Is there anything more perfect than Dolly Parton Christmas songs to get into the Christmas spirit?
Christmas is a special time of year with a feeling of joy in the air as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. People spend more time with their families and many return to their hometowns and find comfort returning to their roots. Maybe this is why we love Dolly so much at Christmas!
Here are 7 Dolly Parton Christmas songs to help you celebrate the Christmas season!
- Show Stopping Rendition Of ‘Little Drummer Boy’
- Cheerful Performance Of ‘Jingle Bells’
- Unforgettable Cover Of ‘White Christmas’
- Precious Cover Of ‘Silent Night’
- Wonderful Performance By Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton of ‘I Believe In Santa Claus’
- Festive Cover by Kenny Rogers And Dolly Parton, ‘I’ll Be Home With Bells On’
- Heavenly Performance of ‘Coat Of Many Colors’
Show-Stopping Rendition of ‘Little Drummer Boy’
Dolly really did this classic Christmas tune, ‘Little Drummer Boy’ justice with her sweet country voice. Teacher and composer Katherine Kennicott Davis is credited with composing the song back in 1941 with lyrics contributed by Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone. The song is based on an old Czech carol about a young boy who threw down his gun in favor of a drum.
A newborn King to see pa rum pum pum.
Our finest gifts we bring pa rum pum pum pum.
To lay before the king par rum pa pum pum.
WATCH: Show-Stopping Rendition of ‘Little Drummer Boy’
Cheerful Performance of ‘Jingle Bells’
This carefree classic gets anyone in the Christmas spirit, and brings joy to all that hear it!
Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way.
Oh, what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh, hey!
WATCH: Cheerful Performance of ‘Jingle Bells’
Unforgettable Cover of ‘White Christmas’
Everyone knows this Christmas classic, ‘White Christmas,’ which was written by Irving Berlin in 1954, and made popular by crooner Bing Crosby in the film by the same name.
But Dolly puts her classic country charm on it to make it a favorite version of the song for the whole family.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,
with every Christmas card I write.
May all your days be merry and bright,
and all your Christmases be white.
WATCH: Unforgettable Cover of ‘White Christmas’:
Precious Cover of ‘Silent Night’
Another beloved Christmas classic to make our hearts feel full, and remember the reason for the season is ‘Silent Night.’ This song is mandatory to play around Christmas time, especially Dolly’s cover.
Silent night, Holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar.
Heavenly host sings Alleluia!
WATCH: Precious Cover of ‘Silent Night’
Wonderful Performance by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, ‘I Believe In Santa Claus’
These two are powerful singers on their own, but as a duo they make quite the unforgettable pair. Here they sing Dolly’s original ‘I Believe In Santa Claus.’
I believe there’s always hope when all seems lost.
I believe in Santa Claus, I tell you why I do.
Because I believe that dreams and plans
and wishes can come true.
WATCH: Wonderful Performance by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, ‘I Believe In Santa Claus’
Festive Performance by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton of ‘I’ll Be Home With Bells On’
This rockin pair are back together again to sing Dolly’s original song, ‘I’ll Be Home With Bells On.’
Our favorite country duo is singing this song to share about the important role that our home and memories of family plays in our Christmas celebrations.
It's Christmas time again another year has come and gone
And I can't keep from wonderin' how the old folks are at home
I’ll be home with bells on.
WATCH: Festive Performance by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton of ‘I’ll Be Home With Bells On’
Heavenly Performance of ‘Coat Of Many Colors’
Dolly's original song, ‘Coat of Many Colors’ gets us all more in the Christmas spirit. While not necessarily a Christmas song, it is about gift-giving from the heart and attending to one another’s needs. In the song, the mother took a box of cast-off rags, and sewed it into a coat so that her child would have a winter coat. The mother then shared another very important gift with her child--the gift of scripture. After giving the child the coat, she read to her from the Bible about Joseph and the original coat of many colors.
"Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors." Genesis 37:3
In the song, the child thought the coat was beautiful, and at school while others’ ignorantly laughed at it, she continued to feel blessed.
Oh, I was rich as I could be,
In my coat of many colors my momma made for me.
Let us all remember this feeling of gratitude for our many blessings, both big and small, this Christmas season!
WATCH: Heavenly Performance of ‘Coat Of Many Colors’
Bailey Sizemore writes inspirational stories for GodTube and GodUpdates. She has a heart for children and has worked in Special Education and as a counselor for children with autism for several years. She has also served kids abroad on mission trips including one to an orphanage in Vietnam. In her free time, Bailey enjoys reading true crime stories and listening to live music.