It’s time to whip out your holiday decorations, because the 2021 CMA Country Christmas special is finally here, and your favorite musicians out of Nashville are ringing in the joyful season. So, whether you are tuning in to hear holiday originals, to whiteness your go-to hitmaker slay a holiday classic, or to see which artist has the best ugly Christmas sweater, we got you covered!
GIVE us a follow on Twitter at @CS_Country and IG at @CS_Country, as we’ll be live-tweeting and Instagramming the best moments from the eventful night!
— Jimmie Allen (@JimmieAllen) November 29, 2021
What is CMA Country Christmas?
The CMA Country Christmas special is a star-studded evening that airs every year following Thanksgiving. The hottest country music stars in Nashville come together to kick off the holiday season by performing festive classics and original material. Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce will host the 12th Annual CMA Country Christmas special.
How can I watch the CMA Country Christmas special?
Pour yourself a glass of eggnog or hot cocoa and get ready to be glued to your television screens, because the CMA Country Christmas will premiere on Monday, November 29 at 8 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. CT on ABC. Music goers who don’t have cable, have the opportunity to stream the ABC App, FuboTV, and Hulu + Live TV. Both streaming platforms offer free trials and have the capability to stream from any laptop, phone, or even TV!
Who is hosting?
Multi-platinum musicians Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce will both be hosting the cozy night. However, the two fierce females will also be performing holiday classics. Fans could expect to hear Barrett’s chilling cover of “Silent Night,” and Pearce will deliver her rendition of “O Holy Night.” The two will also join forces on a special collaboration of “Sleigh Ride.”
.@GabbyBarrett_ & @CarlyPearce host #CMAChristmas feat. holiday performances by @JimmieAllen with @LouisYorkMusic & @TheShindellas, @GabbyBarrett_, @Breland, @BrettEldredge, @LadyA, @CarlyPearce, @PistolAnnies, @CarrieUnderwood, & @LaineyWilson. The magic begins 11/29 on ABC. 🎄 pic.twitter.com/PCXL3kj4Vs
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) November 15, 2021
Who is performing?
Warm-up your vocal cords and get ready to sing along to your favorite Christmas Carols, as there will be outstanding performances from 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”).