Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas premieres this winter
NBC will premiere Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas this holiday season. The network made the announcement this week when it released its plans for 2022-2023 programming.
A modern-day movie musical about the making of a network TV special, Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas is the frenetic backstage story and delightful on-camera results of Parton’s desire to uplift an exhausted world’s spirits by sharing the unique “mountain magic” she has always found in and around Dollywood at Christmas.
Throughout the movie’s production numbers and rehearsal chaos, Parton finds herself taking a private journey into her past, guided by the mysterious appearances of her personal Three Wise Men. When it’s time for her big special to air live, a renewed and inspired Parton goes rogue and shows the world that the real magic of Christmas lies in the hearts of the children we all once were, the realization that Christmas is about the people we share it with, and how her faith remains the common thread between Christmases past, present, and future.
David Rambo will write and executive produce with Parton and Sam Haskell. Billy Levin and Bobby Kelly will produce with Hudson Hickman co-executive producing. Warner Bros. Television will produce in association with Magnolia Hill Productions and Sandollar Productions.
In 2015, Parton signed a development deal with NBC to create movies based on her songs, stories and life. Her first two films were Coat of Many Colors in 2015 and Christmas of Many Colors the following year, both which amassed a huge viewing audience.