Dolly Parton Plays the ‘Town Harlot’ in Holiday Sequel to Coat of Many Colors

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Adorable, pint-size Dolly Parton returns in NBC’s sequel to 2015’s Coat of Many Colors, the hit movie based on Parton’s song of the same name.

The holiday-themed Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love pays homage not only to Parton’s parents and Tennessee hometown, but also to a very special local who encouraged young Dolly to share her amazing voice with the world—the town harlot, played by Parton herself (above, with Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly).

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“I was impressed with the town trollop when I was growing up,” Parton says. “I loved her hair, her makeup and her clothes. I wanted to look just like her when I grew up. Guess what? I do!”

When Dolly “sees the woman she called ‘The Painted Lady,’” says executive producer Sam Haskell, “it is pure screen magic.”

Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, Wednesday, November 30, NBC.