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Thursday, September 30, 2021

πŸŽƒπŸŽ„Transition from September to October with these Hallmark Christmas Movie Classics! πŸŽƒπŸŽ„

Christmas Thursdays...

September 30, 2021:

Stars: Brooke D'Orsay and Sam Page

After 15 years, Pat moves home from Hawaii with his two sons and through a series of coincidences, or Godwinks, ends up stuck in traffic next to his high school sweetheart, Margie, at Christmas.

See an encore of
Thursday, September 30, 2021
at 7pm/6c. on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries


Christmas Fridays...

October 1, 2021:

Stars: Jessica Lowndes and Brendan Penny

Publishing executive Marie finds her Christmas spirit reawakened as her mother begins sending her the family's ornaments. As each ornament arrives, it brings a positive change to Marie's life.

See an encore of
Friday, October 1, 2021
at 8pm/7c. on the Hallmark Channel


It's hard to believe Friday is October 1st, and as we turn the calendar we realize - Christmas movies begin this month! "Ahhhhhhhh!!!" (think Kevin McCallister's scream from Home Alone here!) Time is flying right by, isn't it? All the excitement for the season to come is certainly building. It's coming! It's coming!

Until then, enjoy today and all it's beauty!

Joyous Blessings to you all, Net

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

UPtv OCTOBER 2021 TV Movie Premieres! 🌞 SEE HERE:

Look for the Premiere of "Love at Sky Gardens," "Calling for Love," "Overcomer," and "Eat, Drink, & Be Married" on UPtv in October!

See details below...


Love at Sky Gardens

Original Air Date: October 10, 2021

Starring: Jenny Raven and Andrew Bushell

Story-line via UPtv: Deirdre’s life is split between her day job as a barista and her passion for designing rooftop gardens. When Deirdre accidentally spills coffee on regular customer and event planner, Marcus, before a big meeting with his boss, it sets the wrong tone for him to discuss a job promotion. Deirdre offers to help Marcus get back on track by lending her rooftop garden design services for his boss’ next big event—a wedding! His boss agrees to Deirdre’s help but also wants Jacob, Marcus’ competition for the promotion, to co-plan the wedding. As they work around the clock together, Marcus and Deirdre notice something more about each other and love takes root. But a series of misunderstandings threaten to wilt their growing love. It will take a small miracle to bring them back together where love blossoms—Sky Gardens.

Movie Review:

"I screened this movie before the premiere; I thought it was rather average and lacking chemistry. Lead girl, Deirdre, works at a coffee shop as a barista, but also creates designs for rooftop sky gardens. Deirdre has a serious crush on Marcus, a regular customer she calls “cute suit,” but she never really speaks to him. Her co-worker, a guy, encourages her to talk to him and ask him out – including the comment, “If you don’t, I will.” They both laugh and she pokes him on the arm; it’s not obvious if he’s serious or teasing. The next morning - we see Marcus (cute suit guy), who is insecure at his big corporate job at Sky Events, coming out of his shower at home – he’s seen from the waist up, wet, and shirtless – he grabs a towel and puts it around his waist – giving himself a pep talk in the mirror. I thought it was a bit too much. Did we really need to see him so exposed? Later on, when both Deirdre and Marcus are having a bad day – she accidentally spills coffee on his suit. She tries to apologize to him, but he just insults her as a barista. Deirdre sticks up for herself and tells him, she doesn’t just pour coffee, she creates beautiful, eco, sky gardens, too. He kind of laughs it off as not being serious, but when a famous couple comes in to Sky Events looking for something unique, spiritual and earthy for their wedding, Marcus blurts out the sky garden idea, and they, of course, love it. Then, Marcus desperately needs Deirdre’s help to make it happen. She agrees and encourages the job as Marcus is just about to back out. The story was a bit more intriguing as Deirdre and Marcus began the rooftop sky garden project, but overall, it was not a keeper for me." ~Net



Original Air Date: October 15, 2021

*NOTE: This is a Friday UPtv Premiere Movie Event!

Starring: Alex Kendrick, Priscilla C. Shirer, Cameron Arnett, Shari Rigby

Story-line via UPtv: A high-school basketball coach volunteers to coach a troubled teen in long-distance running.


🌞 "Even though I don’t get UP Network, I am happy to see another Kendrick Christian movie airing on TV. The storyline, and more importantly, the message of “Overcomer” are absolutely wonderful." ~Anonymous

🌞 "Overcomer was in theaters. It’s a really good movie. Have Kleenex handy. Family friendly." ~Mary

🌞 "I have a copy of the DVD "Overcomer"This is a very uplifting sports story about Faith. How the troubled teen overcomes adversity. Family Friendly." ~Jersey Joe

🌞 "Overcomer is a FANTASTIC movie! I would highly recommend it to everyone. (Having said that, it is a Christian movie so that might bother some people...but probably not many that come to your website.)" ~Karen

🌞 "Another vote for Overcomer!" ~Meara

🌞 "I too loved the movie Overcomer but would just add that it does have some weightier themes with the father (drug use and abandoning his child). Still an excellent movie but I would not say "family friendly" for younger audiences." ~Anonymous

🌞 "I totally concur regarding the weightier themes and what was noted about the “family friendly” status. I wrote one of the comments but forgot to mention that important item so thank you." ~Anonymous

🌞 "I loved Overcomer. Great movie how God turned a man's life completely around. Went and saw the new version of Courageous. It was everything I hoped the first one would be. Highly recommend it." ~Anonymous


Calling for Love

Original Air Date: October 17, 2021

Starring: Karissa Lee Staples and Tajh Bellow

Story-line via UPtv: Successful podcast host Samantha Desouza has a passion for music and an aversion to romance after a recent bad experience. Just when her show is thriving, she is thrown in the deep end by her boss and re-assigned to host Heartwaves, a feel-good love songs show with a segment that reunites lost loves. Despite her initial lack of enthusiasm, her first caller is the charismatic and charming Jake who has a problem she’s determined to help solve. What they didn’t expect was to fall for each other in the process. Now Sam must decide whether to shy away from love again, or to be a little more spontaneous and follow her heart…

Movie Review:

"Calling for Love- This is a lighthearted, fun movie; the characters are sometimes quirky, but likeable. The premise is a little outlandish, however it's heartfelt. Jake is a mechanic/hopeless romantic, who meets a girl named Becky while fixing her car. He asks her out and she gives him her number, but when his phone is destroyed, the number is lost and he assumes his chance at seeing her again is also lost forever, but Jake turns to a popular podcast to help him find what he believes is his lost love. Podcast host Samantha Desouza is a bit cynical about love since her last break up, but she’s there to help Jake in his search for Becky. Along the way, Jake and Samantha begin to have feelings (surprise!) for one another, but there are several bumps in the road… including Becky! This rom-com is family friendly." ~Net

*Calling for Love is available on DVD at Amazon - see here.


Eat, Drink, & Be Married

Original Air Date: October 24, 2021

Starring: Jocelyn Hudon and Jake Foy

Story-line via UPtv: Just three days out from their wedding day, Jess and Max are ready to call it quits from the out-of-control planning. They visit Billie, the owner of a wedding donation company, specializing in donating leftover wedding elements to those in need. However Max’s brother Charlie will stop at nothing to keep them together, he enlists the help of Billie to ensure this meant-to-be couple gets hitched once and for all.


A Picture Perfect Wedding

Original Air Date: October 31, 2021

Starring: Emily Tennant and Tyler Johnston

Story-line via UPtv: Wedding photographer Lindsey gets her big opportunity when a New York mogul’s son, Josh, asks her to shoot his sister’s wedding. Sparks fly as Josh and Lindsey prepare for ceremony, and the pair begin to fall for each other. But as the big day arrives and the project finishes, do they go back their old, separate lives or will they follow their hearts?


Are you looking forward to watching these new movies on UPtv?

Please Note: I have not pre-screened these movies. If you would like to post a review on whether these movies are family-friendly, please share in comments. These movies may have previously aired in Canada on the W Network or Super Channel Heart & Home.

Blessings on your day! Net

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

πŸŽ„ Lifetime's Christmas Movie Event "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" to have 35 NEW CHRISTMAS MOVIES! πŸŽ„

People.com is reporting this exciting holiday news for Lifetime: "The festivities (at Lifetime) kick off with a preview (show), hosted by Tia Mowry, on Nov. 7, to give fans a taste of the network's mountains of merriment to come. Then, the first movie of the season, An Ice Wine Christmas, launches on Nov. 12. New movies will then air on Fridays and Saturdays until Thanksgiving, when things kick into high gear with 30 new original movies premiering in 30 days."

Wow! That will certainly be a challenge - with 30 new Christmas movies every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas! Lifetime is certainly making things interesting!

"It's a Wonderful Lifetime" 2021 Christmas movies:

An Ice Wine Christmas - November 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Roselyn SΓ‘nchez and Lyriq Bent

One of Philadelphia's top wine sommeliers, Camila (SΓ‘nchez) goes home to the magical vineyards of Evergreen, New York, to take part in the town's annual Ice Wine Christmas Festival and harvest. While there, Camila spends time with her mother Sunny (Maria delMar) and sister Beth (AnnaMaria Demara), who manages the local winery for Camila's former ice wine mentor, Henry (Richard Fitzpatrick). But Camila discovers changes are coming as Henry plans to retire, scaling down the Christmas Festival. Beth also recently hired wine specialist Declan (Bent) who plans to take the operation to full-year production. Believing in the importance of preserving the magic of 'Christmas in a bottle,' Camila shares with Declan her passion for Christmas and what an authentic ice wine harvest can bring.


A Picture Perfect Holiday - November 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Tatyana Ali, Henderson Wade and Dina Meyer

Fashion photographer Gaby Jones (Ali) is eager to make a name for herself and finally gets her chance when she lands a coveted job at a magazine. Encouraged by an editor (Meyer) to attend the annual Christmas Photography Retreat in the small town of Pine Falls to ramp up her skills, Gaby reluctantly signs up despite not being a huge fan of the holidays. When she arrives, she learns her rental has been double-booked with wildlife photographer, Sean (Wade) but soon discovers there's more to a photo than what you see through the lens. As the two fall for each other, their life choices start to get in the way and the two must decide if they're willing to take a risk in order to share a picture-perfect holiday together.


Dancing Through the Snow - November 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring AnnaLynne McCord, Colin Lawrence and Bianca Lawrence

Michael Foster (Colin Lawrence) is a firefighter and devoted single father to 8- year-old Lily (Bianca Lawrence), an aspiring ballerina. After a video goes viral of Michael and Lily doing an adorable ballet routine, Michael becomes the most eligible bachelor, as women everywhere want to date this adorable Dad. However, the only woman Michael has eyes for is Lily's ballet teacher, Olivia (McCord). Will Michael be able to dance his way into Olivia's heart?


You Make It Feel Like Christmas - November 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Mary Antonini, Michael Xavier, Stephanie Sy and Alex Poch-Goldin

Emma (Antonini) is a talented designer who finds herself too busy to return home for the holidays after her work catches the eye of design guru Kate Marguiles (Sy), much to her father, Tom's (Poch-Goldin) dismay. When her ex-boyfriend and childhood best friend Aaron (Xavier) returns home after active military duty, he makes it his mission to get her home to celebrate their Christmas traditions.


Baking Spirits Bright - November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Rekha Sharma, Dion Johnstone, Aadila Dosani, Praneet Akilla, Manoj Sood and Nimet Kanji

Mira Varma (Sharma) takes pride in her family's business of making fruitcakes, despite the decline in its popularity of once being America's most-gifted holiday confection. When Mira's parents decide to hire Brady Phillips (Dion Johnstone) and his high-powered marketing company to boost sales for the holidays, Mira must fight to hold onto the heart of the company she loves so much.


Reba McEntire's Christmas in Tune - November 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Reba McEntire, John Schneider, Candice King and Justin David

Years after their personal and professional breakup, the singing duo of Georgia (McEntire) and Joe Winter (Schneider) agree to reunite after their daughter, Belle (King), asks them to participate in a Christmas Charity concert, only to find themselves getting back in tune on stage and off.


Merry Liddle Christmas Baby - November 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Kelly Rowland, Thomas Cadrot, Bresha Webb, Latonya Williams, Jaime M. Callica and Nathan Witte

This holiday, the Liddles have much to be merry about! Jacquie Liddle (Rowland) and her husband Tyler (Cadrot) are preparing for the arrival of their first baby. Meanwhile, Jacquie's sister Treena (Williams) and her husband Julian (Callica) are thinking about adopting a baby themselves, and spirited, fashionista sister Kiara's (Webb) relationship with Chris (Witte) is heating up. With Jacquie's family expanding in ways she could never have expected, the Liddles are headed for a crazy Christmas filled with merry mayhem and lots of love and laughter.


Miracle in Motor City - November 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Tia Mowry, Mark Taylor and Smokey Robinson

Amber Dupont (Mowry) bites off more than she can chew when she takes charge of her church's annual Christmas pageant and inadvertently promises to deliver a special performance by Motown Legend Smokey Robinson. When her best friends secretly enlist Amber's former flame Eddie (Taylor) to help, the pair reconnects in a quest to find Smokey and convince him to appear. With the clock ticking, family, friends, and superstar Smokey Robinson come together to stage the most special pageant yet.


Welcome to the Christmas Family Reunion - November 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Michelle Argyris, Alonzo B. Slater and Asia'h Epperson

Event planner Amy (Argyris) helps rising singer Tiffanie Christmas (Epperson) plan her holiday family reunion. Along the way Amy must navigate some challenging family dynamics, especially amongst Tiffanie's aunts as well as her own growing feelings for Tiffanie's cousin, Calvin (Slater). Will she be able to pull off an amazing Christmas family reunion? Vanessa Williams, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and Catherine Haena Kim co-star.


Saying Yes to Christmas - November 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Erika Prevost and Romaine Waite

A magical Christmas wish makes a career-obsessed June (Prevost) say "Yes" to every invitation while she's home for the holidays. But when an old flame, Blake (Waite) joins her hectic schedule of Christmas activities, past feelings are reignited. June must choose between saying yes to her career and life in the city or to her heart in her hometown.


Match Made in Mistletoe - December 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Natalie Lisinska and Damon Runyan

When talented interior designer Emily Barnes (Lisinska) is hired by a foreign embassy in DC to decorate for their annual holiday charity ball, the newly appointed ambassador Magnus Andersson's (Runyan) "minimalist" approach creates a roadblock between them. As Emily's undeniable love for the holiday season begins to thaw his heart, an unexpected romance begins between the two.


A Christmas Village Romance - December 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Jake Epstein, Jeni Ross and Oliver Renaud

When romance novelist Diana (Ross) learns that Maple Creek, a charming pioneer village, is struggling to stay afloat, she uses her notoriety to help generate interest in the town by sponsoring a Christmas gala. Diana rallies her family and friends to pitch in, but she's challenged at every turn by the village blacksmith and town historian, Carter (Epstein). Sparks fly as the two must work together to save the village in time for Christmas. But when her gorgeous cover model and secret crush, Greg (Renaud), surprises Diana the night before the big Christmas gala, she's torn on who to choose and must take a page out of her novels to figure out her true happily ever after.


A Christmas Dance Reunion - December 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Monique Coleman, Corbin Bleu and Kim Roberts

Successful attorney Lucy Mortimer (Coleman), along with her mother Virginia (Roberts) returns to the Winterleigh Resort to help celebrate the hotel's final Christmas season. Once there, Lucy is reunited with the owner's nephew and her childhood Christmas Dance partner, Barrett Brewster (Bleu). Though the resort has fallen on hard times and has stopped most holiday events, Lucy leads the charge in recreating the beloved Christmas traditions, including the popular Christmas Dance, to bring together new families and new hope to the resort. Now, Lucy must decide if she's willing to take a risk on love and partner up once more with Barrett for what could be the last Christmas Dance.


Kirk Franklin's A Gospel Christmas - December 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Demetria McKinney, Chaz Lamar Shepherd and Kirk Franklin

When Olivia (McKinney), a young assistant pastor, gets assigned to be a lead pastor at a new church a month before Christmas, she's fearful she can't manage the transition, including getting the choir ready to open the town's annual Winter Jamboree. Banding together with her new congregation, Olivia discovers a new home for herself, and even finds a little Christmas romance along the way! Featuring a special appearance and songs written and arranged by Kirk Franklin. (Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT)


My Favorite Christmas Melody - December 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring MΓ½a & Rainbow Sun Francks

Once a promising singer-songwriter, Abby (MΓ½a) now finds herself writing uninspired jingles for commercials. As she heads home for the holidays, she's enlisted by the local high school music teacher to help save the school arts program. In the process, Abby rediscovers her voice and regains the confidence to go after her dreams — and lets the possibility of love in too.


Secretly Santa - December 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Alicia Dea Josipovoc and Travis Nelson

Miranda (Josipovic) and Paul (Nelson) are business rivals who accidentally meet at a costumed Santa crawl and spend a romantic evening together without learning each other's identities. As their anonymous romance continues online, their businesses merge, forcing them into an unwanted partnership. As they clash while working together on a holiday gift-giving app, their hearts must reconcile their online love when unexpected feelings develop for one another.


Christmas Movie Magic - December 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Holly Deveaux and Drew Seeley

When entertainment writer Alli Blakeman (Deveaux) is assigned a story covering the anniversary of a classic Christmas movie in the small town where it was filmed, she agrees on the condition that it could lead to a big promotion. When she meets a local theatre owner Brad (Seeley), they unravel the mysterious origins of the movie's signature song and Alli learns that movie magic isn't always just on-screen.

Christmas with a Crown - December 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Marcus Rosner and Lisa Durupt: After Cassie (Durupt) returns to her hometown to revive her family's traditional Christmas festival, she meets a dashing stranger, Nicolas (Rosner), who's volunteered to help organize the event. Sparks begin to fly between them, but little does she know that he's really a prince in disguise, longing to find the true spirit of the holidays. It will take a Christmas miracle of royal proportions for their hearts to meet as one.


A FiancΓ© for Christmas - December 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Marie Osmond, Amanda Peyton and Adam Gregory

Perpetually single Sawyer (Payton) makes a fake wedding registry, hoping a shopping spree with a scan gun will be the ultimate retail therapy. But when the registry is discovered and the whole town throws her a surprise bridal shower, she's too embarrassed to tell the truth. Instead, she finds a fake fiancΓ© to help her navigate through the lies and holiday festivities. However, as real feelings develop between Sawyer and her fake fiancΓ©, they may turn into the real deal after all.


Holiday in Santa Fe - December 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Mario Lopez, Emeraude Taubia, Aimee Garcia and Gia Lopez (Mario's 11-year-old daughter!)

Casa de Milagro is a family-owned business that makes holiday ornaments and dΓ©cor, inspired by Mexican Christmas traditions. Their award-winning designs, created by matriarch Milagro Ortega, are highly sought after each holiday season. Siblings Tony (Mario Lopez) and Magdalena (Garcia), with help from their dad (Efrain Figueroa), run the shop in Santa Fe, but when their beloved Milagro unexpectedly passes, the family struggles to find its heart. With Milagro gone, Belinda Sawyer (Toubia), an executive at one of the largest greeting card and holiday dΓ©cor chains, sees an opportunity to acquire the company. When sparks fly between Belinda and Tony, Belinda realizes there is more to Casa de Milagro than meets the eye.


The Holiday Fix Up - December 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Jana Kramer, Ryan McPartlin and Maria Menounos

When Sam (Kramer), the designer behind a popular home renovation show, returns to her hometown during the holidays to help renovate the Bell Harbor Inn, she gets paired with Coop (McPartlin) as her lead contractor. The only problem: he's the guy who broke her heart and she's the one who got away. Sparks fly as they work closely to get the renovations done in time for the inn's annual Christmas Eve Harborfest. Will they be able to fix the mistakes of their past to build a future together?


PEOPLE Presents: Blending Christmas - December 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Haylie Duff, Aaron O'Connell and a whole bunch of Brady Bunch alums

The Hacienda de la Sierra is Emma's (Duff) favorite place to spend the holiday season and her boyfriend Liam (O'Connell) has been secretly planning to propose to her there, surrounded by both their families. Emma is delighted when she arrives to find the whole family bunch there. Of course, no holiday gathering is complete without drama, and soon the families are bickering over every detail! The added stress from trying to blend the two families eventually takes a toll on Emma and Liam, who start questioning their own relationship. Now just days before Christmas, the two families realize that they're going to have to work together in order to reunite Emma and Liam! Blending Christmas also stars Beth Broderick, Christopher Knight, Greg Evigan, Mike Lookinland, Barry Williams, Susan Olsen, Robbie Rist, Telma Hopkins and Jennifer Elise Cox.


Maps and Mistletoe - December 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Humberly GonzΓ‘lez and Ronnie Row

Emilia Martin (GonzΓ‘lez), a cartographer of school maps, has plans for a cozy Christmas at home until her boss has a last-minute project for her, designing a novelty treasure map of the North Pole. Emilia decides to seek out the expertise of North Pole explorer Drew Campbell (Rowe), who reluctantly agrees to help her. As the two work closely, they discover more than either of them ever expected.


Ghosts of Christmas Past - December 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Annie Clark and Dan Jeannotte

Ellie (Clark), a serial "ghoster" on dating apps, is told by a fortune teller that she must resolve her past and make amends with all of those she ghosted before Christmas, or she is destined to never find true love! Over the course of one week, she takes it upon herself to track down all the men she ghosted before the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve and discovers love in the process.


The Enchanted Christmas Cake - December 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Erica Durance and Robin Dunne

After recently losing her grandmother, Gwen (Durance) is struggling to run their bakery, regain the Christmas spirit, and figure out her grandmother's magical recipe for the town's legendary Enchanted Christmas Cake. So, when a high-end chef comes to town to film a Christmas special, Gwen reluctantly agrees to help the producer Gavin (Dunne) prepare for the shoot to help support the bakery. As sparks fly, will she discover that Gavin is the secret ingredient she was missing all along?


Christmas by Chance - December 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Winny Clarke and Jacob Blair

Chance Charleswood (Clarke) owns a struggling gift shop called "By Chance Gifts." As the Christmas shopping season approaches, Chance is hired by William Richards (Blair), a wealthy and popular entrepreneur, to help him organize the perfect proposal for his girlfriend Leyla Brooks (Celeste Desjardins). When Chance needs to get closer to Leyla to find out what she likes, they devise a plan to have her attend their Christmas party as an old friend of the family. Chance and William continue to spend more time together with the hopes of devising the perfect proposal, but Leyla does not seem to be ready for marriage and each plan seems to fall apart. As Chance and William get to know each other more they begin to bring out the best in one another and are able to find their true selves along the way.


Mistletoe in Montana - December 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Melissa Joan Hart, Duane Henry and Jamey Sheridan

Welcome to Paradise Ranch, where city slickers get to be cowboys and cowgirls. Merry (Hart), who owns the ranch has been unlucky in love, but that's about to change when a single father, Mark (Henry), and his two kids book the ranch for Christmas week. Adventure is on the menu, the holiday spirit is everywhere, and love is in the air.


Toying with the Holidays - December 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Chad Michael Murray and Cindy Busby

Workaholic designer Danielle (Busby) returns to her hometown of Holly Pines for the holidays with her young son Paul with hopes to introduce him to some beloved holiday traditions, in particular the town's North Pole Express train. Once home, she discovers that the North Pole Express has been sidelined. Determined to help, Danielle reconnects with her former high school classmate Kevin (Murray), now a hobbyist and model train enthusiast himself. Together, Danielle and Kevin attempt to pull off a Christmas miracle that would get the old North Pole Express running--and quite possibly give Danielle many reasons, one of them romantic, to consider staying in Holly Pines for good...


Under the Christmas Tree - December 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

*Note: This movie is listed in the newly released schedule, so I am listing it here to inform you the content includes a same sex relationship. Please note: I will not be promoting this film here.


Candy Cane Candidate - December 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Jacky Lai and Jake Epstein

Natural-born leader, Julia (Lai), returns to her hometown of North Falls for Christmas to drown her sorrows in eggnog, cookies, and Yuletide after her recent political campaign for city council ended in a landslide loss. It's the perfect place for Julia's holiday escape — until she realizes coming home means running into her old high school rival, Parker (Epstein), the arrogant know-it-all who beat her in a race for senior class president. When the North Falls mayor resigns, the town holds an emergency election, and Julia and Parker find themselves once again facing off. But as Julia and Parker campaign their way through the Christmas season and plan a toy drive together, Julia begins to see a different side of Parker, and the ice between them slowly begins to thaw. As their political race comes to a head, Julia and Parker discover winning isn't everything.


The Christmas Ball - December 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Deidre Mullins, Nick Hendrix and Caroline Langrishe

When lead ballerina Clare Fitzgerald (Mullins) is let go before the Christmas season's Nutcracker, she's beyond devastated and jumps at the opportunity to visit her Aunt Bridget (Langrishe) in England during the holidays. Once there, she meets Liam (Hendrix), a local professor and historian who is helping Aunt Bridget preserve the family manor. Clare discovers that Christmas Regency balls were once held at the manor, prompting Aunt Bridget to propose they hold a ball as part of Liam's presentation to the preservation society. As Clare and Liam work together, the two also waltz into a new romance.


It Takes a Christmas Village - December 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Brooke Nevin, Corey Sevier and Alli Chung

In order to make the town's Christmas market a reality, Mayor Alex Foster (Nevin) must convince the reclusive Darcy Hawkins (Sevier) to loan out his family's historic mill, which is no easy task thanks to a long-running family feud. But as Alex slowly chips away at Darcy's frosty exterior, their feelings grow beyond the interest of the town, leading this unlikely duo to the prospect of love.


Rebuilding a Dream Christmas - December 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Meggan Kaiser, Zane Stephens and Bryson JonSteele

Successful real estate broker Abbey (Kaiser) is forced back to her hometown to repair a Victorian house she inherited from her grandmother. She decides to sell the house and hires single dad Josh (Stephens) to help with the repairs. Working together brings up memories from her past and as her relationship with Josh and his eight-year-old son Noah (JonSteele) grows, Abbey finds her calling and makes a home for herself.


Hot Chocolate Holiday - December 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Aubrey Reynolds and Jonny Swenson

Colette (Reynolds) runs a coffee shop that is known for her secret and famous hot chocolate. When Marcus (Swenson), a new dessert shop owner, starts to draw in Colette's customers with his very own specialty hot chocolate that tastes exactly like the recipe from her beloved grandmother, she is determined to expose him. But as she gets to know Marcus, sparks fly between the cocoa connoisseurs.


Writing Around the Christmas Tree - December 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

starring Krystal Joy Brown and Curtis Hamilton

Mikaela (Brown), a successful romance novelist who has had bad luck in love, visits a quaint bed and breakfast for a Christmas writer's retreat near a snowy lake town each year. Upon arriving, she meets dashing writer, Levi (Hamilton) who soon convinces Mikaela that she shouldn't be writing about love if she doesn't allow herself to get out and actually experience it.


Lifetime's 2021 Christmas movies begin Sunday, November 7th! Tune in at 10 a.m. ET/PT for the It's a Wonderful Lifetime Holiday Movie Preview Show hosted by Tia Mowry. Prior to that day, the preview special will be available starting October 24th through VOD.

At this point, of course, we don't know which movies will be family-friendly. I'm going to be picky on which movies I watch, but it's hard to know.

I'll name 7 Lifetime Christmas movies I'm looking forward to seeing:

Reba McEntire's Christmas in Tune (of course, starring famous country singer Reba McEntire and Dukes of Hazard star, John Schneider),

Miracle in Motor City (starring Tia Mowry, Mark Taylor and Smokey Robinson)

Christmas Movie Magic (starring Holly Deveaux and Drew Seeley),

The Holiday Fix Up (starring Jana Kramer, Ryan McPartlin and Maria Menounos)

The Enchanted Christmas Cake (starring Erica Durance and Robin Dunne)

Toying with the Holidays (starring Chad Michael Murray and Cindy Busby)

It Takes a Christmas Village (starring Brooke Nevin, Corey Sevier and Alli Chung)

And... there's a few more I want to see!

Which Lifetime Christmas movies are on your must-see list? Please share in comments below...

Joyous Blessings! Net