Lifetime has announced their official holiday movie schedule, which includes 28 new movies—the first of which will air the week before Halloween.

By Emily VanSchmus
August 27, 2019

Lifetime is airing a record-breaking 28 new Christmas movies this winter, which is a big step up from the 14 original movies that premiered on the network in 2018. The network’s Christmas programming—appropriately titled It's a Wonderful Lifetime— begins Oct. 25 (almost a month earlier than last year!) and features a full lineup of classic holiday flicks.

Last week Lifetime released the full holiday premiere schedule, and not only are they airing more than 1,000 hours of brand-new Christmas cheer, but their website also pledges non-stop Christmas programming between Oct. 25 and Christmas Day. 

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In addition to a schedule stacked with feel-good storylines, this year’s lineup features some of our favorite leading ladies in the entertainment world. You can expect to see Sister, Sister star Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Drew, Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland, and Jana Kramer and Hillarie Burton of One Tree Hill.

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With less than two months until the first official release, it’s time to clear your calendars and start planning those holiday movie marathons. Lifetime has only released details about 26 of the 28 movies, but we'll keep you updated as more details are announced. Here's everything we know so far about 2019’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime. 

'Sweet Mountain Christmas'

Starring: Megan Hilty and Marcus Rosner

Premieres: October 25 at 7 p.m. CST

Laney Blu is a country music star set to headline a holiday concert in New York City. When she decides to make a quick stop in small-town Tennessee before the show, she finds herself unexpectedly snowed in—and in the presence of one very handsome snowplow driver.

'The Road Home for Christmas'

Starring: Marla Sokoloff, Rob Mayes, and Marie Osmond

Premieres: Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. CST

The Road Home for Christmas features two rival pianists who find themselves on a road trip to their neighboring hometowns just before Christmas. In classic Lifetime movie fashion, the pair have to work together to save a Christmas nativity play, which could actually turn these musical rivals into friends—or something more.

'No Time Like Christmas'

Starring: Kyla Pratt, Ed Ruttle, Rachel McLaren, and Jim O’Heir

Premieres: Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. CST

When Emma’s sister decides to play matchmaker and send Emma to a cozy Vermont bed and breakfast, she’s shocked to find her first love (and his daughter!) there too. In order to save a local theater, the two have to band together throughout the week to plan an elaborate Christmas Eve show.

'Christmas Reservations'

Starring: Melissa Joan Hart, Ricardo Chavira, and Ted McGinley

Premieres: Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. CST

Christmas Reservations is all about Holly, an event planner working at her family’s lodge. Her holiday schedule is going as planned until her recently-widowed college sweetheart checks in to the lodge with his two children.

'Forever Christmas'

Starring: Lexi Lawson, Mark Ghanimé, and Beth Broderick

Premieres: Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. CST

When a big-city marketing executive learns she’s inherited the family Christmas store, she makes plans to sell the business. But once she arrives at the store in small-town Vermont she meets another local business owner—and potential love interest—and has second thoughts about the sale. 

'Radio Christmas'

Starring: Keshia Knight Pulliam and Michael Xavier

Premieres: Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. CST

When a Philadelphia-based radio host has to find a new radio station just before the holidays, she finds herself producing the show from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Radio Christmas is about the host’s mission to find the story behind the anonymous donor who funded Bethlehem’s Christmas festivities for the year.

'A Sweet Christmas'

Starring: Adelaide Kane, Greyston Holt, and Loretta Devine

Premieres: Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. CST

When a food stylist returns home for Christmas and learns the owner of her favorite childhood bakery is about to retire, she jumps at the opportunity to take it over. She must compete to recreate the original owner’s 12 Days of Christmas recipes—alongside a potential love interest.

'Christmas a la Mode'

Starring: Katie Leclerc, Ryan Cooper, and Jennifer Ellis

Premieres: Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. CST

To save her family’s dairy farm, Emily needs to come up with enough money to buy out her sister’s shares in the business. She holds a holiday ice cream flavor contest to raise the money, mixing up a new flavor with the help of her sister’s handsome business partner. Tune in to the premiere to see if their apple pie ice cream is enough to save the farm. 

'Christmas in Louisiana'

Starring: Jana Kramer, Percy Daggs III, Moira Kelly, and Brian McNamara

Premieres: Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. CST

Sarah is a successful attorney and her hometown’s former Miss Christmas. When she returns home for the annual Sugarcane Christmas Festival, she runs into her former Mister Christmas. She must decide whether to return to the busy city life or give her hometown—and Mister Christmas—a second chance.

'Random Acts of Christmas'

Starring: Erin Cahill, Kevin McGarry, Patrick Duffy, and Jaclyn Smith

Premieres: Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. CST

Sydney is an investigative journalist trying to find out who is performing “random acts of Christmas” around her city. During her investigation she meets a handsome competing reporter who sparks her interest, but it turns out he may be hiding secrets from her. 

'Magical Christmas Shoes'

Starring: Erin Karpluk and Damon Runyan

Premieres: Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. CST

When Kayla comes across a pair of magical shoes, they may change her life completely. Can the shoes be responsible for helping her rediscover the magic of Christmas and find love? 

'Twinkle All the Way'

Starring: Sarah Drew, Ryan McPartlin, and Lesley Ann Warren

Premieres: Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. CST

Cadence is a wedding planner attempting to pull off an elaborate Christmas wedding. She recruits the help of a local businessman and single father to help her light and decorate the venue, but a snowstorm threatens to ruin the whole event. 

'Christmas 9 to 5'

Starring: Tiya Sircar and George Wendt

Premieres: Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. CST

When a crime reporter goes undercover at a department store on Black Friday, she finds more than she could have hoped for. Her final story may be more about finding the man of her dreams than about holiday crime.

'A Very Vintage Christmas'

Starring: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Jesse Hutch, and Patricia Richardson

Premieres: Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. CST

When a vintage shop owner finds a hidden box of romantic keepsakes in her store, she sets out on a mission to find the box’s owner. A Very Vintage Christmas is about her search for the mystery person, but she may find her own love story in the process.

'A Christmas Wish'

Starring: Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, and Cristian de la Fuente

Premieres: Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. CST

A Christmas Wish is about a small Louisiana town known for their Christmas tradition: Every year a wishing box is placed in the park, where people can come to write down their wishes on a piece of paper and drop it in the box. When Faith writes down her wish, she’s surprised to see it granted the very next day when a handsome man appears in her life—but he might not actually be the one she’s meant to be with.

'Staging Christmas'

Starring: Soleil Moon Frye, George Stults, and Jaleel White

Premieres: Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. CST

Lori makes a living staging homes for the holidays, and this Christmas she finds herself staging a home for an attractive widower. As she hangs garland and puts up the tree, she finds that she fits into the family perfectly.

'Merry Liddle Christmas'

Starring: Kelly Rowland

Premieres: Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. CST

When a single, successful tech entrepreneur hosts her family for the holidays, she struggles to keep the house in order for an upcoming photo shoot of the home. To escape her houseful of family members, she finds herself exploring a new romance with her neighbor. 

'A Storybook Christmas'

Starring: Ali Liebert, Jake Epstein, and Habree Larratt

Premieres: Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. CST

When a busy event planner hires a nanny for the holiday season, she’s surprised to learn the person she hired is actually a man. This unexpected turn of events may just be exactly what Celeste needs this Christmas. 

'Matchmaker Christmas'

Starring: Corey Sevier and Emily Rose

Premieres: Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. CST

When a book editor offers to find her boss a date for the upcoming Christmas party, she didn’t expect her old flame Jaxson to be one of the candidates—and it doesn’t help that Jaxson is now a successful author that would be perfect for her boss. Maggie must decide whether she’ll set up the pair or pursue him herself.

'A Doggone Christmas'

Starring: Vanessa Lachey and Christopher Russell

Premieres: Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. CST

When Marla’s dog runs away on Christmas eve, she ends up searching for him with with Max, her ex-boyfriend. As they search through the night, Marla and Max relive the Christmases they spent together. We’re betting the two find more than just the dog this Christmas.

'Grounded for Christmas'

Starring: Julianna Guill and Corey Sevier

Premieres: Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. CST

When all flights are cancelled in her hometown due to a winter storm, Nina allows her co-pilot Brady to stay at her parents' house for the night. When they realize her parents are hosting a party—and that Nina’s ex is on the invite list—Brady pretends to be her new man. We’re hoping this charade leads to a real relationship this Christmas. 

'A Christmas Melody'

Starring: Erica Durance and J.T. Hodges

Premieres: Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. CST

When Layla, an aspiring musician, meets an attractive new songwriter, she thinks this could be the person to help her launch a record deal. But when the new guy quickly becomes the star of the show, it threatens the record deal—and the budding relationship.

'You Light Up My Christmas'

Starring: Kim Fields & Adrian Holmes

Premieres: Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. CST

When Emma visits her hometown Christmas Light Factory for the holidays, she’s surprised to see the town’s Christmas spirit is suddenly lacking. She takes it upon herself to share the Christmas spirit with them—with the help of an old flame, of course.

'Rediscovering Christmas'

Starring: Not yet announced

Premieres: Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. CST

As it gets closer to the holidays, Mia is already burned out on Christmas and plans to take a tropical vacation instead of celebrating this year. When her sister convinces her to help with the annual Snowflake festival in her hometown, she’ll have to trade in sand for snow. 

'The Christmas Temp'

Starring: Not yet announced

Premieres: Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. CST

When an artist looking for work finds a special Christmas temp agency, she begins working a number of odd jobs. But when she develops feelings for the agency’s manager, her career and creativity are threatened. 

'The Christmas Hotel'

Starring: Tatyana Ali

Premieres: Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. CST

Erin works at a prestigious big city hotel, and she’s up for a big promotion—if she can pull off a big project in her small hometown. When she discovers the locals don’t approve of her corporate project, she finds herself in conflict with her ex-boyfriend. As the two rekindle their relationship, Erin will have to choose whether the job or her hometown is more important.



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