A Holly Dolly Christmas — Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton is inviting everyone over the hills and through the woods for a bombastic holiday shindig in the family room with her timely and timeless new holiday record, A Holly Dolly Christmas.

Just in time to ring in the Christmas season, this 12-tracked classic is an instant staple of traditional, spiritual and all-round jingle jangle holiday music to warm the soul with a cup of good cheer.

The album is a stocking full of surprisingly natural mash-ups, with a family-style open mic approach as Dolly welcomes a variety of legendary friends and family to join the festivities.

A warm fire of crooning magic comes alive as Michael Bublé joins Dolly for the blushing naughty-but-nice duet, “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas, while the classic Texas-spiced “Pretty Paper” features Willie Nelson in a fire-lit-swaggered gem that beckons all generations to sing along. And that’s just a taste of what’s in store for you.

The familiar and warm combination of Dolly and Christmas is just what this season ordered, overnighted and delivered to usher in a more-the-merrier spirit to all. Like a string of popcorn on an ornament-packed tree, this hand-crafted musical ribbon of family and friends wraps a sweet gift of love, compassion and kindness to everyone in the truest spirit of Christmas.

– Chris Rucker