The song Hard Candy Christmas was written for the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The lyrics and melody were written by Carol Hall.
The film version of the musical stars Dolly Parton who recorded and released the song in 1982. She performed the song on Bob Hope’s Christmas special in 1988.
The song has been recorded by others including June Carter Cash, LeAnn Rimes, and Reba McEntire.