The legendary Dolly Parton will be making a special appearance on 'Christmas At Dollywood', which will be releasing in December as part of Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas.
Christmas may have just come early, thanks to Hallmark and their wonderful annual Countdown to Christmas movie marathon. Get ready for the perfect binge-watching session as we will now be treated with 40 new Christmas movies this year.
And if you think that was the best news you could have come across this year, wait it gets better! Hallmark is now heading to Dollywood and honestly, it was about time we got a glimpse of legendary singer Dolly Parton in a Hallmark movie. As reported by Entertainment Online.
You must be wondering what is this story about? Well, Parton will be making a special appearance in 'Christmas At Dollywood', which will be releasing in December as part of Countdown to Christmas. The movie marathon starts on October 25 and you can watch it till New Year's Day.
Christmas at Dollywood focuses on Rachel Lewis (played by Danica McKellar) who is a single mom learning that her life has been turned upside when her investors end up ruining her latest theatrical about a holiday extravaganza and leading her into bankruptcy.
The award-winning Broadway producer has to now force the show to close down following which her friend calls from Tennessee asking her if she was interested in producing another show for the 20th anniversary of the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood.
And she is also made aware about working with Luke Hakman, the entertainment director at Dollywood, who looks at the holiday show as a way to become the park's new general manager. Rachel then ends up at the Appalachian mountain roots with her daughter Amy, and tells her a new Adventures of Amy story, hoping she could create a book out of these stories one day.
.@DollyParton's "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" was released last year. Make sure to tune into @nbc on Dec. 27 at 8/7c for a special re-airing of this heartwarming holiday favorite! #TBT #Christmas pic.twitter.com/bC4GRpbCIF— Imagination Library (@dollyslibrary) December 14, 2017
And that is when Rachel tells Amy about a little girl following Santa Claus on his route. Using the stars as her guide, fantasy Amy goes with Santa to the Northern Lights. The little girl is so engrossed in the story that Rachel even tells her that the lights are so magical Amy can just look to the night sky and find her way back home.
This tale suddenly makes Rachel realize that it could be the inspiration for a new Dollywood show. However, she will have to convince Luke, who has other plans up his sleeves. As they make compromises to please their boss, Rachel and Luke realize love could happen at any circumstances.
Filming for the movie should be kicking off in Tennessee by August and just like us, Mckeller also can't wait to see what Dolly Parton brings to the film. "I grew up watching Dolly Parton on TV. I love her. She is everything. I got to meet her -- she is charismatic and gorgeous and lovely, and she's the best person ever," McKellar told ET's Katie Krause on the sets of Home & Family, claiming that there will be "a lot of really fun Dolly surprises." "I'm so excited that I get to work with her."
And not just her, Michelle Vicary, Executive VP of Programming and Publicity at Crown Media Family Networks, also heaped praises on the talented singer. "Dolly Parton is a bright light who is rich in spirit, kindness and love. Christmas at Dollywood features Danica McKellar in a story about finding love and new beginnings in the most familiar place: home. A holiday movie set in a winter wonderland like Dollywood exemplifies the quality of the talent, storytelling and filmmaking that has made Countdown to Christmas the No. 1 program event on television for 10 years.”