmastime television magic.

Latrice Royale (Season 4, Season 1 All-Stars)

Latrice performed on the very first edition of Drag Race All-Stars. The queen’s elimination from the show still remains to this day one of the more emotional and sincere exits of the series.

Mayhem Miller (Season 10)

Mayhem took home top honors for the very first challenge of her season, but then failed to make her mark thereafter. She was eliminated after losing a lip sync battle with Monet X Change to Shania Twain’s “Man, I Feel Like a Woman.” Miller made the news this summer when she revealed an Uber driver refused to pick her up while she was in drag.

Shangela (Season 2, Season 3, Season 3 All-Stars)

It’s time for a halle-loo holiday with our favorite Drag Race repeat performer. Shangela returns for her fourth appearance on the series. We can’t wait to see what kind of seasonal drama our favorite pot-stirrer has in store for the special.

Sonique (Season 2)

This season 2 queen was eliminated after her Lady Gaga impression left the judges underwhelmed during a round of Snatch Game. Though in Sonique’s own words, the pulled back performance was out of respect for Gaga, and not mocking her pop idol.

Trixie Mattel (Season 7, Season 3 All-Stars)

While this country crooning queen only made it a handful of episodes in her first season, she went on to win the coveted All Stars crown in Season 3 of the Drag Race spin-off. Earlier this year, Mattel released a new album, One Stone, straight on the heels of her All-Star win.

Rupaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Spectacular airs on VH1 December 7th at 8pm ET. 

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