Dolly Parton and Netflix Share Early Look at New Song from Upcoming Christmas Special

by Chris Haney

On Wednesday, Netflix’s official Twitter account shared a sneak peek of a new musical number country legend Dolly Parton will sing in her upcoming Christmas special.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square will air on Netflix beginning Sunday, Nov. 22. The movie stars Parton, Christine Baranski from The Good Wife, and Treat Williams from Everwood.

Netflix describes the plot of the movie as: “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?” Parton plays the role of a guardian angel who is trying to change the mind of the Scrooge-like character.

Netflix shared a clip of the Christmas special along with an early look at Parton singing in the new film.

“Surprise!” Netflix tweeted with excitement. “Here’s an early look at your favorite bedazzled guardian angel @DollyParton singing a brand new musical number from the upcoming DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE (dropping November 22 on Netflix).”

Parton Stars in New Movie, Features New Original Music

The new Christmas musical features 14 original songs from the country icon. The movie follows Parton’s first new Christmas album in 30 years titled A Holly Dolly Christmas. In fact, “Christmas on the Square” is not only the title of the new Netflix film, but also of a song on the new Christmas album.

The new Christmas record has multiple collaborations with other celebrities. Some of the features include collaborations with Willie Nelson, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Bublé, and Jimmy Fallon. Additionally, her brother, Randy Parton, is also featured on one of the tracks.

“I thought, ‘I think I’ll call it A Holly Dolly Christmas because I love the song ‘A Holly Jolly Christmas’ with Burl Ives,'” Parton told Billboard. “He used to be on all of my Christmas specials all through the years. I think of him as Mr. Christmas. I thought, ‘Why don’t I call it something cute and clever, like that or Deck the Halls with Boughs of Dolly, something corny like that.'”