A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986)

Genres - Children's/Family, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Fairy Tales & Legends  |   Release Date - Dec 14, 1986 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Smoky Mountain Christmas is the sort of fare that always seems to pop up exclusively during the Yuletide season: an original made-for-TV musical fantasy. Dolly Parton plays a country-music star (imaginative casting, this) who finds herself stranded in the Tennessee backwoods with taciturn mountaineer Lee Majors. Parton also touches base with seven orphaned young'uns...and a witch (Anita Morris). John Ritter makes an uncredited cameo appearance as the judge who presides over the inevitable climactic adoption proceedings. First broadcast December 14, 1986 (directly opposite the ratings-grabbing The Promise), A Smoky Mountain Christmas was directed "con brio" by Henry Winkler.

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adoption, cabin, celebrity, country-music, judge, orphan, witch