|Christmas on the Square|
|Directed by||Debbie Allen|
|Screenplay by||Maria S. Schlatter|
|Edited by||Casey O. Rohrs|
|Music by||Dolly Parton|
Christmas on the Square (full title Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square) is a 2020 American Christmas musical film directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen. Starring Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis, and Treat Williams, the plot follows the wealthy Regina Fuller (Baranski), returning to her hometown to evict the residents and sell the land to a mall developer. Netflix released the film on November 22, 2020. At the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, Christmas on the Square won the award for Outstanding Television Movie.
Parton wrote all of the songs featured in the film. A soundtrack album was not released, although Parton did record versions of "Christmas Is" and "Christmas on the Square" for her 2020 album A Holly Dolly Christmas. "Try" was originally featured on Parton’s 2014 album Blue Smoke.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 63% based on 35 critic reviews, with an average rating of 5.7/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square isn't quite up to its star's standards, but its overwhelming good cheer and campy self-awareness may be just what viewers are looking for." On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 51 out of 100 based on 7 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".
|Dorian Awards||Campiest TV Show||Christmas on the Square||Nominated|||
|Gold Derby TV Awards||TV Movie||Nominated|||
|Golden Reel Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Sound Effects, Foley, Music, Dialogue and ADR for Non-Theatrical Feature Film Broadcast Media||Trip Brock, Jacob Ortiz, Marc S. Perlman, Michael T. Ryan, Raymond Park, Jackie Johnson, Bruce Stubblefield, Michael Farrow and Tom Ruttledge||Nominated|||
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Television Movie||Dolly Parton, Maria S. Schlatter, Debbie Allen, Sam Haskell, Joe Lazarov and Hudson Hickman||Won|||
|Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming||Debbie Allen||Won|
|Producers Guild of America Awards||Outstanding Producer of Streamed or Televised Motion Pictures||Dolly Parton and Sam Haskell||Nominated|||