Last night the 'CMA Country Christmas' special aired on ABC, and I was blown away by several of the performances. Some that I didn't expect!

I'll admit, I did go to bed early last night so I missed pretty much all of the show as it aired, but that's ok! Thank God for the internet and the people who upload videos very quickly! I spent a huge portion of my morning watching all of last night's performances, and I have several favorites that I want to share with those of you who may have gone to bed early, too... or those of you who were too busy watching the Packers/Lions game! Although every performer was absolutely amazing (and I really mean that), here are the ones I loved the most:

Let's start with Kelsea Ballerini...

WOW. I mean WOW. I had NO IDEA she could sing like that! She continues to impress me with her live performances and her stage presence. You'd never know she was a new artist!

Ok, Lindsey Stirling is one of those names I've heard mentioned before, but I've never seen her actually perform. She is INSANE! To play like that AND dance? She's nuts!

Did you really think we would get through this blog without a little Brett Eldredge? I loved how casual he and Thomas Rhett are, and I love the story behind their performance.

So I know Pentatonix isn't country, but MAN, they are GOOD! Acapella singing like that will always blow me away.

Leann Rimes. Need I say more?

Honorable mentions to the vocals of David Nail, Martina McBride, and Jewel.
What were your favorite performances last night? Let us know in the comments!