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We’re already counting down the days until next holiday season! Not only are we looking forward to the millions of twinkling lights, holiday shows and Christmas celebrations, but Dolly Parton is giving us a brand new Christmas movie to enjoy! We’re keeping you up to date with all the details on the new Dolly Parton Christmas movie coming to Netflix next winter.
About the Christmas Movie
Dolly Parton’s new Christmas movie, titled “Christmas on the Square,” will come to Netflix in the winter. While not many details about the movie have been released, we know we can expect original songs from our Smoky Mountain hometown hero herself! The movie is a musical and will reportedly feature 12 original songs written by Dolly Parton. It has been described as “equal parts ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘A Christmas Carol.’” Not only did Dolly write the music for the film, but she also plays an angel!
On the podcast, “My Year With Dolly,” actress Mary Lane Haskell talked about the project, explaining that the story follows Gina, whose father owned a small town. When he passed, Gina decided she wanted to sell the town and started passing out eviction notices 3 days before Christmas. The synopsis for the film on IMDB reads, “The citizens of a small, middle-America town fight to save themselves from being bought out by a major corporation.”
The film is currently in post-production. Keep checking back for an official release date!
Other Dolly Parton Christmas Movies
“Christmas on the Square” isn’t the first Dolly Parton Christmas movie! “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” was released in 2016, and “Christmas at Dollywood” just came out in 2019. Nothing will get you into the Christmas spirit quite like a Dolly Parton movie! Learn more about the 2 films below:
“Christmas of Many Colors” – This film is a sequel to “Coat of Many Colors,” which premiered on NBC in 2016. The movie follows the story of Dolly’s father making sacrifices so he can buy his wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. However, a blizzard comes into town, making the family’s happy Christmas a challenge. At the same time, Dolly’s Uncle Billy recognizes Dolly’s talent and helps her see her voice might extend beyond rural Tennessee.
“Christmas at Dollywood” – This Christmas movie aired on Lifetime in December of 2019. It followed the story of a Broadway producer and single mom who returned to East Tennessee to co-produce a show for the Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood. Rachel and her producing partner have to work together to come up with a show that will impress their boss, but Luke is more concerned with earning a promotion than the show itself. Dolly even has a small acting role in the movie!
More Dolly Parton News
Her Christmas movie isn’t the only Dolly Parton project in the works! “The Library That Dolly Built,” is a documentary about Dolly’s Imagination Library. A group of University of Tennessee students, along with their Associate Professor Nick Geidner, prepared the film. The documentary is narrated by Danica McKellar and looks at how the library program came about. Viewers will get to watch interviews with Parton, authors and Imagination Library staff members during the movie. “The Library That Dolly Built” will air at about 250 theaters nationwide for one night only on April 2. Visit the Imagination Library website to see if it’s coming to a theater near you!
While you wait for this brand new Dolly Parton Christmas movie to be released next holiday season, celebrate your love for Dolly with a visit to Dollywood! Get your Dollywood tickets and experience all the excitement the theme park has to offer.