We’ve watched countless Hallmark movies over the years, dissecting each plot line and character arc, all in the name of delivering the best content possible for our podcast: Girls Gone Hallmark. After waiting patiently, we were finally rewarded with Lifetime’s 2023 Holiday Movie Lineup!
It’s that time of year when each network unveils its holiday movie selection, and we can hardly wait to find out which of our beloved actors will grace our screens once again.
We’re curious about the fresh storylines from outlets like Hallmark Channel, Hulu, Netflix, and Lifetime will provide us with – especially since the industry was plagued with strikes this year. Our excitement has us at the edge of our seats!
When Does Lifetime Release its Holiday Movie Schedule?
Lifetime has officially released their schedule!
Lifetime will premiere 12 brand new movies this holiday seasons featuring stars like Tia Mowry, Sarah Drew, Jackeé Harry, Corey Sevier and more!
What Are the New Lifetime Holiday Movies this Year?
Lifetime’s latest announcement is making major waves – a nostalgic reunion of some of the most prominent nighttime soap stars from the 1980s. Titled “Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas,” the highly anticipated production features a star-studded cast including Loni Anderson, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray, Donna Mills, and Nicollette Sheridan. Fans of classic television dramas will surely be thrilled to see these legendary actresses come together on screen for what is sure to be an unforgettable holiday special.
Premieres Saturday, December 2 at 8p/7c
What Other Movies will Air on Lifetime this Holiday Season?
Christmas Plus One
Sisters Cara (Emily Alatalo) and Amy (Vanessa Smythe) make a pact to find their soulmates by Christmas. One year later, Cara finds her perfect man, Chase (Andrew Bushell), but loses his number. Will she find him in time for Amy’s wedding? Or will Michael (Corey Sevier), a magazine writer, help her find love instead?
Premieres Saturday, November 18 at 8p/7c
Stars Emily Alatalo and Corey Sevier
Planes, Trains, and Christmas Trees
Kayley (Kathryn Davis) and Brett (Olivier Renaud) get stranded in Redwood, Ohio on their way back to New York for Christmas due to a snowstorm. The town helps them find Christmas spirit.
Premieres Sunday, November 19 at 8p/7c
Stars Kathryn Davis and Olivier Renaud
Christmas at the Chalet
Former TV host Lex (Teri Hatcher) spends Christmas with her son, ex-husband, and his new girlfriend in a luxury chalet. To avoid awkwardness, she volunteers to works in the chalet and documents her experience for her followers.
Premieres Saturday, November 25 at 8p/7c
Stars Teri Hatcher and William DeVry
Laughing All the Way
Ghost writer and aspiring comedian Aubri Wilson (Paniz Zade) is put in charge of the Christmas show, but doubts her abilities to make it a success. She searches for a perfect headliner until famous comedian Mike Baxter (Jake Epstein) returns to the club where he started. As they rediscover their roots, they fall in love and bring laughter to all.
Premieres Sunday, November 26 at 8p/7c
Stars Paniz Zade and Jake Epstein
Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas
The synopsis is: Five glamorous soap opera actresses reunite to share the spotlight to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera.
Premieres Saturday, December 2 at 8p/7c
Stars Loni Anderson, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray, Donna Mills and Nicollette Sheridan
Director Christie Will Wolf took to her Instagram on October 3, 2023 to share the announcement. The script was written by Stan Zimmerman and James Berg. The film was produced by Larry Thompson.
Olivia Hayes (Elena Juatco) goes undercover to review Secret Santa for Singles. She meets Thomas (Ryan Bruce), a single dad who is also skeptical about the program. Sparks fly, but will Olivia risk her promotion for an unexpected romance?
Premieres Sunday, December 3 at 8p/7c
Stars Elena Juatco and Ryan Bruce
A Cowboy Christmas Romance
A big business deal brings Lexie Crenshaw (Jana Kramer) back to her hometown in Arizona, a place she never wanted to return to. She must convince a rancher to sell his family’s land while reconnecting with her father and brothers, causing her to question the life she left behind a decade ago.
Premieres Saturday, December 9 at 8p/7c
Stars Jana Kramer and Adam Senn
Written By Sarah Drew
Yes, Chef! Christmas
Alicia (Tia Mowry), a culinary school instructor, is invited to compete in the city’s annual Kringle Cook Off and discovers a family secret that could be the big break she needs to become a respected chef. She is mentored by Logan (Luke Humphrey), a fiery chef, and must win the cook-off to prove herself and be accepted by the Kringles.
Premieres Sunday, December 10 at 8p/7c
Stars Tia Mowry, Buddy Valastro and Luke Humphrey
The Holiday Proposal Plan
Sonny (Tatyana Ali) and her ex-boyfriend Kip (Jesse Kove) team up to help their friends get engaged. They set up 12 holiday traditions at Sonny’s parents’ chalet to encourage the proposal. Will this bring Sonny and Kip closer together too?
Premieres Saturday, December 16 at 8p/7c
Stars Tatyana Ali and Jesse Kove
A Christmas Intern
Cecilia (Jackée Harry) surprises her daughter, Alexis (Ciarra Carter), who runs an online gift giving business called ‘Cyber Santa’ during the Holidays. She becomes an intern at the company and they both learn about family and love during the festive season.
Premieres Saturday, December 16 at 10p/9c
Stars Jackée Harry, Ciarra Carter and Vivica A. Fox
Merry Magic Christmas
Beth (Patricia Isaac), a financial advisor, starts seeing the number 624 everywhere as Christmas approaches. This number is an angel number that can grant her heart’s secret wish. Beth meets Nate (Andrew Dunbar), who has little financial experience, while working on a pro-bono financial case for a local theatre. They work together to raise funds for the theatre and may find love in the process.
Premieres Sunday, December 17 at 8p/7c
Starring Patricia Isaac and Andrew Dunbar
Mom’s Christmas Boyfriend
10-year-old Lily Morgan (Ai Barrett) enters a Christmas writing contest and wishes for her single mother to find love and a father for her. Will her wish come true after winning the contest?
Premiering Saturday, December 23 at 8p/7c
Starring Jeananne Goossen and Zach Smadu
Silent Night, Fatal Night
Mallory Dearborn (Alex Camacho), a top mystery writer, wants to end her popular series to focus on personal matters. Her manager, Michael (Matthew Pohlkamp), disagrees and kidnaps her to force her to write a posthumous novel, faking her death. Mallory must now write her way out of captivity in time for the holidays.
Premieres Thursday, December 7 at 8p/7c on Lifetime Movies Now
Stars Alex Camacho and Matthew Pohlkamp
What Happened to “Merry Liddle Christmas Vacation?”
Despite the initial announcement of a fourth installment in the “Liddle Christmas” series for the holiday season, it seems that plans for “Merry Liddle Christmas Vacation” have been cancelled due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
Fans are hopeful for a fourth movie in 2024.
Are There Any Famous Actors or Actresses Starring in Lifetime’s Holiday Movies?
Lifetime has obtained 14 more movies from Reel One Entertainment, which are listed here. Some of the talented actors and actresses you may recognize include:
- Teri Hatcher
- Corey Sevier
- Jana Kramer
- Tia Mowry
- Tatyana Ali
Where Can I Watch “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” 2023 Holiday Movies?
Cord cutters can find Lifetime movies via the following apps:
- Hulu Live TV+
- FRNDLY – this is our preferred option as it’s affordable and has over 30 channels, including Hallmark, and UPtv. Plus, their 72 hour rewind option allows you to scroll backward through the guide and record recently aired movies
- Philo also includes live TV and a DVR options
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