Christmas at the Opry: How To Watch And Who’s Performing

The iconic Grand Ole Opry stage is coming to the small screen on Thursday evening (Dec. 7) with Christmas at…

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December 7, 2023

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Wynonna Judd, Chris Janson, Brenda Lee; Photos Courtesy Terry Wyatt, NBC

The iconic Grand Ole Opry stage is coming to the small screen on Thursday evening (Dec. 7) with Christmas at the Opry. The first-ever two-hour holiday TV special from the Opry will feature a star-studded lineup of artists performing Christmas classics and originals from country music’s most famous stage. 

Who Is Hosting Christmas at the Opry

Wynonna Judd is set to host Christmas at the Opry. Judd’s appearance comes just weeks after she received the Country Champion Award at the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards, which also took place at the Grand Ole Opry House in the fall. 

"Christmas at the Opry" Key Art; Photo by: NBCUniversal
“Christmas at the Opry” Key Art; Photo by: NBCUniversal

“Get ready for a good old-fashioned country sing-along Opry style. It’s time to celebrate the season, and it’s all about food, fellowship and your faith, and we become family,” Wynonna teased in a promotional clip for the festive event.

Cassandra Tryon, Senior Vice President, Live Events, NBCUniversal Entertainment, said,  “Wynonna is one of the most recognized and lauded performers in country music. Not only is she incredibly talented, her selflessness and passion for putting the needs of others in the spotlight is unmatched. We can’t think of a better person to honor as our inaugural ‘Country Champion’ and to celebrate the holidays with across these two major country music events.” 

With this TV special, Wynonna hopes to bring people together and put aside any disagreements so that the community can bring a bit of light to the days and continue to “show up for each other no matter what’s going on.”

“It’s been a tough year for a lot of people. I hope that somebody feels better after watching the show than they did before,” she added in conclusion. 

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Who Is Performing at Christmas at the Opry 2023?

Christmas at the Opry will feature performances by superstars and rising artists including Adam Doleac, BRELAND, Brenda Lee, Opry member Chris Janson, Chrissy Metz, Kelly Clarkson, Opry member Lauren Alaina, Meghan Patrick, Mickey Guyton, Mitchell Tenpenny and Opry member Trace Adkins.

The show will include performances of holiday favorites, Christmas classics, and a few surprise collaborations.  

Trace Adkins; Photo by: Allen Clark/NBC
Trace Adkins; Photo by: Allen Clark/NBC

Where Can I Watch Christmas at the Opry

The highly anticipated two-hour holiday special will air on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It will stream the next day on Peacock. Christmas at the Opry is executive produced by Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, and Barb Bialkowski for Den of Thieves along with RAC Clark and Jen Jones. 

Mickey Guyton; Photo by: Terry Wyatt/NBC
Mickey Guyton; Photo by: Terry Wyatt/NBC

Does The Grand Ole Opry Have A Christmas Show? 

Christmas at the Opry was filmed earlier this fall, however, fans can catch Opry Country Christmas shows while visiting Nashville during the holiday season. According to Opry.com, the upcoming Opry Country Christmas shows include the following:  

December 7: Trace Adkins, Mandy Barnett, The Gatlin Brothers, Kathy Mattea, Charlie McCoy, and Riders in the Sky. 

December 10: Chris Young, Mandy Barnett, The Gatlin Brothers, Charlie McCoy, Riders in the Sky, and Maddie & Tae. 

December 11: Lady A, Mandy Barnett, The Gatlin Brothers, The Scott Family, Charlie McCoy, and Riders in the Sky. 

December 14: Mandy Barnett, The Gatlin Brothers, Charlie McCoy, Riders in the Sky, Lorrie Morgan, and Rhonda Vincent. 

December 17: Steven Curtis Chapman, Mandy Barnett, The Gatlin Brothers, Louise Mandrell, Charlie McCoy, and Riders in the Sky. 

December 18: Chris Janson, Mandy Barnett, John Berry, The Gatlin Brothers, Charlie McCoy, and Riders in the Sky. 

Additional information about upcoming Grand Ole Opry shows can be found HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.