jennifer nettles son cma country christmas 2013 CMA Country Christmas 2013: Jennifer Nettles' 'What Christmas Means to Me' opens strongABC kicked off its annual CMA Country Christmas with host Jennifer Nettles strutting her stuff to “What Christmas Means to Me,” originally by Stevie Wonder. Afterward, she was joking about how much more mobile she is this year than last year — during last year’s CMA Country Christmas, she was very pregnant. Her adorable son Magnus is in the photo above.

But she’s not pregnant this year. This year, Nettles was bopping around all over the stage, flanked by some very energetic dancers (some of them sporting instruments that they were doing a hilarious job of fake playing). Watch her monologue below.

We’ll post video of her opening song as soon as we have it. What do you think of CMA Country Christmas so far?

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."