For months now, it has been the most wonderful time of the year for Jennifer Nettles.

Her first holiday collection To Celebrate Christmas landed on Oct. 28 and she appears in two holiday specials airing this week — ABC’s CMA Country Christmas and NBC’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love. You’d think she’s part elf because leading up to our CMT.com she had been working since her feet hit the floor at 5:50 a.m.

“I’m feeling good,” she said. “With this business, there are periods of time that require a lot and there are down times. The balance is in the extremes I guess.”

Backstage at the CMA Country Christmas taping, she said hosting the annual special for seven years helped her pick out the songs for To Celebrate Christmas.

“I like to think that it took me seven years to really audition all this music to find out what I wanted to sing the most,” she said. “And I kind of felt like it was about time. It was the year to do it.”

Source : CMT