Personnel: Dolly Parton (vocals, background vocals); Carl Jackson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Kent Wells (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Jack Smith (steel guitar); Michael Johnson (gut-string guitar); Robert Williams (dobro); Alisa Jones Wall (hammer dulcimer); Stuart Duncan, Jimmy Mattingly (mandolin, fiddle); Gary W. Smith (piano, keyboards); Michael Davis (keyboards, percussion); Paul Uhrig (acoustic bass); Steve Turner (drums, percussion); Jennifer O'Brien, Tiffany Smith, Derek Wells, Jason Beddoe, Austin Smith, Al Coleman, Howard Smith , David Turner , Rebecca Seaver, Rebekah Rayborn, Bryan Seaver, Mark Warren, Cole Kiracofe, Vicki Pointer, Nuana Dunlap, Harry Watkins, Amy Johnson, Alyson Chance, Vanessa Hollowell, Dustin Wells, Angela Wright, Katie Turner, Landy Gardner, Melissa Coleman, Bobby Jones , Joy Gardner, Rev. Lawrence Thomison, Tanya Goodman-Sykes, Brandon Smith, Richard Dennison, Bob Bailey, Everett Drake (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Gary Paczosa.
Recording information: Nightingale Recording Studio, Nashville, TN.
Photographer: Dennis Carney.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Tiffany Smith; Derek Wells; Austin Smith; David Turner ; Rebecca Seaver; Bryan Seaver; Cole Kiracofe; Amy Johnson; Alyson Chance; Vanessa Hollowell; Dustin Wells; Katie Turner; Brandon Smith.
Since it was recorded during the '80s, Home for Christmas sounds a bit too slick, especially for fans of her early material, but it's nevertheless a reasonably enjoyable holiday record, thanks to Dolly's irrepressible charm. ~ Thom Owens