If you've ever suspected that Dolly Parton goes all out with Christmas decor, from tree toppers down to tree skirts, look no further for proof than this 2018 appearance on Ellen. During her chat with host Ellen DeGeneres, Parton confirms our suspicions while explaining that there's a decked-out Christmas tree in every room in each of her homes.
"I have a lot of rooms in my house, and I have a Christmas tree in every one of them," Parton told DeGeneres. "They're all different sizes. I have different houses. I have a lake house and we decorate it with the theme of that, with water. Christmas is all about the kids."
The legendary country music singer and songwriter's affinity for Christmas ornaments and other home decor came to light during a promotional appearance for Jennifer Aniston's Netflix film Dumplin' and the streaming service's anthology series Dolly Parton's Heartstrings.
Parton has kept the holidays merry and bright for fans every year since then. In 2020, she released her first holiday album in 30 years, A Holly Dolly Christmas, which featured duets with Willie Nelson, Michael Bublé and Miley Cyrus. One of the best Christmas albums in recent memory, regardless of genre, was promoted by a fun series of animated music videos, including one starring cartoon Dolly and Willie. A Holly Dolly Christmas got a deluxe reissue in 2022 with bonus tracks.
A CBS holiday special also titled A Holly Dolly Christmas followed in 2020, as did yet another Netflix film, Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square. This year, NBC premiered the delightfully campy TV special Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas. And of course this is always the most wonderful time of the year to visit her East Tennessee theme park, Dollywood.
This story previously ran on Dec. 23, 2020.
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