Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2015 – At the “Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner and Show”™ in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the bitter conflict between the two families comes to life and it is “The Fight before Christmas.” Back for a fifth season, The Hatfield and McCoy Christmas feud kicked off Nov. 1 and runs every day until Jan. 3 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. nightly, with occasional 2 p.m. matinees. The audience follows the lives of the two clashing mountain clans through their vibrant dancing and foot stomping music that appeals to every generation.
“For generations families have shared the famous legendary stories of “The Night Before Christmas” and the Hatfield-McCoy Feud. Now, we have a new holiday story – “Twas the Fight Before Christmas,”” said David Fee, president and chief executive officer of The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group. “We have feudin’ feastin’ holiday fun at ‘The Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner and Show’. If you think your family fights during the holidays, come spend the holidays with the Hatfield and McCoys. It is a hilarious holiday disaster and things are bound to go wrong.”
Mayor Timothy O’Reilly (played by Tim Harleroad) is plotting to steal the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s land in order to build some time-share property. When the two families discover his plans they drop their feud and band together to get him to come to his senses. The Mayor’s encounter with the Ghost of Christmas past helps him to discover the true meaning of Christmas.
“The Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner and Show”™ tells a hilarious story inspired by real life tragic events. The musical clogging show is full of comedy with many holiday twists. There are many favorites Christmas carols and traditional spiritual songs of Christmas in the show such as, “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” “O Holy Night,” and “Joy to the World.”
This approximately two-hour live show offers guests extraordinary country, bluegrass and gospel music. It also features award winning hillbilly musicians, cloggers, and an abundance of country cooking.
“This show is something the whole family can enjoy,” Fee said. “Our delicious home-style feast cooked by Granny includes all-you-can-eat Feudin’ Fried Chicken, Open Pit Pulled-to-Pieces Pork Barbecue, Southern Style Creamy Soup, Smashed Mashed Taters, Buttery Corn on The Cob, Ma’s Homemade Bread, No Tellin’ What’s In It Coleslaw and Granny’s Famous Specialty Desserts. A vegetarian option is also available upon request. It is the best dinner in town.
“We have two talented families who will bring you all the sweetness and craziness of this beautiful season,” Fee said. “Whether you are city-folk or country cuzins, you will love the holiday mayhem, singing and dancing, jaw dropping stunts and sidesplitting comedy. We hope you will come spend some time with us this holiday season. We have lots of holiday havoc and plenty of action and excitement.”
Fee stated that guests are treated to a pre-show full of musical Christmas fun before the real show starts. The Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s invite each side of the audience to support “their kin” at the “Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner and Show”™ in the legendary hillbilly feud of rival families.
For more information about the show, visit www.HatfieldMcCoyDinnerFeud.com or call (865) 908-7469 (SHOW). The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Theater is located at 119 Music Road between traffic lights 0 and 1 on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge next to the Titanic.
Ticket prices for “The Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner and Show”™ are $54.95 plus tax and children are $9.95 plus tax. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Fee/Hedrick offers a special combination show deal that gives customers the opportunity to pay only $14.95 plus tax for “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry”™ when they buy the world-famous “Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner and Show” at the regular price of $54.95 plus tax. With this combo deal, children are free to the “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry”™ (one child per paying adult).
The Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group, one of the largest show production companies in the southeast, is now in its 20th anniversary season. The company also owns and produces other major shows in the Smoky Mountain area including “The Comedy Barn®”, “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry, “ “The Blackwoods Morning Variety Show” featuring the Blackwoods and “Magic Beyond Belief”™ starring Darren Romeo (which will reopen in March). In addition, the company also owns Happy Days Diner restaurant, Chef’s Catering and a website, seepigeonforge.com, that assists visitors in planning their entire Smoky Mountain experience online