Take a Sneak Peek at Lifetime's 2019 Christmas Movie Line-Up, Featuring Melissa Joan Hart
'Tis the season for Christmas movies! At least, it is according to Lifetime, which has officially announced its 2019 Christmas movie lineup, and '90s kids are going to recognize a lot of familiar faces. As part of the channel's "It's A Wonderful Lifetime" holiday campaign, we can expect to see 28 new Lifetime Christmas movies this year, premiering from Oct. 25 to Dec. 25.
In true Christmas spirit, Lifetime has also shared a sneak peek at six of its upcoming films. The most exciting part? Each movie will feature a star-studded cast, including Sister Sister's Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Sabrina the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart, Ricardo Chavira from Desperate Housewives, a couple of One Tree Hill cast members, The Proud Family's Kyla Pratt, and so many more. So make yourself a cup of hot cocoa with extra marshmallows, and prepare to gift yourself some '90s nostalgia this Christmas.
Lifetime's Sweet Mountain Christmas (Oct. 25, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Megan Hilty and Marcus Rosner
Description: "Country music star Laney Blu (Hilty) hasn't been back to her Tennessee hometown in years. It wasn't the kindest place to grow up, so when her career skyrocketed at seventeen she was happy to leave it behind. Though she's set to headline a Christmas concert in NYC, Laney decides to make a quick pit-stop to see her family. When a freak snowstorm hits, she finds herself stranded in the town, and is roped into taking part in a local Christmas concert. As Laney spends more time in her hometown, it becomes less and less like she remembered it. She begins to fall in the love with the people, place and just maybe, a handsome snowplow driver named Robbie (Rosner). When the storm lets up, will Laney head off to NYC or will home be where her heart is?" according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's The Road Home For Christmas (Oct. 26, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Marla Sokoloff, Rob Mayes, and Marie Osmond
Description: When two rival pianists, Lindsay (Sokoloff) and Wes (Mayes), find that they don't have a show for Christmas, they decide to set out on a road trip back to their hometowns together. "During the drive, the mismatched pair find themselves surrounded by Santa conventioneers, saving a Christmas nativity play, performing onstage in Nashville with music royalty (Osmond), and braving a massive snowstorm, which just may lead them to making sweet music together," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's No Time Like Christmas (Oct. 27, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Kyla Pratt, Rachel McLaren, and Ed Ruttle
Description: No Time Like Christmas follows the story of what happens after a woman named Emma (Pratt) finds her college boyfriend's engraved watch at a vintage jewelry shop. Emma's sister Bronwyn (McLaren) thinks it's a sign that they should be together and decides to play matchmaker by sending her sister to a bed and breakfast in Vermont, where she knows Emma's ex-boyfriend Fletcher (Ruttle) will be staying.
"Emma is not only shocked to bump into her first love after all these years, but also his vivacious daughter," the Lifetime description reads. "Throughout the week, the two fight their feelings for one another as they plan a Christmas Eve show in hopes of saving the local theater."
Lifetime's Christmas Reservations (Nov. 2, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Melissa Joan Hart and Ricardo Chavira
Description: Christmas Reservations follows Holly, an event coordinator at her family's lodge, the Treeline Ski Resort, whose goal is to make all of her guests as happy as possible. "But when her college sweetheart (Chavira), now widowed with two children, checks in, Holly discovers she has her own reservations about life and love," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's Forever Christmas (Nov. 3, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Mark Ghanimé and Lexi Lawson
Description: "When marketing exec Lucy (Lawson) learns that she's inherited her grandfather's year-round Christmas store, 'Forever Christmas,' she makes a trip back home to support the store during its final Christmas season before she sells it to a hip athletic leisurewear company. But once she is back in Vermont, she begins to understand why her grandfather's shop is so special with the help of local diner owner, Scott (Ghanimé) and the magic of a Christmas stranger from the north (Beth Broderick)," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's Radio Christmas (Nov. 9, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Keshia Knight Pulliam
Description: DJ Kara Porter is not happy when her radio station is closed for repairs during the holidays and she's forced to broadcast her show from the small town of Bethlehem instead. In an effort to increase her numbers and bring in more listeners, Kara sets out on a mission to uncover the identity of the town's Secret Santa. "Along the way, she discovers the true meaning of family, community, love and of course, Christmas," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's A Sweet Christmas (Nov. 10, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Adelaide Kane, Greyston Holt, and Loretta Devine
Description: "When food stylist Holly (Kane) returns home for Christmas, she learns that Loretta (Devine), the elderly owner of her favorite childhood bakery, is retiring and has started a contest to give the bakery away to whoever can re-create her famous 12 Days of Christmas recipes. Holly enters, despite not being much of cook. When a local baker named Brad (Holt) also enters the contest, the two adversaries end up cooking up something special together for the holidays," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's Christmas à la Mode (Nov. 15, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper
Description: "Since her father passed away, Emily (Leclerc) has been running her family's dairy farm with the help of her mother and best friend. But this Christmas, the farm has fallen on hard times, so Emily's sister, Dorothy (Ellis) — who is part owner with Emily — and her handsome business partner, Charlie (Cooper) — show up with a proposition to sell the farm. Emily comes up with an ingenious plan to buy out her sister's shares and hold an online holiday ice cream flavor contest that goes viral with the help of a key ingredient, Charlie's amazing apple pie. Christmas à la Mode ice cream is born! Still, as the Christmas Eve deadline for the buyout approaches, Emily needs a Christmas miracle to save the farm and her father's legacy in time for a happy Christmas," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's Christmas in Louisiana (Nov. 16, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Percy Daggs and Jana Kramer
Description: "The Winter Family is Christmas royalty in New Iberia, Louisiana, and Sarah Winter (Kramer), a successful lawyer and former Miss Christmas, is no exception. When she returns home to celebrate the anniversary of the town's Sugarcane Christmas Festival with her mother and her grandparents, she rediscovers the magic of the season — and a little romance — with her former Mister Christmas, Luke (Daggs)," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's Random Acts of Christmas (Nov. 17, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Erin Cahill
Description: "While uncovering who is behind the random acts of Christmas popping up around her city, investigative journalist, Sydney (Cahill) meets a competing reporter, Cole (McGarry), who ignites her Christmas spirit and captures her heart, but may not be the man he claims to be," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's Magical Christmas Shoes (Nov. 22, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Damon Runyan and Erin Karpluk
Description: "A pair of magical shoes step into Kayla Hummel's (Karpluk) holiday season, allowing her to rediscover her Christmas spirit and find love too," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's Twinkle All the Way (Nov. 23, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Ryan McPartlin and Sarah Drew
Description: To pull off a spectacular Christmas-themed wedding at the exclusive Snowview Lodge, wedding planner Cadence Clark (Drew) joins forces with Henry Harrison (McPartlin), co-owner of a family-run Christmas decoration and house-lighting company. Cadence and Henry, both single parents of young daughters, grow closer as they contribute to each others' projects — Cadence with the wedding and Henry with his high-profile client, Mrs. Sutton, and her annual VIP Christmas Eve party. However, a snow storm threatens to wreak havoc on the wedding. But with help from Henry, family, and some holiday magic, Cadence may just be able to pull off the wedding and perhaps fall in love along the way.
Lifetime's Christmas 9 to 5 (Nov. 24, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Tiya Sircar
Description: "Jennifer (Sircar) is a tough crime beat reporter who gets the assignment of her life: to find the true meaning of Christmas. When she goes undercover in a department store as a 9 to 5 sales clerk from Black Friday to Christmas Eve, she finds her true calling and meets the man of her dreams. It's a Christmas she will never forget," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's A Very Vintage Christmas (Nov. 27, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Patricia Richardson, and Jesse Hutch
Description: Dodie (Mowry-Hardrict), a hopeless romantic, is the shop owner of Very Vintage antiques in the quaint town of Mountain View. "When Dodie finds a hidden box containing an eclectic collection of mementos chronicling a timeless romantic union, she makes it her mission to deliver it to its rightful owner," the Lifetime description reads. After some searching, Dodie's clues lead her to Edward (Hutch), the new tenant at the address listed for the owner of the box. Dodie convinces Edward to join her on her quest, and the pair find love and adventure along the way. But will they find the true owner of the box?
Lifetime's A Christmas Wish (Nov. 28, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Megan Park, Hilarie Burton, Cristian de la Fuente, and Tyler Hilton
Description: Set in the small town of Ponchatoula, LA, A Christmas Wish details the town's Christmas tradition of writing out their "true heart's desire" and placing it in a box in the middle of the town square. Per the town's tradition, what is written on the slip of paper will come true.
"After a night out together, Maddie (Park) decides to slip in a wish in the box for her sister Faith (Burton) to experience true love for the first time," the Lifetime description reads. "Faith and Maddie are surprised the next day when she meets the very handsome and eligible Andrew (de la Fuente). At first, Faith thinks that her Christmas wish has come true. But as Christmas nears, Faith begins to wonder if Andrew is really perfect for her, or if her wish is leading her to her best friend, Wyatt (Hilton)."
Lifetime's Staging Christmas (Nov. 29, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: George Stults and Soleil Moon Frye
Description: "Lori (Moon Frye) stages homes for a living and her busiest season is Christmas! Though she normally only stages homes that are for sale, she's intrigued when a wealthy widower named Elliot (Stults) asks her to stage his home for the holidays to cheer up his daughter, Maddie. As Lori starts remaking Elliott's home, she finds that Maddie isn't the only one in desperate need of the Christmas spirit. As Lori spends more and more time with Elliot and Maddie, she starts to feel like part of the family. While she was initially hired to simply stage the perfect Christmas in their house, she ends up creating it for the father and daughter in every way imaginable," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's Merry Liddle Christmas (Nov. 30, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Kelly Rowland
Description: Inspired by her own recent Christmas catastrophe, Kelly Rowland plays Jacquie — a successful, supertogether single tech entrepreneur whose messy family descends on her gleaming new dream home for the holidays. Christmas traditions collide and family drama ensues as she struggles to keep her house together in time for a glossy video shoot of "the perfect Christmas." On top of that, the possibility of romance with a new neighbor has Jacquie questioning all her dating rules, so even though this isn't the Christmas she envisioned, it might just be the most magical one yet.
Lifetime's A Storybook Christmas (Dec. 6, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Ali Liebert and Jake Epstein
Description: If event planner Celeste Everett (Liebert) is going to save her business and give her niece a happy Christmas season, she is going to need help. When the nanny she hires turns out to be a man (Epstein), Celeste surprisingly realizes she may have also found Christmas love for herself.
Lifetime's Matchmaker Christmas (Dec. 7, 6 p.m. ET)
Starring: Corey Sevier and Emily Rose
Description: As the Christmas party for a book publishing company approaches, editor Maggie (Rose) volunteers to help her boss Amanda find a date. Matchmaking is a bit of a hobby for Maggie, but she is thrown off her game when Jaxson (Sevier), her old boyfriend from her college years, shows up at her work — as a newly signed, successful author. Maggie would love to deny she feels anything for him still, but Jaxson isn't making it easy. She'll have to face her decisions of the past, along with Amanda eyeing Jaxson, to bring together the perfect matches at Christmas.
Lifetime's A Doggone Christmas (Dec. 7, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Vanessa Lachey and Christopher Russell
Description: When Marla's (Lachey) dog runs away on Christmas Eve, she must team up with her ex-boyfriend Max (Christopher Russell) to find him. As the pup leads the exes on an all-day-and-night search through their North Carolina hometown, they revisit people, places, and things that remind them of the Christmas pasts they spent together.
Lifetime's Grounded For Christmas (Dec. 8, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Julianna Guill and Corey Sevier
Description: "When a winter storm hits Cleveland and grounds flights, the nearby hotels quickly fill up with stranded travelers. Nina (Guill), a pilot, reluctantly agrees to let her arrogant but charming fellow pilot, Brady (Sevier), stay at her nearby parents' home. But when they discover her family is hosting a tree trimming party that night and that her ex will be there, Brady pretends to be her boyfriend to help her out. When the snowstorm continues, their ruse snowballs as Nina and Brady are stuck attending holiday events together. But as Christmas nears, these two opposites begin to realize the best gift they could ever receive, is perhaps, each other," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's A Christmas Melody (Dec. 13, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Erica Durance and J.T. Hodges
Description: When aspiring R&B artist Layla (Durance) crosses paths with amateur songwriter Spence (Hodges), she thinks she's found her shot at finally getting a record deal. But as the holidays approach, the fast-paced, high-stakes music business threatens to change their sound and relationship — especially when the label executives begin to see Spence as the real star.
Lifetime's You Light Up My Christmas (Dec. 14, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Kim Fields and Adrian Holmes
Description: Inspired by true events, Emma (Fields) returns to her hometown built around her family's pioneer Christmas Light Factory two weeks before Christmas. However, upon Emma's return, she discovers the lights have gone dim in the once-festive town, prompting her to reconnect with an old flame to set their hearts and the town ablaze with light again.
Lifetime's Rediscovering Christmas (Dec. 15, 8 p.m. ET)
Description: Mia is a window dresser in a big city department store, living and breathing Christmas for months to get the store ready for the holidays. But now that the season is actually near, she's a little burned out on holly, sugarplums and Santas of all shapes and sizes. All she wants is a tropical beach getaway with her sister Sara. But, plans change when Sara begs for Mia's help putting on the annual Snowflake festival in their hometown in Vermont. Just when she thought she was out — Santa pulls her back in!
Lifetime's The Christmas Temp (Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ET)
Description: "An out of work artist discovers a special Christmas temp agency that matches her with a handful of festive jobs, but falls into a creative rut while juggling holiday preparations and feelings for the agency's HR manager," according to Lifetime.
Lifetime's Battle of the Christmas Stars (Dec. 21, 11 a.m. ET)
Description: "It's the most wonderful time of the year . . . and to celebrate, we are putting the stars of our Christmas movies to the test with holiday-inspired challenges to determine who will be the king or queen of Lifetime Christmas as chosen by the experts . . . our fans! Our stars will compete against their fellow cast mates in DIY challenges, from gift wrapping a co-star to decorating an ugly Christmas sweater. We will determine which of our stars has the most holiday spirit, all while recapping all the highlights of the movies that have aired on Lifetime throughout the holiday season. Let the reindeer games begin!" according to Lifetime
Lifetime's The Christmas Hotel (Dec. 21, 8 p.m. ET)
Starring: Tatyana Ali
Description: "Erin (Ali) grew up in the small town of Mt. Holly but always dreamed of living in a big city. Her first job – working the desk at the Mt. Holly Inn – started her on a path to New York where she now works at the prestigious Windsor Hotel. When her boss tells her she will receive a promotion if she can pull off a big project, she is thrilled – until she realizes the project is in her hometown. Erin returns home to discover that the locals don't appreciate their precious Mt. Holly Inn being bought out by a big corporation. And heading up the charge? Erin's ex-boyfriend Conner. But when several hotel staff members come down with the flu, Erin is forced to enlist Conner's help with hotel's Christmas events. As they two reestablish their relationship, Erin has to figure out if what she really wants is a promotion or to be home again," according to Lifetime.