Dolly Parton Fans Can't Get Over the Singer's Latest Instagram Announcement

Rebecca Norris
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Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

From Country Living

  • Dolly Parton is releasing her first Christmas album in 30 years.

  • What’s more, the Queen of Country is starring in an upcoming Netflix Christmas movie.

  • She released a song from her upcoming album to celebrate the announcement.

  • Fans of Dolly are thrilled with the news.

It’s about to be a very holly, Dolly Christmas.

As if the upcoming release of Dolly Parton’s first Christmas album in 30 years wasn't enough to ignite our excitement for the holiday season, now, we get to look forward to a movie with the 74-year-old singer front and center, too.

On Tuesday, September 29, Netflix announced their newest holiday title, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, which is set to air on November 22. The much-anticipated movie is directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, a three-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner, not to mention the actress who portrays Catherine Avery on Grey’s Anatomy.

The film itself centers on Regina Fuller (played by Christine Baranski, aka Martha May Whovier from How The Grinch Stole Christmas), a snippy, wealthy woman whose mission is to evict the residents of the small town she grew up in following her father’s death. Naturally, the dramatic plotline takes place at Christmastime and the holiday spirit—illustrated by camaraderie with the townsfolk, a rekindled flame with a past love, and advice from an actual angel (played by Dolly, of course!)—ensures Regina doesn’t ruin the most wonderful time of year.

While the story itself is undoubtedly enough to put a reminder on our calendars to tune in, the fact that the film features more than a dozen original songs by Dolly has us kicking off the countdown now. Luckily for us, we don't have to wait to hear a sneak peek. The country crooner released her new song, “Christmas on the Square,” to celebrate the movie announcement ahead of her full album release on October 2, 2020.

Naturally, fans were ecstatic about Dolly's career news, with many taking to social media to express how grateful they were for her holiday cheer. "A ray of light in our dark lives," one person said. "Here for it," said another. But this comment really captures how we all feel: "Dolly is saving Christmas."

Yup, like we said, a holly, Dolly Christmas, indeed!

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