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Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love continues with the story of young Dolly Parton as the Parton Family experiences a true Christmas miracle drawing the Partons closer together than ever – with deepened faith and love for one another. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family while 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. 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.
Dolly starts telling the story inside Dolly Wood brings back many childhood memories. Dolly is truly an inspiration, and this story will truly warm the heart of any family looking for a true uplifting Christmas film based on true life events
Much like the first movie, this story doesn’t sugarcoat the harsh realities of life in a poor rural community in the 1950s, and the characters face life-or-death peril. In a particularly tense scene, Dolly’s mother talks to her daughter about facing death with courage and helping the younger kids to do the same. In another, the fate of Dolly’s father is in question. Young kids and sensitive viewers might need reassurance during these scenes, but there are overwhelmingly more incidents of perseverance, kindness, mentoring, and faith to take from this story that warms the heart for the holiday season. These movies are great , you learning how everything first started for Dolly, I have been to Dollywood and was in awe over how great it was.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: A Story of Love, Sacrifice and Giving
Little Tiny Tasseltop
1955: A Snapshot in Time
Casting Little Dolly
There’s Dolly’s quest to be the star of the Christmas pageant, her rift with her best friend, a slowly evolving backstory for the schoolmarm, and the somewhat odd-fitting appearances of an inspirational figure named the Painted Lady (played by Parton), who shows up to inspire young Dolly to not give up on her dreams. The end result is less refined than it could be, but even this can’t upend this family movie’s truly wonderful themes about family and faith.
Great for the whole family to watch both movies together.