They're back! The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers return to the SART in Owen Theatre to celebrate the holidays with faith, family and old-fashioned fun in SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS. The Sanders Family is back and better than ever. This year come and experience more jokes, more songs, more signing, and more fun! Evenings of laughter and music begin December 6, with shows Thursday -Saturday at 7:30 & Saturday-Sunday at 2:30 and continue through December 23.it's Christmas Eve in 1941. The Depression is coming to a close, but 18 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the threat of war has just begun. Our SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN family has returned, about to say a bittersweet goodbye to their only son, who is shipping out with the Marine Corps. But before he goes, the Sanders Family Singers are heading up the annual Christmas celebration at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe (who works part-time at the local pickle plant) and the Sanders family attempt to raise the spirits of their faithful flock (the audience!) in a rousing, hilarious and heart-warming Christmas gospel sing-along of cherished holiday hymns and carols. There's Uncle Stanley; the family's patriarch, Burl, and his Scripture-quoting wife, Vera; the twins Dennis and Denise and their sister June (she doesn't sing, she signs).