Dolly Parton is celebrating Christmas a little early this year in a new Lifetime movie.  She stars in 'A Country Christmas Story,' playing herself in the film.

The movie tells the story of a girl growing up in an Appalachian Mountain community who wants to pursue her dream of becoming a country music star against her mother's wishes. She travels to Dollywood to take part in a singing competition Parton is hosting, where she reunited with her father, played by Brian McKnight.

Parton is no stranger to acting, appearing in a number of TV shows and movies including, '9 to 5,' 'Straight Talk' and 'Joyful Noise.'

'A Country Christmas Story' airs on the Lifetime network Saturday night at 8.