Dolly Parton fans are in for a treat this weekend. NBC is re-airing the 2015 movie Coat of Many Colors as a Christmas gift to their audience. The film details the humble beginnings of the beloved singer and it is a heartwarming family movie that is sure to make your holiday season that much brighter.
Dolly’s story is one of the most inspirational in country music history. It is based on true events that happened to her and her mother, Avie Lee. When Dolly was a child, she needed a new coat for winter and her mother was very poor. So she made her daughter a coat out of scrap pieces of fabric that were in her home. Avie Lee used the brightest colors that she had to match her daughter’s bigger than life personality. When Dolly wore the coat to school for the first time, her classmates made fun of her. She never let that get her down and wrote about the experience years later in her song, Coat of Many Colors.
After the success of the film, a sequel was made entitled Christmas of Many Colors in 2017. The movie has also been well received and it’s clear that millions of people love this movie and look forward to watching it every year around the holidays. The fact that it is a faith-based film adds to its appeal and it makes it that much more wholesome.
When it came to casting the film, Dolly had one person in mind from the very beginning – Ricky Schroder. She knew from the get-go that he was the perfect choice to play her father, Robert in the film. And she was right – he’s received some of the best reviews for his work in both of the Coat of Many Colors movies.
In the movie, Dolly’s oldest brother, Tommy Parton, was played by Gerald McRaney. And in real-life, he’s also been Dolly’s closest friend for many years. So it’s no wonder that their relationship is depicted so beautifully in the movie.
The film also stars Alyvia Alyn Lind as Dolly and she’s a total doll. It’s hard to not fall in love with her as she’s the sweet little girl that everyone wants to be friends with. Several Dolly fans have taken to social media to show their appreciation for this wholesome and beautiful movie that is a must-watch for the holidays.
Coat of Many Colors and its sequel, Christmas of Many Colors, are a must-watch for all Dolly Parton fans. They’re a great way to spend the holidays and they’ll make you smile from start to finish! So be sure to tune in and enjoy these amazing movies this week.