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A Country Christmas Story (2013)

A teenage chorister from a small Appalachian town dreams of becoming a country music star.

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Eric Bross

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Steven Peros (teleplay), Anna Filameno (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megyn Price ... Jenny Gibson
Ross McCall ... Trev Hailey
Brian McKnight ... Danny Gibson
Desiree Ross Desiree Ross ... Grace Gibson
Preston Bailey ... Billy
Mary Kay Place ... Sarah
Dolly Parton ... Dolly Parton
Steve Monroe ... Sam
Dillon James ... Jamie Warner
Camille Sanders ... Mary Lou Memphis
Kevin Flood ... Pastor Bob
Nick Clifford ... Richie
Jeff Witzke ... Randy
Gilbert Hancock Gilbert Hancock ... Carl
Andrew Bilgore ... Wes
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Storyline

Dolly Parton and Grammy Award nominated R&B singer and Producer Brian McKnight star in this Lifetime Original Movie. The film follows a young Appalachian mountain girl (Desiree Ross) as she pursues her dream of becoming a country star.

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Drama | Family | Musical

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Lifetime [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dollywood Christmas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Goofs

At the beginning of the movie there is a California state flag flying in front of hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tenn where the competition is being held. See more »

Connections

References Hee Haw (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Amazing Grace
Written by John Newton
Performed by Ross McCall, Megyn Price, and Mary Kay Place
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Dollywood 's Got Talent
14 December 2013 | by story_by_coreySee all my reviews

What is a Christmas movie? That is a question I kept asking myself as I watched this movie. Most of the Lifetime Christmas movie plots center around the spirit of Christmas opening the heart of some long-lost curmudgeon, characters discovering the true meaning of Christmas or the story of somebody overcoming obstacles to get home for the holidays. This movie has none of those elements. In fact, you don't even see a Christmas tree until 1.5 hour into the movie. The movie felt like one of those personal interest clips they play just before some unknown talent goes on a reality show like America's Got Talent. The last 30 minutes of the movie feels like a long ad for Dollywood. The story is a formula Lifetime relationship movie where the characters resolve their irreconcilable differences in the last 10 minutes of the movie and live happily ever after.

Worth watching when there is nothing else recorded on your DVR just to hear Desiree Ross' great voice or if you are a Dolly Parton fan. Otherwise, watch your other Christmas movies first!


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