Lifetime’s 2019 Holiday Lineup: Breakdown Of All New Christmas Films
Heart-warming, sentimental, and sweet made-for-TV Christmas films have become some of the most anticipated television events of the year, and Lifetime has not disappointed in its collection of original holiday movies. For 2019, Lifetime’s “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” campaign begins on October 25 as the network is set to air a record-breaking 28 new Christmas films this holiday season! From stars like Hilarie Burton to Melissa Joan Hart, Vanessa Lachey, and more, these films have everything from snowstorms, to finding love in your hometown, and a lot of music. Here is all the info on the announced films from plot details to when the films will air:
29. Sweet Mountain Christmas
Stars: Megan Hilty and Marcus Rosner
Plot: “Country music star Laney Blu (Hilty) hasn’t been back to her Tennessee hometown in years. It wasn’t the kindest place to grow up, so when her career skyrocketed at 17 she was happy to leave it behind. Though she’s set to headline a Christmas concert in NYC, Laney decides to make a quick pit stop to see her family. When a freak snowstorm hits, she finds herself stranded in the town, and is roped into taking part in a local Christmas concert. As Laney spends more time in her hometown, it becomes less and less like she remembered it. She begins to fall in the love with the people, place and just maybe, a handsome snowplow driver named Robbie (Rosner). When the storm lets up, will Laney head off to NYC or will home be where her heart is?”
Sweet Mountain Christmas airs Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m.
28. The Road Home for Christmas
Stars: Marla Sokoloff, Rob Mayes, Marie Osmond
Plot: “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 on stage in Nashville with music royalty (Marie Osmond), and braving a massive snowstorm which just may lead them to making sweet music together.”
The Road Home for Christmas airs Saturday, October 26 at 8 p.m.
27. No Time Like Christmas
Stars: Kyla Pratt, Ed Ruttle, Rachel McLaren
Plot: “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.”
No Time Like Christmas airs Sunday, October 27 at 8 p.m.
26. Christmas Reservations
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Ricardo Chavira, Ted McGinley, Michael Gross, Markle Post
Plot: “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.”
Christmas Reservations airs Saturday, November 2 at 8 p.m.
25. Always and Forever Christmas
Stars: Lexi Lawson, Mark Ghanime, Beth Broderick
Plot: “When brand marketing professional Lucy Bowers (Lawson) learns that she’s inherited her grandfather’s year-round Christmas store, Forever Christmas, in the picturesque hamlet of Stowe, Vt., she makes a trip back home to support the store during its final Christmas season before she sells it to a hip athletic leisurewear company. But once she is back in Stowe, she begins to understand why her grandfather’s Christmas shop is so special with the help of local diner owner, Scott (Ghanime), and the magic of a Christmas stranger from the north (Broderick).”
Always and Forever Christmas airs Sunday, November 3 at 8 p.m.
24. Radio Christmas
Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Michael Xavier, Tim Reid, Belinda Montgomery
Plot: “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.”
Radio Christmas airs Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m.
23. A Sweet Christmas Romance
Stars: Adelaide Kane, Greyston Holt, Loretta Devine
Plot: “When food stylist Holly Grant (Kane) returns home for Christmas, she learns the elderly owner of her favorite childhood bakery is retiring and has started a contest to give the bakery away to whoever can recreate her famous 12 Days of Christmas recipes. Holly enters, but she isn’t much of cook, yet when a local baker named Brad (Holt) also enters the contest, the two adversaries eventually bond over their love of the holidays and end up winning the contest as a team while falling in love in the process.”
A Sweet Christmas Romance airs Sunday, November 10 at 8 p.m.
22. Christmas a la Mode
Stars: Katie Leclerc, Ryan Cooper, Jennifer Ellis, Caroline Keeler, Kathy Harum
Plot: “Since her father passed away, Emily (Leclerc) has been running her family’s dairy farm with the help of her mother and best friend. But this Christmas the farm has fallen on hard times, so Emily’s sister, Dorothy (Ellis) — who is part owner with Emily —and her handsome business partner, Charlie (Cooper), show up with a proposition to sell the farm. Emily comes up with an ingenious plan to buy out her sister’s shares and hold an online holiday ice cream flavor contest that goes viral with the help of a key ingredient, Charlie’s amazing apple pie. Christmas à la Mode ice cream is born! Still, as the Christmas Eve deadline for the buyout approaches, Emily needs a Christmas miracle to save the farm and her father’s legacy in time for a happy Christmas.”
Christmas a la Mode airs Friday, November 15 at 8 p.m.
21. Christmas in Louisiana
Stars: Jana Kramer, Percy Daggs III, Moira Kelly, Brian McNamara, Dee Wallace, Barry Bostwick
Plot: “The Winter family is Christmas royalty in New Iberia, La., and Sarah Winter (Kramer), a successful lawyer and former Miss Christmas, is no exception. When she returns home to celebrate the anniversary of the town’s Sugarcane Christmas Festival with her mother (Kelly) and her grandparents (Wallace and Bostwick), she rediscovers the magic of the season —and a little romance — with her former Mister Christmas, Luke (Daggs).”
Christmas in Louisiana airs Saturday, November 16 at 8 p.m.
20. Random Acts of Christmas
Stars: Erin Cahill, Kevin McGarry, Patrick Duffy, Jaclyn Smith
Plot: “While uncovering who is behind the random acts of Christmas popping up around her city, investigative journalist Sydney (Cahill) meets a competing reporter, Cole (McGarry), who ignites her Christmas spirit and captures her heart, but may not be the man he claims to be.”
Random Acts of Christmas airs Sunday, November 17 at 8 p.m.
19. Magical Christmas Shoes
Stars: Erin Karpluk, Damon Runyan
Plot: “A pair of magical shoes step into Kayla Hummel’s (Karpluk) holiday season, allowing her to rediscover her Christmas spirit and find love, too.”
Magical Christmas Shoes airs Friday, November 22 at 8 p.m.
18. Twinkle All the Way
Stars: Sarah Drew, Ryan McPartlin, Lesley Ann Warren
Plot: “To pull off a spectacular Christmas-themed wedding at the exclusive Snowview Lodge, wedding planner Cadence Clark (Drew), joins forces with Henry Harrison (McPartlin), co-owner of a family-run Christmas decoration and house-lighting company. Cadence and Henry, both single parents of young daughters, grow closer as they contribute to each others’ projects — Cadence with the wedding and Henry with his high-profile client, Mrs. Sutton (Warren), and her annual VIP Christmas Eve party. However, a pesky super-snowstorm threatens to wreak havoc on Cadence’s client’s wedding — but with help from Henry, family, and holiday magic, she just may be able to still pull off the wedding of the Christmas season. And maybe even fall in love along the way.”
Twinkle All the Way airs Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m.
17. Christmas 9 to 5
Stars: Tiya Sircar
Plot: “Jennifer Clarke (Sircar) is a tough crime reporter who gets the assignment of her life: to find the true meaning of Christmas. When she goes undercover in a department store as a 9-to-5 sales clerk from Black Friday to Christmas Eve, she finds her true calling and meets the man of her dreams. It’s a Christmas she will never forget.”
(Image from Lifetime’s Christmas Lost and Found).
Christmas 9 to 5 airs Sunday, November 24 at 8 p.m.
16. A Very Vintage Christmas
Stars: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Jesse Hutch, Patricia Richardson
Plot: “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 Very Vintage Christmas airs Wednesday, November 27 at 8 p.m.
15. A Christmas Wish
Stars: Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, Megan Park, Cristian de la Funete, Pam Grier
Plot: “Every December in the small town of Ponchatoula, La., a wooden wishing box is placed in the park as a Christmas tradition. People write down their true heart’s desire on a slip of paper and place it in the box in hopes that their wish will be granted. After a night out together, Maddie (Park) encourages her sister Faith (Burton) to put a wish in the box, a wish 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 the wish is leading her to her best friend, Wyatt (Hilton).”
A Christmas Wish airs Thursday, November 28 at 8 p.m.
14. Staging Christmas
Stars: Soleil Moon Frye, George Stults, Jaleel White
Plot: “Lori (Frye) stages homes for a living, and her busiest season is Christmas! Though she normally only stages homes that are for sale, she’s intrigued when a wealthy widower named Elliot (Stults) asks her to stage his home for the holidays to cheer up his daughter, Maddie. As Lori starts remaking Elliott’s home, she finds that Maddie isn’t the only one in desperate need of the Christmas spirit. As Lori spends more and more time with Elliot and Maddie, she starts to feel like part of the family. While she was initially hired to simply stage the perfect Christmas in their house, she ends up creating it for the father and daughter in every way imaginable.”
Staging Christmas airs Friday, November 29 at 8 p.m.
13. Merry Liddle Christmas
Stars: Kelly Rowland
Plot: “Inspired by her own recent Christmas catastrophe, Kelly Rowland plays Jacquie — a successful, super-together single tech entrepreneur whose messy family descends on her gleaming new dream home for the holidays. Christmas traditions collide and family drama ensues as she struggles to keep her house together in time for a glossy video shoot of ‘the perfect Christmas.’ On top of that, the possibility of romance with a new neighbor has Jacquie questioning all her dating rules, so even though this isn’t the Christmas she envisioned, it might just be the most magical one yet.”
Merry Liddle Christmas airs Saturday, November 30 at 8 p.m.
12. You Light Up My Christmas
Stars: Kim Fields, Adrian Holmes
Plot: You Light Up My Christmas is reuniting The Facts of Life cast including Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon, Mindy Cohn and Lisa Whelchel! “Inspired by true events, Emma (Fields) returns to her hometown built around her family’s pioneer Christmas Light Factory two weeks before Christmas. However, upon Emma’s return, she discovers the lights have gone dim in the once-festive town, prompting her to reconnect with an old flame to set their hearts and the town ablaze with light again.”
You Light Up My Christmas airs Sunday, December 1 at 8 p.m.
11. A Storybook Christmas
Stars: Ali Liebert, Jake Epstein, Habree Larratt
Plot: “If event planner Celeste Everett (Liebert) is going to save her business and give her niece a happy Christmas season, she needs help, but when the nanny she hires turns out to be a man (Epstein), Celeste surprisingly realizes she may have also found Christmas love for herself.”
A Storybook Christmas airs Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m.
10. Matchmaker Christmas
Stars: Corey Sevier, Emily Rose
Plot: “As the Christmas party for a book publishing company approaches, editor Maggie volunteers to help her boss Amanda find a date. Matchmaking is a bit of a hobby for Maggie, but she is thrown off her game when Jaxson, her old boyfriend from her college years, shows up at her work — as a newly signed, successful author. Maggie would love to deny she feels anything for him still, but Jaxson isn’t making it easy. She’ll have to face her decisions of the past, along with Amanda eyeing Jaxson, to bring together the perfect matches at Christmas.”
Matchmaker Christmas airs Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m.
9. Christmas Unleashed
Stars: Vanessa Lachey, Christopher Russell
Plot: “When Marla’s (Lachey) dog runs away on Christmas Eve, she must team up with her ex-boyfriend Max (Russell) to find him. As the pup leads the exes on an all-day-and-night search through their North Carolina hometown, they revisit people, places and things that remind them of the Christmas pasts they spent together.”
Christmas Unleashed airs Saturday, December 7 at 8 p.m.
8. Grounded for Christmas
Stars: Julianna Guill, Corey Sevier
Plot: “When a winter storm hits Cleveland and grounds their flight causing roads to close and hotels to fill up with stranded travelers, Nina (Guill), a pilot, reluctantly agrees to let her arrogant but charming fellow pilot, Brady (Sevier), stay at her parents’ home. But when they discover her family is hosting a tree-trimming party that night and that her ex Ivan is there, Brady pretends to be her boyfriend to help her out. When the snowstorm continues, their ruse snowballs as Nina and Brady are stuck attending holiday events together. As Christmas nears, these two opposites begin to realize the best gift they could ever receive is each other.”
Grounded for Christmas airs Sunday, December 8 at 8 p.m.
7. Christmas Stars
Stars: Erica Durance, J.T. Hodges
Plot: “When aspiring R&B artist Layla (Durance) crosses paths with amateur songwriter Spence (Hodges), she thinks she’s found her shot at finally getting a record deal. But as the holidays approach, the fast-paced, high-stakes music business threatens to change their sound and relationship — especially when the label executives begin to see Spence as the real star.”
A Christmas Melody airs Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m.
6. A Christmas Winter Song
Plot: “Clio, a Christmas-shop owner forms a special musical bond with a former jazz singer down on his luck. Having just lost her own father, Clio helps him reconnect with his daughter and grandchildren just in time for the town’s annual Christmas concert.”
A Christmas Winter Song airs Saturday, December 14 at 8 p.m.
5. Rediscovering Christmas
Stars: Jessica Walter, Jessica Lowndes, Mark Famiglietti, BJ Britt
Plot: “Mia is a window dresser in a big-city department store. She has been living and breathing Christmas for months, and now that the season is actually near, she’s a little burned out on holly, sugarplums, and Santas of all shapes and sizes. All she wants is a tropical beach getaway with her sister Sara. But plans change when Sara begs for Mia’s help putting on the annual Snowflake festival in their hometown in Vermont. Just when she thought she was out — Santa pulls her back in! Mia gamely puts on her Christmas bulb necklace and heads to Vermont. As she finds herself deep in creating yet another Christmas pageant, she meets Adam, the handsome town manager who runs the festival. Christmas sparks fly, burnout or not.”
Rediscovering Christmas airs Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m.
4. The Christmas Temp
Stars: Sarah Canning, Robin Dunne
Plot: “An out-of-work artist discovers a special Christmas temp agency that matches her with a handful of festive jobs, but falls into a creative rut while juggling holiday preparations and feelings for the agency’s HR manager.”
The Christmas Temp airs Friday, December 20 at 8 p.m.
3. The Christmas Hotel
Stars: Tatyana Ali
Plot: “Erin (Ali) grew up in the small town of Mt. Holly but always dreamt of living in a big city. Her first job — working the desk at the Mt. Holly Inn — started her on a path to New York, where she now works at the prestigious Windsor Hotel. When her boss tells her she will receive a promotion if she can pull off a big project she is thrilled — until she realizes her new project is in her hometown. Erin returns home to discover that the locals don’t appreciate their precious Mt. Holly Inn being bought out by a big corporation. And heading up the charge? Erin’s ex-boyfriend Conner. But when several hotel staff members come down with the flu, Erin is forced to enlist Conner’s help with hotel’s Christmas events. As he sees that the spirit of the Mt. Holly Inn will be retained, he agrees to help. When Erin and Conner end up sharing a kiss, she has to figure out if what she really wants is a promotion or to be home again.”
The Christmas Hotel airs Saturday, December 21 at 8 p.m.
2. A Date By Christmas Eve
Stars: Vanessa Lengies, Evan Williams, Katherine Bailess and Morgan Fairchild
Plot: “When Chelsea Simms (Lengies), the good-hearted brand strategist for the popular dating app The Nice List, discovers the app has granted her magical powers, she uses her newfound ability to make all of the ‘naughty’ people in her life learn how to be good again. But when her plans go awry and Fisher (Williams), the kindly neighbor who has always carried a torch for Chelsea, is magically added to the naughty list by mistake, Chelsea must race against time to set things right before Christmas Eve.”
A Date By Christmas Eve airs Sunday, December 22 at 8 p.m.
1. Bonus Holiday Special: Battle of the Christmas Movie Stars
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and to celebrate, we are putting the stars of our Christmas movies to the test with holiday-inspired challenges to determine who will be the king or queen of Lifetime Christmas as chosen by the experts… our fans! Our stars will compete against their fellow castmates in DIY challenges, from gift-wrapping a costar to decorating an ugly Christmas sweater. We will determine which of our stars has the most holiday spirit, all while recapping all the highlights of the movies that have aired on Lifetime throughout the holiday season. Let the reindeer games begin!”
Battle of the Christmas Movie Stars airs Saturday, December 21 at 11 a.m.