Get ready this winter to have another holly, jolly, Dolly Christmas.
One of the most beloved singers alive, she’s attracting megastars to join her in the TV film Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas. The main cast features Parton, Tom Everett Scott, Ana Gasteyer, and Angel Parker.
Meanwhile, guests galore will also appear: Miley Cyrus, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Fallon, Billy Ray Cyrus, Zach Williams, and Jimmie Allen.
“With a cast like this, Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas special is shaking up to get everyone in the holiday spirit in no time,” NBC said in a Monday statement.
The musical is set in Dollywood, her amusement park tucked away in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. While it is a fictional story, Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas is also a meta movie in a sense. It depicts what it’s like backstage during the making of a network TV special.
The film also incorporates traditional Christmas characters and values, according to NBC. For example, the Three Wise Men pay a visit to Parton, who learns new lessons about the true meaning of Christmas.
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Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas is the spiritual successor to last year’s A Holly Dolly Christmas. That TV movie tied in with her album of the same name. That TV special, however, aired on CBS instead of NBC.
NBC has not yet announced a release date for Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas.
To say that Parton enjoys Christmas is an understatement. In 1986, she starred in the TV movie A Smoky Mountain Christmas with Lee Majors. Her 2020 musical, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.
Last but not least, Parton released two more Christmas albums way back when. They were Once Upon a Christmas with Kenny Rogers in 1984, and Home for Christmas in 1990.