Christmas at Dollywood Hallmark Movie

For all you Dolly Parton fans, we have some very exciting news to share with you regarding a Christmas at Dollywood Hallmark Movie! Dolly will be making a special appearance in the new Hallmark movie that is coming this year for the Christmas season. The movie is called “Christmas at Dollywood” and it will feature the Dollywood theme park! Continue reading to learn all the exciting details about this new movie and when you can expect to watch it.

Glacier Ridge at Dollywood/Christmas at Dollywood Hallmark MovieFor the 2019 Christmas season, Dolly and Dollywood fans will have an even bigger reason to rejoice in the holiday spirit. “Christmas at Dollywood” will feature our hometown hero and will spotlight the popular Dollywood theme park. The film will center around a Broadway producer, Rachel, who is also a single mother. She discovers that investors in her holiday show have driven the production into bankruptcy. Rachel receives a phone call from a friend in Tennessee who is asking for her help in co-producing a show for the 20th anniversary of the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival at Dollywood. She decides to return home to East Tennessee to co-produce the show. In the movie, Rachel and her producing partner, Luke, have to work together and come up with a show that will make their boss happy. Rachel wants the show to be inspired by a bedtime story that she has told her 9 year old daughter for years. Luke, however, doesn’t agree with that vision and is more interested in getting a promotion to be Dollywood’s new general manager than that actual show itself.

The official logline for the movie: “As the pair meets in the middle to please the boss, little do Rachel and Luke realize love lurks in all the unexpected places because this isn’t the Great White Way. Or Hollywood. This is Dollywood!”

The actress that will be playing Rachel Lewis, the main character in the movie, is none other than Danica McKellar. McKellar has starred in numerous Hallmark Christmas movie, including “Crown for Christmas”  and “Coming Home for Christmas.” She also starred in “The Wonder Years” and has been on “Dancing with the Stars.” She is even set to narrate a film about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that is expected to be released this fall. Dollywood Show Production It's a Wonderful Life/Christmas at Dollywood Hallmark Movie

When Does Filming Start?

“Christmas at Dollywood” is set to begin filming in August. The premiere date hasn’t been set, but we do know that it will be sometime in December as part of Hallmark’s 10th anniversary of Countdown to Christmas. This year’s Countdown to Christmas on the Hallmark Channel beings October 25th.

Another Upcoming Film starring Dolly

This fall, Dolly Parton will be releasing her Netflix Series, “Heartstrings.” This 8 episode series will be based on some of her very own song hits. Songs featured will include “Jolene” and “If I Had Wings.”

Dollywood Theme Park

Dollywood has always been a fun adventure for families, but this year it added a huge new addition to the park called “Wildwood Grove.” Dollywood features more than 40 rides, fantastic entertainment and great dining options. There is something for everyone to enjoy when visiting the beloved park, including some great shopping. The next time you are in Pigeon Forge, be sure to visit Dollywood! Our Riverside Vacation Rentals here at Cedar Lodge are only 6 minutes from the loved theme park.

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