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Dolly Parton: Christmas On the Square Brings Joy Just When We Need It Most

The star and songwriter behind Netflix's feel-good holiday musical on why Christmas and music are such a magical pairing and her hope for the holiday season.

by | November 19, 2020 | Comments

This holiday season, Netflix introduces us to a new Christmas Scrooge-ish tale with a twist: It comes with 14 original songs by Dolly Parton, who also co-stars. The Scrooge in question in Christmas On the Square is Christine Baranski’s Regina Fuller, a wealthy property owner with pre-Christmas evictions on her mind; up against a town-full of charming folk and the power of music, will she soften? Ahead of the movie’s release on the streaming platform, Rotten Tomatoes correspondent Naz Perez spoke with Parton, Baranski, co-stars Jenifer Lewis and Jeanine Mason, and director Debbie Allen about what makes this festive film stand out, working with country music’s biggest star, and what they’re hopeful for this holiday season.

Christmas on the Square is available on Netflix from November 22, 2020


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