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Smith Family and Friends Christmas Show Saturday at MHS

Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry will present its annual Smith Family and Friends Christmas Show on Saturday night at Mathews High School’s Harry M. Ward auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8.

The house band, Shades of Country, along with all of the Opry singers, will offer a selection of country and traditional Christmas songs for the first half of the show.

After a brief intermission, the stage will transform into Joice’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, where all of the teenagers come to get in the holiday spirit. Even the “new” guy, Jonathan, will get a lesson in what Christmas is really all about, a release stated. Children ranging in age from 4 to 17 will sing familiar Christmas tunes, like “Here Comes Santa Claus” and “Rudolph,” plus some newer tunes like “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” and “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.”

As always, the show will end with the reading of the Christmas story from the Bible and the family singing Christmas hymns, su...

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