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‘CMA Country Christmas’ Returns With Host Carly Pearce

8 December 2022 | 4:22 pm | Staff Writer

'CMA Country Christmas' airs Thursday, December 8

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’Tis the holiday season! The Country Music Association has revealed this year’s host, and performers, for CMA Country Christmas. The 13th annual holiday special blends holiday favourites with several original songs performed in an intimate at-home setting that invites viewers to sit back, relax, and celebrate the joys of the Christmas season.

Carly Pearce hosts and performs (“Here Comes Santa Claus” and “Man With The Bag”) during the festive special. In addition to Pearce, the line-up includes Steven Curtis Chapman (“Precious Promise”), Dan + Shay (“Officially Christmas” and “Holiday Party”), Scotty McCreery (“Holly Jolly Christmas”), Maren Morris (“Merry Christmas Baby”), Old Dominion (“What Christmas Means To Me”), Molly Tuttle and Pearce (Bluegrass Medley – “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Let It Snow,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Winter Wonderland,” and “Christmas Time’s A-Comin’”), and The War And Treaty (“O Holy Night”). 

CMA Country Christmas is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Milton Sneed is the director, and Jon Macks is the writer.

CMA Country Christmas brings the holidays home again, inviting viewers to sit back and enjoy the season in a warm and intimate setting reminiscent of classic Christmas television specials of the past.

CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, who provided their beautifully realistic artificial Christmas trees and holiday décor to decorate the CMA Country Christmas stage again this year. Product information about what you see on stage can be found at

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Starting in 2010, CMA Country Christmas rings in the holiday season annually with a show full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville and airs each holiday season on ABC.

CMA Country Christmas airs Thursday, December 8 (9pm-10pm/EST) on ABC and next day on Hulu and Disney+. Find out more via CMA Christmas here.