How to Celebrate the Holidays with Dolly Parton
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This year, celebrate your favorite season with your favorite Smoky Mountain hometown hero! Dolly Parton has so many ways for you to get in the holiday spirit. From Thanksgiving parade performances to Christmas music and movies, Dolly Parton fans are all set for a Dolly-filled holiday season! Learn about all the ways you can celebrate the holidays with Dolly Parton below:
1. Listen to Dolly’s New Christmas Album
Since October, we’ve had the opportunity to enjoy brand new holiday music from our favorite country music legend. “A Holly Dolly Christmas” features a combination of classic holiday hits and original songs. There are also duets with Miley Cyrus, Michael Buble, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Randy Parton and Jimmy Fallon! You can listen to the album in the car on your way to go holiday shopping, or as you decorate your house for the holidays.
2. Cook with Dolly’s Holiday Baking Collection
Dolly Parton partnered with Williams Sonoma to create a line of all the holiday baking essentials. The special collaboration brings holiday bakeware and kitchen items like aprons, a cookie cutter set, spatulas, oven mitts and more. The cookie cutter set has cookie cutters designed to honor things that Dolly loves most, like music notes, a log cabin and a butterfly. You can also buy a gingerbread cabin that’s designed to look like her Tennessee mountain home, guitar gingerbread cookies and sugar cookie mix. You can use the bakeware while you cook for both Thanksgiving and Christmas!
3. Watch Dolly’s CMT Takeover
This year, Dolly Parton is taking over CMT for a day-long Christmas extravaganza! On Saturday, December 5th, tune in to CMT for a holiday movie marathon, classic music videos, a full episode of “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” and more. Throughout the day, Dolly Parton has some surprises for viewers! Watch Dolly reflect on her holidays and best Christmas memories, get a tease of her upcoming special on CBS and more. The takeover begins at 9 a.m. on CMT with a Dolly-themed “CMT Hot 20 Countdown.” Some of the movies you can expect to air during the marathon are “Coat of Many Colors,” “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” and “Steel Magnolias.”
4. Watch ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas’ Special on CBS
There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than watching “A Holly Dolly Christmas” Special on CBS! This December, viewers will get to see Dolly perform an intimate, candlelit set of faith-filled hymns and holiday classics, along with songs from her new Christmas album. In addition to musical performances, Dolly will share her own Christmas stories and memories of the holiday season. The Dolly Parton Christmas special will air on CBS and CBS All Access on December 6 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., ET and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., PT.
5. Watch the New Dolly Parton Christmas Movie on Netflix
If you loved “Christmas at Dollywood” last year, then we bet you’re excited for Dolly Parton’s brand new Christmas movie! “Christmas on the Square” premiered on Netflix on November 22. The movie musical stars Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis and Treat Williams, among others. It features 14 original songs by Dolly Parton, who plays an angel in the movie. Here is the official tagline for “Christmas on the Square”:
“Seasonal cheer comes to a screeching halt when a cold-hearted woman tries to sell her hometown’s land. Can music, magic and memories change her mind?”
6. Visit Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
One of the best ways to celebrate the holidays with Dolly Parton is by visiting Dollywood! During the holiday season, visitors can enjoy the park’s award-winning festival, Smoky Mountain Christmas. During this special holiday event, Dollywood is home to more than 5 million holiday lights, heart-warming holiday performances, Santa Claus and more. This year, visitors can enjoy a new fireworks display at the park called Merry & Bright! If you love Christmas, this is the perfect time to visit Dollywood!
Ways to Celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains
We bet you’re looking forward to celebrating the holidays with Dolly Parton, and there’s no better place to do it than the Smoky Mountains! Listen to Dolly’s music and watch her holiday movies and specials while relaxing in the very place that the star grew up. Millions of Christmas lights and decorations, holiday shows and entertainment, and exciting holiday events are all things you can enjoy in the Smokies during the Christmas season. Before your visit, check out all the ways you can celebrate Christmas in the Smoky Mountains.