Skip to main content

Where to watch Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Dolly Parton. The popular country singer and 9 to 5 actress had put her stamp on the holiday long before a certain “elusive chanteuse” pop singer proclaimed herself the “Queen of Christmas.” With movies like Christmas at Dollywood, Coat of Many Colors, and last year’s Emmy-nominated Netflix hit Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, the popular singer has established herself on the small screen as a holiday icon.

This year, she’s back with a new TV movie, Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas. Packed with good cheer and surprising musical performances, the movie promises to continue the tradition of Dolly’s earlier movies by bringing the holidays to everyone’s home. But where can one watch it and when?

Where is it streaming?

Dolly Parton sings with others outside in Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas will be available on Peacock. Premium Plan or Premium Plan Plus members will be able to stream it whenever they want.

Launched in 2020, Peacock is the home to NBC Universal and Comcast properties such as Universal Pictures, the Olympics, Bravo, and Saturday Night Live.

Peacock is the home to popular NBC shows like The Good PlaceNew AmsterdamLaw & Order: SVU, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The service boasts many sports programs from the WWE, NFL, and Premier League as well. Peacock also has expanded its scripted and non-scripted original programming to include Vampire Academy, The Resort, a documentary about wrestler Teddy Hart, and more!

When can you watch it?

Dolly Parton sings to a crowd in Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas will be available on Peacock on December 2. You’ll have almost a month to enjoy the holiday prgram before Christmas arrives.

Watch Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas on Peacock

How much does it cost?

There is no fee to sign up for the most basic level of Peacock, and no credit card is required upon signing up. All that’s needed is an email address for users to access 10,000-plus hours of content for free. The free tier is very limiting in terms of content. If you would like to access more programs from Peacock, there are various paid tiers to explore.

Peacock Premium is the first paid tier from the streaming service, with access to over 80,000 hours of entertainment for a monthly price of $5, or $50 per year. This tier contains ads but allows users to access new films and live events. If this tier is too restricting, users can upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus, which costs $10 per month, or $100 per year. Premium Plus includes everything from Premium but contains no ads and allows users to download and watch programs offline.

Is it worth watching?

Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas | First Look | NBC

It looks like a fun time to pass the time and get into the holiday spirit. Here’s the official synopsis:

Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas showcases the frenetic backstage story and delightful on-camera results of Dolly’s desire to uplift an exhausted world’s spirits by sharing the unique ‘mountain magic’ she has always found in and around Dollywood at Christmas. Throughout the movie’s production numbers and rehearsal chaos, Dolly finds herself taking a private journey into her past, guided by the mysterious appearances of her personal Three Wise Men. When it’s time for her big special to air live, a renewed and inspired Dolly goes rogue and shows the world that the real magic of Christmas lies in the hearts of the children we all once were, the realization that Christmas is about the people we share it with, and how her faith remains the common thread between Christmases past, present, and future.”

The movie will have musical performances by Miley Cyrus, her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, Zach Williams, Willie Nelson, and … Jimmy Fallon?!? Yes, the late-night talk show host is somehow in this, and singing to boot.

The cast includes SNL alum Ana Gasteyer, Angel Parker, Tom Everett Scott, and, of course, Dolly Parton herself. The movie runs approximately two hours with ads and will have dance choreography by Emmy-nominated choreographer Kathryn Burns.

For more Christmas content, be sure to check out DT’s best Christmas movies to watch on Netflix and Prime Video.

Jason Struss
Section Editor, Entertainment
Jason is a writer, editor, and pop culture enthusiast whose love for cinema, television, and cheap comic books has led him to…
Where to watch A Christmas Carol
Guy Pearce as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol.

This year marks the 180th anniversary of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, which is one of the most famous Christmas stories ever written. Since its first publication in 1843, readers have constantly revisited the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a joyless old man who loves only money. One year, on a magical Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, as well as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future (aka the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come).

A Christmas Carol is a morality tale that forces Scrooge to come to terms with the mistakes he's made in life, while giving him one last chance to turn his life around and make new choices. Hollywood has embraced this redemptive story with numerous adaptations over the years. For this Christmas season, we're going to tell you where you can watch six of the most famous adaptations of A Christmas Carol.
A Christmas Carol (1951)

Read more
5 best Christmas movies on Netflix you need to watch
A man puts his hand on the steering wheel in a car in a scene from The Noel Diary.

The holiday season is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and throw on a Christmas movie. Whether it's an iconic classic like Home Alone or a family favorite like Elf, nothing will increase your holiday spirit quite like a Christmas movie. Netflix is celebrating Christmas throughout December with a special holiday section featuring a wide selection of festive movies.

There are multiple options for Christmas movies, ranging from rom-coms and adult dramas to animated comedies. Below, we picked out the five best Christmas movies on Netflix you need to watch, including a well-known romantic comedy/drama ensemble, a family adventure with Santa, and an Academy Award nominee.
Love Actually (2003)

Read more
Where to watch Christmas with the Kranks
The cast of Christmas With the Kranks.

Christmas can be overwhelming even for the best of us, so it's understandable why some people choose not to celebrate the season. In 2001, legal thriller writer John Grisham embraced that idea with his novel Skipping Christmas, which was subsequently adapted by screenwriter Chris Columbus and director Joe Roth as the perennial holiday film,Christmas with the Kranks, which hit theaters in 2004.

The Santa Clauses' Tim Allen and Halloween Ends star Jamie Lee Curtis portray the titular couple, Luther and Nora Krank, both of whom are surprised when they are transformed into the neighborhood pariahs just because they want to skip Christmas in favor of a Caribbean cruise. Since their daughter, Blair (Julie Gonzalo), joined the Peace Corps and moved away, the Kranks refuse to budge when it comes to not decorating their home for the holidays. But when Blair announces that she'll be home for Christmas, the Kranks have to make peace with their neighbors and quickly put together the Christmas party and decorations that used to be their holiday tradition.

Read more