Blake Shelton Urges Fans to Join Him ‘Jingle Challenge’ Benefiting Patients at Children’s Hospital

by Halle Ames
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In the season of cheer and giving, artist Blake Shelton is showing his support for children at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with the Jingle Challenge.

You don’t need tons of cash or time to make a child’s day. All you need is a sentence or two of encouragement and joy to send a message to a young patient at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. 

Blake Shelton and Dolly Parton for #JingleChallenge

On Blake Shelton’s Twitter, he encourages fans to do just that. As a result, many people commented that they are participating in the event.

“I challenge y’all to join in on the @VUMCchildren  #JingleChallenge with me! Help us send 10,000 messages of joy & support to patients & staff at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt this holiday season. Let’s spread a little love y’all!”

For those who would like to participate in the special event, they can visit

Shelton isn’t the only star that has joined the hospital in spreading holiday cheer. Legendary singer Dolly Parton has also joined the “Jingle Challenge” for “A Holly Dolly Christmas.” 

“I’m excited to help kick off the #JingleChallenge and send messages of support to the patients and staff at the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt! If you’re in the U.S., you can join by choosing the Butterfly Garden as your #AHollyDollyChristmas card at”

On the other hand, Parton’s Christmas messages are a bit more decorative, with four different festive backgrounds to choose from. Following that, you select a photo to upload that will be edited next to Dolly’s. Selfies work best. Finally, you scale your face into the cutout provided.

Let’s help make a child’s day during this holiday season with an encouraging message and help reach the $10,000 goal! 

Nashville Christmas Parade

In addition, the Nashville Christmas Parade that benefits the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will be hosting a virtual celebration on Saturday, December 5, at 9 a.m. CT. WKRN News 2 will be broadcasting the event, which will include inspirational patient stories, sponsor spotlights, special guest performances, as well as a walk down memory lane with highlights from past parades.