Dolly Parton Sings “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” With Her Nieces And Nephews
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For Dolly Parton, Christmas means being with family.
In 1990, Parton gave the world an inside look at her very large family’s Christmas traditions during her TV special, Home For Christmas.
She joins her many nieces and nephews in the festively decorated kitchen, where they are making cookies, and a mess!
Parton offers some historical trivia about the kitchen they are all baking in.
“You know this is the kitchen my grandma used to make gravy and biscuits in for me when I was your age?” she asks. The kids are all in awe that the house is that old!
The children reveal that they are making a reindeer-shaped cookie – a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer cookie to be exact.
Together, with their spunky Aunt Dolly, the twelve kids sing a fun version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
Parton is enjoying herself so much that she laughs through most of the song!
Halfway through their sing-a-long, Dolly disappears and returns to the kitchen sporting festive reindeer antlers! One of her nieces admired the antlers so much, she asked her Aunt Dolly if she could touch them!
“Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” is based on the 1939 story of the same name.
It was first recorded by crooner Harry Brannon in 1949, but shortly followed by Gene Autry, whose version went mega-famous.
Other notable versions have been recorded by Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, The Temptations, Burl Ives, David Seville and the Chipmunks, and so many more!
Watch the video below and don’t worry if you sing-a-long. We did too!