Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love airs on NBC on November 30 at 9/8c.
Nearly 16 million viewers tuned in to watch Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors last year... All 16 million I'm sure are excited that NBC is announcing the sequel Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.
I've long been a Dolly Parton fan, from way back watching the Porter Wagner show at my grandparents and listening to their 8-track tape player (ka-chunck.) I've always admired her spirit, her faith, her delightful laugh, and her tenacity.
To say that I've admired her voice - well, how can I put into words what her voice and her music mean to me? She has inspired and uplifted me and touched my heart in so many ways. For every stage of my life, there's a Dolly Parton song that matches up; "I Will Always Love You," "Islands In The Stream," "Hard Candy Christmas..."
Last year I watched the story of her early childhood, Coat of Many Colors and absolutely loved it, as did my children. My mother grew up in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, in very similar circumstances, so not only did I find it a beautiful story of Dolly's younger years, but I could see my mother and grandparents as supporting characters in this hard-scrabble life.
I'm so looking forward to her continuing story in Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love which picks up where Coat of Many Colors left off. It stars the original cast which are all favorites of mine as well! Jennifer Nettles, as Avie Lee Parton, Ricky Shroder, as Robert Lee Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens, and Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly.
"“DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE is the next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family while at the same time Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly’s life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee."
I know what my kids and I will be doing in the evening of November 30! Watching Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love at 9/8c on NBC!