The 12th annual “CMA Country Christmas” special airs Monday, Nov. 29 at 8/7c on ABC – just in time to get into the yuletide spirit! The show blends holiday classics with several original songs performed in an intimate at-home setting that invites viewers to sit back, get cozy and celebrate the joys of the Christmas season.
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Don’t miss show-stopping performances from first-time hosts Gabby Barrett (“Silent Night”) and Carly Pearce (“O Holy Night”) who join forces on a special collaboration of “Sleigh Ride” that will also feature two student musicians, supporting CMA’s longstanding commitment to support equity in music education. Truman Eltringham, 17, a student from Nashville School of the Arts, and Carter Hammonds, an 8-year-old student at FH Jenkins Preparatory School, join Barrett and Pearce for an unforgettable performance viewers won’t want to miss.
Other must-see numbers include Jimmie Allen with Louis York and The Shindellas (“What Does Christmas Mean”), BRELAND (“The Christmas Song”), Brett Eldredge (Merry Christmas Baby”), Lady A (“Christmas Through Your Eyes”), Pistol Annies (“Snow Globe”), Carrie Underwood (“Mary, Did You Know?”) and Lainey Wilson (“Christmas Cookies”).
“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer and Writer. Paul Miller is the Director.
CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, stunningly realistic Christmas trees and beautifully-designed holiday décor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.