Dolly Parton is releasing a new album just in time for Christmas, called A Holly Dolly Christmas. Alongside it, the Queen of Country is appearing in the new Netflix film, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square. But who else is in the Christmas movie, now available on Netflix?
Who is in Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square cast?
Dolly Parton plays the angel, who comes to speak to the co-lead star in the film, Christine Baranski, who plays Regina Fuller.
Treat Williams is Carl Pellam, while Jenifer Lewis is Margeline.
Josh Segarra plays Pastor Christian Hathaway, while Mary Lane Haskell plays Jenna Hathaway.
Jeanine Mason plays Felicity Sorenson, while Brandon Huson is Randy
While Dolly has the top billing on the movie, Christine’s character Regina is the true character who goes through a Scrooge-like transformation.
The film follows her character, Regina, who is both wealthy and pretentious who returns to her hometown during the Christmas season.
She is brought back by the death of her father and intends to sell the land on which her former neighbours live to sell the land and develop a shopping centre.
While Dolly may be a main focus in the movie, the film has not gained particularly good reviews from critics and earned 58 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Digital Spy said of the film: “It brings us no joy to be Scrooges about this movie — we wanted to love it, but it’s not even so bad it’s good. It’s just bad…
“If you want some background noise that’s vaguely Christmassy, this could be your movie.
“But we’d suggest any of the aforementioned Netflix holiday fare before we recommended this one, sadly.”
However, for Dolly, this was a brilliant opportunity, as she told Entertainment Weekly.
She said: “I love all the Christmas shows on TV, all the Christmas specials — and especially any Christmas musical, and this is my first Christmas musical.
“I had the chance to write 14 original new songs, and hearing all these wonderful artists sing them was a real joy for me.”
Christine added: “[It was] the privilege of a lifetime.
“When I heard this project was being done and then they wanted to send me a script, I said, ‘I don’t need to read the script, it’s Dolly Parton, I just want to be on a set with Dolly Parton!”
Dolly added: “Well, I have been a big fan of Christine’s for years, so getting a chance to work with her was really wonderful.
“I was so proud of everybody.”
There were 25 songs in the film altogether, and the entire cast got to perform.
Only one of these songs appears on Dolly’s new album, the title song Christmas on the Square.
Instead, Dolly’s album reimagines Christmas favourites with the help of some famous voices such as Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon’s vocal tones.
However, the angel can only be seen in the Netflix movie, where she guides Christine Baranski’s character to become a better person.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square is available on Netflix now
Published at Thu, 26 Nov 2020 19:34:32 +0000