Watch Reba McEntire Perform “Hard Candy Christmas” in Sneak Peek of Tonight’s “CMA Country Christmas” TV Special [+ Photo Gallery]

Reba McEntire returns for a second year as host of the ninth annual CMA Country Christmas, a two-hour music celebration that airs on ABC on Dec. 10.

CMA Country Christmas was taped on Sept. 27 at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville. In addition to Reba, this year’s lineup includes performances by Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling and The Isaacs.

“I’ve always cherished celebrating Christmas alongside family and friends, taking time to reflect on the season,” says Reba. “I’m so excited CMA invited me back to host their show and am looking forward to fun singing carols with my friends.”

CMA Country Christmas airs on ABC on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. CT.

Watch Reba’s performance of “Hard Candy Christmas,” a song Dolly Parton made famous in 1982’s The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Check out our photo gallery from CMA Country Christmas, courtesy of photographer Curtis Hilbun,

photos by Curtis Hilbun,

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