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If you’re like me, then Christmas time is your favorite time of year. Of course, there are those who think that it’s often a lot of hype for only two days of celebration. But to those people, I say “bah humbug,” because Christmas is the best holiday. And I’m not alone in thinking that Christmas time is the best time. In fact, the queen of country music herself – Dolly Parton – also loves Christmas.

She recently revealed on Cody Alan’s podcast that she is in no rush to take down her Christmas decorations. According to the music legend, her Christmas decorations go up immediately after Thanksgiving, then they stay up until just after her birthday.

Any Dolly Parton fan knows that her birthday is on the 19th of January. As she explained in the podcast interview, “I always make them leave my decorations up until after my birthday, because I am still celebrating.”

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This year, Dolly will be turning the big 7-5. While she may be getting up there in age, it has not slowed her down one bit as this year she released her Holly Dolly Christmas album in October, as well as starred in November’s Netflix movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square.

As for Dolly’s actual Christmas celebrations, this year she kept it rather traditional with turkey and ham and all the normal holiday sides. She shared on the podcast that in years past, her family has sometimes cooked large chickens in lieu of a turkey. Sounds yummy.

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In a different interview with Red Online, the Christmas enthusiast shared that she and her husband, Carl Dean, are pretty predictable when it comes to gift-giving. Her husband of 54 years is both a carpenter and a mechanic, which means that she will often get him tools and other construction goodies that he may need. Given that she loves to cook, she shared that he’s always gifting her kitchenware.

While she appreciates his investments in giving her items geared towards her personal interests, she did reveal what her favorite gift to receive is – and it’s actually quite sweet. Dolly said, “A poem inside a card is my favorite kind of gift.” What a sweetheart!