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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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The movie takes place in Tennessee and the license plates on the cars shown are Tennessee tags; however, they don not use front tags in Tennessee. See more »

Connections

References Hee Haw (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Dirt Road Dream
Written by Jamie Floyd
Performed by Dillon James
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Not Your Typical Christmas Feel Good Movie
17 December 2013 | by trfromhawaiiSee all my reviews

This time of year I love channel surfing for Christmas movies...and most seem to be written from the same outline with a twist here or there and offer very little challenge when it comes to picking up on the foreshadowing and predicting the finale ... I usually find myself mentally jumping ahead to the ending when I am no more than 1/3 or 1/2 way through and almost always being correct on all major details...the attractive girl with history, the attractive guy with history, a third party that facilitates their unlikely and usually acrimonious meeting, a slow to start to their awkward romance that explodes 3/4 of the way through into a passionate, feel good relationship, only to implode 10 minutes later with accusations of lying or withholding pertinent facts only to conclude minutes later with a reconciliation that is sappy sweet, mostly unsatisfying and almost always offering the viewer a corny gleam of hope that Santa is indeed alive and well... A Country Christmas Story is different; first of all, it is not very Christmasy; it could just as easily have been set during another time of year; but I found that it thoughtfully offered up dialogue on issues that are not seasonal nor frequently confronted from the eyes of a child and played that theme out with some great acting, several original country tracks worthy of more listening and a satisfying, believable and Santa-less ending...


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