'Charlie Brown' Producer Suing Dolly Parton's Theme Park Over Holiday Song
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TV producer Lee Mendelson claims, in the lawsuit, that Dollywood didn't have the correct licence to use 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' song titled 'Christmas Time Is Here' for its stage show.

AceShowbiz - Bosses at Dolly Parton's Tennessee themepark have been sued over their use of a favourite Charlie Brown holiday tune.

TV producer Lee Mendelson claims he warned Dollywood officials they didn't have the correct licence to use the "A Charlie Brown Christmas" song "Christmas Time Is Here", which he wrote with composer Vince Guaraldi, as part of their holiday stage show, but they continue to feature the tune as part of the "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" event, thereby profiting from its unauthorised use.

Lawyers representing Mendelson's production company are asking Dollywood bosses to pay for its decade-plus use of "Christmas Time Is Here", and to either stop using the song or licence it properly for future use.

Dolly Parton is not actually named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

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