It's the most wonderful time of the year! As the holiday season descends upon us, there's no better time to spread all the cheer. And the best way to get in the mood to do that is with a Christmas movie marathon!
The Lifetime network is particularly familiar with this concept thanks to the "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" programming. Similar to the Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas," each year, Lifetime airs new holidays films weeks before December 1 even hits. For 2023, fans can expect 13 new films, with the first one premiering on November 18 at 8 p.m. ET. After that, different Christmas movies will air every weekend!
This year, Lifetime viewers will get the chance to see Jana Kramer, Tia Mowry and many more familiar faces get into the Yuletide spirit. With each film, people will get the feelings of love, joy and all the emotions we associate with this time of the year. So prepare some eggnog, wrap some Christmas presents and grab yourself a cozy seat on the couch, It's time to enjoy Lifetime's 2023 holiday movie schedule:
Christmas Plus One
Premieres: November 18 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Emily Alatalo, Corey Sevier
Cara makes a pact with her sister to find her soulmate by the time next Christmas comes. She eventually finds her perfect man, Chase, but she ends up losing his number. She's afraid she'll never see him again until a magazine writer named Michael helps her out.
Planes, Trains and Christmas Trees
Premieres: November 19 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Kathryn Davis, Olivier Renaud
While on a business trip to Indiana, event planner Kayley and sports agent Brett find themselves stuck for Christmas due to a snowstorm. As the two work together to get back home to New York, they find themselves in Redwood, Ohio, a place that celebrates all things love and Christmas.
Christmas at the Chalet
Premieres: November 25 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Teri Hatcher, William DeVry
Ex-TV host Lex discovers she needs to spend Christmas with her son, her ex-husband and his new girlfriend in a luxurious chalet. While she tries to volunteer at the lodge as a means of distraction, she documents her time away for all her followers to see how she's handling this new stage of life.
Laughing All the Way
Premieres: November 26 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Paniz Zade, Jake Epstein
When ghostwriter and comedian Aubri Wilson is put in charge of putting together a Christmas variety show, she worries that this will be the end of her time in Hollywood. As she meets famous comic Mike Baxter, she enlists him to help her while he goes back to the comedy club that started his whole career.
Ladies of the 80s: A Divas Christmas
Premieres: December 2 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Loni Anderson, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray, Donna Mills, Nicollette Sheridan
What happens when five women who were famous during the height of soap operas in the 80s get together to film the final episode of their long-running show? Hijinks, resurfaced rivalries and the chance to change their ways.
Premieres: December 3 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Elena Juatco, Ryan Bruce
As Christmas kicks into high gear, writer Olivia decides to go undercover to get a first-hand look at the annual Secret Santa for Singles event. While she's there, she meets single dad and widower Thomas, who is cynical about the program's goals. But will sparks fly between them or will work get in the way?
Silent Night, Fatal Night
Premieres: December 7 at 10 p.m. ET
Starring: Alex Camacho, Matthew Pohlkamp
As one of the top mystery writers on the market, Mallory Dearborn decides to go against her manager Michael's wishes and stops writing her long-running book franchise. As a result, he takes her prisoner as a way to make more money, telling her he'll convince everyone she died if she doesn't write another book.
A Cowboy Christmas Romance
Premieres: December 9 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Jana Kramer, Adam Senn, Max Ehrich, Curt Mega, Lisa Lee, Mary-Margaret Humes, Cassie Randolph, Bruce Thomas
As the week leading up to Christmas comes along, real estate agent Lexie Crenshaw begrudgingly goes back to her hometown of Tubac, Arizona. While there, she must persuade rancher Coby Mason to give up his family's property while also attempt to repair the relationship between her family members.
Yes, Chef! Christmas
Premieres: Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Tia Mowry, Buddy Valastro, Luke Humphrey
As a culinary instructor, Alicia Gellar has chosen to let her personal life and career aspirations take a backseat these days. When she gets invited to participate in the annual Kringle Cook Off, she must work with fellow chef Logan while learning a family secret that could be what she needs to become a chef like her former boss.
The Holiday Proposal Plan
Premieres: December 16 at 8 p.m. ET
Starring: Tatyana Ali, Jesse Kove
Travel journalist Sonny Kravitz and her ex Kip are paired together to help plan the engagement of their best friends. As part of the proposal, the quartet goes to Sonny's parents' chalet where there may be more than one love story forming...
A Christmas Intern
Premieres: December 16 at 10 p.m. ET
Starring: Jackée Harry, Ciarra Carter, Vivica A. Fox
Tired of being in retirement, Cecilia decides to surprise her daughter Alexis at her job, which is an online gifting business called Cyber Santa. Looking for ways to spend more time with her family, Cecilia decides to become an intern and learn about building a new level of her familial relationship.
Merry Magic Christmas
Premieres: December 17 at 10 p.m. ET
Starring: Patricia Isaac, Andrew Dunbar
As Christmas gets closer, financial advisor Beth finds herself seeing the angel number 624, one that will help her secret wish come true. But as she sees the number recur, she takes a pro bono case to help out Nate, whose lack of financial expertise can potentially cause the local children's theater to close its doors.
Mom's Christmas Boyfriend
Premieres: December 23 at 10 p.m. ET
Cast: Jeananne Goossen, Zach Smadu
When 10-year-old Lily submits her Christmas wish to a writing contest, she hopes her single mother Emma will find love and a father for her. Will her wish come true?
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