Published on December 9, 2021
Dwayne Johnson Gets in Character for Young Rock Christmas Special — See the First Look

Dwayne Johnson is reliving Christmases past.

PEOPLE has the exclusive first look photos from Young Rock’s Christmas episode, Young Rock: A Christmas Peril. The NBC sitcom will air the special episode, inspired by the classic film A Christmas Carol, on Dec. 15.

A sneak peak into the special shows Johnson, 49, wearing a page boy hat and walking with a crutch. Throughout the episode, each of the younger Dwaynes will be subjected to their own horrible Christmases. Details of the holiday turmoil include Rocky (Johnson’s father) and Dwayne working as a mall Santa and elf, respectively.

Young Rock‘s Coach O. will also make an appearance to host a “disastrous Christmas,” according to NBC. Another photo shows Matthew Willig, who plays Andre the Giant, dressed as Pére Noël the French version of Santa Claus.

The special episode is directed by Nahnatchka Khan, who also created Fresh Off the Boat and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.

Of the holiday plot and working with Johnson, Klan tells PEOPLE: “I had a blast directing our twisted Young Rock version of A Christmas Carol. The more Dwayne Johnsons on screen at once, the better!”

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