Photos: Dolly Parton Teases New Christmas Merchandise With Humorous Tweet

by Matthew Wilson

It may not be Halloween yet, but Dolly Parton is already in the Christmas spirit. The country legend shared some of her Christmas catalog in a humorous tweet that compared herself to RuPaul.

In the tweet, Parton compared a picture of herself in a Christmas-themed turtle neck to a picture of RuPaul also wearing a turtle neck sweater. She wrote, “Who wore it best? Turtleneck edition” with a winking emoji.

Parton included a link to her online store with a variety of Christmas swag. The turtle neck the singer model is $99, which includes a CD copy of Parton’s A Holly Dolly Christmas. The store is also selling T-shirts, pajama sets, and mugs.

Dolly Parton is releasing a Christmas themed album and Netflix special.

Christmas seems to be one of the singer’s favorite holidays. Parton has recorded three Christmas albums across her career, including A Holly Dolly Christmas. The album is scheduled to be released on Oct.2. Parton will be joined by a cast of fellow singers including Michael Bublé, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Parton’s goddaughter Miley Cyrus.

“I thought, ‘I think I’ll call it A Holly Dolly Christmas because I love the song ‘A Holly Jolly Christmas’ with Burl Ives,” she 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 do I call it something cute and clever, like that or Deck the Halls with Boughs of Dolly, something corny like that.’”

On Nov. 22, Parton will also release a new Christmas special on Netflix. The film is titled Dolly Parton’s Christmas on The Square.

The special will feature 14 original songs performed by Parton. The film follows a rich woman named Regina (Christine Baranski) who tries to sell her father’s land to a developer. However, she has a change of heart after meeting her guardian angel (Parton), which leads Regina to rekindle connections with her hometown.