Wednesday, April 13, 2022


Press Release below via CBS:


Award-Winning Musician Sheryl Crow to Executive Produce and Write the Title Song for “When Christmas Was Young”

“The Talk’s” Amanda Kloots to Star in and Executive Produce “Fit for Christmas” Prolific Holiday Film Writer and Producer Mark Amato to Pen “Must Love Christmas”

CBS announced today that it has ordered three new original holiday movies to air in December 2022.

Award-winning singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will executive produce and write the title song for WHEN CHRISTMAS WAS YOUNG, a Nashville music-themed movie from a script by screenwriter and bestselling novelist Robert Tate Miller (“Hope at Christmas,” Forever Christmas). The story follows a headstrong music manager in desperate need of a hit song for his last remaining client, who finds himself falling for a gifted singer-songwriter with abandoned dreams of making it big, as he attempts to secure the rights to a Christmas song she wrote years ago. Tom Mazza, David Calvert-Jones and Karen Glass (Everywhere Studios) will executive produce, together with executive producers Shawn Williamson and Jamie Goehring for Lighthouse Pictures.

THE TALK’s Amanda Kloots will star in and executive produce FIT FOR CHRISTMAS from writer and executive producer Anna White (“Christmas Wonderland”), the tale of Audrey, an enthusiastic Christmas-obsessed fitness instructor at a beloved, financially beleaguered community center in quaint Mistletoe, Mont., who begins a holiday romance with a charming, mysterious businessman, complicating his plans to turn the center into a more financially profitable resort property. The movie will be produced by Brad Krevoy’s Motion Picture Corporation of America.

Mark Amato, who has created a dozen holiday-themed films, including last season’s CBS Original movie A CHRISTMAS PROPOSAL, as well as “A Kiss Before Christmas,” is writing MUST LOVE CHRISTMAS. In it, a renowned romance novelist famous for her Christmas-themed books finds herself snowbound in the charming town of Cranberry Falls, where she unexpectedly becomes involved in a love triangle between her childhood crush and a reporter determined to interview her to save his dying magazine. The movie will be produced by Brad Krevoy’s Motion Picture Corporation of America.

In December 2021, the CBS Original movies “Christmas Takes Flight” and “A Christmas Proposal” were the first original holiday television movies to air on CBS since 2012, and the newest additions to CBS’ longstanding holiday programming slate, which includes family-favorites like The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS and the annual broadcasts of beloved animated classics, including “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman.”

Additional information about all the new CBS Original movies will be announced in the coming months.

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My Quick Take:

I find it interesting that two of these projects will be produced by Brad Krevoy's Motion Picture Corporation of America. Brad Krevoy has been the executive producer on a number of Hallmark movies, including: Crossword Mysteries, The Christmas Waltz, Christmas in Rome, My Favorite Wedding, Murder She Baked, Crown for Christmas, and many more... Plus, the drama series When Calls the Heart and When Hope Calls and recently, the GAC Family movies: The Great Christmas Switch, Christmas Time Is Here, A Kindhearted Christmas, Royally Wrapped for Christmas, Christmas Is You, Jingle Bell Princess, A Lot Like Christmas, A Christmas Miracle for Daisy, A Christmas Star and Joy for Christmas, The Winter Palace, and Harmony from the Heart! I'm hoping, with such a terrific resume, these two new Christmas films coming to CBS will be just as good.

Please share your thoughts in comments below...

Blessings, Net


  1. What CBS Christmas movies are your favorites?

  2. Thanks! I didn't watch last years movies. Did you watch them?


    1. Misty, I wanted to watch them, but I ended up not having space for them on my DVR at Christmas, so I couldn't.

      Anyway, based on reviews, I was glad I skipped the first one, A Christmas Proposal, but after reading Maria's review for Christmas Takes Flight, I wished I could've seen that one.

      Here are the complete reviews:


      A Christmas Proposal
      (Adam Rodriguez and Jessica Camacho)

      🎄"A Christmas Proposal could've been cute, but there was a scene where a sister told a woman she was gay. Nothing else was mentioned about it & nothing shown. It was like CBS just had to throw in something to appease a certain group." ~Anonymous

      🎄"A Christmas Proposal (CBS) Cute movie. Up until the sister had to say that she was gay. Then I turned it off. Such a disappointment for CBS's 1st holiday movie in a long time." -Maria

      Christmas Takes Flight
      (Katie Lowes and Evan Williams)

      🎄"Christmas takes Flight (CBS) After what happened with A Christmas Proposal, I was a bit skeptical about this one. But this one turned out to be really good!! This movie is fun, adorable, and best of all: family friendly! I definitely recommend this one." -Maria

  3. Can't go wrong with a Brad Krevoy movie.


    1. I like the sound of all three of these Christmas movies - Florence

  4. CBS released photos for Must Love Christmas and Fit for Christmas today. The photos for Fit look okay, though. 1 of the pics for Must Love has 2 guys alone in the same photo, and I have no idea if that means they're just friends or you know, 'together together'. -Maria


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