Jennifer NettlesSugarland takes on a whole new meaning as we head into the holiday season, with candy canes, pies and cookies filling our dreams. But the duo is celebrating the season in a less caloric way as one of the acts taking part in Monday night's (November 29) 'CMA Country Christmas,' performing 'Winter Wonderland' and 'O Come, O Come Emmanuel.'

Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles, is also hosting the holiday special, which was taped in Nashville earlier this month. While she was looking forward to singing and listening to her favorite Christmas songs, the Georgia native was also a bit nervous about her hosting duties.

"First of all, I'm excited that there is a special, " Jennifer tells The Boot. "I remember when I was growing up watching the Christmas specials that would come on television, and it's such a fond memory of being with your family and having something that feels like it only comes around once a year and that also gets you excited for the holiday."

"I'm excited to be a part of it and interested to see what hosting is like. We will see what reading a teleprompter for hours will be," she adds. The singer is also looking forward to one of the perks of being a host: wearing a number of different outfits over the course of the special.

Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and many others will also perform during the show, which airs on ABC Monday, November 29 at 9:30 PM ET.

Read The Boot's full rundown of the taping here.