“I love @WillieNelson from here to the moon and back,” Parton tweeted Sunday. “Make a customized Christmas card for someone you love right now.”
Dolly Parton’s Busy Holiday Season
Parton recently announced that she’s rolling out a music video with Nelson for their duet “Pretty Paper” from Parton’s 2020 Christmas album.
“Sometimes a wonderful friendship can turn into some especially wonderful music!” the country star wrote on Instagram.
Parton has had a full holiday season this year. She’s out with a Christmas album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas.” And she just released a new book, “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.” She also starred in her own Christmas special. And she played an angel in “Christmas on the Square,” a Netflix original movie.
Making the Most of 2020
Still, for all the work she’s done and all the extra effort she’s spent promoting it, Parton’s holiday traditions with her husband of 54 years, Carl Dean, are relatively sedate.
“My husband, Carl, and I are pretty easygoing when it comes to gifts,” Parton told Red Online recently. “He’s a carpenter and a mechanic, so I keep an eye on what he’s missing or what he’s worn out and I’ll buy him tools or flashlights. He knows I love to cook, so he’ll buy me things like aprons or oven mitts.”
That’s not to say Parton doesn’t get into the Christmas spirit. She does, and then some.
“I’m a big believer in playing all the Christmas songs and covering the house in decorations,” Parton said. “I try to make the most of every occasion. I’m the kind of person who dresses up for everything, so I love dressing up as Santa Claus, and I wear red, white and green throughout the whole season.”
Parton said she and her family usually have a very big Christmas. So this year will be a bit of a letdown for her. But she said she’ll still see a small number of relatives in Nashville and, of course, make good use of Zoom and FaceTime.