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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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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

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont
Performed by Dolly Parton
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Not very Country or Christmas
11 December 2018 | by biffgrimes-60059See all my reviews

A Country Christmas Story is about a biracial young girl from Appalachia with dreams of becoming a country music singing star. So she enters a contest to find Americas next young country star hosted by Dolly Parton at Dollywood. Although the movie is advertised as a Christmas story the viewer sees no scenes of snow, Christmas trees and decorations or anything else resembling Christmas until the conclusion of the movie. It was hard to believe this girl is from Appalachia, nobody in the movie spoke with a Southern accent ,it just did not have an authentic feel to it. Also , this girl is supposed to be a country singing talent, we see no scenes of her practicing her singing throughout the movie. The girl reveals the title of the song she penned herself that she was going to sing at the competition but we never hear her singing at all until the very end. The movie suffers a great deal because producers cast a young lady with no musical talent in the main role. We keep waiting for something to make this movie a little interesting, perhaps the charismatic Dolly can come in to save it, but alas,Dolly has a very tiny role in it.


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