Grand Ole Opry Spreads Holiday Cheer with Opry Country Kitchen Collection
The Show That Made Country Music Famous is gearing up to make the 2008 holiday season both memorable and delectable with a new line of gifts perfect for sharing a bit of Nashville with friends, family, and business associates worldwide.
Available in The Opry Shop at opry.com as well as at The Opry Shop’s Opry House location in Nashville, the Opry’s new Opry Country Kitchen line includes gift baskets with Southern staples of all kinds, including locally produced products such as jams and jellies, biscuit mix, and honey. Many of the baskets come accompanied by Around The Opry Table, a hardbound collection of Opry member recipes and stories written by Nashville food and entertainment writer Kay West.
Melissa Fraley Aguinni, Opry VP of merchandise and licensing, says “The Opry’s founder George D. Hay once declared, ‘The principal appeal of the Opry is a homey one. It sends forth the aroma of bacon and eggs frying on the stove on a bright spring morning. That aroma is welcomed all the way from Maine to California.’ I have no doubt friends and family from Maine to California and beyond will appreciate receiving these tastes of Nashville, as well.”
Among the Opry’s favorite 2008 holiday offerings:
Opry Country Kitchen Gift Basket
This basket offers a true taste of Nashville with delicious preserves, apple butter, mixes, and more, including a keepsake wooden spoon and measuring glass. Items come artfully arranged in a handsome 10” wicker basket. Get it now
Opry Biscuit Basket
Give the gift of good taste — biscuits, a Southern staple. This uniquely-Nashville Biscuit Basket contains biscuit mix and delectable preserves plus measuring glass, spoon, and biscuit cutter. Get it now
Miss Minnie Gift Basket
How-dee! Celebrate the Queen of Country Comedy, Miss Minnie Pearl, with this charming gift. This basket includes a Minnie Mug complete with hat and price tag, a sweet helping of Opry Country Kitchen honey, collectible How-dee spoon, and wooden honey dipper. Get it now
Around The Opry Table Jam Basket
The Opry is famous for its great musical jams, but these jams (four tasty flavors) sound great, too! The delectable treats accompany Around The Opry Table, the hardbound book featuring recipes and heartwarming stories from the Opry and its stars. Get it now
Additionally, The Opry Shop offers a variety of other gift-giving possibilities including Opry-branded ornaments, music and video, home décor, apparel, and musical instruments.
Opry fans can also celebrate the holidays with the Opry’s 12 Days of Christmas e-newsletter. Sign up now to receive the newsletter that will arrive daily until November 28. Each newsletter will feature a holiday-themed recipe from an Opry member, a bit of Opry-related Christmas trivia, and a discount on The Opry Shop’s item of the day.