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Certainly, no one corners the market better than a Walmart supercenter when it comes to displays of jack-o’-lanterns and Christmas trees side-by-side. Nonetheless, the dates on the calendar never deter Dolly Parton from spreading Christmas joy, and she’s not alone. The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, shares the country music queen’s feeling that one cozy Yuletide tune deserves another. As NBC, Yahoo, and People per MSN verify.
Under a backdrop of Halloween orange and black, the late-night host related that he just aimed to “keep the tradition going” of creating holiday duets with the likes of Megan Thee Stallion and Ariana Grande. Of course, by the sound of his voice, the audience and viewers knew that his most beloved singing partner of all had to come next. Sure enough, a charming “album cover” poster revealed Dolly Parton and Jimmy Fallon together on Almost Too Early For Christmas.
Dolly is more than a duet partner to Jimmy
Not surprisingly, Dolly Parton takes a seat next to Jimmy Fallon whenever she likes on The Tonight Show. Without a doubt, Jimmy enjoys singing with every willing guest and more than carries any tune. When it comes to Dolly Parton, however, Fallon flat-out gushes that the country music queen is “a music legend” and “one of my favorite people of all time.”
Country Music Alley previously celebrated the 2020 collaboration of Jimmy Fallon and Dolly Parton on All I Want For Christmas on Parton’s A Holly Dolly Christmas album. On that particular version of the Christmas classic, Jimmy has no problem with Dolly getting “all mushy and romantic” on the Mariah Carey song. In fact, Jimmy Fallon proclaims “I love you, Dolly! Always have– always will” before diving into the verses.
Admittedly, Dolly Parton needed a few refresher sessions to become Parton perfect on Mariah Carey’s most globally-embraced holiday hit. This time, though, Dolly and Jimmy keep the mood light and fun– insisting that any time is fine for a great Christmas song.
Only a tiny snippet from Dolly Parton and Jimmy Fallon for now
“It’s almost too early for Christmas,” Dolly Parton sweetly opens the new sure-to-be sing-along. “Too soon to be singing this song,” Jimmy Fallon follows in the “little taste” before the official Friday, November 4, release.
“There’s still Halloween decorations,” Dolly continues, as Jimmy interjects “And haters will say that it’s wrong.”
The bouncy ballad insists that moonlight is just right for Rudolph to “shine up his nose.” “It’s almost too early for Christmas,” comes Dolly Parton’s refrain, before Jimmy chimes in with “But why don’t we see how it goes.” As the chorus goes into its boisterous swing, showers of spiderweb confetti cover the audience. Undoubtedly, Almost Too Early For Christmas is bound to be a hit before all the Halloween candy disappears.
Jimmy Fallon has fun at the thought of suing himself over the new song
While there is not a single malicious word in the new collaborative classic between Dolly Parton and Jimmy Fallon, Tik Tok already found something to be Grinchy about. It seems that because Jimmy Fallon shared the song early as a preview, the social media platform could not obtain the rights. They removed the funnyman’s post.
“Now, I’m in a lawsuit with myself,” Fallon coyly retorts. “I’m suing myself and I’m not returning my phone calls.” Likely, Dolly Parton is getting a big belly laugh over this one, too.
“It’s a great song,” Jimmy praises. “I can’t wait for people to hear it,” the host declares, “but I guess it is too early for Christmas, Tik Tok says.” The comedian always gets the last laugh.
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