Dolly Parton’s ‘Christmas of Many Colors’ Wins Two Awards
Dolly Parton's 2016 made-for-TV movie Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love has recently earned two awards: a Christopher award and the Movieguide Epiphany Prize for Television.
Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love received a trophy in the TV and Cable category at the 68th annual Christopher Awards, which honor media that positively influences its audience and "affirm[s] the highest values of the human spirit," according to the Christophers website. Other 2017 Christophers winners include This Is Us, Hidden Figures and 60 Minutes; trophies will be handed out in May.
From Movieguide, Christmas of Many Colors has received the Epiphany Prize for Television. Each year, the honor goes to "popular, entertaining movies and television programs that are wholesome, spiritually uplifting, inspirational, redemptive and moral," the Movieguide Awards' website explains. Parton's first made-for-TV movie, Coat of Many Colors, received the Movieguide Awards' Most Inspiring TV Program honor.
Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love tells more of the story of Parton’s childhood, sharing the country icon’s memories of one particular Christmas, and how her family began to realize that she could be a star.
“We just want families to feel closer together,” Parton explains of the film. “We’ve scattered so much, as a family, because of all the new ways, new technology — which is wonderful to have all these great things available to us — but I think we lose a lot, and have lost a lot, about family, so more than anything, I just want people to feel the joy of Christmas and what Christmas is really about, which is Jesus, and about just that love of family.”
In 2015, 13 million people tuned in to watch Dolly Parton‘s first made-for-TV movie, Coat of Many Colors. Christmas of Many Colors, which premiered on Nov. 30, 2016, earned 11.4 million viewers and a 1.8 ratings share in the adults 18-49 years of age demographic, putting the film at the top of viewership in terms of total viewers.
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