Tonight was the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center and NBC invited Josh Groban to sing his version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. I don’t know if it was the acoustics of his boisterous voice bouncing off all of the NYC buildings or the rain falling down around him, but this Holiday classic never sounded more beautiful. It felt like Christmas even though it is still 25 shopping days away.
Thankfully, you get that feeling whenever you want because the single is available on JoshGroban.com.
Before Joe Mantenga was he played Bugsy Siegel, who created the Las Vegas strip, in Kill Me, Deadly, he was gambling in Monte Carlo on Bosom Buddies. He looks the same now as he did when he was 33 in that 1981 episode.
Dolly Parton is one of the most loved people in America and her music is a tradition for all. Now thanks to NBC, her life story is becoming a Christmas tradition for decades to come.
Last year, her biopic, Coat of Many Colors, was a huge sucess for NBC. So huge they brought it back for a second movie this year. Tonight at 9p, we get to see the next chapter in her book. This one is called Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love and it is must watch for families.
It is Christmastime for the Partons and the kids all know what they want. Their parents want the money to pay for all of their presents. With nearly a dozen kids that is not an easy task for them. Not only that, Papa Parton (Ricky Schroder) wants to buy his wife (Jennifer Nettles) the wedding ring he never gave her. That ring costs $69 which doesn’t seem like a lot, but to them that it is very expensive. Expensive enough that if he buys it, none of the kids will get anything for Christmas. The offspring decide to forego their gifts for their mom, but that is still not enough money for it. Now they are coming up with ways to raise the rest of the dough.
Papa Parton comes up with a way and that means leaving his family to work in the mines.
His wife had a vision that her family will die lying in a circle, but her husband was not in the dream. She doesn’t want her husband to go because of it, but she lets him leave her there with a kids because it is the right thing to do for him. Then the unforeseeable happens and the rest is a Christmas miracle that will leave you in tears.
Dolly Parton’s telemovies are as timeless as her and her music, and I hope that NBC gives her a third movie of her life for all of us to enjoy again next year. It is the feel good movie that broadcast forgets to do, and let’s hope this reminds them we want them.