Dolly Parton has big plans when the global pandemic comes to an end.
During an interview with ET Canada, the country legend said she hopes to create a Christmas special in 2021 alongside the artists who joined her on the album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas.”
“When life is good again I’m going to get with all these people,” Parton said. “I told them, I said, look we can’t do a Christmas special this year, which I would love to have done. I said, maybe next year, I can get all those great artists and we can revive the album for Christmas next year and add some new and additional things and make special next year.”
The proposed 2021 Christmas special will not Parton’s first. She previously teamed up with Kenny Rogers for the album “Once Upon a Christmas” in 1984.
Christmas holds a special place in the singer’s heart, and she is happy to be part of other’s holiday traditions.
“I have loved Christmas all my life and always wanted to do either Christmas movies or Christmas specials,” she said. “… There is just something about me that just says, ‘Christmas’ because I love all the sparkly stuff. I kind of look like I might have tinsel on me all the time anyway. But, I just love the fun and the family and the music; I love everything about Christmas.”
Parton spread even more holiday cheer this week as she performed a “Holly Jolly Christmas” during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Dolly Parton also told ET Canada how she deals with the difficulties of 2020.
“You just roll with the punches,” she said. “I just believe in going as you go. You can’t give up. You just kind of fit yourself into whatever is happening; be as productive as you can be.”