Family patriarch Lee Parton makes sacrifices to have enough money to buy his wife the wedding ring he could never afford. The children also sacrifice their own Christmas presents to give their mother this special gift. Dolly's Uncle Billy helps her begin to see that her voice and talent might extend beyond rural Tennessee. Various crisis situations, some life-threatening, make the family's Christmas a challenge.
Cameron Jones as Uncle Billy, musician trying to help Dolly become a star
Christmas of Many Colors was filmed in Covington, and Conyers, Georgia, and Sevier County, Tennessee, the latter at Dollywood for introductory and closing scenes from Dolly Parton. Filming took place during summer 2016.
In its initial November 30, 2016 broadcast, Christmas of Many Colors was seen by 11.53 million viewers and received a 1.7/6 rating/share in the 18-49 age demographic.
Christmas of Many Colors was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired September 17, 2017.