If you want to start planning your holiday movie calendar now, you will be pleased to learn the Lifetime Christmas movies lineup is out, and it’s decked out with stars, including Reba McEntire, Kelly Rowland, Tia Mowry, Mario Lopez, Marie Osmond and the great Smokey Robinson.
Hallmark has been airing its collection since June, but you’ll have to wait just a bit longer to binge Lifetime’s Christmas movies. The “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” event will begin on Nov. 12.
Time to start marking your calendar and preparing a comfy spot on the couch. Which of these Lifetime Christmas movies will become your new holiday favorite?
Lifetime Christmas Movies For 2021
“An Ice Wine Christmas”
Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Big-city sommelier Camila returns to her hometown to help her family during the Ice Wine Christmas Festival and harvest. However, she is disheartened when she learns that her godfather is retiring and her sister has hired a specialist named Declan, who plans to modernize operations. As she shares her passion for preserving the magic of “Christmas in a bottle,” Camila shares with Declan her love for Christmas and what an authentic ice wine harvest can bring. Starring Roselyn Sánchez and Lyriq Bent.
“A Picture Perfect Holiday”
Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Gaby is a fashion photographer who lands a dream job at a magazine, then signs up for the annual Christmas Photography Retreat to increase her skills. Unfortunately, she finds herself in a less-than-ideal situation when her rental has been double-booked. However, her unlikely roommate, a wildlife photographer named Sean, helps her see that there’s more to a photo than what you see through the lens. Starring Tatyana Ali, Henderson Wade and Dina Meyer.
“Dancing Through the Snow”
Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
When a video of Michael dancing with his 8-year-old ballerina daughter, Lily, goes viral, the firefighter and single dad becomes the town’s most eligible bachelor. However, Michael’s heart has been captured by Lily’s ballet teacher, Olivia. Can she see him as more than her student’s father? Starring AnnaLynne McCord, Colin Lawrence and Bianca Lawrence.
“You Make it Feel Like Christmas”
Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Emma’s father, Tom, is disappointed when he learns that his daughter is too busy to make it home for the holidays. But when Aaron, Emma’s childhood best friend and former flame, returns home following active military duty, Tom is determined to get her home for Christmas. Starring Mary Antonini, Michael Xavier, Stephanie Sy and Alex Poch-Goldin.
“Baking Spirits Bright”
Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
When Mira’s parents decide to hire Brady to boost the family business’ sales for the holidays, Mira is determined to maintain the heart of the fruitcake bakery she loves so much. Starring Rekha Sharma, Dion Johnstone, Aadila Dosani, Praneet Akilla, Manoj Sood and Nimet Kanji.
“Christmas In Tune”
Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Worried she could lose her job, marketing executive Belle hatches a plan to reunite a singing duo for a charity Christmas concert. The challenge? The singers are her parents, and they haven’t spoken in years. Could the duo patch things up long enough to help their daughter turn her life around? Starring Reba McEntire, John Schneider, Candice King and Justin David.
“Merry Liddle Christmas Baby”
Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
In the third movie for the Liddle franchise, Jacquie and Tyler Liddle prepare for the birth of their first child. Meanwhile, one of Jacquie’s sisters considers adopting a baby with her husband while the other sister seems to be settling into a meaningful relationship. As the family grows, the Liddles are headed for a busy, love-filled Christmas. Starring Kelly Rowland, Thomas Cadrot, Bresha Webb, Latonya Williams, Jaime M. Callica and Nathan Witte.
“Miracle in Motor City”
Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
When Amber inadvertently promises a special performance by Motown Legend Smokey Robinson at her church’s annual Christmas pageant, she’s in a tough spot. Unbeknownst to Amber, her best friends ask her former flame, Eddie, for help. The pair reconnects in a quest to find Smokey and implore him to appear. Starring Tia Mowry, Mark Taylor and Smokey Robinson.
“Welcome to the Christmas Family Reunion”
Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
When event planner Amy helps rising singer Tiffanie Christmas plan her holiday family reunion, they must navigate challenging family dynamics. She also finds herself developing feelings for Tiffanie’s cousin, Calvin. Starring Michelle Argyris, Alonzo B. Slater and Asia’h Epperson.
“Saying Yes to Christmas”
Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
June must say “Yes” to every invitation she receives due to a magical Christmas wish. But when her former sweetheart, Blake, comes into the picture, she has to choose whether her life in the city or a permanent return to her hometown will receive the final yes. Starring Erika Prevost and Romaine Waite.
“Match Made in Mistletoe”
Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Emily is hired to decorate for the holiday ball of a foreign embassy in DC, but her design ideas don’t mesh with ambassador Magnus Andersson’s minimalist tastes. However, Emily’s warm Christmas spirit soon begins to thaw Magnus’s heart. Starring Natalie Lisinska and Damon Runyan.
“A Christmas Village Romance”
Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Diana uses her pull as a romance novelist to sponsor a Christmas gala to help struggling pioneer village Maple Creek stay afloat. She finds village blacksmith and town historian Carter quite challenging, but as they work together, romance blossoms. When her cover model crush, Greg, shows up, she has a choice to make. Starring Jake Epstein, Jeni Ross and Oliver Renaud.
“A Christmas Dance Reunion”
Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
This one brings back two “High School Musical” stars, making the title more than apt. Barrett Brewster is the nephew of the Winterleigh Resort’s owner. When successful attorney Lucy Mortimer, Barrett’s childhood dance partner, returns for the resort’s final Christmas season, the pair team up to bring new families and new hope to the resort and — just maybe — find love along the way. Starring Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman.
“Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas”
Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Young assistant pastor Olivia is assigned to a new church a month before Christmas. When her new congregation helps her manage the transition and perform at the town’s annual Winter Jamboree, she discovers a new home and a little Christmas romance along the way. Starring Demetria McKinney, Chaz Lamar Shepherd and Kirk Franklin.
“My Favorite Christmas Melody”
Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Abby has gone from being a promising singer-songwriter to writing jingles. But when her high school music teacher asks her to help save the music program, she rediscovers her passion. Starring Mýa and Rainbow Sun Francks.
Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Business rivals Paul and Miranda accidentally meet at a holiday costume party and spend a romantic evening together. Their anonymous romance continues online, but when their businesses merge, they clash in the forced partnership. Starring Alicia Dea Josipovoc and Travis Nelson.
“Christmas Movie Magic”
Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Entertainment writer Alli is covering the anniversary of a classic Christmas movie in the small town where it was filmed. Brad, a local theatre owner Brad helps her uncover the origins of the movie’s signature song, and they find Christmas magic together. Starring Holly Deveaux and Drew Seeley.
“Christmas With a Crown”
Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
There is an instant connection when Cassie meets Nicolas at her hometown’s Christmas festival. Little does she know he’s a prince in disguise looking for the true spirit of the season. Starring Marcus Rosner and Lisa Durupt.
“A Fiancé for Christmas”
Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Perpetually single Sawyer makes a fake wedding registry for therapeutic purposes. Before she can remove it, family and friends discover the registry and throw her a surprise shower. Too embarrassed to ‘fess up, she finds a fake fiancé to save face through the holidays. However, it doesn’t take long for feelings to surface between the pair. Starring Marie Osmond, Amanda Payton and Adam Gregory.
“Holiday in Santa Fe”
Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
This Lifetime Christmas movie features a tight-knit family trying to save Casa de Milagro, the Ortega family business, from being acquired by a big company. Sparks fly after executive Belinda Sawyer meets Tony Ortega when she comes to New Mexico to charm the family into selling. Soon Belinda realizes there is more to Casa de Milagro than meets the eye. Starring Mario Lopez, Emeraude Toubia, Aimee Garcia and Gia Lopez.
“The Holiday Fix Up”
Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
When she returns to her hometown during the holidays to help renovate the Bell Harbor Inn, home reno show designer Sam is paired with lead contractor Coop, who once broke her heart. Can they repair the mistakes of their past? Starring Jana Kramer, Ryan McPartlin and Maria Menounos.
“People Presents: Blending Christmas”
Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
At first blush, you might think this one is a remake of “A Very Brady Christmas.” It’s not, but a few of the iconic cast members do know a thing (or six) about blended families. When Emma discovers her family’s favorite holiday resort is being redeveloped, her boyfriend Liam decides to surprise her there with a proposal. He invites both their families to join them — and the bickering begins. The family stress makes Emma and Liam question their relationship. Can the families work together to reunite the couple? Starring Haylie Duff and Aaron O’Connell as well as Beth Broderick, Christopher Knight, Greg Evigan, Mike Lookinland, Barry Williams, Susan Olsen, Robbie Rist, Telma Hopkins and Jennifer Elise Cox.
“Maps and Mistletoe”
Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Cartographer Emilia’s boss assigns a last-minute project designing a novelty treasure map of the North Pole. She turns to North Pole explorer Drew for expert advice. Although he is reluctant to help, they discover more than they expected working together. Starring Humberly González and Ronnie Row.
“Ghosts of Christmas Past”
Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Ellie is a serial “ghoster” on dating apps until a fortune teller explains that she’ll never find true love until she makes amends. She has one week — until the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve — to track down all the men she ghosted. Starring Annie Clark and Dan Jeannotte.
“The Enchanted Christmas Cake”
Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Gwen is struggling after the loss of her grandmother, with whom she ran their bakery. When a famous chef comes to town to film a Christmas special, she agrees to help the producer Gavin to support the bakery. Will their blossoming romance help her figure out the secret ingredient of her grandmother’s legendary Enchanted Christmas Cake? Starring Erica Durance and Robin Dunne.
“Christmas by Chance”
Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Chance, owner of a struggling gift shop, is hired by entrepreneur William to organize the perfect proposal for his girlfriend, Leyla. But as Leyla does not seem to be ready for marriage and the plans fall apart, Chance and William find they bring out the best in one another. Starring Winny Clarke and Jacob Blair.
“Mistletoe in Montana”
Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Merry owns Paradise Ranch, where single father Mark and his two kids come to stay for Christmas week. It becomes a week of adventure, holiday spirit and love. Starring Melissa Joan Hart, Duane Henry and Jamey Sheridan.
“Toying with the Holidays”
Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Danielle brings her young son Paul to her hometown to share holiday traditions such as the town’s North Pole Express only to find the train has been sidelined. Danielle reconnects with former classmate Kevin to get the old North Pole Express running again. Will they pull off a Christmas miracle that makes Danielle consider staying for good? Starring Chad Michael Murray and Cindy Busby.
“Under the Christmas Tree”
Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
When Charlie finds the perfect tree for the Governor’s Holiday Celebration in Alma’s backyard, the women find themselves in a dispute. However, romantic sparks soon begin to fly with a little help from the town’s pâtissière extraordinaire and some Christmas magic. Starring Elise Bauman, Tattiawna Jones and Ricki Lake.
“Candy Cane Candidate”
Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
After losing her political campaign, Julia returns to her hometown for Christmas. When the mayor resigns, she decides to run only to discover she is up against her high school rival, Parker. As the opponents plan a toy drive together, Julia begins to see a different side of Parker, and they both discover winning isn’t everything. Starring Jacky Lai and Jake Epstein.
“The Christmas Ball”
Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Devastated after she’s let go from The Nutcracker, ballerina Clare decides to visit her aunt in England. Aunt Bridget wants to hold a ball at the family manor, so Clare and local professor Liam, who is helping her aunt preserve the manor, work together to create the perfect moment for the historical preservation society — but they become more than just dance partners along the way. Starring Deidre Mullins, Nick Hendrix and Caroline Langrishe.
“It Takes a Christmas Village”
Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Mayor Alex Foster tries to convince the reclusive Darcy Hawkins to loan out his family’s historic mill for the town’s Christmas market. Despite an ongoing family feud, the unlikely duo come together for the town and find romance in the process. Starring Brooke Nevins, Corey Sevier and Alli Chung.
“Rebuilding a Dream Christmas”
Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
When Abbey inherits her grandmother’s Victorian house, she returns to her hometown and hires single dad Josh to help with repairs before she sells it. As she works with Josh and his 8-year-old son, Noah, she recalls fond memories and builds special new relationships. Starring Meggan Kaiser, Zane Stephens and Bryson JonSteele.
“Hot Chocolate Holiday”
Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Colette’s coffee shop is known for its famous hot chocolate, but Marcus begins to lure customers to his new dessert shop with his own cocoa, which tastes just like the recipe of Colette’s grandmother. Determined to find out how he got the recipe, Colette gets to know Marcus, and sparks fly. Starring Aubrey Reynolds and Jonny Swenson.
“Writing Around the Christmas Tree”
Dec. 25 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST
Successful romance novelist Mikaela visits the same Christmas writer’s retreat at a bed and breakfast every year. This year, she meets a fellow writer, Levi, who convinces her that though she’s been unlucky in love in the past, she needs to let herself experience it firsthand. Starring Krystal Joy Brown and Curtis Hamilton.
Correction: A previous version of this story listed movies that were not included in Lifetime’s final holiday lineup.
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