This 1986 made for CBS TV movie sees Dolly playing country music superstar Lorna Davis, who is overwhelmed and disillusioned by her career and loneliness. She plans a trip to a friend's cabin in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains to escape and recuperate during the Christmas season. Upon arriving at the cabin, Lorna finds it has become the impromptu home of seven orphans who are hiding from the orphanage in town. Because they both have secrets to keep - the orphans don't want to be found by the orphanage and Lorna doesn't want to be found by anyone from LA - they agree to keep each other's presence at the cabin a secret. Lorna then quickly builds strong friendships with the children, although it takes a while to win over cautious Jake, the eldest brother in the family.
Unfortunately Lorna has been followed to the cabin by a sleazy and enterprising journalist, who is determined to reveal her hidden location. In addition to him, Lorna faces a mountain "witch woman," Jezebel, who is determined to kill her for attracting the eye of her lover, the sheriff of the nearby town. Lorna is saved from Jezebel's first attempt on her life by Mountain Dan, a wandering mountain man who is wise to the ways of "mountain folk."
After the journalist reveals Lorna's identity to the sheriff, she is arrested and the children are taken back to the orphanage. Jezebel, disguised as an old woman, delivers a poisoned pie to Lorna in prison, but is tricked into eating it herself and falls into an endless sleep. Lorna is freed from prison and a plan to free the children from the orphanage is hatched, only to be stopped by the sheriff while trying to escape. They are taken before an extremely uninterested Judge who eventually dismisses all charges against Lorna and Dan and grants custody of the children to Lorna.
Features six Dolly written songs, except for ones indicated.
Pretty is as Pretty Does A Smoky Mountain Christmas All Wrapped Up In You
Christmas With Santa (Written by Bill Owens)
Here Comes Santa Claus (Written by Gene Autry)
Cast: Lorna Davis - Dolly Parton
Lee Majors - Mountain Dan
John Ritter - Judge Harold Benton
Rene Auberjonois - Ned
Anita Morris - Jezebel
Director: Henry Winkler
Running Time: 94 mins
Released Date: 14th December 1986