Dolly Parton and Hallmark Are Teaming Up for the Christmas Movie of Our Dreams!
Hallmark is headed to Dollywood!
You might want to sit down for this one.
Dolly Parton and her eponymous Tennessee amusement park are teaming up with Hallmark Channel to make all our Christmas dreams come true. According to Entertainment Tonight, the legendary country singer will make a special appearance in Christmas at Dollywood, an original holiday movie starring Danica McKellar.
Filming reportedly kicks off in Tennessee in August. The Dolly-filled movie is set to premiere in December as part of the Hallmark’s 10th annual of Countdown to Christmas extravaganza.
ET reports that Christmas at Dollywood features McKellar (of The Wonder Yearsfame) as Rachel Lewis, a single mom and award-winning Broadway producer who learns investors have driven her holiday show into bankruptcy. One thing leads to another, and an unemployed Rachel finds herself with an opportunity to produce a show for the 20th anniversary of the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood—back home in rural Tennessee. On staff at Dollywood, Rachel is forced to work with a handsome entertainment director who doesn’t quite see the magic in her vision for the holiday show. Fortunately, Parton is there to help…
"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,” Michelle Vicary, Executive VP of Programming and Publicity at Crown Media Family Networks, told ET. “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.”
You better believe we'll be watching!