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Friday, July 17, 2020

❄ LIFETIME's 2020 CHRISTMAS MOVIES! ❄



Lifetime is getting into the Holiday Spirit ~ sharing ALL of their Christmas movies that will be premiering this year! See Movie Titles and Details below...


Please Note: This list does not mean I support or endorse each film. I have not pre-screened each movie, so I, unfortunately, will not know until they premiere, which movies are family-friendly. Throughout the Christmas Season I will do my best to inform you if there is a storyline of concern, and if any of you who follow here catch something - please be sure to share in comments. Thank you!

See REVIEWS for the 2020 LIFETIME CHRISTMAS MOVIES - *HERE*!


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Lifetime Christmas Movies premiering in 2020:
(Let's hope there's a great story like "A Gift Wrapped Christmas" or "Snowed Inn for Christmas" in there!)


❄Christmas on Ice
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Abigail Klein, Ryan Cooper, Caroline Portu,
Will Lyman, Meara Mahoney Gross

Premieres: October 23, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Courtney Bennett (Abigail Klein), a former US figure skating hopeful, runs the city’s public skating rink but when the Mayor (Will Lyman) announces its closing, Courtney is heartbroken but determined to save it. After Courtney’s attempts to warm the Mayor’s Scrooge-like heart fail, she enlists the help of Noah Tremblay (Ryan Cooper), a former professional hockey player and single dad, who owns the new indoor skating center, to help her, and together they find more than just the spirit of holidays on the ice.


❄Christmas Unwrapped
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Amber Stevens West, Marco Grazzini and Cheryl Ladd

Premieres: October 24, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: From executive producer Tiffany Haddish, Christmas Unwrapped follows Charity (Amber Stevens West), an ambitious reporter, who learns the true meaning of Christmas when she investigates Erik Gallagher (Marco Grazzini), a beloved member of the town who insists all the gifts he provides are from none-other than Santa himself.


❄Forever Christmas
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Chelsea Hobbs, Christopher Russell,
Matthew Anderson, Jill Morrison

Premieres: October 25, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: When workaholic reality TV producer Sophie (Chelsea Hobbs) starts working on a holiday-season show about Will (Christopher Russell), a wildly sexy guy who celebrates Christmas every day of the year, she finds herself falling for her mysterious, unlikely new star, renewing her long-lost faith in Christmas in the process.


❄A Crafty Christmas Romance
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Nicola Posener, Bradford B. Johnson

Premieres: October 30, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Mandy (Nicola Posener), the owner of a craft and hobby store, discovers an old copy of “A Christmas Carol” among donations for a book drive. In the book is a letter to Santa from 70 years ago along with a valuable coin. Mandy sets out to find the owner of the book, letter and coin with the help of Jonah (Bradford B. Johnson), a contractor who first came upon and donated the book. Along the way, they find clues that lead them closer to the author, and to each other, but can Mandy return everything to the book owner in time for Christmas and make her own Christmas wish come true?


❄Candy Cane Christmas
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Beverley Mitchell, Mark Ghanimé,
Trudy Weiss, Benedicte Belizaire

Premieres: October 31, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Since childhood, Candy Cane Lane has been Phoebe’s (Beverley Mitchell) favorite Christmas tradition of an entire neighborhood decorated for the holidays. This Christmas, however, the neighborhood decides to skip the decorations, crushing her spirits. As Phoebe is searching for a new tradition to cheer her up, she realizes that it’s not the traditions we cherish, but the people we spend them with. While preparing for her new tradition, Phoebe stumbles upon the final thing her Christmas was missing: love!


❄The Christmas Aunt
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jarod Joseph

Premieres: November 1, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: When Rebecca Miller (Keshia Knight Pulliam) returns home to Tennessee two weeks before Christmas to take care of her niece and nephew while their parents are away, the last thing she expected is to reconnect with her childhood best friend, Drew (Jarod Joseph). As she attempts to revive the kids’ Christmas spirit and redeem their faith in Santa, she rediscovers her favorite childhood activity: 12 Days of Christmas–something she always did with Drew. As the kids’ faith in the holiday grows, Rebecca and Drew’s friendship returns, and she starts looking at Drew in a whole new light.


❄The Christmas Yule Blog
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Sara Canning, Zak Santiago

Premieres: November 6, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Caroline Williams (Sara Canning), a well-known social media travel writer, is given the assignment to cover a hundred-year-old Christmas parade in the small town of Carte De Amor, New Mexico. Not excited about the assignment, Caroline goes anyway and meets a high school music teacher, Oscar Ortiz (Zak Santiago), who introduces her to a side of Christmas that she has never seen, with different traditions and meanings. In the twelve days before Christmas, Caroline falls in love with Christmas all over again and finds true love for herself.


❄A Welcome Home Christmas
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Jana Kramer, Brandon Quinn,
Tim Reid, Charlene Tilton, Craig Morgan

Premieres: November 7, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT
Repeats on Veteran's Day - November 11, 2020


Storyline via Lifetime: Chloe (Jana Kramer) has always supported various military organizations, including the town’s Army toy drive for Christmas. This year, she is paired up with Michael (Brandon Quinn), a vet who recently returned home, and together they recruit other veterans and active military personnel to help in the cause. As the community gears up for the Officer’s Christmas Ball, where all the kids will meet Santa Claus and receive their gifts, Michael and Chloe begin to realize the greatest gift this season has been each other’s company. Craig Morgan also stars.


❄A Very Charming Christmas Town
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Natalie Hall, Jon Prescott, Kelley Jakle,
Jo Marie Payton, Tracey E. Bregman

Premieres: November 8, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT

image: Lifetime


Storyline via Lifetime: City girl and travel and lifestyle blogger, Aubrey Lang (Natalie Hall), goes to the little town of Solvang for her next holiday vlog piece after it’s voted Most Christmassy Town in the USA. She soon meets Sawyer Larsen (Jon Prescott), a local community coordinator and chocolate shop owner assigned to show her around the small town. At first, the unlikely pairing is at odds but soon start to fall for each other amidst the twinkling lights of the romantic little Danish village.


❄Christmas on the Vine
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Julianna Guill, Jon Corr, Meredith Baxter

Premieres: November 13, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT

image: Lifetime


Storyline via Lifetime: Brooke (Julianna Guill), a young marketing executive, goes back to her hometown excited to relive her Christmas memories, while helping a struggling family-owned winery. Her marketing assignment involves an unlikely partnership with Tyler (Jon Corr), the charismatic, yet stubborn owner of the winery. Brooke quickly learns that the town’s Christmas spirit has disappeared due to a wine conglomerate buying out all of the local wineries. Determined to bring Christmas back to the town, Brooke and Tyler work together and discover they share more than a love for wine.


❄Christmas on Wheels
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Tiya Sircar, Michael Xavier

Premieres: November 14, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Ashley (Tiya Sircar) returns to her small hometown to care of her uncle who recently broke his ankle. When she learns that he has sold her Mom’s vintage red convertible, a car that holds many wonderful Christmas memories for Ashley, she is disappointed. But with the help of Duncan (Michael Xavier), her uncle’s attorney, Ashley is reunited with the car and restores it to its former glory, and fills it up with gifts for the community – just as her mother used to do. As she reconnects with happy Christmas memories, she feels torn about her plans to return to the big city and what she may be leaving behind.


❄The Christmas Edition
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Carly Hughes, Rob Mayes,
Marie Osmond, Aloma Wright

Premieres: November 15, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: It’s Christmas time and Jackie (Carly Hughes), an up-and- coming journalist, finds that her life is at a crossroads until she finds an unexpected opportunity – to run a small-town newspaper in Alaska. Jackie decides to give it a try and relocates to the small picture-perfect small town. Using a series of Christmas articles, she’s able to quickly return the newspaper to profitability, and soon falls in love… both with her new home and the handsome son of the paper’s former owner. However, when her old boss announces plans to take over the paper for herself, Jackie will need a Christmas miracle to save it. Aloma Wright also stars.


❄A Taste of Christmas
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Anni Krueger, Gilles Marini, Nia Vardalos,
Andrew Brodeur, Emma Myers

Premieres: November 20, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: When Natalie (Anni Krueger) learns her cousin Francesca (Nia Vardalos) must cancel the Christmas Eve opening of her new Italian restaurant, Natalie’s heart goes out to all of the guests who were planning on attending. Since no one should be alone on Christmas, Natalie decides to make the opening happen any way she can. However, the attractive but pessimistic Chef Stefano (Gilles Marini) believes it’s impossible – there are only three days until Christmas! But Natalie insists that problems are just opportunities in disguise and soon she convinces Stefano that they can do it. At first, these opposites do not attract, but feelings begin to change when they find themselves working side-by-side. With Stefano’s help Natalie learns that cooking, like Christmas, isn’t about perfection…it’s about sharing it with the ones you love.


❄Feliz NaviDAD
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Mario Lopez, AnnaLynne McCord,
Paulina Chavez, Marycarmen Lopez
Directed by Melissa Joan Hart

Premieres: November 21, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT

image: Lifetime


Storyline via Lifetime: David Morales (Mario Lopez), an Arizona high school principal and single dad, has lost the holiday spirit after also losing his wife a few years ago during the Christmas season. Now, David will do anything to avoid Christmas so he moonlights as a delivery driver during the holidays. But this year David’s 14-year-old daughter, Noel (Paulina Chavez), and his live-in sister, Marissa (Marycarmen Lopez), are determined to bring the yuletide spirit back to the family and, with a little luck, also help David find love again via online dating. So when Sophie (AnnaLynne McCord), a witty musician and customer on David’s delivery route, swipes right on him, something magical happens between them.


❄Homemade Christmas
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Michelle Argyris, Travis Nelson

Premieres: November 22, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Every year, Megan (Michelle Argyris), an ambitious young woman uses the weeks leading up to Christmas to become the ultimate holiday freelance assistant for hire, helping with any Christmas related tasks for extra income. But when the opportunity arrives to save a Christmas party and dazzle her crush, she must choose between the man of her aspirations and Mr. Right.


❄Dear Christmas
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Priestley,
Robin Givens, Ed Begley Jr., Faith Prince, Nicky Whelan
With Cameos by Jamie & Doug Hehner,
Hilarie Burton, Antwon Tanner

Premieres: November 27, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Natalie Morgan (Melissa Joan Hart) is an author and host of a popular podcast, Holiday Love, which shares true stories of holiday romance with its listeners. While to the outside world and her listeners everywhere see Natalie is an expert on romance, she's never truly experienced a romance of her own. As Natalie prepares to embark on a promotional tour for her new book, she stops back home to spend Christmas with her family and to celebrate her parent's 50th anniversary where she unexpectedly begins to experience her own holiday romance as sparks ignite with local firefighter, Jack (Jason Priestley).


❄Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Kelly Rowland, Thomas Cadrot,
Debbi Morgan, Bresha Webb, Latonya Williams,
Jaime M. Callica, Nathan Witte, Chris Shields

Premieres: November 28, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Lifetime’s first-ever Christmas sequel to last year’s hit movie, Merry Liddle Christmas, Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding once again follows Jacquie Liddle (Kelly Rowland), as she and Tyler try to plan their perfect destination Christmas wedding. Naturally, Jacquie’s plans go awry when her boisterous family intervenes in her planning and her snooty wedding planner quits in protest. While nothing goes as initially planned, Jacquie and Tyler get a Christmas wedding more memorable than they could have ever dreamed.


❄People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Vanessa Lachey, Ryan McPartlin,
Patrick Duffy, Polly Draper

Premieres: November 29, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Amelia Lewis (Vanessa Lachey) is super excited when she buys an available storefront, planning to open a year-round Christmas shop. But her celebration comes to a screeching halt when she discovers that Vic Manning (Ryan McPartlin) has also bid on the property. Amelia and Vic have the same idea, get to the seller–Elder Dubois (Patrick Duffy) in the next town–and convince him to sell his space to them. Despite the holidays, Elder is down in the dumps. It’s the first Christmas without his wife, and he’s in no mood to chair the decoration committee for the “Battle of the Main Street” yearly holiday competition with the neighboring town. Hoping to win favor with Elder, Amelia and Vic volunteer to take over his duties. After continually bickering and trying to one-up each other, the two combatants learn to work together and even get the merchants on Main Street to put aside their differences for the greater good. Everyone, including Amelia and Vic, realize that compromise is the key that leads to a happy–and romantic–ending.


❄The Christmas Listing
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Lexi Giovagnoli, Travis Burns,
Greg Evigan, Rachel O’Connell, Susan Chambers

Premieres: November 30, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Julia Rogers (Lexi Giovagnoli) is an uptight, hardworking realty owner who has lost her Christmas spirit. She will have to spend five days at a Christmas Inn with her business competitor, Chad Everest (Travis Burns), in order to win over the badly needed listing of the Erickson Farmstead. While competing to win the listing, Julia and Chad discover that they have more in common than they thought.


❄Too Close for Christmas
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Chad Michael Murray and Jessica Lowndes

Premieres: December 4, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: When Hayley (Jessica Lowndes) accepts an invitation to spend Christmas with her sister’s new in-laws, her seemingly perfect holiday takes a turn when Luke (Chad Michael Murray), Hayley's brother-in-law's brother, unexpectedly shows up. Still harboring a grudge against Luke for ending her last relationship, Hayley reluctantly spends time with Luke and slowly realizes she may have been too quick a judge on Luke.


❄Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Kyla Pratt, Brooks Darnell

Premieres: December 5, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: When college sweethearts, Corinne (Kyla Pratt) and Rob (Brooks Darnell), get opportunities on opposite sides of the world, they decide to part ways and meet again in two years on Christmas Eve to see if they are really meant to be. However, when one shows up and the other doesn’t, the fate of their romance seems to have reached the end. Many years later the two end up bumping into one another when they are both hired to help bring together a Christmas Eve wedding. With many questions left unanswered, they are about to embark on a journey filled with romance and magic, just in time for Christmas Eve.


❄Christmas Ever After
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Ali Stroker and Daniel DiTomasso

Premieres: December 6, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Popular romance novelist Izzi Simmons (Tony(R) winner Ali Stroker) spends every Christmas at her favorite snowy bed & breakfast, but this year, she's faced with an impending deadline and a severe case of writer's block. Luckily, inspiration strikes in the unlikely form of the B&B's new owner Matt (Daniel DiTomasso), who bears an uncanny resemblance to the handsome hero from Izzi's novels. As both partake in the lodge's annual itinerary of Christmas activities, Izzi's writer's block is cured and the first pages of her and Matt's own love story may just be beginning.


❄The Santa Squad
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Rebecca Dalton, Aaron Ashmore

Premieres: December 7, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Allie (Rebecca Dalton), an out of work art teacher, has to accept a job with the Santa Squad to help wealthy widower Gordon (Aaron Ashmore) and his two precious daughters rediscover the magic of Christmas. As Allie is lifting the holiday spirits of the family with Christmas decorations, cookies and shopping, her kindness is rewarded with the most unexpected of gifts: love!


❄Inn Love by Christmas
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Jonna Walsh, Jesse Hutch,
Art Hindle, Jayne Eastwood

Premieres: December 11, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Mandy Leeds (Jonna Walsh), a successful young woman living in Miami, is climbing her way up the corporate ladder in the hotel industry. Though she doesn’t get back to her small northern hometown much, this year her Gram (Jayne Eastwood) is able to finally convince her to come home for Christmas. Mandy has another reason too – the quaint local inn is for sale, and she wants to acquire it for her company. With her eyes on the prize, Mandy travels back home but on her way there, she runs into Lucas Menzino (Jesse Hutch) — her high school rival — who also has his eye on the inn as well.


❄The Christmas Set Up

This movie will have a main LGBTQ romance storyline. This is a first for Lifetime. I am sharing this information here - to make you all aware. Please know, I do NOT support this and I will NOT be promoting this movie.


❄A Sugar & Spice Holiday
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Jacky Lai, Tony Giroux, Tzi Ma

Premieres: December 13, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT

Storyline via Lifetime: Suzie, a rising young architect, returns to her small hometown in Maine for Christmas where, her Chinese American family runs the local Lobster Bar. Following the loss of her beloved grandmother who was a legendary baker in their community, Suzie is guilted into following in her grandmother's footsteps by entering the local gingerbread house competition. Teaming up with an old high school friend Billy, who grew up to be a catch, Suzie must find the right recipes and mix of sugar and spice to win the competition and perhaps find some love in the process.


❄Lonestar Christmas
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Stephanie Bennett, Marco Grazzini,
Brent Strait, Colleen Wheeler, Lina Renna,
Emma Oliver, BJ Harrison

Premieres: December 14, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: When a single mom Erin (Stephanie Bennett) takes her daughters to spend Christmas with her estranged dad on his Texas ranch, she unexpectedly falls in love with local restaurateur Mateo (Marco Grazzini) while learning to forgive her father for the past.


❄Christmas on the Menu
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Kim Shaw, Clayton James, Cynthia Gibb,
Jesse Kove, Michael Steger, Shanica Knowles

Premieres: December 18, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Josie Jennings (Kim Shaw) a celebrated, romantic, 35-year old chef in the city heads home to spend the holidays at the quaint, magical bed and breakfast where she grew up, and where her mother Shannon (Cynthia Gibb) has just opened a new restaurant. Famous food critic Tanner Rhodes (Clayton James), who has given Josie harsh reviews in the past, comes to town to review the new restaurant and Josie’s Christmas Cuisine. As the holidays unfold, Josie and Tanner get to know each other better, and a romance soon begins to blossom but will Tanner find a way to right his wrongs, write a rave review for the bistro’s delicious cuisine, and win Josie’s heart by Christmas Eve?


❄A Christmas Exchange
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Laura Vandervoort, Rainbow Sun Francks

Premieres: December 19, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: The holiday season has started and Molly Cooper (Laura Vandervoort) is looking for joy. Finally living her childhood dream, Molly swaps her quaint farmhouse for London Financier Patrick Kingston’s (Rainbow Sun Francks) posh apartment. Through the ups and downs of her new life in London and searching for romance, Molly begins to look forward to all communication with Patrick. Likewise, Patrick finds Molly’s warm emails and texts charming and compelling. Sparks fly between them as they get to know each other as they live in each other’s spaces.


❄A Christmas Break
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Cindy Sampson, Steve Byers

Premieres: December 20, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: School teacher Addison Tate (Cindy Sampson) wants this Christmas to be special for her kids especially since the School Board has decided that it will be the last as the school will be closing. When Addison meets Danny (Steve Byers), a Hollywood actor home to reconnect with his roots, on a Christmas tree lot, sparks fly, uniting the two to save the school from closing right before Christmas Eve.


❄Spotlight on Christmas
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Tori Anderson, Victor Zinck Jr., Janet Kidder,
Lia Franklin, Andrew McIlroy

Premieres: December 21, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: Dumped two weeks before Christmas, actress Olivia O’Hara (Tori Anderson) secretly returns to her tiny hometown to hide out, eat cookies and avoid the press. What she doesn’t expect is to be faced with the family she left behind, meeting a charming new guy Casey Rawlins (Victor Zinck Jr.), and a noisy reporter following her every move. Completely overwhelmed, Olivia contemplates running away from her life once again but with a new found confidence and freedom, Olivia bravely steps up to take the starring role in her own life, realizing that home is where the heart is and that she deserves to be loved for exactly who she really is.


❄The Christmas High Note
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Jamie Luner, Johnny Messner, William McNamara,
Kassandra Clementi, Madeline Grace

Premieres: December 22, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: After being stood up by her partner Brad (William McNamara), Rachel (Jamie Luner) soon meets Michael (Johnny Messner) and his teenage daughter, Sophia. During Christmas Eve pageant rehearsals, Sophia finds herself challenged to hit the high note in her solo of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Rachel offers to coach Sophia’s performance and discovers a new interest in Michael.


❄Christmas at the Castle
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Brooke Burfitt, Dan Jeannotte,
Geraldine Somerville, Nicholas Farrell

Premieres: December 23, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: This Christmas, Blaire Henderson (Brooke Burfitt), a perfume expert from New York, is sent to remote Scotland to find a rare fragrance, The Heart of the Highlands. But when she arrives, she finds the dashing license owner, Alistair McGregor (Dan Jeannotte) is a stubborn aristocrat who won’t sell. Thinking on her feet, she poses as a documentary filmmaker to learn the secret formula. The more time they spend together, the more sparks fly. With the scent of romance in the air, will Blaire find love where she least expected?


❄My Sweet Holiday
- See Movie Review - *HERE*
starring Malone Thomas and Jason Burkey

Premieres: December 25, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT


Storyline via Lifetime: When Sadie’s (Malone Thomas) boyfriend cancels their holiday plans, she decides to spend Christmas with her parents back in her hometown, only to find out they’ve sold the family's beloved chocolate store to a stranger who knows nothing about chocolate. Begrudgingly, her father convinces her that she’d be the obvious choice to help teach the new owner everything she knows about chocolate. In the middle of planning the perfect retirement party for her parents, she discovers that not everything has to be perfect. And sometimes, when you least expect it, you find love.


These are the NEW Lifetime Christmas movies for 2020. As I stated above, I will not be promoting the movie, "The Christmas Set Up." Please see why above. If you see or hear anything that isn't family-friendly, please share in comments.

See REVIEWS for the 2020 LIFETIME CHRISTMAS MOVIES - *HERE*!


Joyous Christmas Blessings, Net



87 comments:

  1. Net, these movies sound wonderful! Thanks for the info. I noticed in your comment above about Snowed Inn For Christmas. That is a favorite of mine. Bethany and Andrew are perfectly matched in this movie. Honestly, I like this list better than Hallmark's new movies.

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    1. kitkat! Glad you love "Snowed-Inn Christmas" too! You are so right - Bethany Joy Lenz and Andrew Walker are truly fantastic!

      "A Gift Wrapped Christmas" is my absolute fave from Lifetime, but I also love "Christmas in Mississippi," "Poinsettia's for Christmas," "Every Other Holiday," "A Christmas in Tennessee," and "Mistletoe & Menorahs!" I'm hoping there will be something warm and cozy we love this year! :)

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    2. Net, I haven't seen any of these movies except Snowed Inn. Perhaps some of these will be played again this year. Thanks for listing these. I will be looking for them just in case!

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    3. Snowed-Inn Christmas is one of my very faves, and any Melissa Joan Hart, especially A Very Nutty Christmas, are becoming viewing traditions, too. Glad to see she's in yet another Christmas movie, and along with Jason Priestly. Looks great! Thanks so much for all you do, Net!

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    4. Thanks Savvy Girl! Glad you enjoyed this update. Hopefully we'll have some new favorites this year! :)

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    5. So my favourite movies right now, early days and all is Lifetimes A charming Christmas Town, Hallmark mysteries and movies Chateau Christmas, And just finished watching The Christmas Ring I hope there’s a follow up for this movie, maybe it could become an ongoing Christmas series, what are your favourites.....

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    6. Jarodkyle, Great question! I probably haven't watched enough variety, yet, to give a good answer here, but so far I've really enjoyed "A Welcome Home Christmas" and "One Royal Holiday."

      I'm really looking forward to watching "The Christmas Ring!" I've been hearing it's really good! Glad you liked it too! :)

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  2. Merry Liddle Christmas sequel Is actually Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding

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    1. Thank you! ;) I remember seeing that in their press release... added *Wedding* above!

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    2. You’re Welcome!!

      Additionally, Kelly Rowland & Thomas Cadrot will reunite for Lifetime’s “A Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding”, the blissful holiday sequel to last year’s “Merry Little Christmas”.

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  3. Thank you for the information.

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  4. I love A Gift Wrapped Christmas, too. I hope some of these others will be that good.

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  5. Net - thank you for all you do in bringing us movie news and inspiration. These movies sound great! I wish I got lifetime. I guess I'll have to try and find them for free on YouTube.

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  6. Just read about The Christmas Set Up on the internet and an very upset about it.

    I somehow missed this when you originally posted the news.

    Am seriously considering boycotting the whole Lifetime Christmas output.

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  7. Please know - I updated Lifetime's full 2020 Christmas movie slate above, but that does not mean I will be promoting every film.

    Unfortunately, we don't know all of the movies that will be family-friendly, and we probably won't know until they air.

    Of course, I will NOT be supporting the movie, "The Christmas Set Up." See reason above. ^

    With what Lifetime is offering this year, I'm honestly hesitant to share any of their films.

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  8. In the past couple of years Lifetime has "poached" a few Hallmark actors for their Christmas movies but this year I can't see too many iwth whom we would be familiar - maybe Christopher Russell, Jesse Hutch and Jon Cot.

    The Christopher Russell movie, Forever Christmas is not new - it was shown a while back on another channel

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    1. That's so true! Plus, no Andrew Walker this year on Lifetime!

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  9. Net, Glad to see Jason Priestly (Dear Christmas Nov 27) and Cindy Sampson (A Christmas Break Dec 20). I loved them in Private Eyes. Ion used to air the series, but they haven't shown the past 2 seasons for some reason. Wish Lifetime would pick up the show. Hope these movies are family friendly. Thanks for all of your hard work keeping us in the loop.

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    1. Hi DeborahC! Glad you enjoyed this update! I'm not familiar with Private Eyes, but I recall seeing promos for it - back when it was on ION.

      I'm absolutely with you on hoping for lots of wholesome, family friendly movies this year! :)

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  10. I'm going to be VERY selective in what Lifetime movies I watch this Christmas but I'm intrigued by the reappearance of Laura Vandervoort - it's many years since I've seen her.

    I remember a really lovely movie she did called Coffee Shop which is availble on DVD.

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    1. Anonymous, I bought that DVD. Really enjoyed this movie!

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    2. Yes, Anon & Kitkat... "Coffee Shop" is such a nice movie... I love the scene when she plays the piano!

      By the way, it's still available on DVD, if anyone else is interested...
      https://amzn.to/2FROKEK

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  11. Thank You Net for always promoting family friendly!

    I wanted to share with you a comment I recently made under a Hallmark Facebook fan page. I was responding about the Christmas Movies coming this year. Here is what I said...
    "I usually can’t wait but this year I will be very cautious of anything I watch on Hallmark. They have to be family friendly for my family to watch.

    Apparently, my comment was removed because it was hate speech and not kind. You have got to be kidding... what can I say. My comment I thought was quite simple and I just expressed how I felt with the direction Hallmark is making. I know Lifetime is a Channel you always have to wonder about but Hallmark wasn’t but now sadly it is. I didn’t watch the new fall movie until Sunday just to see and find out if it was family friendly to watch. I hope the ratings for both channels will drop and they will see. Thank You Net for letting me share my comment here. God Bless You!

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    1. Wow, that is terrible to hear, you certainly didn't say anything hateful at all. Its sad to say but facebook is censoring so many things these days. On twitter, during the Wedding Every Weekend threads, people were so mean and hateful, many many people were and even attacking how people looked or how their twitter feed was. And Hallmark seems to go for the things that are trending and apparently that includes same sex marriages, kissing, etc.

      A Crafty Christmas does look good, I noticed Brad Johnson was in Switched for Christmas, as "Just Jasper" love that movie.

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    2. Holly, I'm so sorry to hear what happened to you on Facebook. I agree with Sabrina, you didn't say anything wrong, you just want to be cautious what you watch. What's wrong with that? We don't have to agree with everything these networks play. As viewers, we each have individual likes and dislikes, plus morals and principles. Of course, we will want to choose to watch different things. That's unfair your comment was removed.

      I'm glad to know you enjoy family friendly movies, too! Thank you for your comment and support. God's blessings to you!

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    3. Sabrina, That is so true... it was awful how people of faith were bullied on Twitter for their beliefs while the other side said they wanted diversity. Diversity doesn't include those who think differently then they do.

      Yes, that's "Just Jasper!" Good catch! It's fun to see actors who've had smaller roles in pervious movies - get a starring role. I also noticed Clayton James from When Calls the Heart and Christmas on My Mind in the new movie Christmas on the Menu. Hope that's one of the good ones! :)

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    4. Sabrina, since she said it was a Facebook fam group, most likely the moderator took it down and now Facebook. Could be wrong, but it seems like a moderation issue. Doesn't make it the right thing to do, but that's probably what happened.

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  12. Several of these Lifetime movies look good and I'm happy to see many favorite actors. I am hopeful for "A Crafty Christmas Romance" too because it stars Brad Johnson, who I adore! He is a good Christian so I'm hopeful this movie will be family friendly!
    Rissa

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    1. Rissa, I agree! I'm just hoping they will all be as good as they look.

      I really like Brad Johnson, too... He was great in "Scents and Sensibility" and his Jasper role in "Switched for Christmas," which Sabrina mentioned above.

      Thank you for sharing your joyful enthusiasm! :)

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  13. Thank you as always, Net. I may just wait until the movies are on Prime or on DVD. I am getting to the point of not wanting cable. I am not surprised about Facebook. I also think Hioly didn't say anything 'hateful'. I am glad we have your wonderful website!

    Misty

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    1. Misty - thank you for your sweet comment! Sorry I'm so late responding to it. I know just how you feel about cable; I'm getting the same way lately and streaming a lot more. :)

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  14. I've started taping all the new Christmas movies (thank you, Net, for compiling such a great list of all the upcoming movies!). So far, I've watched two Lifetime movies, Christmas on Ice and Christmas Unwrapped. I thought both were okay and kind of cute, but not keepers for my dvr. I fast-forwarded through all commercials, so no idea if anything objectionable in the ads. Viewers with traditional values might want to know about one small scene in Christmas on Ice. (Not a spoiler) The main character, Courtney, falls and hurts her knee while skating at night. Her male coworker helps carry her home and puts her on the sofa where she sleeps all night with her knee propped up. That same coworker has just recently started sort of dating her roommate/bff. The next scene shows her waking up the next day and that same guy coming down from upstairs, implying he spent the night with her roommate. The roommate is already up for the day. The directors could have (and should have) just skipped this little addition or they could have explained that he wanted to stay and keep an eye on her knee or some such thing. Instead they made a point of implying he spent the night with facial expressions and looks between characters that made it clear that he had spent the night. The whole scene was quick and not a huge part of the movie and the rest of movie was fine. I just wish they had left that scene out, it was completely unnecessary.
    ~~Jane

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    1. Jane - Thank you so much! You're reviews are most helpful... I love hearing from you and getting your take on movies. I recorded both movies to watch later. I'm sure many, like myself, will be grateful to learn about the content in "Christmas on Ice."

      I so appreciate you sharing! :)
      Blessings to you!!! Net

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  15. I watched part of Forever Christmas and then skimmed forward to the end before deleting. I liked the lead actor and actress, but wasn't overly fond of this movie. It felt shallow and silly and did not give me a warm Christmas feeling. For anyone with traditional, Christian values and wanting to watch with their young teens/tweens, I would advise a bit of caution. Just like with books, some folks will consider this movie "clean", but I would say it's a rather tarnished or tawdry "clean". Too much innuendo. Physical touching, tingly feelings, kissing, etc. happen way too soon and too often in this movie. Multiple times in the movie there is a huge production of the lead actor changing his tee shirt and everyone ogling his "sexy", naked torso and abs in his low-slung jeans. One of the reality tv producers comments that the decorated house must be a "chick magnet [for the bachelor]....Which way to the sleigh bed?" Another producer says he "knows how to charm the pants off anyone". And while shooting a film scene in a room of his house that is decorated as underwater Christmas with mermaids and such, the sleazeball producer waggles his eyebrows and asks the lead actor "Some people think mermaids are kind of sexy, does this room double as a fantasy suite for you sometimes?"
    Others may like this movie and not find it as lame and tawdry as I did, but it just wasn't my cup of tea.
    ~~Jane


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    1. Jane, I so appreciate you sharing your review of "Forever Christmas." It is hard to know which ones are truly decent when selecting to watch with my family. I must tell you - I've been rather hesitant this year, but your reviews have been most helpful.

      The way you share in such great detail is truly helpful for those of us deciding if we would like to watch or skip altogether. I'm sure many here will appreciate you taking the time to share your take on this movie. I know I do!

      Thank you, again! Bless you! :)

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    2. Jane, thank you! Net is absolutely right about how helpful you your detailed reviews are. I'm always stopping by to see what Net and others have to say about movies. Perhaps I'll have time to "take a shift" by watching a new movie live this weekend and writing a review. ;-)


      ~Alicia

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    3. I would not suggest anyone watch Forever Christmas. I am in agreement with Anonymous's review for sure. It really surprised me and I was sensing how ungodly some of the scenes were.

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    4. Alicia, That is so great - I love that you enjoy visiting here to see what's good and catching everyone's take. We would love to have you share a review, too! Feel free to do so anytime.

      Blessings! Net

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    5. Anonymous, Thank you for posting that. I think it's unanimous that Forever Christmas is not family-friendly. Hopefully, many will see yours and others warning on this movie. I appreciate you taking the time to share!

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  16. Did anyone watch, "Jingle Bell Bride?" Would love to hear your thoughts. I actually enjoyed it and the Jingle Bell is a real flower. Who knew?

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    1. Kathy, Be sure to check out Jennifer's comment on "Jingle Bell Bride" - here: https://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2020/10/8-new-christmas-movies-roll-out-red.html?showComment=1604148700901#c8643562788771429991

      She's a sweet lady and trusted member of the "It's a Wonderful Movie" family!

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  17. I found Love in Winterland for preorder on Walmart site. One of my favorites with Chad Michael Murray.

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  18. Lifetime's "A Crafty Christmas Romance" is a family-friendly movie. Although it's not one that makes my all-time favorites list, it is simple, sweet, and relaxing!

    ~Alicia

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    1. For the most part, I agree with Alicia that "A Crafty Christmas Romance" was sweet, simple and family-friendly. And, likewise, it doesn't make my all-time favorite list. It had a cute setting...very Christmas-y; how much fun it must be to run a shop devoted to crafting, especially at Christmastime! Sweet premise for the story but I felt like it wasn't acted/written/directed all that well, it could have been sooo much better. To me, it kind of felt "thin" and it lacked the attention to detail that goes into better Hallmark movies. Parts of it seemed hokey or silly and almost too simplistic, but certainly good for a relaxing viewing with the family that will give you all the Christmas "feels". I could see maybe teens or young adults liking it better than my middle-aged self. ;)
      ~~Jane

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  19. Christmas On Ice was a fair enough start to Lifetime's Christmas programme.

    Nothing groundbreaking and it didn't go on the re-watch pile but pleasant enough.

    I agree with the previous comment about the way it highlighted the fact that the heroine's flatmate had her new boyfriend stay overnight - it meant nothing in the context of the movie and could just as easily been left out.

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  20. Candy Cane Christmas was nice. Probably not a keeper on the dvr for me, but I liked it. The flower shop felt Christmas-y. I liked the lead actor and actress. I loved the relationship between the lead actor and his aunt; and that they showed vibrant seniors living in a retirement community instead of the usual seniors in a nursing home. Family friendly.
    ~~Jane

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  21. The Christmas Aunt. Meh. The lead actress is not a favorite for me; but I really liked the actress that played her mother, as well as the lead male actor. I suppose for a light Christmas-y feel the movie was okay, but too many parts of it felt contrived or "over-acted". I think others will like it, but it just wasn't a keeper for me. It was family friendly (except for maybe one small part where they made a point of spiking their milk with rum to have "adult" milk and cookies -- In my opinion, regular old milk and cookies does not need any additives; it's perfect as is!!).
    ~~Jane

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  22. The Christmas Yule Blog. At times, it was refreshingly quirky and unique; and yet, at other times, it went beyond quirky to somewhat odd. I liked the lead actor and actress. And, overall, even though it is not a keeper for my dvr, I rather liked this movie and wouldn't mind watching it again next year. It was family friendly.
    ~~Jane

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  23. A Welcome Home Christmas. I quite enjoyed this one. It had a few Hallmark-silly moments but, overall, it was a sweet Christmas movie. And I always appreciate movies that honor those who serve in our military, along with their families. The lead actor and actress had good chemistry - I especially loved when they sang together. Not sure that this is a movie I would purchase(?), but I may keep it on my dvr, for now, and try to re-watch sometime in the future. Family friendly.
    ~~Jane

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  24. A Very Charming Christmas Town. Meh. I think others will like this movie, it certainly had lots of Christmas-y stuff, but I suppose I just was not in the mood. I don't know if it was the acting or the writing, but I didn't buy into it; the whole thing was just overdone, unrealistic and too "precious" for me. I fast forwarded through the second half of it just so I could try and see if it was all family friendly (I think it was, but I'm not completely certain). This movie wasn't my cup of tea, but hopefully others will enjoy it.
    ~~Jane

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    1. I can see exactly where you are coming from Jane, and your points are fair but I am one of those others who quite enjoyed this.

      It's possibly because I felt the lead actors had great chemistry between them and that's half the battle.

      So often I have problems with Lifetime's casting but they got this one right.

      Yes, it was unrealistic to some degree but then this is a Christmas movie and you expect a certain amount of this.

      I did buy into it and I would watch it again.

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  25. The only Lifetime Christmas movies that I enjoyed are Snowed-In Christmas and Wrapped up in Christmas.

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  26. Christmas on the Vine was another sort of "meh" movie for me. I guess it was visually pretty and cute and Christmas-y but it felt sort of fake or thin or unbelievable or missing something(?). It felt equivalent to reading a book that was missing a paragraph or sentence here and there... it just felt like it had holes in the plot or writing or acting. I'm sure others will like it, but it just isn't on my keeper or re-watch list. Basically, it was family friendly. I'm not completely averse to movies portraying some drinking of alcohol by adult characters, but the one thing I wasn't completely thrilled with in this movie was that they took the family chapel (on the grounds of the winery - built by an ancestor for his wedding) and they turned the chapel into a wine tasting bar; it was a lovely setting, and a building is just a building, but I would've preferred they did that to a barn or something other than a chapel.

    Just FYI, this is the second Lifetime movie that I've paid attention to some of the ads (usually I just fast forward through). For those interested in family-friendly viewing I would suggest you consider fast-forwarding through the commercials. In another movie (a rerun from last year) they had an ad specifically celebrating this year's Lifetime holiday movies and within that ad was a homosexual couple. In this particular movie there were a lot of alcohol commercials. A pharmaceutical ad for an HIV drug shows a gay couple kissing. And there was a divisive (in my opinion) ad that was basically a BLM ad masquerading as a Vaseline commercial.
    ~~Jane

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  27. Christmas on Wheels. This one was cute but not a "keeper", for me. I really liked the lead actor and actress and hope to see them in future movies. The whole premise for the story was nice, about a special car used to deliver gifts to those in need, but the plot delivery was just a bit thin and unbelievable for my logical brain (too many "eye-roll" moments for me). I did love one part in the movie where they played board games (fun!). The movie itself was family friendly EXCEPT they just couldn't help themselves and they had to make the Christmas tree farmer a gay man who says "My husband's up in the field right now". That's it, we don't ever see the husband or any intimacy, but these movie producers just can't help trying to numb us to values that go against traditional, Christian, family values.

    Also, NOT family friendly were some of the commercials. There were a couple of ads for movies on platforms like Showtime and these were movies I would not want young children to see the trailers for (including a very detailed kiss between a gay couple, violence and sexual situations -- basically previews of R rated movies -- NOT what I want to see during family Christmas movie night!!).

    ~~Jane

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    1. Jane, I can't begin to tell you how much I and so many people who visit here - enjoy your wonderful, honest reviews. They are so refreshing and helpful to those of us choosing which movies to watch this year. You are truly a blessing! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! GOD BLESS YOU!!!

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  28. The Christmas Edition. This one was kind of quirky & odd, and cute & sweet all rolled into one. Not a keeper for my dvr but not bad for a one-time viewing. I wish they would've had the lead actress sing more than one little snippet, she had a lovely voice. Family friendly (EXCEPT for ads).

    Once again, this one had non-family-friendly commercials. I suggest fast-forwarding through them. Ads for Showtime movies as well as an ad for a show called "Big Sky"(?) were NOT family friendly (creepy violence, sex scenes and gay couple kissing).
    ~~Jane

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    1. Thank you, Jane! I always prefer to record and fast-forward commercials to avoid stuff like that. So sad, I used to always look forward to all of the warm and fuzzy Christmas commercials this time of year. Still love seeing the Hershey Kisses ad - hope they never change that!

      Good to hear "The Christmas Edition" is family friendly - I'm curious to see Marie Osmond in it. Her part was so short in "The Road Home for Christmas" last year. Hope we see a little more of her in this one!

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  29. A Taste of Christmas. Very cute. Made me laugh. The lead actress is adorable and the lead actor is yummy; I live in a bubble so I've never heard of either one of them. The two teen actors were equally cute and realistic. This had some silly moments, like any other of these movies, but it was a cute, fluffy, warm, family-friendly Christmas movie. This one might be a keeper for my dvr, not sure if I'd buy the dvd. (Avoid the commercials, some are cute, some are not family friendly.)
    ~~Jane

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    1. Jane, Thank you for sharing this! I'm always most uneasy especially about the Lifetime Christmas movies, but after you share your wonderful reviews, I'm always at ease and know exactly which ones to watch or skip. Your reviews are such a big help - I've added it to the Movie Review Page, and I know thousands of people are grateful you shared this information. Thank you!!! I'm looking forward to watching "A Taste of Christmas" someday soon. My must-watch movie list is becoming extra long!

      Again, thank you and God bless! :)

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  30. Feliz NaviDAD. No, just no. This movie was the silliest, quirkiest, oddest mess I've seen yet. I tried to turn off my critical brain and just enjoy it as a crazy, out-there, over-the-top, but fun(??) kind of movie. But, nope, just couldn't do it. I had to quit at the two-thirds point (and I only made it that far because I was multi-tasking and didn't bother to turn it off earlier). I imagine there are people out there who will enjoy this movie (thankfully, God made us all different!), but I couldn't take any more of the silliness and bad acting. There were snippets of beautiful singing by the teenagers in this movie and I imagine the finale had a great musical concert, but I deleted the movie before thinking to fast forward to that part. What I did see was family friendly (avoid commercials, though).
    ~~Jane

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  31. Homemade Christmas. Cute story idea, but I thought it was somewhat clumsily executed. I couldn't figure out if it was the acting or the writing that was kind of stilted or awkward ... maybe it was both? It was fun in places, okay for a one-time watch, but not a keeper for me. Family friendly (but skip the commercials).
    ~~Jane

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  32. Dear Christmas. Not a keeper for me, but not horrible either. I thought the acting in this was not so great. I watched the first half of the movie and then skimmed the remainder. Appeared to be family friendly.
    ~~Jane

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  33. Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding. It was okay, but I enjoyed last year's "Liddle" movie better. This one's not a keeper for me. Everyone in the cast was great. Family friendly (except maybe for more than usual alcohol drinking, as well as one impromptu dance number that the sisters did for their husbands/boyfriends -- it was a bit sexy?).
    ~~Jane

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  34. The Christmas Listing. Not a keeper for me, couldn't even make it all the way through (too many movies to watch and not enough time to spend on one I wasn't enjoying). The writing and the acting just weren't cutting it for me. Little things were unbelievable. But the thing that made me quit was a silly little thing, but it just got on my nerves.... they're decorating cookies around a big table in the cozy farmhouse kitchen and another character comes and joins the decorating fun and they make a big point of telling him to sanitize his hands with the huge jug of sanitizer sticking out like a sore thumb sitting on the green tablecloth in the middle of the Christmas cookie decorations. UGH!!! I'm so done with Hollywood-manipulated-Covid-fear!! I want a sweet, escapist, Christmas movie, NOT a health public service announcement. If they wanted to make a point, they would have been better served by just asking the character to wash up before joining the decorating fun (that would have been normal baking/cooking behavior). This was just a turn off for me, and my time is too valuable to waste on movies that aren't my cup of tea. Maybe (hopefully) other people won't be bothered by it and can just enjoy the movie. Family friendly for the first third of movie, not sure about the rest.
    ~~Jane

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    1. Thanks for the warning. I am not a huge fan of the lead actress. Did you see the commercial for the next movie? It made me cringe with how bad the acting seems like it will be. Even worse than this one!

      Misty

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    2. Oh, no, I just now saw your comment. Misty, which movie commercial were you talking about? The one with Jessica Lowndes? I haven't watched that one yet. I think she's beautiful and she has a beautiful singing voice, but I'm not always impressed with her acting abilities (but here's hoping this year's movie will change my opinion!??!).
      ~~Jane

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  35. People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street. Cute and Christmas-y. Good for a one-time watch, but not a keeper for me. The lead actor is cute, but his acting is kinda stiff. Family friendly but skip the commercials (there are ads for The Christmas Setup which is definitely not family friendly).
    ~~Jane

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  36. Let's Meet Again on Christmas Eve. This one surprised me. I quite liked it. Maybe not a keeper(??), only because the dvr is getting full(!!), but I would watch it again next year. I was not a fan of the whole premise of "sort-of" breaking up for two years to find out if it's "true love", but somehow they made the movie work and win me over. The actors were all great and believable. The setting was nice. (There is an ornament that shows up at the end of the movie. Not gonna say what it is because that might be a spoiler - but I want one of those ornaments, I thought it was cute and I've never seen one before.)
    Basically family friendly, except... the lead actress works for a man and we get a vague hint early in the movie that he may be in a homosexual relationship. Later on, that is confirmed when it is mentioned that he is "happily married to his husband, David". That's it. We rarely see him and we never see David. But Hollywood just can't help themselves, I suppose they think if they sneak in just a hint of it this year and get us all used to it, than next year they can sneak in a little bit more, and so on and so on...
    ~~Jane
    p.s. - So far, out of the Lifetime holiday movies, I think this movie and A Taste of Christmas have been my favorites. I wonder if that will hold up by the end of December?

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  37. Christmas Ever After. Um? Kind of cute. Kind of quirky/odd. Kind of fun. Kind of meh. The lead actress was cute and sometimes I liked her and thought she was refreshing and other times I thought she was just too quirky or over-acting; I've since found out she's a Broadway actress which explains some of the over-the-top line delivery (I think). The lead actor was cute and did a fairly nice job, as did the girl who played his daughter.

    This is another movie where they're pushing the envelope. I would say it's really not family friendly. In this movie there is a married lesbian couple with a child that are a somewhat integral part of the story (sister of the lead character). There's no physical intimacy shown, just blown kisses and "love you, babe" kind of stuff.

    Not a keeper for my dvr and not interested in watching next year.

    (p.s. -- I just read somewhere that they "kissed" through plexiglass for this movie because of covid fears. I imagine it is happening in other movies, as well. That explains some of the lackluster kissing scenes I've been seeing. Thinking back I can almost visualize the plexiglass in one of the movies I deleted.)

    ~~Jane

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  38. Inn Love by Christmas. Good movie. Good cast. One of the better Lifetime movies (probably still not as good as Hallmark M&M). Family friendly (except maybe the fact that two senior citizen lovebirds decide to "shack up").
    ~~Jane

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    1. Jane, Thank YOU sooooo much for ALL of your wonderful, fantastic, informative reviews. I had "Christmas Ever After" recorded, but just decided to delete it based on your review above. I'm so appreciative that you shared that info, and I know many others are, too.

      Plus, I needed the room for more on my DVR. There's never enough room for all of these movies. haha! But, I prefer to record them, 'cause like you've said, the commercials are definitely not always as family friendly as the movies, and it's great to fast forward through them.

      I've added all of your reviews to the 2020 Christmas Movie Reviews.

      Thank you x a million!

      A very merry & joyous Christmas to You!

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    2. Aww, Net, thank YOU for all that you do for us!! My DVR is so full that I've got to keep making more room. That's part of why I watch the Lifetime movies first, because I figure they're not as good as the Hallmark ones and I can delete them and save the Hallmark movies for later when I really have more time to relax and enjoy.

      Have a blessed Christmas!! God with us!!! JOY and HOPE!!!
      ~~Jane

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    3. A Sugar & Spice Holiday. Really cute, sweet, funny in places. The main cast was great. I don't think it's going to be a keeper for me (the dvr is getting too full), but definitely worth a watch. Family friendly.
      ~~Jane

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  40. Lonestar Christmas. Mixed feelings on this one. On the plus side, there was actually a focus on the Real meaning of Christmas. They talked about the baby Jesus and we got a church service and prayer that wasn't complete Hollywood "spiritual" drivel. On the minus side, the writing (and sometimes the acting) was a bit lacklustre; and I, also, did not like the instalove and all the fakey lingering gazes. I almost quit watching but instead skimmed to the end while multitasking. Family friendly. Not a keeper for my dvr, but I think other people will like it better than I did.
    ~~Jane

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  41. A Christmas Exchange. Not a keeper. Cute idea but it's been done before and much better. I thought the lead actress was cute, but rest of cast was just so-so. The fake British accents were grating. And this is another movie where Hollywood was trying so hard to normalize homosexual relationships. A very integral part, throughout the entire movie, is a gay married couple who are adopting a baby. Definitely not family friendly.
    ~~Jane

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  42. A Christmas Break. This one had a typical Christmas-movie plot, but I quite like it as a whole. The four or five main adult actors in this one were equally good. In some ways the lead actor and actress didn't seem to fit, but in other ways they were a refreshing change of pace as a couple. If I had more room on my dvr, this one might be a keeper, but it's definitely worth a re-watch next year. Family friendly.
    ~~Jane

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  43. Spotlight on Christmas. It was okay. I liked the lead actor and actress but there were too many parts of the movie that fell flat (and just felt kind "off") for me. It's not bad for a one time viewing, if you've run out of other Christmas movies to watch. Family friendly.
    ~~Jane

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  44. Heads up: The Christmas Exchange has a LGBT couple as the best friends of the main characters. I know it's important to you not to promote this type of relationship/movies so I thought you would want to add it to the description. Blessings.

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    1. Jane & thereissomethingheavenly - Thank you both for sharing this info on "The Christmas Exchange." I posted your reviews to the 2020 Christmas Movie Reviews. It's so disappointing both Lifetime and Hallmark have added this sort of story-line repeatedly. I know many people will be grateful for your reviews!

      Bless you both...
      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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  45. Net,
    Appreciate your reviews and comments, especially since a few movies are not family friendly this year (a sign of the times). A Happy, and Healthy Blessed New Year for you and your family.
    God Bless,
    Ken

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  46. Christmas on the Menu. To me, this one was just so-so. It was okay for a one time viewing, but there were things that just didn't quite fit. I like Kim Shaw and I'm hoping to see her more in future Christmas movies, but this one is just not a keeper for me. Family friendly.
    ~~Jane

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  47. Too Close to Christmas
    Family friendly. I loved this movie! It was witty and fun and Chad Michael Murray and Jessica Lowndes had AMAZING chemistry! It is my third favorite movie so far (out of the 20 I’ve seen)!
    I laughed several times at the witty banter between the two characters. And it was a joy to watch their relationship develop from distain (at least on her part) to friendship to love. They “acclimated” and I loved it!

    I have loved Chad Michael Murray for years and he didn’t disappoint! Jesscia Lowdnes, I’ll be honest, I used to dislike (as an actress) but ever since Magical Christmas Ornaments and Christmas at Pemeberly Manor (both absolute favorites of mine!), she’s grown on me; so I was looking forward to seeing this movie and was not disappointed!

    Nothing felt forced between the characters and I could see genuine love and caring. I felt that the misunderstanding (that it seems every movie must have) was not blown completely out of proportion and was handled well. The chemistry between the leads was definitely there and I look forward to (hopefully) more movies with these two delightful actors! Overall, I loved this movie and would definitely buy it!
    Rissa

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  48. A Crafty Christmas Romance
    Family friendly. Loved this movie! I may be the odd duck but I found this movie quite delightful! It isn’t my top favorite but it is definitely in the top 10 for this year (of the 23 I’ve seen thus far)!
    I already loved the male lead (Brad Johnson) and I also like the female lead (Nicola Posener) from prior movies and I wasn’t disappointed in either of their performances this time! Like others, I too love “Just Jasper” and Edward from Scents and Sensibility!
    This movie reminded me of Signed, Sealed, Delivered. She finds an old letter and together they try to find who it belongs to (except in this case it’s the letter writer they are looking for, not the addressee).
    The story is sweet and touching. What would the world be like if people actually cared about one another like they do in this story? She finds an old letter and does everything she can to return it (along with a very expensive coin) to the letter writer. And he helps her with just as much fervor; while his initial interest sparks from his attraction for her, he quickly gets caught up in the magic.
    I enjoyed the two leads together as well; they had good chemistry and their relationship flowed so naturally that it honestly felt real. I would like to see more of these two together (and separate). It was refreshing to see two single characters without significant others messing up the plot. (I’m sure I’m not the only one who is tired of the whole horrible boyfriend/girlfriend thing.) And there were no major attitude changes for either character – you know, the characters with the awful attitude that make you wonder how someone could ever fall in love with them! Both characters are genuinely nice, unattached people who meet each other and develop a friendship. It makes think that two people really can meet and fall in love (still waiting for that to happen, as you can see) without some grand beginning or horrible first impression.
    I would love to keep this heartfelt, fun movie and hope it come out on DVD!
    Rissa

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  49. The Christmas High Note. I have no idea how to review or rate this movie. Parts of the story and dialogue were very natural and authentic (refreshingly different from the typical Hallmark/Lifetime movie); and, yet, other parts made no sense. Parts were quirky in a crazy, delightfully-fun way (almost like a parody of Christmas movies); and, yet, other parts were so bizarrely odd that all I could do was shake my head. Some of the acting was really great; but at first I thought some of the acting was really bad until I realized it probably takes a good actor/actress to pull off some of the quirkiness of the characters and their scenes. There were times I wanted to hit the delete button on this movie and yet... I kept watching to the end. This is not a keeper movie for me, but I don't really regret watching it, it was a fun, sweet movie. I would recommend this movie only if you adjust your preconceived notions of what Christmas movies should be and go into it expecting a quirky parody. Family friendly.
    ~~Jane

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  50. Too Close for Christmas. Glad I finally watched this. Based on some of the initial reviews I deleted this movie; but then when Rissa left her review I decided I should watch it and make my own decision. I really liked it! Jessica Lowndes is beautiful and has a lovely singing voice (wish she would have had a singing part in this movie); I've never been a huge fan of her acting but I feel she's improving. There wasn't anything new or earth shattering about this movie, the plot and the secondary characters were nice but rather cookie-cutter. What I really enjoyed was the banter and the chemistry between Jessica and Chad, I felt they were, overall, a really good match. Family friendly.
    ~~Jane

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