Dolly Parton fans everywhere found themselves holding back tears while watching the country icon’s A Holly Dolly Christmas on CBS.
Parton’s Christmastime special — which aired Sunday night (Dec. 6) — had her performing classics and sharing personal stories, warming hearts at the end of a rough year.
One fan on Twitter seemed to sum up what many were feeling as they tuned in: “Watching A #HollyDollyChristmas because Dolly Parton is the only good thing we have left in 2020.”
“2020 has been s— but it has gifted us @DollyParton reading bedtime stories, a dolly christmas album, a dolly christmas movie, a dolly christmas special and a dolly vaccine,” another fan pointed out, referring to the star’s $1 million donation that ultimately helped fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
“Dolly Parton is an American treasure,” read another tweet about Dolly. “If you disagree, we can settle this in the parking lot.”
See the wide range of emotions viewers experienced during A Holly Dolly Christmas in the Twitter reactions below.
— Michele Yeo (@MichieYeo) December 7, 2020
2020 has been shit but it has gifted us @DollyParton reading bedtime stories, a dolly christmas album, a dolly christmas movie, a dolly christmas special and a dolly vaccine. #HollyDollyChristmas pic.twitter.com/ebF4EA3uJC
— chris (@ChrisSeesMovies) December 7, 2020
Dolly out here removing all kinds of stigmas
💰Poverty of finances does not equal poverty of character or love
📚 Education ain’t all about books
👱🏻♀️ Motherhood happens in all kinds of ways#DollyOnCBS
— Errin Haines 🎃😷🧼🧴💉 (@emarvelous) December 7, 2020
I held back tears watching her first number because I was just so excited, but dang it she got me when she told the story about offering her Christmas present to her momma. 😭 #HollyDollyChristmas #DollyOnCBS pic.twitter.com/Nxt6wdhhpI
— Jennifer Casey (@JenWCasey) December 7, 2020
Hi she hasn't even started coat of many colors and im fucking sobbing #hollydollychristmas
— Sam🐝 (@TheeBeesNees) December 7, 2020
— Que THEE chinga, America? 🇵🇷 🏈🍁🎅🏽🎄 (@TerpGrad01) December 7, 2020
“I love her sparkly dress and her shoes. They look simply adorable!”
— Brienne (@Brienne) December 7, 2020
This #HollyDollyChristmas is one of the most beautiful presentations I’ve seen this year. #DollyParton is telling stories and singing from the heart. She’s gotten a little choked up a couple of times, and so have I. Check it out now on @CBS. Thank you, @DollyParton! 🦋
— ProperGander Stephen Simpson (@BamaStephen) December 7, 2020
— Cassidy (She/Her) (@CassidyDinger) December 7, 2020
Can we just pay Dolly Parton do a TV special every night until the pandemic is over?
— Amy Jo Cousins (@_AJCousins) December 7, 2020