NBC‘s Christmas at the Opry airs tonight! The show, filmed at the Grand Ole Opry, features an all-star cast of artists, helping celebrate the holiday season. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about tonight’s TV special.
How to Watch:
Christmas at the Opry will premiere on NBC on Thursday night, December 7, at 8:00 PM ET. It will stream the following day on Peacock.
Who is Performing:
Some of music’s biggest stars will take the stage for Christmas at the Opry. The list of performers includes Wynonna Judd, Kelly Clarkson, Trace Adkins, Brenda Lee, Lauren Alaina, Chris Janson, Chrissy Metz, BRELAND, Meghan Patrick, Mitchell Tenpenny, Mickey Guyton and Adam Doleac.
Who is Hosting:
Judd will serve as the host of Christmas at the Opry, marking her first time hosting a televised show.
“This is having to be patient and be still,” Judd told Everything Nash. “The Bible says ‘Be still.’ And so, I have to stand there really still, without my guitar. And I feel like Miss America in a pageant. I feel like I’m up there, and I’m doing this job that is just a little foreign, I’ll be honest. And yet I’m kind of digging it, ’cause it’s my first time. So I’m willing to do just about anything.”
Although she has never hosted a TV show before, NBCU Entertainment Senior Vice President of Live Events Cassandra Tryon felt the Country Music Hall of Fame member was the perfect person for the role.
“Wynonna is one of the most recognized and lauded performers in country music,” she said. “Not only is she incredibly talented, her selflessness and passion for putting the needs of others in the spotlight is unmatched.”
What Songs Will Be Performed:
We know at least some of the songs that the artists will sing for Christmas at the Opry. Judd will perform “Mary Did You Know,” and she will also perform “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” the latter as a duet with Clarkson. Breland and Guyton will perform a duet of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” while Lee will of course sing her holiday classic, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” also performing the song with Judd and other Christmas at the Opry performers.
Judd will also perform “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem,” which she just released in time for the holiday season.
The reason for Christmas at the Opry:
“I hope this special brings people together,” Judd says. “We can agree to disagree, but we show up for each other, no matter what’s going on. It’s been a tough year for a lot of people. I hope that somebody feels better after watching the show than they did before.”
Photo Credits: Courtesy of NBC