‘CMA Country Christmas’: Everything to Know About the ABC Holiday Special

CMA Country Christmas premieres tonight on ABC! The show features some of country music’s biggest stars, celebrating the season by performing some of their holiday favorites. Keep reading to learn everything to know about the festive TV special.

How To Watch:

CMA Country Christmas will air on ABC at 8:00 PM ET on ABC. It will stream the next day on Hulu and Disney+.

Who Is Hosting

Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant will host CMA Country Christmas together, marking their first time as collaborators.

“We so excited to be co-hosting the CMA Country Christmas this year,” Yearwood said of their joint duties. “I’m such a fan. I’m most looking forward to seeing [Grant]. We’ve known each other. We’ve seen each other at events and we hang out a little bit. But to get to really spend some time together has been really nice, and to sing together, I’m just so excited.”

Who Is Performing:

The list of performers for CMA Country Christmas is impressive. In addition to Yearwood and Grant, other performers include Jordan Davis, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Jon Pardi, Lindsey Stirling, The War And Treaty, Zach Williams and Lainey Wilson.

What Songs Will Be Sung:

“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant

“Joy to the World,” Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant, accompanied by Lindsey Stirling

“Grown Up Christmas List,” Amy Grant

“O Holy Night,” Trisha Yearwood and Lindsey Stirling

“O Come All Ye Faithful,” Jordan Davis

“What Christmas Means to Me,” Lady A

“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” Ashley McBryde with Lindsey Stirling

“Beer for Santa,” Jon Pardi

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” The War And Treaty

“Go Tell It On The Mountain,” Lainey Wilson and Zach Williams

What The Artists Are Saying About CMA Country Christmas:

For many artists, being part of CMA Country Christmas is a welcomed invitation, as they get to put their own twist on some of their favorite Christmas songs.

“Christmas is my favorite time of year,” Davis says. “We always stopped touring right at the beginning of December, just ’cause it means a lot to me to be at home, be with the family. So this being my first year to get to do the CMA Country Christmas, it is really special, so I’m excited.”

“Our performance this year is definitely bringing some energy, some excitement,” Lady A’s Hillary Scott says. “We’re doing a Stevie Wonder song that we are so excited [about]. It’s got a great horn section, the whole band sounds so good, and we have dancers!”

“I think you can expect some energy,” adds Williams. “Lainey’s a firecracker, so I’m looking forward to doing this song with her. This has been one of my favorite songs and versions that we’ve done of this song, so it’s going to be a fun time.”