‘Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors’ to Air Again on Christmas Day
If you missed out on Dolly Parton’s first television special about her childhood, Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors, earlier this month, don’t worry — NBC has announced the movie will re-air Christmas Day. As a result of its high ratings and viewership, the network has decided to play the film again for families to enjoy together.
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors tells the story of Parton’s large family growing up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, and the hardship they faced the summer of 1955 with the loss of a baby, having to rely on faith and hope to overcome it. Parton’s spunky character and tenacity, portrayed at 9 years old, are evident from the beginning, according to the movie, along with her love for music. Parton’s mother is played by Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, and her father by Ricky Schroder.
"I hoped to bring some families together so they could sit and watch a move like this. I really wanted to celebrate the people, my whole family, who made me who and what I am today. I'm so blessed and thankful for everyone who watched and I hope this story reaches many, many more when NBC shows it Christmas night," said Parton.
The movie earned 15.6 million viewers during its original airing Dec. 10, ranking as the most-watched film across all four major networks in more than six years. Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors is the first of three films about Parton’s life, to be made as part of a deal the iconic singer/songwriter signed with NBC. The next movie is slated to be centered around her song “Jolene.”
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors will re-air at 9PM ET on NBC Christmas Day. Fans can watch the trailer here.
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