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Dolly Parton Reveals What Makes Her Holiday Season So Special

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By Favour Adegoke on December 28, 2021 at 6:15 AM EST

Dolly Parton's achievements in the music industry might never be equaled even after her lifetime. The singer's sonorous high-pitched voice has enthralled fans since the nineties and paved the way for other new generation artists.

She has released many hit albums and scores of chart-topping singles. Most of her songs artfully tell sweet tales of love and sometimes heartbreak. However, the country star has also channeled her abilities to create several Christmas songs.

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Clearly, the award-winning singer loves the holiday season and often displays her appreciation via taking multiple photos with her Santa Claus garb and other dramatic forms of celebration.

On a more thoughtful note, the festive season comes with a lot of self-retrospection for Parton alongside sharing gifts among friends and family, in her own means of exemplifying her understanding of Christmas.

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Dolly Parton's Holiday Childhood Memories Makes The Season Special

For Parton, the holiday season makes her reflect on her early days. According to the singer, her family did not always share gifts as they lacked the means. However, it did not stop them from making sacrifices.

The songstress cited when the family put together their gift funds to purchase a wedding ring for their mother.

"So Daddy said this year. why don't we all just pitch in any little that we were going to spend on each other or someone else and buy momma a wedding band," she told WBIR. "We were all for it. So we made a little game out of that."

The game ended with the ring fished out from its hiding place and given to Parton's mother. Although the band was not expensive, the singer confided that her mother loved the present.

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"Momma loved her ring," she said. "That will always be special."

Another fond holiday memory etched in Parton's mind is the birth of her brother Randy, born on December 15, 1953. Sadly, he passed on earlier this year.

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Dolly Parton's Personal Meaning Of Christmas

Parton also revealed in the interview her own meaning of Christmas. Like every Christian home that sees the season as a period to celebrate the birth of Christ, she also shares the same belief and observes it each year.

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"Well Christmas for me personally means the birth of Jesus Christ," the "Coat of Many Colours," star said. "I'm so happy every year to say, 'Happy Birthday, Dear Jesus!' So to me, sometimes I think we forget the true meaning of Christmas, those of us of a Christian faith."

Parton also utilizes the holiday season to bond with friends and family, eat good food, and make merry.

"To me, the other part is like being with family, eatin' all that food, eating as much of it as you can. Not feeling guilty about it until the first of the year, trying to get that all of you," she added.

Dolly Parton And Her Husband Loves Sharing Gifts

Beyond the giving that comes with the holiday season, Parton and her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, love gifting themselves stuff to show their commitment to each other. The singer revealed this tidbit in an interview on the Today show.

"My husband, Carl, and I are pretty easygoing when it comes to gifts," she said. "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."

She also highlighted that he gets her the right gifts that she really likes. "He buys me what he knows I really want," Parton said. "I also write him songs, and he writes me sweet poems. A poem inside a card is my favorite kind of gift.

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Dolly Parton's 'Christmas On The Square' Holiday Flick

With Christmas around the corner, fans of Parton can relax and enjoy her movie "Christmas on the Square."

The 2020 film starred Christine Baranski as a wealthy and obnoxious lady who came back to her obscure hometown after her father's demise to evict the tenants of her family land and sell it to a mall developer a few days to Christmas.

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Fortunately, Dolly played the part of an angel and was influential in turning the tide in favor of the town, bringing back the happiness to their festivities.

Other stars in the film include Treat Williams, Jeanine Mason, Josh Segarra, and Mary Lane Haskell. The Christmas special featured 14 new original songs written by Dolly. It is available to stream on Netflix.

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