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Reba McEntire to Host Eighth Annual Two-Hour Holiday Music Special "CMA Country Christmas," Monday, November 27, on ABC

"Christmas is such a special time. It reminds me of growing up in Oklahoma and singing carols with my family," said McEntire.  ...Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2017/09/13/reba-mcentire-to-host-eighth-annual-two-hour-holiday-music-special-cma-country-christmas-monday-november-27-on-abc-636113/20170913abc01/

Voice Winner Jordan Smith, Kacey Musgraves & More in CMA Country Christmas Preview! (VIDEO) Exclusive

Let’s be honest, as much as we love  Thanksgiving , we don’t mind when it’s over because it means the holiday season has begun! And nothing will help usher in the season more than the seventh annual  CMA Country Christmas  special, premiering just as we’re overcoming our tryptophan-induced food coma.   ...Read More... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/jlQbirjCUsM/

The Stars Align for the Holidays with "CMA Country Christmas"

The two-hour special, hosted for the sixth year by Jennifer Nettles, airs Thursday, December 3 on ABC.   Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2015/11/10/the-stars-align-for-the-holidays-with-cma-country-christmas-684413/20151110abc07/

"CMA Country Christmas" Airs December 3 on the ABC Television Network

The special is a celebration of the season featuring some of the top stars in music performing holiday songs and getting into the Christmas spirit.   Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2015/10/16/cma-country-christmas-airs-december-3-on-the-abc-television-network-222214/20151016abc03/

TV ratings: 'State of Affairs' and 'Sleepy Hollow' fall finale rise Monday

A rerun- and holiday special-heavy helped out the handful of original episodes that did air, with NBC leading the Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 thanks to "The Voice" and "State of Affairs."Both NBC shows were up a little compared to last week, as was the fall finale of "Sleepy Hollow" on FOX, despite having a repeat "Gotham" as a lead-in. ABC's "CMA Country Christmas" special improved a little on last year's show, but "Castle" was down in its first week not following "Dancing With the Stars" this fall.NBC averaged 9.7 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/10 share in households for the night, leading ABC (8.7 million, 5.5/9) by about a million viewers. CBS (5.4 million, 3.5/6) came in third, followed by FOX (3.8 million, 2.3/4) and The CW (1.55 million, 1.0/1).NBC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.3 rating. ABC finished second with a 1.5, beating out FOX's 1.2 and... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/ho6-tmzvdFk/tv_ratings_monday_december_1_2014_state_of_affairs_sleepy_hollow_the_voice_cma_country_christmas-2014-12

Watch Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles Slay 'Let It Go' on 'CMA Country Christmas'

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Steven Tyler, LeAnn Rimes, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town and more also performed throughout the special.   Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/6UJ_nvjpvOQ/story01.htm

TV ratings: 'The Blacklist' ends 2013 on up note, 'CMA Country Christmas' rises

Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 2, 2013The last episode of 2013 for "The Blacklist" scored for NBC: Pending updates for an NFL pre-emption in New Orleans, the show delivered its best ratings since its premiere. The final numbers will likely come down a bit, but it should still end the fall on an up note."The Voice" also improved a little on its ratings from last week for NBC. ABC's "CMA Country Christmas" special improved a little on its performance from last year, although "A Charlie Brown Christmas" dropped. CBS' comedy block was up across the board in viewers, while "Almost Human" dipped a little for FOX.NBC averaged 12.35 million viewers and a 7.6 rating/12 share in households for the night, pending NFL updates. It should still end up on top for the night, however, as the Peacock finished well ahead of second-place ABC (7.3 million, 4.6/7). CBS (6.9 million, 4.4/7) came in third, and... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/tv-ratings-the-blacklist-ends-2013-on-up-note-cma-country-christmas-rises.html

Watch 'Duck Dynasty's' Willie Robertson and Luke Bryan on 'Hairy Christmas' for CMA Country Christmas

"Duck Dynasty's" Willie Robertson was a special guest for CMA Country Christmas 2013 Monday (Dec. 2), where he performed "Hairy Christmas" with country singer Luke Bryan -- Jennifer Nettles says it's the whole new start of a musical dynasty.We aren't sure about that, but Willie doesn't have a bad voice. But before the performance, Willie had his whole family on hand -- wife Korie and kids Sadie, Will, Bella and John Luke, and exchange student Rebecca, whom the family is hosting from Taiwan. They were asked about their favorite Christmas foods and they say that for Christmas, it's more about seafood.RELATED: 'Duck Dynasty' Christmas special pics"Duck and dressing is more for Thanksgiving," says Willie."By the time we get to Christmas, we've been eating a lot of deer and duck 'cause it's hunting season, so we're ready for some seafood," adds Korie. "We'll do fried shrimp. Dad gets in and does crawfish boss. Mom, she's crawfish... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/watch-duck-dynastys-willie-robertson-and-luke-bryan-on-hairy-christmas-for-cma-country-christmas.html

CMA Country Christmas 2013: Jennifer Nettles' 'What Christmas Means to Me' opens strong

ABC kicked off its annual CMA Country Christmas with host Jennifer Nettles strutting her stuff to "What Christmas Means to Me," originally by Stevie Wonder. Afterward, she was joking about how much more mobile she is this year than last year -- during last year's CMA Country Christmas, she was very pregnant. Her adorable son Magnus is in the photo above.But she's not pregnant this year. This year, Nettles was bopping around all over the stage, flanked by some very energetic dancers (some of them sporting instruments that they were doing a hilarious job of fake playing). Watch her monologue below.We'll post video of her opening song as soon as we have it. What do you think of CMA Country Christmas so far?... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/cma-country-christmas-2013-jennifer-nettles-what-christmas-means-to-me-opens-strong.html

Kellie Pickler on 'Man With The Bag' for CMA Country Christmas 2013

Blonde bombshell Kellie Pickler is no stranger to the annual ABC special CMA Country Christmas. Her choice this year was her new single "Man With The Bag," a remake of the 1954 holiday tune by Kay Starr. Kellie's version is bubbly, jazzy and a lot of fun. Above is an short Instagram of the performance. The video isn't great, but the audio is terrific. We'll post the full video as soon as we have it. "Man With the Bag" was released as a single by Pickler earlier this year, so if you were a fan of her Marilyn Monroe-esque performance, download it now. During her pre-performance interview, Pickler was talking about her favorite holiday foods and she had an interesting answer -- "fried okra." That sounds delicious to us, but her husband Kyle Jacobs wasn't quite sure what to make of that. Heh.... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/12/kellie-pickler-on-man-with-the-bag-for-cma-country-christmas-2013.html