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Insider's Guide: The Ultimate Scoop on This Year's CMA Country Christmas

The holy jolly yearly special will be brought to life by some of today's biggest names in country.

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Get ready to deck the halls alongside your favorite country stars. This year's “CMA Country Christmas” will air Thursday, Dec. 14 (8:00-9:02 PM/EST) on ABC and next day on Hulu and Disney+. The 14th annual Christmas special blends holiday favorites with several original songs and invites viewers to sit back, relax and celebrate the joys of the season.

Hosted by country music leading ladies Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant. Alongside their hosting duties, the ladies will also make various appearances throughout the special. The two will perform "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and are accompanied by Lindsey Stirling for “Joy to the World”during the festive event. Grant also takes the stage to perform “Grown Up Christmas List” and Yearwood performs “O Holy Night” with Stirling.

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The night is sure to be full of magical moments thanks to other country music stars! Reining CMA Entertainer of the year Lainey Wilson will join forces with Zach Williams for their take on Go Tell It On The Mountain. "I grew up going to Baskin Baptist church, and every year around this time that is what we would sing," Lainey said in a recent interview with CMA.

Fellow songstress Ashley McBryde will be lending her vocals to a cheeky classic. McBryde alongside Lindsey Stirling will take a stab at You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Excited for her first time performing, Ashley admits in a recent interview with CMA that she went down the Lindsey Stirling rabbit hole. She went on to say that her eyes "kept getting bigger" as her team told her that not only would be be performing with Lindsey but they would be doing one of her favorites with Mr. Grinch.

Photo by Josh Brasted with CMA

Other can't miss performances will include Jordan Davis (“O Come All Ye Faithful”), Lady A (“What Christmas Means to Me”), Jon Pardi (“Beer for Santa”) and The War And Treaty (“Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).

Grab your family and a cozy blanket and get ready to ring in the most exciting time of the year!

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