Heartland Slots First Original Christmas Special
Luken Communications-owned Heartland Network will present the network’s first original Christmas special. Christmas Songs and Stories, starring Grammy award winner John Berry.
It will air nationally on Heartland this Christmas Eve at 7 p.m. ET/6 CT and 8 p.m. MT/7 PT. The special caps the network’s annual “Twelve Days of Christmas” lineup of classic and contemporary holiday specials and Christmas episodes.
Berry, currently celebrating the 21st year of his Christmas tour, recorded the special in front of an audience in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the newly renovated Robert Kirk Walker Theatre. Christmas Songs and Stories also features other Chattanooga area locations including the Chattanooga Choo Choo and Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights.
Berry appears regularly on Heartland with his television series, Songs and Stories with John Berry. Both the series and the Christmas special were produced by Jeff Moseley and CJM Productions.
While this is Heartland’s first original Christmas special, it’s not its first leap into original production. Its new series, More Than the Music, will premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 9.