Dolly Parton announces hourlong 'A Holly Dolly Christmas' special

FILE: Dolly Parton accepts her award at MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 8, 2018, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Dolly Parton is throwing a holiday party, and you're invited!

CBS Television announced on Wednesday that the country music legend will be hosting an hourlong holiday entertainment special called "A Holly Dolly Christmas."

"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.

A press release described the event as a way to bring "much-needed joy and holiday cheer" to what has been a very difficult year.

"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. "A special with the multi-Grammy Award-winning, prolific songwriting, epic live performer of all time? She had us at hello."

Parton, 74, will be performing both "faith-filled hymns" and "light-hearted holiday classics" in an intimate, candle-lit setting, as well as sharing personal Christmas stories and faith-based recollections of the season.

"There's only one Dolly Parton, and we are so excited to be bringing her to viewers this holiday season," Sussman said.

In October, the star debuted her first Christmas album in 30 years entitled "A Holly Dolly Christmas", which featured multiple other artists, including Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus (Parton's goddaughter). Her brand new holiday movie musical, "Christmas on the Square", will also be released on Nov. 22.

In addition, Parton recently launched her first line of kitchen and baking products with the Williams-Sonoma cookware line.

"It's the perfect way to spend time with the special people on your Christmas list," she said.

"A Holly Dolly Christmas" airs Sunday, Dec. 6, at 8:30 p.m. ET.