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Published: Sat, December 03, 2016
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Dolly Parton Relives Nearly Freezing to Death in 'Christmas of Many Colors'

Dolly Parton Relives Nearly Freezing to Death in 'Christmas of Many Colors'

While it's no surprise, Parton, with the few scenes she's in with Lind, commands the screen and charms as the Painted Lady, the prostitute she patterned her look after. Among the worst moments is the appearance of Parton herself. "My greatest compliment of all is when I show her these movies, she's crying her eyes out". This time, they had to shoot a blizzard that endangered the lives of Parton, her mother and her seven brothers and sister while their dad is working in the coal mines.

Blane was also in the first Parton show "Coat of Many Colors", portraying Bobby, one of Parton's siblings during their childhood in East Tennessee.

"The first one was real emotional because it was the first time on camera my family had been exposed", Parton says.

Haskell and Parton have been friends for over 30 years since they met at the William Morris Agency, where Haskell worked his way from the mailroom to become the Worldwide Head Of Television.

"I was so overwhelmed and touched by how many people watched Coat of Many Colors and their reaction to it". As an adult music star, Parton's devotion to hair and makeup has certainly helped her to define her brand. Parton may well have been as universally adored as the film would have us believe, but simply telling us that is not enough: A movie has to make it seem credible as we watch the story unfold. Nine-year-old Alyvia Alyn Lind reprises her role as young Dolly, with Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Schroder returning for the roles as Parton's parents.

The special is the next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton, featuring how her family persevered through hard times. "That is the meaning for them of the Christmas season", Nettles said.

"Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" will air on November 30 at 9 p.m. on WXIA-TV. I want her to be happy.

Despite the positive vibes her Christmas special will undoubtedly bring to fans across the nation, the tragedy of the fires on her beloved home turf is still weighing heavily on Parton's mind. She's the glue that holds the family together.

"These stories were so loved and embraced by so many".

"I don't really know if it's the best idea to have started dancing when I was 40", she said. Dolly's family found themselves in need of multiple miracles and the Georgia native said that along with the inspiring message of hope, she loves the film's family-friendly message. "But this one has so many things in it that will really pull at your heart".

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