Dolly Parton Sends Christmas Message to Fans: ‘Hope You Feel the Warmth of Home’

by Jennifer Shea

Country superstar Dolly Parton is sending out a heartfelt message to her fans on Twitter in advance of Christmas.

“No matter where you’re celebrating Christmas I hope you feel the warmth of home,” Parton tweeted Monday, alongside a heart emoji.

A Chart-Topping Christmas Album

Besides that message, Parton also tweeted a video of herself performing “Comin’ Home For Christmas,” a song from her Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas.

The album features a mix of solo performances and duets with the likes of Michael Buble, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson. Parton also sings a duet with her brother Randy. The songs include both Parton originals and Christmas classics. 

“I figured since everybody probably wouldn’t get to celebrate Christmas as usual this year, I wanted to be creative instead of sitting around at the house this summer,” Parton said in a statement announcing the record. “So I put on my mask, gloves and practiced social distancing, as well as all of the wonderful musicians and singers, and we proceeded to put together what I think is some of the best work that I’ve ever done.”

“A Holly Dolly Christmas” hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country and Holiday charts. Parton said she was “so proud and humbled” by the album’s success. 

The One and Only Dolly Parton

The singer and actress also starred in a Christmas special, also titled “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” which aired earlier this month on CBS. Parton performed from a spartan candlelit set.

“When Dolly Parton calls and tells you she wants to do a Christmas show, you don’t hesitate,” Jack Sussman, executive vice president of specials, music and live events for CBS, said of the special. “There’s only one Dolly Parton, and we are so excited to be bringing her to viewers this holiday season.”

For her part, Parton plans to spend the holiday with a few relatives in Nashville and the rest of the family via FaceTime and Zoom, she said recently.