CMA's Country Christmas television special airs tonight at 9:30pm ET on ABC. What's so special about this show?
A bunch of country music's biggest names will be performing Christmas classics like Kellie Pickler singing "Santa Baby", LeAnn Rimes belting "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley dueting to "Run, Run Rudolph", and Darius Rucker crooning a new holiday tune.
Martina McBride will let you in on a secret family recipe–a salad made with marshmallows, pimento cheese, pineapple and whipped topping–which "sounds disgusting, but it's so good," she admits.
Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles shares a litte, white lie her mother told her to keep her curious eyes out of places they weren't supposed to be: "I would look for things," the singer says, "and in order to dissuade me, my mother told me if I came across Santa, he would throw pepper in my eyes."
And Brad Paisley, father to sons Huck, 3, and Jasper, 19 months, excitedly goes back to the toy store after all these years. "You can live vicariously," he says. "I get to go to the toy store and not feel like a complete, total weirdo."