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Holiday music special to benefit Children’s Hospital

Oct. 15, 2021, 8:55 AM

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patient ambassadors get in the holiday spirit as they wave to the camera for the filming of the Nashville Holiday Music Special outside Children’s Hospital.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt patient ambassadors get in the holiday spirit as they wave to the camera for the filming of the Nashville Holiday Music Special outside Children’s Hospital. (photo by Sandy Campbell)

by Paige Turner

The producers of the Nashville Christmas Parade announced that a new Nashville Holiday Music Special will premiere on Saturday, Dec. 4. The program, which will take the place of the in-person parade this year, will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

The one-hour broadcast is set to feature a star-studded lineup of performances and celebrity appearances from artists performing at iconic Nashville locations, including the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry and Skyway Studios. The special will also honor Nashville’s health care heroes.

Created by the Emmy Award-winning producers of the Nashville Christmas Parade, the Nashville Holiday Music Special will help ring in the holidays on News 2 on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 9 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 5, at noon, Saturday, Dec. 25, at 11 a.m., and will air nationwide through Timeless Syndication throughout the season.

“We are committed to spreading the joy of the holidays and the mission of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with families nationwide,” said Julie Carell Stadler, parade co-producer and daughter of the late Monroe Carell Jr. and Ann Scott Carell.

“The exciting new format of the Nashville Holiday Music Special allows us to bring holiday cheer and hope to those across the country while also keeping the health and safety of our patients and community as our highest priority. We are thrilled to share this celebration of the season to raise funds and awareness for our incredible Children’s Hospital.”

In addition to celebrity appearances and other performers, the special will also include a message from the star of the show, Santa Claus.

The Nashville Holiday Music Special is made possible with the support of title sponsor, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp., presenting sponsors, Dunkin’ and Piedmont Natural Gas, and additional sponsors, Amazon, Coca-Cola Consolidated, DaVita Inc., Gaylord Opryland Resort, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and The Incredible Christmas Place.

Executive producers include Stadler, John Best, Pamela Bolling and David Medeiros of Tennessee Holiday Productions.

At the heart of the Nashville Holiday Music Special is a mission that is making a difference for children and families across the community, region and beyond. As a nonprofit organization, Children’s Hospital provides pediatric specialty care to all children, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

To learn more and stay up to date, visit NashvilleHolidayMusicSpecial.com.

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