The lawsuit claims the park has been performing “Christmas Time is Here” during their Twas the Night Before Christmas show since 2007, if not earlier. It’s the song from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special written by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi.
The Lee Mendelson Film Productions company says Dollywood was informed of the violation and continued to misuse the song. They claim willful copyright infringement and want $150,000 for each time the song was used.
Dollywood has not commented on the lawsuit.