Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dolly Parton's "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" Arrives on DVD on Dec. 20th -- Pre-Order Your Copy Today! (Review)

Disclosure:  “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”


Sequel To Dolly Parton's #1 Movie On Broadcast*

Special Appearance by Dolly Parton as The Painted Lady

This Heartwarming Holiday Film Debuts on DVD on
 December 20, 2016

"Just in time for the holidays, and only 3 weeks after the broadcast premiere on NBC, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings home an all-new holiday miracle with the sequel to the critically acclaimed film, Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors, winner of the Epiphany Prize for Inspiring Television from The Movieguide® Awards, the ACM® Tex Ritter Award and the coveted Christopher Award. Experience the magic and music on December 20, 2016, with the next installment of the film that is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing in 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). Dolly Parton makes a special appearance, introduces the film and serves as narrator. Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors - Circle of Love is priced to own at $19.98 SRP on DVD, and also contains deleted scenes and three brand new featurettes including behind-the-scenes interviews.  

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

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 Christmas of Many Colors - Circle of Love will premiere this holiday season on NBC."

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

My Thoughts:

Did you see Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Color movie when it aired on television back on November 30th?  I was so looking forward to the movie, but missed it as I had to tend to a family emergency and was out of state.  When I came home, I realized I forgot to record it.  Thankfully, I looked online and saw that this heartwarming holiday film would be arriving on DVD on Dec. 20th -- just in time to order and give as a last minute holiday gift, or to watch with family and friends who come to visit.  

The other day I was sent an email from the folks at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment asking if I wanted to screen this movie.  I jumped at the opportunity as this would mean I wouldn't have to wait until the 20th to see the movie.  And, this evening, after the girls went to bed, I sat up with my husband and we watched this movie.  It was truly a remarkable movie and one that you will need tissues for.

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors - Circle of Love is the sequel to last year's holiday movie, Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Color.  If you saw this heartwarming film, then you know just how good these movies from Dolly Parton are.  Not only is a talented musician, but she really knows how to tell a story (these two movies are based on her childhood) in a way that the viewer can relate, or is moved (usually to tears...happy tears that is).  This new holiday movie picks up where the last Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Color leaves off.  We get to see more of Dolly Parton's childhood, before she became the big star she is today.

This Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Color is made up of amazing cast, which includes Ricky Schroder and Jennifer Nettles as Dolly's parents.  Alyvia Alyn Lind reprises her role as young Dolly Parton.  As you watch this holiday movie you can't help but find yourself falling in love with the cast of characters chosen to play the Parton family.  They all work so well together, and you can relate to them, which makes the story more enjoyable.

In the last movie, young Dolly wanted a special coat, and in this movie she wants a sparkly pair of red shoes for Christmas.  Her mom Avie Lee saves up money for her egg sales, etc. so that she can buy each of her eight children the special gift they are asking for.  While in town pricing out the children's gifts, Robert Lee (Dolly's father) sees Avie Lee looking at a wedding ring and admiring it as if she was a child dreaming of the perfect Christmas gift.  

The rest of the movie follows Dolly, her family and her siblings as they try to earn money to get Momma the ring she was eyeing...even if that means they go without their special gift.  But, you can't have a movie without a climatic scene. And, this movie is no exception.  Near the end of the movie, Dolly and her family are stranded in the family cabin without heat or food during a blizzard. Dolly's father is away working, and tries to make it back home before the family freezes to death -- a premonition Dolly's mom had in a dream.

You will find yourself on the edge of you seat as you watch this movie.  In the beginning you are hoping that Avie Lee is able to save up enough movie to get all the kids the gift they want for Christmas, and then you move to wishing she gets the wedding ring she was admiring at the store.  But, then your emotions will be played with as you watch the family huddling together in a circle of love inside their cold cabin.  Dolly's youngest sibling has a fever that will have praying breaks, and watching the family wish for a miracle, you can't help but wipe tears from your face.

Every holiday movie has to have a happy ending, and this one does, as Dolly's father makes it back to his family, and Momma gets her ring, as does Daddy.  Throughout this movie you will hear both the characters singing songs, as well as narrative from Dolly herself.  Dolly Parton also sings throughout, which makes this such an enjoyable holiday movie.  

If I had to choose which of the two "Coat of Many Colors movies I liked the best, I would have to say that I liked this.  Both movies make you cry and really pull at your heartstrings, but this one really did a great job in sharing the struggles of Dolly's family when she was growing up, and the many life lessons learned through hardships.  I was drawn in from the opening scene where Dolly introduces the movie standing in front of Dollywood, right up until the end where we see Dolly and choir singing the theme song, to bring the story full circle.

Are you looking for a wonderful holiday movie to share with you r family this year and for years to come?  Then, you will definitely want to pick up a copy of this movie when it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Dec. 20th.  This is one movie that my family will be enjoying again this holiday season, and for many more years to come.



Price: $19.98 SRP

Street Date: December 20, 2016
1 DVD-9
Audio: English (5.1)
Subtitles: English
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
Running Time: Approx. 85min./Special Features: Approx. 30 min.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
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About Dolly Parton
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy 9 to 5, Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in Steel Magnolias, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone, and Straight Talk followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 60,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the UK. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 16 million tuned into Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors and was the most-watched film, excluding live musicals, on broadcast networks since 2009. To learn more about this American icon, visit  

Disclosure:  “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”

1 comment :

  1. I love Dolly Parton! I am sure this is so wonderful to see and inspiring also.
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