I actually double-checked to make sure this was truly this years press release, since at least two of these Lifetime "network" premiere movies have already previously aired elsewhere. If this is all Lifetime is "giving us" this Christmas Season, then I must say it's as shocking as one of their typical original movies. See all the details below the picture...
|image via: Heaven Sent Facebook Page|
LIFETIME'S PRESS RELEASE:
with Lifetime's Christmas Movies
Melissa Sagemiller, Brad Rowe, Tom Arnold, Christian Kane, Marley Shelton, Mallory James Mahoney, Ernie Hudson, Ryan McPartlin, Marla Sokoloff, Chris Carmack and George Wendt are among the featured
TUNE IN FOR SOME HOLIDAY CHEER WITH LIFETIME'S CHRISTMAS MOVIES
All I Want for Christmas
Premieres Saturday, November 28 at 8pm ET/PT
When no-nonsense executive Elizabeth receives feedback from her boss that she must learn to listen to others, she's at a loss on just what to do. Elizabeth encounters one of Santa's helpers who gives her magic pin, allowing to hear everyone's thoughts. With her new-found power, she attempts to be a better person, turning an office rivalry into romance while learning the true meaning of Christmas.
Stars Melissa Sagemiller, Brad Rowe, Tom Arnold
World Premiere Saturday, December 3 at 8pm ET/PT
As Christmas approaches, the end is near for Billy and Marie's marriage until an eight-year-old runaway angel from heaven takes it upon herself to rekindle the love they once shared.
Stars Christian Kane, Marley Shelton, Mallory James Mahoney, Ernie Hudson, Ryan McPartlin Produced and directed by Michael Landon Jr.
|'Heaven Sent' - directed by Michael Landon Jr.|
A Christmas Wedding Date
Premieres Saturday, December 10 at 8pm ET/PT
After being fired from her high-powered job, Rebecca heads back home to see her mom and attend her friend's wedding on Christmas Eve. Initially convinced that the trip is a terrible mistake, Rebecca soon learns that you can go home again.
Stars Marla Sokoloff, Chris Carmack, George Wendt
Well, that's it! Unless they squeeze another "premiere" in before Christmas, which is possible, but probably not likely. I'm fairly stunned this is this years offering from Lifetime, especially after last years was one of their best ever, in my opinion! I can't imagine what the programming department was thinking. Have they just thrown in the towel and given it to Hallmark?
Last year's Lifetime original movie 'A Gift Wrapped Christmas' won as the "It's A Wonderful Movie - Best Christmas Movie for 2015! The film stars Meredith Hagner and Travis Milne. Meredith, by the way, is now starring in a Hallmark Christmas Movie this year, 'My Christmas Love'! Notably, amongst Lifetime's other premieres from last year, were 'The Flight Before Christmas' with Mayim Bialik and Ryan McPartlin, 'Last Chance Christmas' with Hilarie Burton and Gabriel Hogan, and 'Becoming Santa' with Laura Bell Bundy and Jesse Hutch!
Since we hadn't heard any inklings of Christmas movies coming to Lifetime this year, I had begun to wonder. I was hoping I would be wrong... was hoping Lifetime would also offer us, at least six new Christmas movie premieres, but instead it seems we will only get one, 'Heaven Sent,' which technically was released in theaters last year.
I must say, I am disappointed in this news. We love your Christmas movies, too, over the years, Lifetime! Like 'On the 2nd Day of Christmas,' 'Christmas in the City,' 'Santa Con,' or ' The Family Holiday!' Please come back next year! Christmas is the season for giving! Please "give" your viewers a reason to watch at Christmastime!
I would love to know what you all think, too. Please share in comments below...