Martina McBride's annual 'Joy of Christmas' tour will be making stops in St. Louis, Missouri and Bloomington, Illinois in December.

Martina has announced a 12 night tour starting with a show at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium on December 4. She will be accompanied by a 12 piece band.

Last years tour featured ballerina's from local dance studio's, special guests, at least six wardrobe changes per show and a unique duet with Elvis Presley. Also featured was a reading of 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' by a popular local radio personality in each city while Martina sang 'You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch.' While it's not yet known what surprises this years tour will hold, that particular highlight will be back again.

Martina will be at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis on December 13. Tickets are available now. The show will also be in Bloomington, Illinois on December 20. Tickets for that date are also available on-line now.