Dolly Parton - A Holly Dolly Christmas (2020)

Reason for Listening:
#16 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20201205). From the top. Holiday.
Last Week: 20 | Peak: 16 | Weeks on Chart: 8

Released 20201002.
12 songs. 43:53. A Holly Dolly Christmas (2020)
12+2 songs. 43:53. A Holly Dolly Christmas (Amazon) (2020)

First listen.
[Apparently Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus's Godmother.]
This song seems to channel the feeling of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" without the theme ("Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas")
Hehe. The intro is kind of cheesy and/or cringe, but a duet on a classic between Dolly and Jimmy is pretty cool. Personally I'd go for an edit of the song without most of the commentary. ("All I Want For Christmas Is You") [The music video dampens some of the cheesiness]
Listening to "Christmas Is" again, I feel it's weakness lies in that the song would have probably benefited from being a duet and highlighting Miley Cyrus's vocals as opposed to the feeling of Cyrus's voice being drowned out and acting like just a backup vocal.

3: "Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas" (with Michael Buble); "Circle of Love"; "Christmas Where We Are" (ft. Billy Ray Cyrus);
2: "Comin' Home for Christmas"; "Pretty Paper" (with Willie Nelson); "You Are My Christmas" (ft. Randy Parton);
1: "Holly Jolly Christmas"; "Christmas Is" (ft. Miley Cyrus); "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus";
0: "Christmas On the Square"; "All I Want for Christmas is You" (with Jimmy Fallon); "Mary, Did You Know?";

I honestly didn't know what to expect going into the album. Upon finishing the album, I had mixed feelings about it. For the most part, the album consisted primarily of original tracks and I liked the majority of them. With that being said, I wasn't a fan of the album as a whole.

Overall Rating: 3.0/5
Favorite Song: "Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas"

No comments :