Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square ★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

Hi Carl, tonight I’m going to talk about two movies that are streaming now on Netflix.

Just in time for the holidays, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square.” The film stars Dolly Parton as an angel who saves a town from eviction by showing a wealthy and mean woman, played by Christine Baranski, scenes from her past that were unknown to her. Similar to Ebenezer Scrooge in the storyline with several nods to traditional Christmas themes.

The film begins with a toe-tapping dazzling dance number with the entire town in perfect sync. The opening number introduces us to the cast, including a couple who owns a children’s clothing store and are trying to have a baby. We also meet a charming young girl helping her dad out at his bar. The characters are engaging and likable. Parton is the star as she sings a touching song about a lamplighter in town.

While borrowing from seasonal classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol,” set a familiar tone, although Dolly’s voice and lyrics are the stars here, and she’s so worth the watch. The film seems fitting during these troubled times.

It’s directed by Debbie Allen and features 14 new songs by Dolly Parton. Jennifer Lewis and Treat Williams also star.

Clip “You find the light that can lead you to the part of you that is lost.”

The Bottom-line, I’m all in 4 stars out of 4. This is a beautiful movie with messages of love and forgiveness. Dolly’s angel wardrobe and songs are worth the view. Just know that you may shed a tear or two as there are secrets that are reveled and heartwarming moments. Check it out on Netflix streaming now.

Sarah Knight Adamson© November 29, 2020

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