Lifetime will be kicking off the holiday season on November 28th with world premiers of its holiday movies every Saturday and Sunday through December 19th. Read on for more information on the jam-packed line-up and its premiere dates.
A Gift wrapped christmas
Starting the season off on Saturday, November 28th at 8 p.m. ET/PT, will be A Gift Wrapped Christmas, starring Meredith Hagner (Men at Work), Travis Milne (Rookie Blue), and Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven).
“Personal shopper Gwen’s newest client, Charlie, is a high-rolling, workaholic, single father. When Gwen meets his 8-year-old son, Owen, during a package drop, she is saddened to see just how little time Charlie spends with him. Determined to get Charlie to appreciate his family, Gwen makes it her Christmas mission to get him into the festive spirit. As she gets closer to Charlie and Owen, she also discovers what she wants for the holidays.”
The christmas gift
Premiering on Sunday, November 29th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will be The Christmas Gift, starring Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl) and Rick Fox (Hit The Floor).
“When ten-year-old Megan receives a Secret Santa gift, she is touched by its contents which end up having a huge impact on her life. Now a driven young journalist, Megan can’t shake her desire to thank the person who sent her that heartfelt gift over a decade ago. Determined to prove herself to her editor, she goes on the search for the perfect Christmas story, and in doing so, she finally discovers who her Secret Santa is. Inspired by a true story.”
the flight before christmas
Premiering on Saturday, December 5th at 8 p.m. ET/PT, will be The Flight Before Christmas, starring Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Ryan McPartlin (Chuck) and Family Matters favorite parents, Reginald VelJohnson and Jo Marie Payton.
“Excited to take the next step in their relationship and move in with her boyfriend, Stephanie is crushed when he drops the bombshell that he wants to break up. Faced with spending the holidays heartbroken and homeless, she decides to fly home to Connecticut. On a red-eye the day before Christmas, Stephanie finds herself seated next to Michael, who is planning to propose to his college girlfriend. The two get off to a rocky start but things get even worse when the pilot announces that a huge, unexpected snowstorm is crossing the country. Their flight is diverted to a small town in Montana where Stephanie snags the last available room at the town’s bed and breakfast. Despite their differences, she offers to share the room with Michael and try their best to get along.”
last chance christmas
Premiering on Sunday, December 6th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will be Last Chance Christmas, starring Hilarie Burton (One Tree Hill), Gabriel Hogan (Heartland) and Tim Matheson (Hart of Dixie).
“When Prancer injures his hoof, Santa’s stable hand John must find a fill in to ensure Christmas deliveries go off without a hitch. His mission gets complicated when he discovers that Frankie, the perfect substitute reindeer, belongs to a precocious 8-year-old girl and her mother Annie. As he races to get Frankie up to the North Pole, he realizes that he’s actually falling in love with Annie and has to find a way to win her over and save Christmas at the same time.”
Premiering on Saturday, December 12th at 8 p.m. ET/PT, will be Becoming Santa, starring Family Ties‘ Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter as Mr. and Mrs. Claus, as well as Laura Bell Bundy (Hart of Dixie), Jesse Hutch (Cedar Cove) and Tony Cavalero (Hart of Dixie).
“Holly has never introduced her toy designer boyfriend Connor to her family and has only revealed that they live “up north.” As their relationship intensifies, Holly knows she can’t wait any longer and decides to bring Conner to meet her parents for Christmas. Connor is in for a shock when he discovers he’s actually headed to the North Pole and Holly’s parents are none other than Santa and Mrs. Claus! Connor embraces his time there despite running into Holly’s ex, Jack Frost. Will Conner be ready to take their relationship to the next level – especially when it means he would be next in line to be Santa?”
wish upon a christmas
Premiering on Sunday, December 13th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will be Wish Upon a Christmas, starring Larisa Oleynik (Pretty Little Liars, Mad Men), Aaron Ashmore (Smallville), and Alan Thicke (Growing Pains).
“When business executive Amelia returns home to help a family-run ornament company, the employees see her as their savior who is coming in to rescue the company. They are heart-broken and shocked to learn that her plan to get the company on track involves massive layoffs. As Amelia prepares for the holiday ‘trimmings’, she finds herself rekindling an old romance with her high school boyfriend Jesse, who is also the company’s owner. She also soon begins to see the charm of the local business – but will she be able to save it in time?”
The Spirit of christmas
Premiering on Saturday, December 19th at 8 p.m. ET/PT, will be The Spirit of Christmas, starring Jen Lilley (Days of Our Lives), Thomas Beaudoin (Other Plans) and Bates Wilder (Black Mass).
“With a promotion on the line, ambitious young lawyer Kate heads to Vermont to broker the sale of an old inn. Kate has her work cut out for her when she learns its haunted and she meets Daniel Forsythe – a handsome man who died 95 years ago! Each year, Daniel takes human form exactly twelve days before Christmas, unable to move on with the mystery of his death unsolved. Determined to help Daniel, Kate finds herself in an unlikely romance with the dashing Christmas spirit.”
Don’t forget to tune in to Lifetime starting November 28th for the wonderful Christmas movie premieres!