Dolly Parton shares the touching story behind writing “You Are My Christmas” about her brother Randy for A Holly Dolly Christmas.
When Dolly found herself spending time at home for the duration of the nationwide quarantine, she knew she wanted to be productive and went to work writing material for her long-awaited Christmas project. A Holly Dolly Christmas, the first holiday album from the poetic songstress in 30 years, is now available.
Dolly’s brother, Randy Parton, and his daughter, Heidi, are featured on the heartwarming song, “You Are My Christmas.” In this exclusive Front Porch interview, Dolly talks about how Randy was, in fact, the inspiration for the song. She shares about growing up with her siblings and reflects on the Christmas Randy was born.
Watch Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Front Porch interview and hear the full story about “You Are My Christmas.”
A Holly Dolly Christmas
Available now, A Holly Dolly Christmas is Dolly’s first holiday album in 30 years. This festive collection of music includes treasured Christmas songs we all know and love, as well as five original tunes written by Dolly, one she co-wrote with Kent Wells and one written by her niece, Jada Star, with co-writer Barry Jobe. The album features incredible duets with some of Dolly’s dearest friends, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson and also spotlights a special song with her brother, Randy Parton, and niece, Heidi Parton.