We Three Kings
Label: Columbia Nashville
Hearing Dolly Parton sing these yuletide carols is both heartwarming and charming, as her childlike voice bubbles over with holiday cheer in an honest way that can only come from someone whose true love for all things Christmas is as strong as her love for music itself. Standout tracks include the playful "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." Her heartfelt, honky-tonk take on "Go Tell It on the Mountain" puts the Christ back in Christmas, especially when the song breaks open and lets loose on an uplifting gospel rave-up.