Dolly Parton’s movie of faith, love and hope just made NBC do the unthinkable youtube

We had a feeling this would happen. And the fact that it is going to happen re-ignites our faith in television executives who often seem to think that sex and violence are the only way to pull in ratings these days.

It looks like faith, love and hope can also bring in millions of viewers.

NBC has announced that they will re-air “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” on Christmas Day at 8 p.m. CT. You will recall that the original airing of the made-for-TV movie attracted more than 13 million viewers and was declared the most watched movie on broadcast TV in over three years.

According to a recent press release, the movie “is set in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955. It is neither a biopic nor musical about Parton’s whole life and performing career, but rather a family-oriented faith-based story about the incidents in her and her family’s life around the time she was 9 years old.”

“It’s a true story about a little coat mama made for me and tried to make me feel proud about it by telling me how much I looked like Joseph in the Bible,” Parton told the hosts of “The Talk” before the airing of the movie. “But when I got to school they didn’t think I looked a lot like Joseph. (Laughs.) They made fun of me.”

Well, no one’s making fun of that coat anymore Dolly.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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