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19th Nov 2020

Dolly Parton’s Christmas special is dropping on Netflix this week

Jade Hayden


Dolly Parton can simply do no wrong.

She’s an incredible entertainer. She’s got wigs for days. She’s partially funding the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine research and going to save the entire world from the pandemic.

And now she’s only mere days away from dropping her Christmas special on Netflix. Honestly, spoiled for Dolly choice, so we are.

The festive special, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on The Square, will be landing onto our Netflix based screens this Sunday, November 22.

Expect fun, expect festivities, expect a whole host of special guests including Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis, Treat Williams and Jeanine Mason to make an appearance.

Directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen, Dolly’s special follows a rich woman named Regina (played by Baranski) who is looking to sell her father’s land to a developer.

Her plans go askew when she starts chatting to a guardian angel, played by Dolly herself. Regina then changes her mind, releases her community is worth protecting, and decides not to sell the land.

Not only is the special narratively perfect (because it is), but it also features 14 original songs from Dolly herself. Sure what else would you be up to on a Sunday night?

This comes after it was revealed that Dolly had partially funded Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine research.

Look closely at the list of donors adding their financial backing to the vaccine, and you’ll see none other than Dolly Parton.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a research facility in Nashville, Tennessee, close to where Parton was brought up.

She was announced as a donor to the Vanderbilt facility in April this year, in honour of a friend who worked there as a surgeon.

Speaking back in April, Jeff Balser, the President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center said: “Dolly’s amazing generosity is a source of inspiration and will have a lasting impact on the battle against Covid-19.”