Veteran singer Dolly Parton says she and her family nearly "froze to death" when they were trapped inside their house in the Great Smoky Mountains after heavy snow.
The 70-year-old country singer has said it was a "miracle" they survived, reported ET online.
"We lived way back in the mountains, and we had boarded up our windows to keep the snow and wind out, and had no idea it was going to snow like that. We got trapped in there. We thought we were going to die and our little tears were frozen on our little faces.
"We were frozen, no fire, no food, no nothing. And so it had to have been prayer that melted the snow around us and got us out of there. That's kind of like our Christmas miracle. Momma had a lot of faith, Momma had those visions and dreams that she sensed something was going to happen, but because of her great faith, she prayed us through," Parton said.
The singer was reminded of the incident as it will feature on her festive TV movie "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love," a follow up from last year's "Coat of Many Colors" small screen film.
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