The holidays have officially arrived as the biggest names in music celebrate “CMA Country Christmas,” airing Monday, Nov. 27 (8-10 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Now in its eighth year, “CMA Country Christmas” returns with first-time host and iconic entertainer Reba McEntire and features two hours of festive performances from Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry House by Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, CB30, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, McEntire, CeCe Winans, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young. Don’t miss fantastic collaborations with Ballerini and McEntire, Little Big Town and McEntire, and Jackson and Young.
Here are 9 moments of the show not to miss.
- Luke Bryan performs “O Holy Night” during “CMA Country Christmas,” Bryan returns to “CMA Country Christmas” to perform for a second year.
- Trisha Yearwood performs “Santa Baby” and “Hard Candy Christmas.”
- Alan Jackson and Chris Young perform “There’s A New Kid In Town.” Jackson also performs “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”
- Host Reba McEntire joins Little Big Town to perform “Mary, Did You Know?” Little Big Town also performs “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” during the special, while McEntire also performs “Holly Jolly Christmas,” a medley of “O, Come All Ye Faithful” / “O Little Town of Bethlehem” / “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” as well as “Jingle Bells” with Kelsea Ballerini. McEntire previously performed during the first-ever “CMA Country Christmas” in 2010, while Little Big Town returns to perform for a fifth year.
- Kelsea Ballerini performs “White Christmas” she also joins host Reba McEntire to perform “Jingle Bells” during the special. Ballerini returns to “CMA Country Christmas” to perform for a third year.
- Dan + Shay perform “Do You Hear What I Hear?” during “CMA Country Christmas,” airing Monday, Nov. 27 on the ABC Television Network. Dan + Shay return to “CMA Country Christmas” to perform for a third year.
- Lady Antebellum will perform “Silver Bells” and “This Christmas.”
- Dustin Lynch performs “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” this year marks Lynch’s first time performing during the special.
- CB30—brothers Christian and Brody Clementi, both born on the 30th of the month—make their network television debut performing. The duo caught the attention of Country Music superstar Luke Bryan, which led to a recording deal with Buena Vista Records.