The holidays are in full swing, and Dollywood has a special treat for us this Christmas. NBC recently announced the newest guest stars in Dolly Parton’s upcoming holiday movie “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas,” including the country legend’s own goddaughter, Miley Cyrus. The network also cast Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Jimmie Allen, and Zach Williams as additional guests, with Tom Everett Scott, Ana Gasteyer, and Angel Parker set to star alongside Parton.
The holiday special is a full movie musical centered around Parton’s desire to spread the “Mountain Magic” of Dollywood at Christmastime, and the plot is reportedly full of heartwarming Christmas themes. According to a press release from NBC, the film takes off when “Three Wise Mountain Men” appear to Parton to guide her on a journey through her past and help her become reinspired by the magic of Christmas.
When Parton finally returns to the present to film her big special, she shares what she’s learned, realizing that Christmas is really about faith, heart, and the people we surround ourselves with. Having actual family members like Miley Cyrus as a part of the movie is sure to drive this point home even further, especially since Cyrus has often spoken about the close bond she shares with Parton.
“It’s a lot of drama. It’s a lot of comedy, a lot of meaningful songs, a lot of meaningful places,” Parton said of the special during her Dec. 1 appearance on the “Today” show.
“Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” premieres on NBC on Dec. 1 — check out the trailer below.