Dolly Parton Joins Forces With Jimmy Fallon For ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Performance At Rockefeller Center

Dolly Parton; Courtesy of NBC
Dolly Parton; Courtesy of NBC
Dolly Parton; Courtesy of NBC

Dolly Parton and Jimmy Fallon joined forces for a festive performance during Christmas In Rockefeller Center on Wednesday (Dec. 2).

The superstar pair performed their rendition of Mariah Carey’s iconic holiday hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Parton performed alongside the late-night show host virtually from Tennessee, while Fallon performed live from The Tonight Show set.

This version of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” featuring Fallon appears on Parton’s latest holiday release, A Holly Dolly Christmas. The album also includes duets with Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Willie Nelson, her brother Randy Parton and Michael Bublé.

Christmas in Rockefeller Center also included performances by Kelly Clarkson, Goo Goo Dolls, Earth, Wind & Fire, Brett Eldredge, Tori Kelly, Leslie Odom Jr., Pentatonix, Dan + Shay, Gwen Stefani, Meghan Trainor, Cast of “Ain’t Too Proud” and the Radio City Rockettes.

The evening also featured duets from Clarkson and Eldredge and Trainor featuring Earth, Wind & Fire.

The 88th annual holiday special celebrated the lighting of the 75-foot tall, 45-foot wide Norway Spruce from Oneonta, N.Y. The tree weighs approximately 11 tons. It is adorned with more than 50,000 multi-colored LEDs and topped with a stunning Swarovski star. The tree will be lit from 6:00 a.m. EST to midnight every day and will remain lit for 24 hours on Christmas Day and is located in New York City at Rockefeller Center to see all season long.

The iconic Christmas special aired on Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. EST on NBC. Due to social-distancing protocols, there was not a live audience present.