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Watch: Farrah Mackenzie Returns As Stella Parton

Published November 21, 2016 / Last Updated December 1, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Farrah Mackenzie returns to the small screen as Stella Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

When filming the first of NBC’s Dolly Parton bio-pics, then 10-year-old Farrah Mackenzie was placed in a unique position in that the real Stella Parton, who she was playing in the film, was there on-set as a fellow actress and character consultant. Farrah took every advantage of having Stella around and even became a leftie for her role. She received rave reviews from her real-life counterpart after playing Dolly’s younger sister in “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.” Stella said,

“I think that Farrah Mackenzie plays the best Little Stella that anybody could play. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to play me.”

Farrah will return as Stella Parton in the all-new NBC film, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” Since the airing of the first film, Farrah has continued to grow as an actress and was overjoyed to return to her role as Stella Parton. This cross-fit enthusiast has generously agreed to share her thoughts on the new movie, the influential people in her life, her Christmas wish and more.

See more cast interviews and tune in Wednesday, November 30 at 9/8c on NBC to watch Farrah Mackenzie as Stella Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

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Watch: Ricky Schroder Returns As Robert Lee Parton

Published November 21, 2016 / Last Updated November 21, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Golden Globe award-winner Ricky Schroder returns as Robert Lee Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

Ricky Schroder delivered a moving performance in NBC’s first biographical film based on Dolly Parton’s childhood. In fact, during filming Ricky received a special note from Dolly commending him on his performance of her late father. The letter made a big impression on Ricky. He said in his interview about the first film, “I really wanted to honor who her father was and their relationship because she just adored him.”

Ricky shares his excitement about returning to the role of the Parton family patriarch and how he was somewhat apprehensive about the thought of a sequel until he read the script. Watch Ricky’s responses to the following questions he was so kind to share with his fans.

See more cast interviews and tune in Wednesday, November 30 at 9/8c on NBC to watch Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

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“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” Cast

Published November 18, 2016 / Last Updated November 21, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Meet the stars of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”

The stars of Dolly’s new NBC movie talk about the new film, share their Christmas wishes for the holiday season and much more.

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” will air on NBC on Nov. 30 in a special two-hour movie event. The cast of the all new holiday film is excited about the sequel to last year’s record-breaking hit. They’ve generously taken time out of their busy post-production schedules to share their thoughts on the new movie, what it was like to reunite with their co-stars and even shared their special Christmas wishes.

Watch interviews with the stars of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” including:

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Dolly Parton On NBC’s “Christmas In Rockefeller Center”

Published November 7, 2016 / Last Updated November 7, 2016
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Dolly Parton will perform on NBC’s annual “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9 p.m. EST).

Dolly Parton To Appear On NBC's "Christmas In Rockefeller Center"

NBC’s annual “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” will air on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8-9 p.m. followed by the world premiere of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” at 9 p.m. EST.

“Christmas In Rockefeller Center” is a star-studded musical telecast which welcomes the holiday season. Those set to perform include Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, the Radio City Rockettes and more.

NBC’s “Today” anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb will host the broadcast from New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The event will also celebrate the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree. The 84th annual tree lighting will feature a 94-foot tall, 56-foot wide Norway spruce from Oneonta, N.Y. It is approximately 90 years old, weighs approximately 14 tons, and will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights.

Prior to the primetime telecast, an additional live hour of the special will be broadcast on select NBC stations (7-8 p.m. EST). Check local listings.

“Christmas In Rockefeller Center” will be followed by the world premiere of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” In this all-new special Dolly’s story continues in a heartwarming tale drawn straight from her inspiring childhood memories and music.

For the eighth consecutive year, “Green Is Universal” — NBCUniversal’s sustainability initiative in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation — will kick off its annual tree-planting campaign during the “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” broadcast. This year viewers can “Share a Tree” to a national forest, by using #ShareATree or visiting GreenIsUniversal.com to create and share an animated holiday story. Each action will contribute to the Arbor Day Foundation’s tree-planting efforts, funded by a $25,000 donation from NBCUniversal.

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“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love”

Published September 20, 2016 / Last Updated September 20, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Parton appears as The Painted Lady in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love”

This highly-anticipated film is the next installment of the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing in East Tennessee. “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love” will air on NBC on Nov. 30 and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is bringing it to DVD on Dec. 20, 2016.

DDPCOMCCM_Logoolly makes a special appearance in the film as The Painted Lady, a woman from her childhood who Dolly has attributed her iconic look to for decades. She also introduces the film and serves as narrator.

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love” continues with the story of young Dolly as the Parton Family experiences a true Christmas miracle drawing the Partons closer than ever – with deepened faith and love for one another. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the 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.

The family-oriented, faith-based movie stars Jennifer Nettles (Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress), Ricky Schroder (Golden Globe® Award-winner for The Champ, NYPD Blue), Alyvia Alyn Lind (Blended), Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats), Mary Lane Haskell (Coat of Many Colors), Cameron Jones (Shortland Street), Stella Parton (Green Corn), Hannah Nordberg (American Pastoral), Farrah MacKenzie, Parker Sack, Forrest Deal, Dylan Michael Rowen, Blane Crockarell and Gerald McRaney (Major Dad).

Coming To DVD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings home this all-new holiday miracle on DVD on December 20, 2016. The DVD will feature deleted scenes and three brand new featurettes including behind-the-scenes interviews.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • 3 Featurettes:
    • Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: A Story of Love, Sacrifice and Giving
    • Tiny Tasseltop
    • 1955: A Snapshot in Time
  • Deleted Scenes

Credits

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love” is executive produced by Dolly Parton, Sam Haskell and Pamela K. Long. Written by Long, the film was directed by Stephen Herek. Hudson Hickman served as line producer and Velton Ray Bunch and Mark Leggett composed the musical score. The film is a production of Magnolia Hill Productions and DP Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors”

The 2015 critically acclaimed film, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” was awarded the Epiphany Prize for Inspiring Television from The Movieguide® Awards, the ACM® Tex Ritter Award and the coveted Christopher Award.

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