Country’s hottest stars are getting into the holiday spirit during the eighth annual “CMA Country Christmas” show airing Nov. 27 on ABC at 8p.m. ET.
Reba McEntire takes the reins as host for the first time, replacing Jennifer Nettles—who was at the helm for 7 years. The show takes place at Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry House with performances 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.
Along with hosting duties, Reba performs “Holly Jolly Christmas” and a medley of “O, Come All Ye Faithful” / “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” as well as collaborating on “Jingle Bells” with Kelsea Ballerini and “Mary, Did You Know?” with Little Big Town.
Other performances include Brett Eldredge singing “Winter Wonderland” and “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,”
CeCe Winans appearing for the first time to perform “Joy To The World” with Nashville’s Born Again Church Choir, Kelsea Ballerini performing “White Christmas,” Luke Bryan on “O Holy Night,” Trisha Yearwood takes on “Santa Baby” and “Hard Candy Christmas,” Alan Jackson and Chris Young perform “There’s A New Kid In Town” while Alan also performs “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” Little Big Town returns with “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?,” Dan + Shay perform “Do You Hear What I Hear?, Lady Antebellum sings “Silver Bells” and “This Christmas” and Dustin Lynch belts out “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” Newcomers CB30, brothers Christian and Brody Clementi, make their network television debut performing “The Christmas Song”
You can catch the eighth annual CMA Country Christmas when it airs Nov. 27 on ABC at 8p.m. ET/7p.m. CT.
Chris Young and Alan Jackson
Little Big Town and Reba
Lady Antebellum – All Photos by Donn Jones /CMA