Ring in the Holidays With All Things Dolly

Published November 17, 2022 / Last Updated November 17, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Sends Warm Holiday Wishes and Celebrates the Spirit of the Season

The holiday season is here! From dazzling decorations and delicious home cooking, to time spent bonding with our closest friends and family, the holidays hold a special meaning for all of us.  Dolly wishes everyone an abundance of love and kindness during this season of giving and reminds us of the greatest gift of all.

“It really is the most wonderful time of the year,” Dolly shared. “It’s such a special time to get together with family and friends.
It’s also the season for giving and you know, the greatest gift we can give each other this Christmas… is love.”

Tune in to “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas,” Premiering December 1 at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC

Dolly Parton stars in “Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas,” a new modern-day movie musical about the making of a network TV special. Featuring musical guests Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, Zach Williams and Miley Cyrus, the two-hour holiday special premieres Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET/PT On NBC.

Spectacular Christmas Entertainment

Dollywood welcomes guests for its annual Smoky Mountain Christmas festival, happening November 5 – January 1. This year’s event features several new lighting displays across its 160 acres, making spirits bright with over 6 million gleaming holiday lights, award-winning stage productions and Christmas culinary masterpieces. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is an unforgettable experience that is sure to become a family tradition!

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Pigeon Forge

Dolly’s Stampede, in both Pigeon Forge and Branson, welcomes families to celebrate the spirit of the season with an amazing Christmas spectacular. This riveting show is filled with festive horse-riding stunts, stirring holiday music, a beautiful live nativity and a four-course holiday feast. Visitors to the Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach areas can celebrate the holiday season with a swashbuckling experience, where families will create lasting memories with the Fun, Feast & Adventure of Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show!

Imagination Library Inspires a Spirit of Giving

Dolly was awarded the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy during an awards ceremony held on October 13, 2022, in recognition of her many philanthropic efforts – perhaps most notably, for strengthening childhood education through the distribution of free books worldwide by her Imagination Library.

Dolly’s Imagination Library program continues to expand to new areas, and most recently it was announced that Senate Bill 1183 — bipartisan legislation in partnership with The Dollywood Foundation to establish the Imagination Library of California Statewide Program — has been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, paving the way for the program to launch statewide in California mid-2023.

“A Holly Dolly Christmas” Ultimate Deluxe Edition Now Available!

Just in time for the holidays, an expanded version of Dolly’s 2020 #1-selling holiday album is now available with eight additional tracks, including rarities making their CD, vinyl and digital debuts.

“Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” Available Nov. 18th

Dolly is set for a November 18 release of “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection,” a career-spanning retrospective showcasing 23 essential recordings from 1971-2020. A cross-label anthology, “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” brings together, for the first time on one album, recordings originally released on Dolly Records, RCA Victor and Columbia Records, as well as the Butterfly Records digital single, “When Life Is Good Again,” written and recorded in 2020 as Dolly’s musical message of hope to fans as the pandemic rolled in.

Doggy Parton Holiday Collection Now Available!

Dolly’s pet product line, Doggy Parton, has a new holiday collection of dog apparel, accessories, toys and more that are sure to get tails waggin’! A portion of every purchase benefits Willa B. Farms Animal Rescue, a rescue that provides a loving home to displaced animals of all kinds.

Celebrate the Spirit of the Season

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year! No matter where you spend the holidays, you can sense a spirit of joy, hope and love in the air that brings out the best in all of us. As Christmastime arrives, take time to reflect on the true reason for the season and appreciate all of the things that make the holidays so special—faith, family, friends and love.

“Christmas Is”

Christmas is a time for caring
Bein’ at your best
Christmas is a time for sharing
Knowin’ you’ve been blessed
Christmas is a time for givin’
Love is made of this
That’s what Christmas is

Merry Christmas!

Dolly Parton

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Imagination Library Inspires a Spirit of Giving

Published November 14, 2022 / Last Updated November 16, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Team Dolly

Embrace the Season of Giving With Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library welcomes the holiday season by celebrating major achievements in literacy, while cherishing the gift of quality time with family.

As of November 2022, Dolly’s childhood literacy program has gifted over 195 million books to children across the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and the Republic of Ireland. As we enter into the holidays, the Imagination Library continues to embrace the spirit of the season by gifting more books to more children around the world and inspiring us all to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More!

Dolly is Awarded the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

During an awards ceremony in New York City on October 13, 2022, Dolly accepted the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in recognition of her many philanthropic efforts, including her investments in alleviating poverty, strengthening early college access, advancing medical research (including pediatric infectious diseases and the development of a COVID-19 vaccine), and perhaps most notably, for strengthening childhood education through the distribution of free books worldwide by her Imagination Library.

Gifting More Books to More Children

Dolly’s dream has always been to inspire a love of reading among preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. What started in 1995 in Dolly’s hometown of Sevier County, TN, has now grown into an international program. While Dolly and the Dollywood Foundation cover many overhead costs and administration needs, the Imagination Library is made possible through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners. So, when the program becomes available to children in new areas, it’s an accomplishment worth celebrating!

California Announces Statewide Expansion

California Senator Shannon Grove and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins recently joined Dolly Parton to announce that Senate Bill 1183 — bipartisan legislation in partnership with The Dollywood Foundation to establish the Imagination Library of California Statewide Program — has been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, paving the way for the program to launch statewide mid-2023. The Imagination Library of California statewide program will work with local partners in each county to mail free, age-appropriate books directly to California’s early readers every month, from birth until age five.

Currently, one percent of California children ages 0-5 are enrolled in existing local Imagination Library programs, which continue to see rising interest and success, especially in rural and hard-to-reach communities where libraries are more difficult to access. SB 1183 creates a statewide program that will reach all 58 counties, opening up eligibility to 2.4 million children in California. Visit imaginationlibrary.com to learn more and check availability as the program expands across the state!

 

Cherish The Gift of Quality Family Time

The holidays are special for many reasons, but perhaps the most special of all is the quality time spent with family. It’s a wonderful time of year to cozy up with your child and read a good book together! Here are a few of the specially selected, age-appropriate books going out to registered children this season.

 

DPIL Shh Bears Sleeping

“Shh! Bears Sleeping” by David Martin, Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.

Gentle rhymes and beautiful illustrations take you through the changing seasons, as seen through the eyes of a black bear and her cubs.

 

 

DPIL Snow Falls“Snow Falls” by by Kate Gardner, Illustrated by Brandon James Scott

This easy-to-read picture book introduces your child to the magic, fun and beauty of snow!

 

 

DPIL The Snowman“The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs

One winter’s night, a snowman comes to life and an unforgettable adventure begins in Raymond Briggs’ timeless classic.

 
 
 

Show Your Thanks by Giving

Join in the spirit of the season and share the gift of literacy with families in your community by donating to your local Imagination Library!  A donation as small as $25 covers the cost of providing an Imagination Library book to a child each month for 1 year!

New to the Imagination Library?

Check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

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Listen to Dolly Parton’s Previously Unreleased Single, “A Smoky Mountain Christmas,” From Upcoming “A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition”

Published August 26, 2022 / Last Updated August 26, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Expanded Version of Dolly’s 2020 #1-Selling Holiday Album, with Several Rarities Added, Available October 14, 2022

In time for the holidays, Warner Records is expanding Dolly Parton’s critically acclaimed and fan-loved album, 2020’s “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” with eight tracks, including rarities making their CD, vinyl, and digital debuts.

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition” will be available on October 14, 2022, on CD ($18.98) and 2-LP white vinyl ($34.98), with pre-orders available now. The music will also be available the same day on digital and streaming services. Dolly’s classic track, “A Smoky Mountain Christmas,” one of the rarities from the Ultimate Deluxe Edition, is available today digitally.

“A Smoky Mountain Christmas,” was originally featured in Dolly’s 1986 holiday film of the same name. The new collection includes two other songs from the movie, “(I’d Like To Spend) Christmas With Santa” and “Wrapped Up In You.”

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition”

“A Holly Dolly Christmas” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums when it was originally released in October 2020. On several songs, Dolly is joined by guest performers, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, and her late brother, Randy. The album produced four singles — “Christmas On The Square,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Mary, Did You Know?” and the top 10 AC hit “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas” with Bublé.

“Three Candles” and “The Wish Book” – originally released as digital only bonus tracks — will make their CD and LP debuts on the Ultimate Deluxe Edition. The new collection also features the digital debut for “Something Bigger Than Me” and “Silent Night,” songs that Dolly contributed to the 1997 animated holiday film, “Anabelle’s Wish.” The final bonus track on the Ultimate Deluxe Edition is “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” Dolly’s top 5 AC duet with Rod Stewart, from his Grammy® Award-winning 2004 album, “Stardust…the Great American Songbook, Volume III.”

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition” CD Track Listing:
1. “Holly Jolly Christmas”
2. “Christmas Is” – featuring Miley Cyrus
3. “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas” – Dolly Parton & Michael Bublé
4. “Christmas On The Square”
5. “Circle of Love”
6. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – featuring Jimmy Fallon
7. “Comin’ Home For Christmas”
8. “Christmas Where We Are” – featuring Billy Ray Cyrus
9. “Pretty Paper” – featuring Willie Nelson
10. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
11. “You Are My Christmas” – featuring Randy Parton
12. “Mary, Did You Know”

Bonus Tracks
13. “Three Candles”*
14. “The Wish Book”*
15. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Duet with Rod Stewart
16. “A Smoky Mountain Christmas” #
17. “(I’d Like To Spend) Christmas With Santa” #
18. “Wrapped Up In You” #
19. “Something Bigger Than Me” +
20. “Silent Night” +

* Previously Unreleased on CD & Vinyl
# Previously Unreleased
+ Previously Unreleased Digitally

Now Available for Pre-Order

“A Holly Dolly Christmas: Ultimate Deluxe Edition” will be available worldwide October 14, 2022, and is now available for pre-order on all digital and streaming platforms, CD and 2-LP white vinyl.

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Dolly Welcomes the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Published November 9, 2021 / Last Updated January 24, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Team Dolly

Dolly Heralds the Holidays and Celebrates the True Spirit of the Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! As Christmas quickly approaches, we look forward to enjoying everything that makes the holidays special—time with our closest friends and family, delicious home cooking, lights that twinkle like the stars above and hearts filled with the spirit of giving. Dolly wishes everyone an abundance of joy and love during this special time of year and reminds us all to reflect on the true spirit of the season.

“The holiday season is here!” Dolly exclaimed. “The holidays have a way of bringing out the best in each of us…that unconditional love that we give to one another. I call that a ‘Circle of Love.’”

SPECTACULAR CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT

Dollywood welcomes guests to experience the dazzling sights and joyous sounds of Christmas during their annual Smoky Mountain Christmas, happening November 6 through January 2. With over 5 million Christmas lights, an extraordinary fireworks display and award-winning Christmas shows, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas is an unforgettable experience that is sure to become a family tradition!

Dolly’s Stampede, in both Pigeon Forge and Branson, welcomes families to celebrate the spirit of the season with an amazing Christmas spectacular. This riveting show is filled with festive horse-riding stunts, stirring holiday music, a beautiful live nativity and a four-course holiday feast. Visitors to the Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach areas can celebrate the holiday season with a swashbuckling experience, where families will create lasting memories with the Fun, Feast & Adventure of Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show!

NEWS WORTH SHARING

Imagination Library Inspires a Spirit of Giving

Dolly’s Imagination Library recently announced that it will be expanding the award-winning literacy program statewide in Kansas and Kentucky. Every child under the age of five, in both states, will soon be eligible to receive the gift of a free book each month!

Dolly Performs at Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye Benefit

Dolly took the stage for her first full show since 2016, performing an hour of her hits during the First Annual Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye concert. The event was held on October 24, 2021, at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater in Nashville, TN. The star-studded evening of music and celebration was organized to help raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

MUSIC & MORE

Dolly Joins Reba McEntire In “Does He Love You” Remake

Dolly has teamed up with Reba McEntire to release their first-ever duet and music video, a remake of Reba’s 1993 hit song, “Does He Love You.”

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square,” Available on Netflix

Catch the Christmas spirit from the comfort of your own home by gathering the family together to watch Dolly’s star-studded Netflix special, featuring 14 original Dolly songs. The heartwarming, Emmy Award-winning holiday musical, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square,” is sure to be a festive family favorite.

“A Holly Dolly Christmas” Deluxe Edition — Now Available!

“A Holly Dolly Christmas (Deluxe Edition)” is now available to stream! This digital exclusive features three new songs, including one live performance from Dolly’s 2020 CBS Christmas special. Listen now!

CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year! No matter where you spend the holidays, you can sense a spirit of joy, hope and love in the air. As Christmastime arrives, take time to reflect on the true reason for the season and appreciate all of the things that make the holidays so special—faith, family, friends and love.

“Circle of Love”

Circle of love, halo of light
When Jesus was born
On that Christmas night
And oh, what a night, that Holy night was
When Bethlehem glowed, in a circle of love

Merry Christmas!

Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton Releases “A Holly Dolly Christmas” Deluxe Edition

Published November 9, 2021 / Last Updated January 24, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Team Dolly

“A Holly Dolly Christmas” Deluxe Edition — Now Available

Dolly Parton kicks off the holidays by putting a little extra Christmas cheer in everyone’s stockings. Dolly has released a special deluxe edition of her 2020 record-breaking #1 Christmas album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas!”

Now available to stream, this digital exclusive deluxe edition boasts three new tracks, including “Three Candles,” “The Wish Book” and “I Still Believe,” from the live performance of the 2020 “A Holly Dolly Christmas” TV Special.

“A Holly Dolly Christmas” Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

  1. Holly Jolly Christmas – Dolly Parton
  2. Christmas Is (feat. Miley Cyrus) – Dolly Parton
  3. Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas – Dolly Parton, Michael Bublé
  4. Christmas On The Square – Dolly Parton
  5. Circle Of Love – Dolly Parton
  6. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon
  7. Comin’ Home For Christmas – Dolly Parton
  8. Christmas Where We Are (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) – Dolly Parton
  9. Pretty Paper – Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson
  10. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Dolly Parton
  11. You Are My Christmas (feat. Randy Parton) – Dolly Parton
  12. Mary, Did You Know? – Dolly Parton
  13. I Still Believe (Performed live on “A Holly Dolly Christmas” TV Special) – Dolly Parton
  14. Three Candles – Dolly Parton
  15. The Wish Book – Dolly Parton

Listen Now

Listen to “A Holly Dolly Christmas” Deluxe Edition, now available worldwide on all digital and streaming platforms.

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