As an accomplished mathematician, and author on the subject, equations come easy to Hallmark star Danica McKellar. So, when asked if she had any ideas for Christmas movies while at lunch with Hallmark’s executive vice president of programming and network publicity Michelle Vicary, McKellar quickly performed some simple math. The results were impressive: the words “Christmas” and “Dollywood,” plus the preposition “at,” added up to perfect Hallmark Channel Christmas fare (and her 12th movie for Crown Media Family Networks) - - Christmas at Dollywood. “[Michelle and I] were constantly talking about Dolly Parton, as I had just returned from a reading at the Library of Congress after my book Goodnight, Numbers had been inducted into Dolly's Imagination Library,” she explained in an exclusive interview with MediaVillage. “That title intrigued her; so, a writer, producer and treatment later, I pitched the movie.”
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