Lifetime Announces Full-Day Holiday Programming and Record-Setting 28 New Original Movies For The Return of It's A Wonderful Lifetime
Slate Kicks Off October 25th
With Network Featuring Holiday Programming
Seven Days A Week Through Christmas
Unveils First Six Movies Starring Returning Fan-Favorites
Melissa Joan Hart, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Hilarie Burton,
Keisha Knight Pulliam, Kyla Pratt, Marie Osmond and More
Los Angeles, CA - July 22 - Christmas is coming and is sure to be brighter than ever as Lifetime announces the return of the network's annual holiday programming slate, It's A Wonderful Lifetime, which officially kicks off October 25 and runs through December 25 with a record-setting 28 original movies. Lifetime also spreads the cheer non-stop with holiday programming, seven-days-a-week, throughout the run of It's a Wonderful Lifetime.
This season, Lifetime reunites cast members from fan-favorite shows including One Tree Hill, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Sister, Sister, The Cosby Show, The Secret Life of The American Teenager and more. Lifetime is stuffing your nostalgia stockings with soon-to-be classic holiday movies for the whole family.
Six of Lifetime's upcoming original holiday movies include:
Starring Melissa Joan Hart, Ricardo Chavira,
Ted McGinley, Michael Gross and Markie Post
It's Christmas at the Treeline Ski Resort, where Holly (Hart) is the event coordinator at her family lodge. She plans every event and keeps all the guests happy. But when her college sweetheart, (Chavira) now widowed with two children, checks in, Holly discovers she has her own reservations about life and love.
A Very Vintage Christmas
Starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Jesse Hutch and Patricia Richardson
The Christmas lights are up and shoppers are flooding the quaint town of Mountain View, including one special store, Very Vintage Antiques. The shop's owner, Dodie (Mowry-Hardrict), is a hopeless romantic and absolutely one of a kind, similar to the pieces in her shop. When Dodie finds a hidden box containing an eclectic collection of mementos chronicling a timeless romantic union, she makes it her mission to deliver it to its rightful owner. Dodie manages to persuade the handsome new tenant, Edward (Hutch), at the listed address to help her with her search. Will they find the true owner and true love on their adventure?
A Christmas Wish
Starring Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, Megan Park,
Cristian de la Fuente and Pam Grier
Every December, in the small town of Cedar Falls, a wooden box is placed in the town square as a Christmas tradition for people to write their true heart's desire on a slip of paper and place it in the box, in order to have the wish granted. After a night out together, Maddie (Park) decides to slip in a wish in the box for her sister Faith (Burton) to experience true love for the first time. Faith and Maddie are surprised the next day when she meets the very handsome and eligible Andrew (de la Fuente). At first, Faith thinks that her Christmas wish has come true. But as Christmas nears, Faith begins to wonder if Andrew is really perfect for her, or if her wish is leading her to her best friend, Wyatt (Hilton).
Starring Keshia Knight Pulliam, Michael Xavier,
Tim Reid and Belinda Montgomery
When her Philadelphia radio station is closed for repairs during the holidays, DJ Kara Porter (Pulliam) is forced to broadcast from the small town of Bethlehem. Desperate to increase her numbers and get promoted outside of Radio Christmas - a year-round Christmas station, Kara seeks to uncover the identity of the town's Secret Santa, an anonymous benefactor that saved all of Bethlehem's Christmas festivities. Along the way, she discovers the true meaning of family, community, love and of course, Christmas.
Christmas in Vermont (wt)
Starring Kyla Pratt, Ed Ruttle, Rachel McLaren
After Emma (Pratt) finds her college boyfriend's engraved watch at a vintage jewelry shop, her sister Bronwyn ( McLaren) believes it is a sign, and decides to secretly play cupid by sending Emma to the same bed and breakfast in Vermont that Fletcher (Ruttle) is staying at one week before Christmas. However, upon arrival, Emma is not only shocked to bump into her first love after all these years, but also his vivacious daughter. Throughout the week, the two fight their feelings for one another as they plan a Christmas Eve show in hopes of saving the local theater.
The Road Home for Christmas
Starring Marla Sokoloff, Rob Mayes and Marie Osmond
Two rival musicians, Lindsay (Sokoloff) and Wes (Mayes), who perform in a dueling piano show, suddenly find themselves without a gig on Christmas Eve and decide to road trip to their neighboring hometowns together. During the drive, the mismatched pair find themselves surrounded by Santa conventioneers, saving a Christmas nativity play, performing onstage in Nashville with music royalty (Marie Osmond), and braving a massive snowstorm which just may lead them to making sweet music together.
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