By Caroline Shannon-Karasik
Nov 21, 2018 @ 3:15 pm
Lifetime

If the idea of Thanksgiving approaching its end has you itching to pull out your Christmas tree and start blasting seasonal music from morning ‘till night, there’s a good chance you’re going to love this lineup of Lifetime holiday movies.

That’s because there are fourteen — yes, fourteen — new holiday Lifetime movies that are hitting your favorite station this year. They include return performances by several stars, including Melissa Joan Hart, Toni Braxton, Alexandra Breckenridge, and Tatyana Ali, according to Entertainment Weekly.

And Christmas movie marathon, “It's a Wonderful Lifetime,” started as early as Wednesday, Nov. 21 with My Christmas Inn, starring Tia Mowry-Hardict and airing at 8 p.m. ET. Immediately following that is A Christmas Arrangement at 10 p.m. ET. The film tells the story of a flower shop owner who enters a local holiday floral show in an effort to win the cash prize and keep her store up and running. There’s only one problem: She has to battle it out with a flower guru and, well, he’s pretty cute.

Once your Thanksgiving activities have wrapped up and you’re comfortably positioned on your couch in your favorite sweatpants, you’ll probably want to check out The Christmas Contact, premiering Thursday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET. Starring Hilarie Burton, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner and Robert Buckley, it’s basically the One Tree Hill reunion you’ve been hoping for. And if you stay tuned in following the movie, then that’s exactly what you’ll get — Lifetime is airing 'Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion at 10 p.m ET immediately after.

Rounding out Thanksgiving week is Every Other Holiday, airing on Friday, Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. ET. Here’s the gist: Newly separated parents Tracie (Schuyler Fisk) and Rick (David Clayton Rogers) have two daughters with one thing on their holiday wish list — that their parents spend Christmas together. You can count on a story with a Parent Trap feel and a holiday spin.

Over the weekend, you’ll have a few more options on your hands, including Every Day Is Christmas, airing on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET and starring Toni Braxton. The movie features a spin on A Christmas Carol, with Braxton playing the role of a modern-day Scrooge. Right behind it is Christmas Harmony at 10 p.m. ET, starring Chandra Wilson, Adam Mayfield and Sally Struthers.

If you’ve come to the Lifetime party for some Melissa Joan Hart magic, then you’ll want to be sure to put A Very Nutty Christmas, premiering Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. ET on your schedule. It’s packed with all of the things that only a Lifetime movie can deliver, including a main character with a problem to solve, a wooden nutcracker who, naturally, springs to life to help and, of course, a budding romance.

And the next day, you’ll want to set some time aside for A Twist of Christmas, airing Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET. This one pairs an opposites-attract romance with a holiday dilemma — two parents who mixed up their gifts at a department store and have to work together to save Christmas. The only problem? They aren’t too fond of one another. Watch as single mom Abby (Vanessa Lachey) and single dad Ryan (Brendon Zub) put aside their differences to work together and salvage the holiday, only to find that they might have more of a connection than they anticipated.

The Christmas Pact, starring Kyla Pratt and Jarod Joseph, airs Sunday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET. It’s a super-cute story about two best friends who made a pact when they were eight years old that they would always make a Christmas wish together. But this year they’re surprised to discover something else — they might be falling for each other.

Right after that movie, you’ll want to stay put for A Star For Christmas, which premieres at 10 p.m. ET. You’ll love watching as cupcake shop owner Cassie (Briana Evigan) falls for a new customer only to find that he’s Hollywood star Alex Gray (Corey Sevier). Can their newfound love weather the chaos of the holidays and the inevitable difficulties that come with having a relationship in the spotlight?

The following weekend features Santa’s Boots, premiering Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET. Here’s the gist, according to Lifetime: “When Holly (Megan Hilty) returns home for Christmas expecting the same as any other year, she's blindsided to learn her family’s department store is on the brink of foreclosure. To keep the business going, Holly fills in as Santa’s Helper and meets the surprisingly young and handsome Nick (Noah Mills), who has been hired to play Santa at the store this year. Their undeniable chemistry and charisma draw in big crowds, until suddenly, Nick disappears. As Christmas day inches closer, Holly scrambles to find Nick with only one clue – his misplaced black boot.”

Sounds like Cinderella with some serious Christmas vibes, right?

And on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. Et, you’ll find A Christmas in Tennessee, the story of Allison Bennet (Rachel Boston) who, along with her daughter, runs a bakery in the small mountain town of White Pines, Tennessee. Everything is humming along merrily until Matthew (Andrew Walker), a real estate developer, makes a bid to buy the town for a corporate ski resort. Allison and the townspeople work to stop Matthew and they are down to the wire when a visitor — ahem, Santa — lends a hand.

The following weekend features Christmas Around the Corner, making its world premiere on Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. ET. If you love This Is Us, then you’ll be thrilled to see Alexandra Breckenridge (she played Sophie on the show), playing Claire, a venture capitalist from New York who escapes to Vermont for the holidays. But when the town cancels holiday celebrations as the result of a flood, Claire makes it her mission to help, all while discovering a bit of romance along the way.

Rounding out that weekend is Hometown Christmas, airing on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET. If you love a story that mixes hometown holidays with the chance of rekindling a romance with a high school sweetheart, then Hometown Christmas (starring Beverley Mitchell) is the flick for you.

Capping off the Lifetime festivities is 3 Holiday Tails, premiering Sunday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. ET. And it really does not disappoint with its story about a meant-to-be relationship and four adorable pooches who want to help two people fall in love.

Want to see them all? Here’s the full “It's a Wonderful Lifetime” lineup coming your way throughout the next several weeks, starting tonight. You’ll want to print this and hang it in a safe spot:

My Christmas Inn — Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. ET

A Christmas Arrangement — Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. ET

The Christmas Contract — Thursday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET

Tis the Season — A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion: Thursday, Nov. 22 at 10 p.m. ET

Poinsettias for Christmas — Friday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. ET

Every Other Holiday — Friday, Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. ET

Every Day Is Christmas — Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET

Christmas Harmony — Saturday, Nov. 24 at 10 p.m. ET

Jingle Belle — Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET

Christmas Perfection — Sunday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m. ET

A Very Nutty Christmas — Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. ET

A Twist of Christmas — Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET

Love for Christmas — Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. ET

The Christmas Pact — Sunday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. ET

A Star For Christmas — Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. ET

Christmas Lost and Found — Friday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET

Santa’s Boots — Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET

A Christmas in Tennessee — Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET

Christmas Around the Corner — Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. ET

Christmas Pen Pals — Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. ET

Hometown Christmas — Sunday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET

A Christmas Kiss — Friday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. ET

A Golden Christmas — Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. ET

3 Holiday Tails — Sunday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. ET
 

Of course, if you miss one of the premieres on Lifetime, then you can always head over to Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) to watch it and even catch one of your old favorites.

Which basically means all you need is a solid stock of hot cocoa and marshmallows in your pantry and you’ll be set for a season of Lifetime entertainment.