Lifetime’s 2021 Christmas Movie Schedule: See Premiere Dates for All 35 New Movies

Lifetime is getting into the holiday spirit. The network has unveiled the 2021 “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” movie slate. The schedule includes 35 all-new movies featuring stars such as Mario Lopez, Reba McEntire, and Kelly Rowland. 

The celebration kicks off Nov. 12 with the premiere of An Ice Wine Christmas and goes through Dec. 25, with new movies premiering every day between Black Friday and Christmas. Tia Mowry will also host the It’s a Wonderful Lifetime Holiday Movie Preview, available on VOD beginning Oct. 24 and airing Nov. 7 on Lifetime at 10 a.m. ET. 

Music legends Smokey Robinson, Reba McEntire to star in new Lifetime Christmas movies 

Tia Mowry and Smokey Robinson in 'Miracle in Motor City'
‘Miracle in Motor City’ | Lifetime

Music fans should be delighted by Lifetime’s 2021 Christmas movie lineup. The schedule includes new movies featuring award-winning artists Smokey Robinson, Reba McEntire, and Kirk Franklin.

In Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune, the Grammy-winner plays Georgia, who agrees to reunite with her former singing partner (and ex) Joe (John Schneider) after their daughter asks her parents to participate in a Christmas charity concert. It airs Friday, Nov. 26. 

Motown legend Robinson will appear in Miracle in Motor City, which airs the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Tia Mowry stars as a woman named Amber, who takes charge of her church’s Christmas pageant and then accidentally promises a performance from Robinson. She reconnects with her old flame (Mark Taylor) and the two team up to track down the “Shop Around” singer and convince him to participate in the pageant. 

In Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas, a young woman (Demetria McKinney) lands a job as the lead pastor at a new church. She’s afraid she might not be up to her new role, but as she and the congregation come together, she discovers a new home for herself, as well as a new romance. The movie airs Saturday, Dec. 4, and features songs written and arranged by Franklin, as well as an appearance by the gospel star.  

‘It’s a Wonderful Lifetime’ begins Nov. 12

This year’s “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” event begins Friday, Nov. 12 with An Ice Wine Christmas, starring Roselyn Sanchez and Lyriq Bent. Sanchez plays a big-city sommelier who returns to her hometown for the annual ice wine harvest. There, she meets — and clashes with — Declan (Bent) a consultant who has been hired to modernize her beloved godfather’s vineyard. 

Here’s the rest of Lifetime’s November 2021 Christmas movie lineup. All movies air at 8 p.m. ET. 

  • Nov. 13: A Picture Perfect Holiday 
  • Nov. 19: Dancing Through the Snow
  • Nov. 20: You Make It Feel Like Christmas
  • Nov. 21: Baking Spirits Bright
  • Nov. 26: Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune 
  • Nov. 27: Merry Liddle Christmas Baby 
  • Nov. 28: Miracle in Motor City 
  • Nov. 29: Welcome to the Christmas Family Reunion
  • Nov. 30: Saying Yes to Christmas 

Lifetime’s December 2021 Christmas movie schedule 

Man and woman standing in front of a horse-drawn carriage in Lifetime Christmas movie 'It Takes a Christmas Village'
‘It Takes a Christmas Village’ | Lifetime

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Lifetime’s holiday celebration continues in December with daily premieres of all new movies through Christmas Day. Here’s the schedule: 

  • Dec. 1: Match Made in Mistletoe 
  • Dec. 2: A Christmas Village Romance 
  • Dec. 3: A Christmas Dance Reunion
  • Dec. 4: Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas 
  • Dec. 5: My Favorite Christmas Melody 
  • Dec. 6: Secretly Santa 
  • Dec. 7: Christmas Movie Magic
  • Dec. 8: Christmas With a Crown
  • Dec. 9: A Fiancé for Christmas 
  • Dec. 10: Holiday in Santa Fe 
  • Dec. 11: The Holiday Fix Up
  • Dec. 12: Blending Christmas
  • Dec. 13: Maps and Mistletoe
  • Dec. 14: Ghost of Christmas Past 
  • Dec. 15: The Enchanted Christmas Cake 
  • Dec. 16: Christmas By Chance 
  • Dec. 17: Mistletoe in Montana 
  • Dec. 18: Toying With the Holidays
  • Dec. 19: Under the Christmas Tree
  • Dec. 20: Candy Cane Candidate
  • Dec. 21: The Christmas Ball
  • Dec. 22: It Takes a Christmas Village 
  • Dec. 23: Rebuilding a Dream Christmas 
  • Dec. 24: Hot Chocolate Holiday
  • Dec. 25: Writing Around the Christmas Tree 

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