This year’s CMA Country Christmas was as star-studded as they come. With performances by stars like Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Jewel, and Charles Kelley, it was hard not to get in the holiday spirit while watching.
In case you missed it, the special, which was hosted for the sixth consecutive time by Jennifer Nettles, will re-air on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) at 8/7c on ABC. It will feature performances by the aforementioned artists as well as Mickey Guyton, Martina McBride, David Nail, Pentatonix, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Brian Setzer, Michael W. Smith, and Lindsey Stirling.
To gear up for the re-airing, the stars took some time to talk about some of their favorite Christmas memories from year’s past.
Jewel had the ultimate Christmas experience while growing up in Alaska. “My biggest Christmas memory is growing up in Alaska. I was raised on a ranch, on a homestead,” she explained. “And my dad would actually take us to school in a horse and sleigh, with sleigh bells.”
For Kelley, his best memory has to do with his wife, Cassie. “Definitely the most memorable Christmas was when I proposed to my wife,” he said.
Ballerini, however, shares a one-of-a-kind tradition with her mom. “Me and my mom, every Christmas Eve, we get each other pajamas. Our rule is, no matter where we are on Christmas Eve, we have to wear the pajamas.”
See what the rest of the stars had to say about their favorite Christmas memories and traditions in the video below and be sure to tune in on Christmas Day!