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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.

Team DollyDolly Parton Releases “A Holly Dolly Christmas” Deluxe Edition

Embrace the Season of Giving With Imagination Library

Published November 5, 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 Parton’s Imagination Library Inspires a Spirit of Giving This Holiday Season

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 2021, Dolly’s childhood literacy program has gifted over 170 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!

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, however, 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 communities. So, when the program becomes available to children in new areas, it’s an accomplishment worth celebrating!

Imagination Library Expands Across Kansas

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, Representative Troy Waymaster and the Kansas Children’s Cabinet recently joined Dolly to announce that the Imagination Library would soon be available to all children under five in Kansas! The goal of the statewide expansion is to make books available to children ages 0-5 in every zip code in Kansas.

Currently Kansas has 82 programs covering portions of 77 of Kansas’ 105 counties. Once full county participation is achieved, Kansas will join only 12 states and the District of Columbia that have earned this distinction. Continue to check availability as the Imagination Library expands programs across the state!

Kentucky Kicks Off Statewide Expansion

Kentucky families are also celebrating after news that the Imagination Library will soon be available to all children under five in the Bluegrass State! Dolly recently announced the statewide expansion of her Imagination Library program in Kentucky, through funding shared by Dolly, the State of Kentucky and local community partnerships.

The Imagination Library of Kentucky expansion will focus on reaching more children and families to increase registration in existing Imagination Library Programs in the state, while finding community partners to start new Imagination Library programs in Kentucky. Visit imaginationlibrary.com/kentucky 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 most special of all is the quality time spent with family. The holidays are a wonderful time of the 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.

 

The Snowy Day“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats

Perhaps nothing is so magical as waking up to wintery blanket of snow, and this book by Ezra Jack Keats captures that magic beautifully!

 

 

Counting On Snow“Counting on Snow” by Maxwell Newhouse

The gorgeous illustrations in this book by folk artist Maxwell Newhouse provide a lovely introduction to numbers and the animals of the northern wilderness.

 

 

Otto the Book Bear in the Snow“Otto the Book Bear in the Snow” by Katie Cleminson

Otto is a bear who lives in a book in the library with his friend, Ernest. Read about their incredible adventure through the snow as they try to get back to the library for the special winter party!

 

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.

Team DollyEmbrace the Season of Giving With Imagination Library

‘Tis the Season for Swashbuckling Adventure at Pirates Voyage!

Published November 4, 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

Create Lasting Holiday Memories With the Fun, Feast & Adventure of Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show!

Sail into a season of adventure at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! Celebrate all of the things that make the holidays special as you treat the family to a swashbuckling dinner spectacular, located in Pigeon Forge, TN, and Myrtle Beach, SC!

Celebrate the Pirate Spirit in Pigeon Forge

Nothing makes the holidays more special than spending quality time with family. And, one of the best times your family can have together is at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! With daring sword fights, blazing cannons, mystical mermaids and much more, Pirates Voyage combines fun, fantasy and adventure to make for an unforgettable dinner experience worth visiting year after year.

And, It wouldn’t be the holiday season without having a bountiful meal with family. Me Hearties Feast will satisfy even the most hungry swashbucklers right as the action begins! This delicious four-course feast includes a Buccaneer Biscuit, Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Cracklin’ Pan-Fried Chicken, Sugar-Cured Ham, Corn on the Cob, Herb-Basted Potato, Walk the Plank Peach Turnover and unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea, or coffee.

Embark on a High Seas Holiday Adventure in Myrtle Beach

In Myrtle Beach, high tide meets the yuletide in a thrilling holiday spectacular, offering a variety of fun and entertainment that will make for lasting holiday memories for everyone who attends. Join Captain Scrooge and his cavalier crew for a swashbuckling spin on the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol,” taking you on a journey through Christmas past, present and future. Guests will be thrilled by an epic battle between the crimson and emerald pirates as they compete for the coveted Christmas treasure, and gaze in awe and wonder at a live Nativity as an angel appears with a special message for landlubbers and pirates alike.

Guests are served a mouthwatering four-course holiday feast straight from Captain Scrooge’s galley during their voyage. The meal begins with voyager creamy vegetable soup and buccaneer bread. The feast fit for a pirate continues with a half o’ roasted cackler (chicken), pulled barbeque pork, cob o’ buttery corn, and a pirate herb-basted potato. Apple o’ me eye pie and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee complete the meal.

Make Plans

Celebrate the Fun, Feast & Adventure of the holiday season at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, located in Pigeon Forge, TN, and Myrtle Beach, SC! What are ye waiting for, matey? Visit Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show to book your tickets today!

Team Dolly‘Tis the Season for Swashbuckling Adventure at Pirates Voyage!

Dolly Parton Celebrates Christmas in July With Two Emmy Nominations for “Christmas on the Square”

Published July 21, 2021 / Last Updated July 23, 2021
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

Join us for a Christmas in July celebration as we look back on the “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square” cast interviews

Christmas has come early for Dolly Parton! The recent announcement of the 2021 Emmy Nominations brought news that Dolly’s Netflix Christmas musical, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square,” has been nominated in two categories: Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming. Dolly said:

“Well Christmas sure came early this year! I’m thrilled about our two Emmy nominations for ‘Christmas on the Square.’ Thank you to Netflix and everyone who dreamed along with me to help make it possible.”

Come celebrate Christmas in July on Dolly’s Front Porch as we watch interviews with the cast and team behind her festive Emmy-Nominated Christmas special.

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square” nominated for Outstanding Television Movie

 

With so much iconic talent involved in the film, it’s no wonder that “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square” received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Television Movie. Starring Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis, Treat Williams, and directed and choreographed by three-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner Debbie Allen, “Christmas on the Square” features 14 original Dolly songs in what has now become a hit holiday classic.

Exclusive interview with actress Christine Baranski

 

Award-winning actress, Christine Baranski, plays the leading role of Regina Fuller in “Christmas on the Square.” A Tony and Emmy award-winning actress, singer and producer, Baranski has an incredibly busy work schedule, but she jumped at the chance to collaborate with Dolly in a holiday musical.

Her character, Regina Fuller, is a cold-hearted, wealthy woman who returns to her hometown of Fullerville after her father passes away. She is on a mission to force all of her father’s tenants out of their homes, so she can close a real estate deal with a mall developer. Instead, she finds herself reconnecting with people from her past and having an unexpected encounter with an angel, played by none other than Dolly herself, giving Regina an opportunity to have a change of heart.

The story of redemption in “Christmas on the Square” serves as a beautiful reminder that the most valuable gifts we can give are treasures that money cannot buy. It’s a message of hope that renews our faith in the human spirit and affirms the fact that change for the better always begins in the heart.

Exclusive interview with actress Jenifer Lewis

 

Hollywood star Jenifer Lewis delivers a sensational performance in the role of Margeline, a lovable beauty shop owner from Fullerville. Lewis has enjoyed a long and illustrious career, appearing in many notable movies and television series. And, like Dolly, she comes from a small town and a big family. Her larger-than-life role makes an indelible impression in the film as she lights up the screen with luminous joy.

Exclusive interview with actor Treat Williams

 

The enormously talented actor, Treat Williams, has a rich and diverse resume. Having over 120 credits in film, stage and television, Williams was the perfect fit for the role of Carl Pellam, an antique store owner and caretaker of the town’s history.

Williams was a natural for this part, especially considering the fact that his mother owned and operated an antique store for many years. He understands on a deep level the connection between an object and someone you dearly love and brings this understanding to his portrayal of Carl Pellam in the film.

Debbie Allen’s talents earn Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming nomination

 

“Christmas on the Square” really came to life when Debbie Allen accepted the roles of director and choreographer. The multi award-winning actress, dancer, choreographer, singer/songwriter, director and producer has enjoyed a show-stopping career, encompassing everything from Broadway to a hit television series to the silver screen.

The energetic icon brought to the set her incredible ability to marry movement and music. Her innovative giftings, combined with Dolly’s innate way of crafting lyrics and melodies, created an endearing result of Christmas magic. Dolly composed all 14 songs that are featured in the Emmy-nominated musical. Together, these two talented women brought the heartwarming holiday story to life.

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

Celebrate Christmas in July by watching Dolly’s Emmy-nominated holiday musical “Christmas on the Square,” available to stream on Netflix!

Team DollyDolly Parton Celebrates Christmas in July With Two Emmy Nominations for “Christmas on the Square”