It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas movie season! Lifetime is the latest network to unveil its lineup of new holiday movies for the 2023 season, and the cable channel is all about nostalgia this year. From films with stars like Tia Mowry, Degrassi: The Next GenerationJake Epstein and Teri Hatcher form an appropriately titled ’80s team-up of epic proportions Ladies of the 80s: A Divas ChristmasLifetime serves up festive stories with lots of familiar faces.
This year’s lineup includes a total of 12 new Christmas films (a significant decrease from 2022’s impressive number of 26). Additionally, Lifetime’s sister channel LMN is launching a holiday thriller titled ” Silent night, deadly night, This brings the total number of new holiday films to 13. The It’s a Wonderful Lifetime event officially begins on Saturday, November 18th with the premiere of Christmas plus one stars Emily Alatalo and Corey Sevier and runs through December 23rd.
If that’s not enough holiday movies for you, Lifetime offers 60 holiday movies on the Lifetime website and app and through its video on demand (VOD) partners. Lifetime Movie Club subscribers can also watch 40 commercial-free Christmas movies starting October 20th.
Check out Lifetime’s full list of 2023 Christmas movies below.
Lifetime’s Complete It’s A Wonderful Lifetime 2023 Movie Schedule
Saturday November 18th: Christmas plus one
Stars: Emily Alatalo and Corey Sevier
Summary: A year after sisters Cara and Amy made a pact to find their soulmates by next Christmas, Amy prepares to walk down the aisle when Cara loses the number of the potential man of her dreams. Now she’s pressed for time as she teams up with a magazine writer to track down her “soulmate” in time for her sister’s wedding.
Sunday, November 19th: Planes, trains and Christmas trees
Stars: Kathryn Davis and Olivier Renaud
Summary: After being stranded at the airport, an event planner and a sports agent head home together. Instead, they end up in the quaint town of Redwood, Ohio, where they rediscover the magic of Christmas.
Saturday November 25th: Christmas in the chalet
Stars: Teri Hatcher and William DeVry
Summary: Former TV presenter Lexi decides to work at the chalet where her son, ex-husband and his new girlfriend are staying over the holidays, hoping to avoid the awkwardness that comes with being in close contact with each other – and documents the experience for her social media followers.
Sunday, November 26th: Laughing all the time
Stars: Paniz Zade and Jake Epstein
Summary: Up-and-coming comedian Aubri Wilson takes over the reins of the Christmas variety show and gets her dream headliner in Hollywood star Mike Baxter.
Saturday December 2nd: Ladies of the 80s: A Divas Christmas
Stars: Loni Anderson, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray, Donna Mills and Nicollette Sheridan
Summary: Five ’80s superstars reunite to film the Christmas final episode of their long-running soap opera. (In addition to the five real-life ’80s megastars, the film also features a new original song by pop star Tiffany.)
Sunday December 3rd: Mistletoe match
Stars: Elena Juatco and Ryan Bruce
Summary: Reporter Olivia Hayes goes undercover to Secret Santa for Singles to give her readers a cynical insight into the event, but then meets an equally skeptical single father with whom she has an instant chemistry.
Thursday, December 7th: Silent night, deadly night *LMN premiere
Stars: Alex Camacho and Matthew Pohlkamp
Summary: LMN puts its own spin on the made-for-TV Christmas movie with this twisted thriller about a bestselling crime author whose manager captures her during the holidays when she reveals she’s quitting her long-running detective series.
Saturday December 9th: A cowboy Christmas romance
Stars: Jana Kramer and Adam Senn
Summary: Written by Grey’s Anatomy Starring Sarah Drew, “Mistletoe Match” follows real estate “seamstress” Lexie as she returns to her hometown of Tubac, Arizona, to convince a rancher to sell his land a week before Christmas.
Sunday December 10th: Yes Boss! Christmas
Stars: Tia Mowry, Buddy Valastro and Luke Humphrey
Summary: Culinary school teacher Alicia is invited to attend the annual Kringle Cook Off, where she learns a family secret that could help her become the chef she’s always dreamed of.
Saturday December 16th: The vacation proposal plan
Stars: Tatyana Ali and Jesse Kove
Summary: A travel columnist and her ex-boyfriend team up to encourage their mutual friends to get engaged over the holidays, but they soon rekindle old feelings in the process.
Saturday December 16th: A Christmas intern
Stars: Jackée Harry, Ciarra Carter and Vivica A. Fox
Summary: When Cecilia realizes that retirement is not for her, she decides to reconnect with her daughter Alexis during the holidays by joining her startup “Cyber Santa” as an intern.
Sunday December 17th: Merry magical Christmas
Stars: Patricia Isaac and Andrew Dunbar
Summary: When financial advisor Beth begins seeing angel number 624 everywhere, she ends up working at a children’s theater with a man whose financial inexperience could jeopardize the program.
Saturday December 23rd: Mom’s Christmas friend
Stars: Jeananne Goossen and Zach Smadu
Summary: A 10-year-old named Emily wins a writing contest when she says all she wants for Christmas is for her mother to find her perfect partner.
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