Published Aug 13, 2020When she's not telling you bedtime stories or uplifting spirits in times of strife, you may remember that wholesome country grandma Dolly Parton does, in fact, put out incredible albums. Today, Parton has announced plans for a cheery new Christmas record, which is due just in time for the holiday season through Butterfly Records in partnership with 12Tone Music.
A Holly Dolly Christmas arrives on October 2 and features five duets with five "very special artists," including Willie Nelson, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon, plus a "special song" with her brother, Randy Parton.
"I figured since everybody probably wouldn't get to celebrate Christmas as usual this year, I wanted to be creative instead of sitting around at the house this summer," Dolly said in a release. "So I put on my mask, gloves and practiced social distancing, as well as all of the wonderful musicians and singers, and we proceeded to put together what I think is some of the best work that I've ever done."
The record features takes on Christmas classics like "All I Want for Christmas Is You," "Holly Jolly Christmas," "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and more. The album was produced by Kent Wells.
A Holly Dolly Christmas marks Parton's follow-up to 2017's I Believe in You, and her first holiday record in 30 years. See the full tracklist below.
A Holly Dolly Christmas:
1. Holly Jolly Christmas
2. Christmas Is (ft. Miley Cyrus)
3. Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas (feat. Michael Bublé)
4. Christmas on the Square
5. Circle of Love
6. All I Want for Christmas Is You (ft. Jimmy Fallon)
7. Comin' Home for Christmas
8. Christmas Where We Are (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus)
9. Pretty Paper feat. Willie Nelson
10. Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
11. You Are My Christmas (ft. Randy Parton)
12. Mary, Did You Know?
Pre-order A Holly Dolly Christmas.