It’s still summer, but over at Lifetime, holiday plans are kicking into high gear. The network has revealed plans for its annual “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” programming block, and there are plenty of goodies for Christmas fanatics to enjoy.
This year, Lifetime will debut 28 new movies as well as a new holiday special — not quite as many as the 40 films its holiday rival Hallmark has planned, but pretty impressive nonetheless. And of course, the new movies will feature a bevy of familiar faces, including Melissa Joan Hart, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tatyana Ali, and Marie Osmond.
‘It’s a Wonderful Lifetime’ starts October 25
Forget Halloween. Lifetime’s Christmas extravaganza begins Friday, October 25 with Sweet Mountain Christmas starring Megan Hilty and Marcus Rosner. Hilty plays a country star named Laney Blu who left her hometown behind when her career took off. But when she returns home to see family and gets stranded because of a freak snowstorm, she falls in love with the town and the people — including a handsome snowplow driver named Robbie (Rosner). It airs at 8/7c.
“It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” runs through December 25, with more than 1,000 hours of holiday-themed programming. This year, the network also has a new holiday special called Battle of the Christmas Movie Stars. It pits some of the biggest stars of the season against each other in holiday-themed challenges to determine who is the true king or queen of Lifetime Christmas. It airs on December 21 at 11 a.m. ET (10 a.m. C.T.)
Every Lifetime holiday movie we know about so far
Here’s Lifetime’s 2019 holiday movie schedule so far. All movies air at 8/7c unless otherwise noted. More titles will be announced soon.
October 25: Sweet Mountain Christmas
October 26: The Road Home for Christmas with Marla Sokoloff, Rob Mayes and Marie Osmond
October 27: No Time Like Christmas with Kyla Pratt and Ed Ruttle
November 2: Christmas Reservations with Melissa Joan Hart and Ricardo Chavira
November 3: Forever Christmas with Lexi Lawson and Mark Ghanimé
November 9: Radio Christmas with Keshia Knight Pulliam and Michael Xavier
November 10: A Sweet Christmas with Adelaide Kane and Greyston Holt
November 15: Christmas a la Mode with Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper
November 16: Christmas in Louisiana with Jana Kramer and Percy Daggs III
November 17: Random Acts of Christmas with Erin Cahill and Kevin McGarry
November 22: Magical Christmas Shoes with Erin Karpluk and Damon Runyan
November 23: Twinkle All the Way with Sarah Drew and Ryan McPartlin
November 24: Christmas 9 to 5 with Tiya Sircar and George Wendt
November 27: A Very Vintage Christmas with Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Jesse Hutch
November 28: A Christmas Wish with Hilarie Burton and Tyler Hilton
November 29: Staging Christmas with Soleil Moon Frye and George Stults
November 30: Merry Liddle Christmas with Kelly Rowland
December 6: A Storybook Christmas with Ali Liebert and Jake Epstein
December 7: Matchmaker Christmas with Corey Sevier and Emily Rose (airs at 6/5c)
December 7: A Doggone Christmas with Vanessa Lachey and Christopher Russell
December 8: Grounded for Christmas with Julianna Guill and Corey Sevier
December 13: A Christmas Melody with Erica Durance and J.T. Hodges
December 14: You Light Up My Christmas with Kim Fields and Adrian Holmes
December 15: Rediscovering Christmas
December 20: The Christmas Temp
December 21: The Christmas Hotel with Tatyana Ali