She’ll come again
Dolly Parton, recently in St. Paul to promote her “Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol,” continues to punch in beyond the 9-to-5 shift. Her songs — both old and new — are heavily featured in “Dumplin’,” a musical in which Jennifer Aniston plays the mother of a beauty pageant contestant. Come for Rachel, stay for the updated version of “Jolene.”
Now streaming on Netflix
Whether or not you support building a wall on the Mexican border, you’re bound to break down during “Icebox,” a tender movie about a Honduras preteen (Anthony Gonzalez of “Coco”) who gets tangled in red tape while trying to make it to America. Director Daniel Sawka sets the emotions at full boil while keeping the politics on simmer.
7 p.m. Friday, HBO
A local whodunit
The 2007 murder of St. Paul Park’s Kristine Larson is revisited in the third-season premiere of “Homicide for the Holidays.” Local police investigators and reporters look back at how the puzzle pieces slowly came together in this harrowing case.
7 p.m. Sunday, Oxygen
Tales of the unexpected
Those who believe “Robot Chicken” isn’t dark enough may want to cuddle up to “The Shivering Truth,” a new stop-animation series that makes “The Twilight Zone” look like “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Duluth’s Maria Bamford is among the well-known comics contributing their voices to these super-short tales, including one that involves a ventriloquist act pairing a terrorist with a severed head that won’t shut up.
11 p.m. Sunday, Adult Swim