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Holiday special on HBO Max

jptexas

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My roommate and I are planning on watching the special tonight! Has anyone watched it on a Roku yet? I know initially it was said that Roku doesn’t have an HBO Max app.

If you have HBO on your cable system, you can download the HBO Max app on your iPhone for free. Play the concert on the iPhone, press the airplay button on the iPhone and it’ll transmit the concert through your ROKU, the latest version, and you can see the concert or anything else that’s on HBO Max.
The ability to get the HBO app in your ROKU is still not available because of contractual issues. But going through your IPhone is a bypass and it works.
 

jptexas

Well-known member
If you have HBO on your cable system, you can download the HBO Max app on your iPhone for free. Play the concert on the iPhone, press the airplay button on the iPhone and it’ll transmit the concert through your ROKU, the latest version, and you can see the concert or anything else that’s on HBO Max.
The ability to get the HBO app in your ROKU is still not available because of contractual issues. But going through your IPhone is a bypass and it works.

Just to add: the concert was amazing and Carrie was her usual phenomenal self. Her voice has gotten even better than it was 5 years ago. It has more power, control, and is pitch perfect, as perfect as a voice can get. Grammy, yep.
 

NEILHUNK

Active member
Has anyone capped the special? I badly want to watch it but HBO max is not present in my country. I tried all ways possible to no avail
 

akpnts

New member
Has anyone capped the special? I badly want to watch it but HBO max is not present in my country. I tried all ways possible to no avail

I am having the same trouble here :(((
Any blessed soul could give us this xmas present?
 

Bookgirl36

New member
Hello everyone! I can't remember the last time I posted on here, but I couldn't let a day like today pass without coming to join in on some of the fun! I try to post on Twitter when something exciting is happening in Carrie-land, but life just doesn't seem to leave me time for CF anymore.

I haven't had a chance to catch up on the Today show or Instagram Live, but I did catch most of the iHeart radio special when it was on YouTube. We use AT&T for our internet and cell phone service and they are running a promotion for a free 30-day trial for HBOMax using a special AT&T customer code. So, I'm pretty excited that I can watch the My Gift special all month long, although I wish we could buy it to keep forever as well. Anyway, I couldn't wait to watch the special any longer, so I watched it with my mom and my daughter at lunch today. I wasn't able to focus as much as I liked because they both talked during it. I literally don't even remember her singing HYAMLC, lol.

Anyway, I thought special was just beautifully produced. The set was perfect and the costuming was just exquisite. Carrie looked like Holiday Barbie in nearly every dress! My favorite performance was easily OHN, but it has always been my favorite Christmas song. The moment when she sang "Christ is Lord" and the stained glass windows appeared behind her was just breathtaking. I caught myself tearing up more than once during the special, especially watching Carrie with Isaiah in the recording studio and seeing some of the family pictures and videos. I can't wait to watch it a million more times between now and January 2nd (when my free trial ends, lol)!

I watched it last night & it was just wow worthy.It was everything she said she wanted it to be,timeless,classic & classy. It was a literal feast for the eyes. The special was just beautifully produced,the sets were stunning & her dresses were just gorgeous on her.If Holiday Barbie was a real thing,Carrie would be it.Every one of the songs were amazing but the standout continues to be O Holy Night which has always been a favorite of mine & the stained glass windows was just a breathtaking visual.You can truly tell that she truly loves Jesus & it just radiates on her face when you watch her sing.Her pitch,control & range in her voice has only gotten better with time & practice.But the whole video with Carrie & Isaiah continues to melt me into a pile of Carrie goo.And the family pictures & videos were such a nice treat to see & shows that being a mom is truly the biggest joy in her life.I will definitely be watching this again because it was just THAT good.
 
Gosh it's hard being an international fan sometimes when everything is geo blocked. From the snippets I've seen around the place the special looks stunning.
 

countryfan2006

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Smokyiiis

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Just finished! Loved it so much! SITW brought me to tears! Loved Little Drummer Boy and I thought Joyful Joyful sounds so great on this special. I think it’s better being played in the middle instead of opening like on the album.


i agree with Joyful Joyful being better in the special than the recorded version. I think it’s the pleasure you get to see on Carries face and the purest joy gleaming in her eyes while she sings it
 

allirishgirl

New member
OMG it was amazing! Carrie's voice is truly a gift. Flawless.
I'll definitely be watching it again later while I wrap all the Christmas presents.
I think my favourite dresses were the Silent Night and Let There Be Peace ones.
 

NEILHUNK

Active member
Watched all the clips posted on twitter. From what I can tell, the special was really beautiful, and the production was fantastic.
 

The Nanook

Active member
Any international fan here know how to watch it?
OMG how did you watch this from Singapore?
Dang, HBO Max in not present in Asia, so we have to miss it.
Will someone share the special with international fans? Where is Hil when you need her? Lol :p
Gosh it's hard being an international fan sometimes when everything is geo blocked. From the snippets I've seen around the place the special looks stunning.
If anyone found a link to watch it, could you please share it? International fans need it
I am having the same trouble here
How did watch it from Ireland? 
International fans, look into how to set up a VPN. In theory it should give the ability to subscribe to HBO Max or do a trial if it's not already available in your country.


What Is a VPN and How Does It Help Me?

In very simple terms, a VPN connects your PC, smartphone, or tablet to another computer (called a server) somewhere on the internet, and allows you to browse the internet using that computer’s internet connection. So if that server is in a different country, it will appear as if you are coming from that country, and you can potentially access things that you couldn’t normally.

So how does this help you? Good question! You can use a VPN to:

  • Bypass geographic restrictions on websites or streaming audio and video.
  • Watch streaming media like Netflix and Hulu.
  • Protect yourself from snooping on untrustworthy Wi-Fi hotspots.
  • Gain at least some anonymity online by hiding your true location.
  • Protect yourself from being logged while torrenting.
 

angeliccarrie

Well-known member
I'm watching it again for the second time. Its simply breathtaking. The imagery and her vocals. I really liked O come all ye faithful and let there be peace. Did I ever say how much I love Carrie? What a beautiful person with a beautiful voice!
 

PRGuy79

Well-known member
I tried to sign up for the free 10 day trial of HBO Max through Hulu but it looks like I only have a limited selection on the platform, and it doesn't include Carrie's Christmas Special. Has anyone else had trouble?
 

MelissaD

Active member
I downloaded the HBO Max app on my phone via Google Play. I then used a gift card to register for the 7-day free trial (to avoid the possibility of getting charged on one of my personal cards, in the event of a mistake) and then just located HBO Max on my smart TV to enter in my account info, and I was granted immediate access. I watched and recorded the entire special, then proceeded to cancel the subscription. I still have free unlimited streaming until December 10th.
 

MelissaD

Active member



International fans, look into how to set up a VPN. In theory it should give the ability to subscribe to HBO Max or do a trial if it's not already available in your country.


What Is a VPN and How Does It Help Me?

In very simple terms, a VPN connects your PC, smartphone, or tablet to another computer (called a server) somewhere on the internet, and allows you to browse the internet using that computer’s internet connection. So if that server is in a different country, it will appear as if you are coming from that country, and you can potentially access things that you couldn’t normally.

So how does this help you? Good question! You can use a VPN to:

  • Bypass geographic restrictions on websites or streaming audio and video.
  • Watch streaming media like Netflix and Hulu.
  • Protect yourself from snooping on untrustworthy Wi-Fi hotspots.
  • Gain at least some anonymity online by hiding your true location.
  • Protect yourself from being logged while torrenting.

Yes. If you have an Android device, there is a great free and unlimited VPN called GreenNet Hotspot VPN & Private Browser. Just install it from Google Play, then open it and download the HBO Max app to register an account so that you can start the free trial. Then you can log into it and stream on another device.
 

LouisaJessie

Well-known member
I’m so glad I got the chance to watch it. It was absolutely amazing! Carrie never sounded better. She looked stunning. The stage setup was gorgeous. I wish I could watch it again and again. The clips of Isaiah with Carrie were lovely as well. ❤️
 

leo93

Member
Apparently there is not even a free trial on HBO max even by using a VPN... so sad that many devoted fans cannot watch in any way
 
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