We’re already counting down the days until the 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 this holiday season.
About Dolly Parton’s ‘Christmas on the Square’
Dolly Parton’s new Christmas movie, titled “Christmas on the Square,” is being released on Netflix on Nov. 22! The movie is a musical and will feature 14 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! The musical is directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen and stars Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis, Treat Williams, Jeanine Mason, Josh Segarra, Mary Lane Haskell, Matthew Johnson and Selah Kimbro Jones.
“Christmas on the Square” is about a wealthy and unpleasant woman who returns to her hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone right before the holiday season. After an encounter with an angel, Dolly Parton, a rekindled romance and stories from the local community, she has a change of heart.
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 holiday project fans can enjoy this year! Parton released her first Christmas album in 30 years, titled “A Holly Dolly Christmas.” The album features the song “Christmas on the Square,” as well as duets with popular artists like Michael Buble and covers of Parton’s favorite Christmas songs. She also recently released a Christmas collection of kitchenware! Parton teamed up with Williams Sonoma to create a line of holiday kitchen items, including a cookie cutter set, a gingerbread cabin designed to look like her Tennessee mountain home, aprons and more.