Dolly Parton’s ‘Christmas of Many Colors’ Set for Second Showing on NBC
The 2016 holiday season just got a little sweeter with the announcement that Dolly Parton's TV special, Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, was such a success that NBC is set to re-air the special the day before Christmas Eve.
The TV film starring Jennifer Nettles and Ricky Schroder as Parton's mother and father drew more than 11 million people to the network. It also marked the highest-rated Wednesday night of the 2016-2017 television season for NBC when it originally aired on Nov. 30. Its second showing will take place on Dec. 23.
The film is the second installment of a series of movies Parton is contracted to create for NBC about her young life and illustrious career. The first film, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, also generated enormous ratings, drawing 13 million viewers in 2015.
Parton is truly giving back this holiday season, setting up the My People Fund to help victims of the devastating wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tenn., in the Smoky Mountains where the singer grew up. She's also hosting a telethon on Dec. 13 to raise money to help those affected by the fires, with many of country music's biggest stars joining in the cause. Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Alison Krauss, Chris Janson, Big & Rich and others will perform. Viewers can donate by phone at 1-866-CARE-MORE and online at the Dollywood Foundation website.
You can also mail donations to the address below:
My People Fund, c/o Dollywood Foundation
111 Dollywood Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.
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