GRAMMY AWARD WINNER ASHANTI STARS AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCES LIFETIME'S "IT'S A WONDERFUL" LIFETIME SLATE WITH NEW MOVIE "A CHRISTMAS WINTER SONG"
THREE ADDITIONAL MOVIES ALSO ANNOUNCED FOR THE NETWORK'S ANNUAL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING EVENT, KICKING OFF OCTOBER 25
Los Angeles, CA - OCTOBER 18 - It is beginning to look a lot MORE like Christmas as Lifetime announces FOUR new holiday movies, bringing this year's total of original movies to 30! This holiday season Lifetime is decking your halls early with its largest holiday movie slate ever for the network's annual It's a Wonderful Lifetime programming event, beginning Friday, October 25th, and sleighing through December 25th.
The holidays just got more merry with the addition of A Christmas Winter Song on Saturday, December 14th at 8pm ET/PT starring Grammy winner, Ashanti. Additional holiday movies include Mistletoe & Menorahs on Saturday, December 7th at 6pm ET/PT, followed by Christmas Love Letter on Saturday, December 21st at 6pm ET/PT, and then A Date by Christmas Eve on Sunday, December 22nd at 8pm ET/PT.
NEW MOVIE PREMIERES INCLUDE
MISTLETOE & MENORAHS
Starring Kelley Jakle & Jake Epstein
12/7 at 6PM ET/PT
When a determined toy company executive, Christy (Jakle), must learn about Hanukkah in a hurry in order to land a big account, she enlists the help of her co-worker's friend Jonathan (Epstein), who happens to also be in desperate need of turning his bachelor pad into a Christmas Wonderland to impress his girlfriend's father. After butting heads, they realize they need each other's holiday expertise and quickly appreciate one another's cultures and each other. As they spend more time together, they realize they have more in common and a holiday romance lights up. Mistletoe & Menorahs is produced by MarVista Entertainment.
A CHRISTMAS WINTER SONG
Starring Ashanti, Stan Shaw & Sashani Nichole
12/14 AT 8PM ET/PT
Clio (Ashanti), a Christmas shop owner, forms a special musical bond with Fred (Shaw), a former jazz singer down on his luck. Having just lost her own father, Clio helps Fred reconnect with his own daughter and grandchildren, just in time for the town's annual Christmas concert. A Christmas Winter Song is produced by MarVista Entertainment. Ashanti also serves as executive producer.
CHRISTMAS LOVE LETTER
Starring Ashley Newbrough, Tilky Jones, Chanté Bowser, Izzy Herbert
12/21 at 6PM ET/PT
When relationship advice columnist Amalie Hess (Newbrough) receives an unsigned love letter in a Christmas card, she returns to her hometown to solve the mystery of who sent it and maybe find true love. Christmas Love Letter is produced by Sunshine Films.
A DATE BY CHRISTMAS EVE
Starring Vanessa Lengies, Evan Williams, Katherine Bailess,
Julie McNiven, Morgan Fairchild
12/22 8PM ET/PT
When Chelsea Simms (Lengies), the good-hearted brand strategist for the popular dating app The Nice List, discovers the app has granted her magical powers, she uses her newfound ability to make all of the 'naughty' people in her life learn how to be good again. But when her plans go awry and Fisher (Williams), the kindly neighbor who has always carried a torch for Chelsea, is magically added to the naughty list by mistake, Chelsea must race against time to set things right before Christmas Eve. A Date By Christmas Eve is produced by Gaumont.
About It's A Wonderful Lifetime
Lifetime's annual all-day holiday programming event - It's A Wonderful Lifetime - begins this year on October 25 and continues through December 25. It features a holiday special and 30 holiday-themed movie premieres, headlined by stars such as Kelly Rowland, Ashanti, Melissa Joan Hart, Megan Hilty, Vanessa Lachey, Kim Fields, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Hilarie Burton, Marie Osmond, Marla Sokoloff, Soleil Moon Frye, Tatyana Ali, Tiya Sircar, and more. This year features the largest holiday movie slate ever with more than 1000 hours of yuletide-themed programming airing over two months! This year's slate will also include a new special, Battle of The Christmas Movie Stars, premiering on December 21, pitting some of season's biggest stars against one another to see who is crowned the king or queen of Lifetime Christmas as they battle it out with holiday themed challenges.