‘CMA Country Christmas’ on ABC Nov. 29

Carly Pearce, co-host of CMA Country Christmas
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CMA Country Christmas is on ABC Nov. 29. Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce host the special. The event is filmed in Nashville. 

Country singer Barrett came in third on American Idol in season 16. Also a country singer, Pearce broke through with her 2017 hit “Every Little Thing.”

The special sees Jimmie Allen and Louis York team with the Shindellas on “What Does Christmas Mean.” Breland performs “The Christmas Song”, Brett Eldredge does “Merry Christmas Baby” and Lady A performs “A Christmas Through Your Eyes.”

Other performers include Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson. 

A pair of student musicians also plays. Truman Eltringham, who is 17, and Carter Hammonds, who is 8, join hosts Barrett and Pearce for a performance. 

Hulu streams CMA Country Christmas starting Nov. 30. 

CMA Country Christmas is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer and writer. Paul Miller is the director. ■ 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.