This holiday season, you don’t have to let sorrow bring you way down, because, with the return of Dolly Parton on TV, it sure won’t be like a “Hard Candy Christmas.” Last year, nearly 16 million viewers tuned into NBC for Parton’s holiday special Coat of Many Colors. This year, the famed story is returning as a sequel; Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.
The previous special was a big hit due, in part, to its integrity. The movie mixed family values, with Parton’s faith in God, and was infused it with her infectious music. You can expect more of the same with this sequel. It will be another story pulled from Parton’s life being raised in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. The official date that it will be aired is still to be determined.
In speaking about basing a movie off of her life experiences, she says, “I am so happy to share this story with the viewers and to say there is so much more to tell because mine truly has been a life of many colors. I hope the viewers will fall in love all over again.”
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love will again be directed by Stephen Herek, and the original star-studded cast will also return, as follows: Jennifer Nettles as Avie Lee Parton, Rocky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens, and Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly Parton. It is written by Pamela K. Long whom executive produced the film with Sam Haskell and Dolly Parton. Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is a production of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Dixie Pixie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.