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Lifetime Rolls Out the Star Studded Red Carpet for "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" Holiday Lineup!

The countdown to the holidays is on as Lifetime announces its full movie slate for the network’s annual It’s a Wonderful Lifetime programming event, kicking off Saturday, November 18 with 12 brand new movies! This year, the nostalgia is strong, and the cozy vibes are high as Lifetime reunites divas past and present for new movies every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas. Some of the slate’s highlights include Tia Mowry and Buddy Valastro joining forces as stars and executive producers for Yes, Chef! Christmas with Luke Humphrey. Jana Kramer, Adam Senn and Max Ehrich star in A Cowboy Christmas Romance, written by Sarah Drew, who returns to write her second Lifetime Christmas movie. Tatyana Ali and Jesse Kove star in The Holiday Proposal Plan, Teri Hatcher inChristmas at the Chalet, and Vivica A. Fox and Jackée Harry together in A Christmas Intern. These movies join the previously announced and highly anticipated tent-pole movie Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas, starring Loni Anderson, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray, Donna Mills, and Nicollette Sheridan.

And what are the holidays without great music? This season, the It’s a Wonderful Lifetime slate also includes new original music from pop sensation Tiffany (I Think We’re Alone Now), performing the Ladies of the ‘80stheme song, written by Song Writer Hall of Fame’s Steve Dorff and Michael Jay, and produced by Steve Dorff. Jackée Harry and Tatyana Ali both perform original songs in their films A Christmas Intern and The Holiday Proposal Plan, respectively and Max Ehrich is on deck for new music entitled All I Want Is You (Big Sky Remix) in A Cowboy Christmas Romance.

As part of this season’s offerings, beginning 10/13 through 1/1, and featuring special holiday-themed playlists through the entire holiday season, Lifetime will be present 60 beloved holiday titles on the Lifetime website and app, as well its video-on-demand (VOD) partners. All new premiere movies will also be available day after premiere on TVE/VOD, and Lifetime Movie Club will offer 44 library titles starting 10/20 to stream commercial-free! Holiday Movie Favorites By Lifetime (FAST Channel) kicks off on 11/1 with library titles that will air throughout the holiday season.

Additionally, for those looking for some chills to go along with their cocoa, LMN is kicking off a December event with premiere thriller Silent Night, Fatal Night.

The full slate includes:

Christmas Plus One 

Premieres Saturday, November 18 at 8p/7c Stars Emily Alatalo and Corey Sevier

When sisters Cara (Emily Alatalo) and Amy (Vanessa Smythe) make a pact to find their soulmates by next Christmas, they’re not expecting anything to come from it. However, one year later, Amy’s winter wedding is approaching, and Cara finally finds her own perfect man, Chase (Andrew Bushell), who agrees to attend as her plus one. But after immediately losing his number, all hope is lost. Will she find him in time to make her Christmas wish come true? Or does love have other plans for Cara when magazine writer Michael (Corey Sevier) signs on to help her in her quest?

Christmas Plus One  is produced by Champlain Media with Rebecca Hughes as the executive producer. Katy Breier and Erica Deutschman wrote the script and Meeshelle Neal directs.

Planes, Trains, and Christmas Trees 

Premieres Sunday, November 19 at 8p/7c Stars Kathryn Davis and Olivier Renaud During a business trip to Indiana, event planner Kayley (Kathryn Davis) and sports agent Brett (Olivier Renaud) find themselves unable to fly home for Christmas due to a terrible snowstorm. Determined to get back to New York by Christmas Eve, the two team up and try to make their own way home, but when the storm hits, they’re forced to seek refuge in the sleepy town of Redwood, Ohio; a place that ignites some much-needed Christmas magic in their hearts.

Planes, Trains, and Christmas Trees  is produced by Champlain Media with Rebecca Hughes as the executive producer. Cera Rose Pickering wrote the script and Marta Borowski directs. #PlanesTrainsAndChristmasTrees

Christmas at the Chalet

Premieres Saturday, November 25 at 8p/7c Stars Teri Hatcher and William DeVry When ex TV host and socialite Lex (Teri Hatcher) finds herself faced with the possibility of spending Christmas sharing a luxury chalet with her son, ex-husband, and his new girlfriend, she volunteers to work in the chalet to avoid things getting too close to home, while documenting her every move for a new wave of followers who are loving this new chapter of her life.

Christmas at the Chalet  is produced by Champlain Media with Tom Berry as the executive producer. Julia Cranney wrote the script and Lucie Guest directs. #ChristmasAtTheChalet

Laughing All the Way

Premieres Sunday, November 26 at 8p/7c Stars Paniz Zade and Jake Epstein When ghostwriter and aspiring comedian Aubri Wilson (Paniz Zade) is placed in charge of the Christmas variety show, she worries she might not have what it takes to pull off this make-or-break moment in her career. With Christmas just weeks away, Aubri is in pursuit of the perfect headliner for the event. That is, until famous Hollywood comedian Mike Baxter (Jake Epstein) returns to the comedy club that launched his career. There, Mike rediscovers his stand-up roots, and Aubri shows the world her inner funny girl, and as their journeys collide, they fall hopelessly and hilariously in love, laughing all the way.

Laughing All the Way is produced by Fireside (Laughing) Films, Inc. in association with Johnson Management Group with Tim Johnson, Joe Wilka and Lisa Alford serving as executive producers. Marita Grabiak directs off a script written by Rickie Castaneda, Megan Hocking and Dane K Braun. #LaughingAllTheWay

Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas

Premieres Saturday, December 2 at 8p/7c Stars Loni Anderson, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray, Donna Mills and Nicollette Sheridan In Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas, five glamorous ‘80s soap opera stars reunite to share the spotlight to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera. The producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the whole production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together. Along the way, the divas also discover that the love between them all is still very strong too. The movie’s theme song Ladies of the ’80s was written by Song Writer Hall of Fame’s Steve Dorff and Michael Jay, produced by Steve Dorff, and performed by ’80s pop sensation Tiffany (I Think We’re Alone Now).

Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas is executive produced for Lifetime by Larry A. Thompson (Liz & Dick, Amish Grace). Christie Will Wolf (Christmas on Candy Cane Lane, The Art of Passion) directs from a script by James Berg & Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls) with Robert G. Endara II and Ed Polgardy producing. #LadiesOfThe80s #ADivasChristmas

Mistletoe Match 

Premieres Sunday, December 3 at 8p/7c Stars Elena Juatco and Ryan Bruce With the holiday season in full swing, Olivia Hayes (Elena Juatco) goes undercover to provide her readers with an in-depth and cynical look at the hugely successful annual Secret Santa for Singles event. There, she meets single dad and handsome widower Thomas (Ryan Bruce) who is just as skeptical about the program as she is. Sparks soon fly, but with a once in a lifetime promotion on the line, will she risk losing it all for the romance she never saw coming?

Mistletoe Match is produced by Champlain Media with Rebecca Hughes as the executive producer. Jessica Randall wrote the script and Graeme Campbell directs. #MistletoeMatch

A Cowboy Christmas Romance

Premieres Saturday, December 9 at 8p/7c Stars Jana Kramer and Adam Senn Written By Sarah Drew One week before Christmas, a huge business deal sends real estate “closer” Lexie Crenshaw (Jana Kramer) back to a place she swore she’d never return to: her hometown of Tubac, Arizona. Back on the range, Lexie must convince Coby Mason (Adam Senn), a horse-whispering rancher, to part ways with his family’s land, while navigating her relationship with her father (Bruce Thomas) and brothers she left behind, leading her to reconsider the life she gave up 10 years ago.

A Cowboy Christmas Romance also stars Max Ehrich, Curt Mega, Lisa Lee, Mary-Margaret Humes and Cassie Randolph.

A Cowboy Christmas Romance is produced by The Ninth House for Lifetime. Jake Helgren, and Autumn Federici serve as producers. Sarah Drew serves as executive producer. Jake Helgren directs from a script written by Sarah Drew. #ACowboyChristmasRomance

Yes, Chef! Christmas

Premieres Sunday, December 10 at 8p/7c Stars Tia Mowry, Buddy Valastro and Luke Humphrey Alicia Gellar (Tia Mowry) is a culinary school instructor who has put both her true career aspirations and personal life on the back burner. But this holiday season, fate is on her side. She is invited to compete in the city’s annual Kringle Cook Off and learns a family secret that could change everything and be the big break she needs to become a respected chef like her former boss Bobby (Buddy Valastro). There to mentor her through the competition is the fiery chef and Kringle protégé, Logan (Luke Humphrey), who Alicia builds a real connection with, despite their rocky start. But can Alicia win the cook-off and prove to herself that she is the capable head chef that Logan believes her to be? And will she be accepted by the Kringles if she shares the truth with them? She will have to put it all on the line to find out.

Yes, Chef! Christmas is produced by Fireside (Chef) Films, Inc. in association with Johnson Management Group. Executive producers include Tia Mowry, Buddy Valastro, Tim Johnson, Lisa Alford, Adam Griffin, Chet Fenster and Richard Foster. Max McGuire directs from the script written by Carley Smale. #YesChefChristmas

The Holiday Proposal Plan

Premieres Saturday, December 16 at 8p/7c Stars Tatyana Ali and Jesse Kove Travel columnist Sonny Kravitz (Tatyana Ali) and her ex-boyfriend Kip (Jesse Kove) are forced to team up to help their best friends Bree (Whitney Able) and Jarod (Geovanni Gopradi) get engaged. To set the backdrop, the four return to Sonny’s parents’ snowy chalet and set up twelve holiday traditions that are celebrated around the world to nudge Jarod to ask Bree to be his wife. But it seems that the proposal plan doesn’t just reignite the love between the engaged couple. Will Sonny and Kip rekindle what they once had?

The Holiday Proposal Plan is produced by The Ninth House and is being distributed by Nicely Entertainment. Autumn Federici and Jake Helgren serve as producers, with Vanessa Shapiro and Tatyana Ali executive producing. Director Jake Helgren penned the original script. #TheHolidayProposalPlan

A Christmas Intern

Premieres Saturday, December 16 at 10p/9c Stars Jackée Harry, Ciarra Carter and Vivica A. Fox With the Holidays approaching, Cecilia (Jackée Harry) discovers that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, so she decides to make a surprise visit to her daughter Alexis (Ciarra Carter) who created and runs “Cyber Santa,” an online gift giving business. Seizing an opportunity to spend Christmas with her daughter and get back into the game, Cecilia becomes an intern at the start-up company and the two learn the importance of family during the most wonderful time of year, while also finding love.

A Christmas Intern also stars Doug Rogers, Jasmine Avialotis and Michael Paré. The movie features an original song by Jackée Harry.

A Christmas Intern is produced by HYBRID. Vivica A. Fox serves as executive producer. David DeCoteau directs off a script written by Adam Rockoff. #AChristmasIntern

Merry Magic Christmas

Premieres Sunday, December 17 at 8p/7c Starring Patricia Isaac and Andrew Dunbar As Christmas nears, financial advisor Beth (Patricia Isaac) finds that her fortune is hinting all around her. She starts seeing a recurring number: 624, an angel number that will help make her heart’s secret wish come true. It mysteriously becomes the time she wakes up, how far she bikes and the countdowns she sets. Taking on a pro-bono financial case for the local children’s theatre, Beth meets Nate (Andrew Dunbar), whose financial inexperience may cause the theatre to shut down. The two must work together to raise money for the theatre and possibly find love along the way.

Merry Magic Christmas is produced by Champlain Media with Barbara Fisher serving as executive producer. Written by Brian Ruberry, Aubrey Arnason serves as director.

Mom’s Christmas Boyfriend

Premiering Saturday, December 23 at 8p/7c Starring Jeananne Goossen and Zach Smadu Precocious 10-year-old Lily Morgan (Ai Barrett) enters a writing contest about her Christmas wish. She wishes that her single mother, Emma (Jeananne Goossen), finds love and a father for Lily whom Emma adopted as an infant in China. After winning the contest, will Lily’s wish come true?

Mom’s Christmas Boyfriend is produced by Champlain Media with Barbara Fisher serving as executive producer. Written by Victoria Rose, Graeme Campbell serves as director.


Silent Night, Fatal Night

Premieres Thursday, December 7 at 8p/7c Stars Alex Camacho and Matthew Pohlkamp Mallory Dearborn (Alex Camacho) is one of the best-selling mystery writers in the market. Against the wishes of her manager Michael (Matthew Pohlkamp), she’s decided to end her long-running detective franchise and focus on more personal matters. Desperate for a big payday, Michael takes her prisoner and, convincing the world she’s passed away, forces her to write a new, posthumous novel. Now, Mallory will spend the holidays writing her most thrilling story yet: her own escape.

Silent Night, Fatal Night is produced by HYBRID.


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