It’s 1986, and we’re hiding out in a cabin in the mountains with modern-day Snow White and real-life Christmas angel Dolly Parton. Join us as we try to wrap our heads around this Henry Winkler-directed TV movie that gets really weird really quickly.
Full show notes with links at https://adventcalendar.house/episodes/a-smoky-mountain-christmas.
💬 Topics & Tangents:
• Muppet doppelgänger Polly Darton.
• Dolly Parton saved a girl’s life on the set of Christmas on the Square.
• Gennie James (Cindy) in The Hugga Bunch Movie.
• Claude Earl Jones (Bartender) in the Seinfeld episode, The Race.
• Lee Majors (Mountain Dan) and Jean Speegle Howard (Old Woman Jezebel) in The Night the Reindeer Died, the movie-within-a-movie from Scrooged.
• How South Jersey Keeps Muskrat on the Menu (Gastro Obscura).
📼 Retro Commercial Break:
• 1988 Dollywood Commercial.
🎤 And Now, These Messages:
A Smoky Mountain Christmas © 1986 Sandollar Productions.
Theme song by Bronwen’s Ghost.
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Title: A Smoky Mountain Christmas