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Dolly Parton Announces 'A Holly Dolly Christmas' Special

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Dolly Parton will perform what's being billed in a press release as "an intimate, candlelit set" of holiday favorites on her new primetime network special A Holly Dolly Christmas (airing Sun., Dec. 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. PT on CBS and CBS All Access).

"I am so proud to be a part of the CBS family this holiday season with my new Christmas special," Parton said in a statement.

The show description promises "faith-filled hymns and light-hearted holiday classics" plus Parton's "personal Christmas stories and faith-based recollections of the season."

"When Dolly Parton calls and tells you she wants to do a Christmas show, you don't hesitate," added Jack Sussman, executive vice president of specials, music and live Events/alternative and reality for CBS (as quoted by People). "A special with the multi-Grammy Award-winning, prolific songwriting, epic live performer of all time? She had us at hello."

Parton and music industry executive Danny Nozell are the TV special's executive producers.

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The new holiday special follows the Oct. 2 release of Parton's first Christmas album in 30 years, also titled A Holly Dolly Christmas. The album features guest appearances by Michael Buble, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Fallon, Billy Ray Cyrus and Parton's goddaughter, Miley Cyrus.

The CBS special and album aren't the only new Christmas-themed mediums for the Country Music Hall of Famer. The Netflix film Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square debuts Nov. 22. It will co-star Christine Baranski (Mamma Mia), Jenifer Lewis, Treat Williams,  Mary Lane Haskell, Josh Segarra and Jeanine Mason. The holiday flick, directed and choreographed by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Debbie Allen, will also feature 14 original songs by Parton.

For even more Christmas cheer, revisit the 2016 film Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (the sequel to 2015's Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors).

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