Country Stars Deck the Halls for ‘CMA Country Christmas’ 2017 [PICTURES]
With Reba McEntire making her first turn as host of CMA Country Christmas TV special, the stars showed up in Nashville, Tenn., with festive holiday style for a talent-packed show that taped on Nov. 14 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Click through the photo gallery above to catch a glimpse of Nashville's finest, all decked out in their holiday best onstage.
McEntire took over as CMA Country Christmas host in 2017, for the eighth annual event, filling the shoes of Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, who hosted the show for its first seven years. Performers at the event included solo songs and all-star collaborations by McEntire, Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Little Big Town,CB30, Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Brett Eldredge, Kelsea Ballerini, CeCe Winans, Dan + Shay, Dustin Lynch, Lady Antebellum and even Santa Claus himself, who rocked the venue in preparation for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
The 2017 CMA Country Christmas TV special will air on ABC on Monday (Nov. 27) at 8PM ET. The event serves as an annual fundraiser for the United States Marine Corps' Toys for Tots foundation; U.S. Marines were on hand to collect donations prior to the show's taping.