Tag Archives: Holidays

Lauren Alaina Brings Christmas Cheer to Children’s Hospital

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You know what they say in ELF, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” And that’s exactly what Lauren Alaina did this holiday season, making a surprise visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt through one of Musicians On Call’s (MOC) weekly Bedside Performance Programs.

Alaina delighted the patients and staff, spending time with them and singing holiday carols that included “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Clause is Coming to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Silent Night.”

“Everyone deserves a smile for the holidays, and smiling isn’t exactly the first word that comes to mind when you think of a hospital, but I went there with that goal to make that happen for everyone I met,” shares Alaina. “It wasn’t as easy in some rooms as it was in others, but at the end of the day, I made it happen somehow. I can’t imagine spending my holidays in the hospital. I honestly don’t know if I’d feel like smiling either, but I know it would mean a lot to me to have someone visit. I hope I made a difference.”

For more information on MOC, visit www.MusiciansOnCall.org.

Rascal Flatts Brings Us A Home For The Holidays

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The holidays are a time for friends and family. Rascal Flatts (and friends) recognize the importance of loved ones during the holiday season, which is why they are ringing in the holidays by taking us to “A Home For the Holidays.”

The 14th Annual “A Home For the Holidays,” an entertainment special, airing on Wednesday, December 19 from 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT on CBS, will be hosted by best-selling country vocal group Rascal Flatts.  It will include moving performances by  Rascal Flatts, Rachel Crow (whose performance accompanies her personal story about foster care adoption), Melissa Etheridge, Matchbox Twenty and Phillip Phillips. Wayne Brady, Kevin Frazier and Jillian Michaels are set to present.

Following the success of the past 13 annual shows, the special continues to tell touching stories about adoption from foster care to raise awareness for this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families are enhanced with performances by some of today’s most popular artists. Some of the musical performances accompany story segments which are introduced by celebrities who have their own adoption experiences or are involved with children’s issues.  The stories highlight exceptional American children and families involved in this rewarding process.

Make sure to tune in to catch this very special holiday show!