Ho ho ho! The holiday season is officially upon us, and there’s no better time to spread love and cheer. Luckily, Lifetime is familiar with the idea of channeling the Christmas spirit, thanks to its annual “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” movie marathon, comprised of 26 new films.
Continuing previous years of tradition, Lifetime’s holiday TV event is similar to Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas.” After kicking off on November 5 at 8 p.m., new Christmas movies are premiering every weekend for folks to enjoy, possibly while decorating the Christmas tree or drinking a Christmas cocktail.
This year, Lifetime viewers already saw Full House star Jodie Sweetin‘s character fall in love in the dramedy Merry Swissmas. But she’s not the only famous face fans will recognize. Many will instantly spot other celebrities like Mario Lopez, Maria Menounos and even music legend Patti LaBelle. So, you can rest assured that each selection will have all the heart, joy and Christmas activities we’ve all come to love around the holiday season. Without further ado, it’s time to sit on the couch and enjoy the spirit of Christmas with Lifetime’s 2022 Christmas movie schedule:
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Premieres: Saturday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Jodie Sweetin, Mikaela Lily Davies, David Pinard, Jane Wheeler and Tim Rozon
Alex (Jodie Sweetin) has found out her best friend is in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend, and she’s pretty upset about it. But when she flies to Switzerland for the holidays, she discovers the power of forgiving herself. What’s more, she may just find true love along the way.
Well Suited for Christmas
Premieres: Sunday, November 6 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Mercedes de la Zerda and Franco Lo Presti
Fashion designer Rachel Rocca (Mercedes de la Zerda) is thrilled to earn a spot in a design contest. Instead of cash, the winner will get to create a suit for the city’s resident single handsome fella, Brett Stone (Franco Lo Presti). But there’s more than meets the eye and Rachel falls in love while achieving her lifelong goals.
Christmas on Mistletoe Lake
Premieres: Thursday, November 10 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Genelle Williams, Hattie Kragten and Corey Sevier
Impulsive Reilly Short (Genelle Williams) is obsessed with choosing a random location on a map and spending Christmas there. This time though, her trip to Mistletoe Lake doesn’t go as planned when she experiences an overbooking at her hotel. One things leads to another and she ends up staying with a young girl and her dad Raymond Mitchell (Corey Sevier) on their boat.
The Dog Days of Christmas
Premieres: Friday, November 11 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Georgia Flood and Ezekiel Simat
Annie Blake (Georgia Flood) is down on her luck when it comes to finding love. But as she makes the trek back to her family’s hometown for Christmas, she discovers a trio of stray dogs that need a loving home. Enter Annie’s one-time crush Dylan Hawkes (Ezekiel Simat), who’s now the town vet, and sparks might just start flying.
Reindeer Games Homecoming
Premieres: Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening and Brian Sills
MacKenzie Graves (Sarah Drew) wants to keep her father’s memory alive by continuing his Reindeer Games charity event in her Vermont hometown. But she finds herself getting competitive for folks’ attention when Hollywood star Chase Weston (Justin Bruening) arrives. It also doesn’t help that he was MacKenzie’s high school crush and it so happens that Chase now wants to steal her heart.
Premieres: Sunday, November 13 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Kathryn Davis and Steve Lund
Christmas-obsessed Harper (Kathryn Davis) has a program called Six Degrees of Santa, where participants mail out gifts anonymously. Each present has its own instructions, along with a note to pass the gift to someone else once they’re done with it. But when Jason (Steve Lund) receives Harper’s original package, he’s convinced he’s found the love of his life. Now, all he has to do is meet her.
Premieres: Thursday, November 17
Starring: Camila Banus, David Fumero and Mark Hapka
Pastry chef Carmen (Camila Banus) has sweets in her veins — she is the daughter of two bakers after all. But when she wants to bring her parents’ dream of a bakery in Puerto Rico stateside, she’s unsure about where to start. Thanks to handsome hotel owner Victor Flores (David Fumero), she gets a job doing what she loves … and maybe falling for someone too.
A Country Christmas Harmony
Premieres: Friday, November 18 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Brooke Elliott, Danny Pintauro and Brandon Quinn
Aspiring country singer Chrissy (Brooke Elliott) is living her dream. But along the way, she had to leave behind her hometown ex-boyfriend/music partner Luke Covington (Brandon Quinn). So, when Chrissy returns home amid a dip in fame, she runs into Luke and surprises herself with the realization that she may still want him around.
Premieres: Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Emily Kinney, Patrick Cassidy, Rita Moreno, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Justin Gaston, John Schuck, Deanne Bray and Zyra Singleton
Event planner Emily Strauss (Emily Kinney) is looking to find the perfect Santa for an important Christmas gala. Her solution: she heads to a Santa Bootcamp. There, she meets an eclectic group of folks who help her discover the true meaning of the holiday spirit.
A Show-Stopping Christmas
Premieres: Sunday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Jamie Perez and Thomas McDonnell
Riley (Jamie Perez) currently works as the artistic direction of the Onota Theatre. But when the owner reveals her plans to sell the establishment ahead of the holiday performance, Riley prays for a miracle. Enter TV star Sam Palmer (Thomas McDowell), who’s just moved to town to get away from acting. Now, Riley will just have to convince him to join her project … and maybe capture his heart too.
Premieres: Thursday, November 24 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Cory Lee and Yannick Bisson
This Christmas, Julia (Cory Lee) has one wish: to finally finish writing a cookbook. In order to do so, she decides to venture over to a small town whose bakery is famous for its gingerbread. She unexpectedly ruffles feathers when she meets the chef who created the recipe (Yannick Bisson) and he’s not too thrilled to see someone try to take his creation.
Steppin’ Into the Holiday
Premieres: Friday, November 25 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Mario Lopez, Jana Kramer, Cheri Oteri and Courtney Lopez
Former Broadway star Billy Holiday (Mario Lopez) decides to help with a small town fundraiser after meeting local dance studio owner Rae (Jana Kramer). Like every Christmas movie, sparks immediately start to fly but so much more also unfolds.
The 12 Days of Christmas Eve
Premieres: Saturday, November 26 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Kelsey Grammer and Spencer Grammer
Businessman Brian Conway has let his work affect his personal life. So, when he ends up in an accident, he gets the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redo everything he’s left by the wayside throughout the years. With only 12 chances to repair his broken family, he’s about to learn what Christmas means during the holidays.
Premieres: Sunday, November 27 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Jane Seymour and Joe Lando
Molly (Jane Seymour) is a recent widow who decides she’s going to visit her daughter for the holidays. When she sets her eyes on working on a small town Christmas pageant, she gets a renewed sense of spirit and life. It also helps that she’s developing feelings for the resident town bachelor.
Serving Up the Holidays
Premieres: Thursday, December 1 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Britt Irvin and Zach Roerig
Scarlett (Britt Irvin) is a chef whose over-the-top fancy meals just aren’t selling at the moment. So, she decides she needs to find the Christmas spirit by recreating the best holiday dishes. Add in a handsome rival chef, who she may be growing romantic feelings for, and it’s the quintessential holiday classic.
Cloudy With a Chance of Christmas
Premieres: Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Valery Ortiz, Nicole Bilderback and Brandon Quinn
Traveling weather forecaster Bridget Torres (Valery Ortiz) is usually spot-on at anticipating the latest atmospheric trends. But when she ends up in a snowy small town with her enemy and co-host Drake Kincaid (Brandon Quinn), she fails to predict that she’ll fall in love.
Premieres: Saturday, December 3 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Brad James, Patti LaBelle and Tim Reid
Former architecture classmates Grace (Keshia Knight Pulliam) and Anthony (Brad James) are both working to rebuild the home of a famous woman in their New Orleans community. But in the middle of creating the perfect abode, the topic of love isn’t too far off their minds.
Premieres: Sunday, December 4 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Ariana Ron Pedrique and Rodrigo Massa
Gaby Diaz (Ariana Ron Pedrique) is an app developer and the only sibling in her family who isn’t married. When she plans to visit her loved ones in Mexico for Christmas, stranger Alex Alvarado (Rodrigo Massa) is accidentally added to the group chat and invited to the family event. Though he may not be as connected to his heritage, he uncovers a new side of himself while falling in love.
Premieres: Thursday, December 8 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Nanzeen Contractor and Mykee Selkin
Perfumer Ellie (Nanzeen Contractor) is given the assignment to create the perfect holiday scent. For inspiration, she heads to her hometown where she meets the handsome man staying with her dad, writer Logan Osborne (Mykee Selkin). The holiday scent might be a little more romantic than she initially anticipated.
Premieres: Friday, December 9 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Erin Agostino and Dillon Casey
Food reporter Carly Hayes (Erin Agostino) gets a dream opportunity to host her own TV show. But when her first assignment is to go to Angel Heights to oversee the reopening of a chef’s family restaurant, it’s not exactly the job she expected. But there may be a love match involved that will make it more interesting.
Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas
Premieres: Saturday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Naturi Naughton and Luke James
When an estranged mom and daughter get stuck in bad weather, they find shelter in a church on Christmas Eve. There, they are introduced to a handsome pastor who uses music to help the duo rebuild their relationship.
Single and Ready to Jingle
Premieres: Sunday, December 11 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Natasha Wilson
Christmas expert Emma Warner (Natasha Wilson) is exhausted of how the holiday season affects her job as the senior vice president of a toy company. In response, she books a hotel at a singles resort to focus on herself. But instead she gets involved in a mix-up, leading her to a town whose sole purpose is to celebrate Christmas.
Record Breaking Christmas
Premieres: Thursday, December 15 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Michelle Argyis and Andrew Bushell
Leah Moreau (Michelle Argyis) is a member of the World Record Bureau sent to a small town who wants to break multiples ones for the holidays. But the town also hosts a good-looking doctor who quickly captures Michelle’s heart.
The Holiday Dating Guide
Premieres: Saturday, December 17 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Maria Menounos and Brent Bailey
Dating coach Abigale Slater (Maria Menounos) thinks she knows everything about love … much to the chagrin of her book publisher. Deciding to use her own advice, she now has 12 days to find her one true love.
A Christmas to Treasure
Premieres: Friday, December 16 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Taylor Frey and Kyle Dean Massey
When six old friends come together to mourn the death of an elderly neighbor, it turns into a night filled with reminiscing. But for Austin (Taylor Frey) and Everett (Kyle Dean Massey), maybe their camaraderie was actually something more the entire time.
Premieres: Sunday, December 18 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Brittany Bristow and Olivier Renaud
When enemies Ashley Mackenzie (Brittany Bristow) and Ben Williams (Olivier Renaud) compete to see who loves Christmas more, it’s an odd competition to be a part of. But with it comes the ultimate surprise these competitors never saw coming.
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