The Lifetime Network’s holiday movies have become something of a tradition, and this year the channel is releasing a record 35 new films, featuring stars from Reba McEntire to Smokey Robinson to Marie Osmond. The network's 2021 “It's a Wonderful Lifetime” features a new holiday movie every night through Christmas. The films will be available to stream on Lifetime's website after their premieres, and you can check out the full schedule here. So grab a cup of cocoa and find some comfort and joy in these romantic stories.
A Fiancé for Christmas
Sawyer (Amanda Payton) feels like she’s been single forever when she decides to make a fake wedding registry, hoping that a shopping spree will provide some relief. But when her town discovers the registry, the residents throw her a surprise shower. Too embarrassed to correct them, she finds a faux fiancé (Adam Gregory) to deflect questions during holiday celebrations, gaining a very excited mother-in-law-to-be (Marie Osmond) in the process. The longer the pair pretend, the more it seems like their acting may become reality.
Watch it: A Fiancé for Christmas airs on Lifetime, Dec. 9, 8 p.m. ET
Holiday in Santa Fe
Tony (Mario Lopez) and Magdalena (Aimee Garcia) help their dad (Emeraude Toubia) run Casa de Milagro, a family business that sells holiday ornaments and decorations designed by their matriarch, Milagro, and inspired by Mexican Christmas traditions. When Milagro passes unexpectedly, the family must rally behind their Santa Fe store as an executive from one of the country’s biggest holiday decor and greeting card companies seeks to acquire the business — and sparks fly between Tony and the exec.
Watch it: Holiday in Santa Fe airs on Lifetime, Dec. 10, 8 p.m. ET
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Emma (Haylie Duff) loves spending the holidays at the Hacienda de la Sierra resort, and her boyfriend, Liam (Aaron O’Connell), is planning a proposal there, with both of their families — played by six former Brady Bunch cast members — in attendance. But when the families come together, they soon begin arguing over every detail, to the point where Emma and Liam begin to doubt their relationship. Days before Christmas, the families are forced to unite to bring the couple back together.
Watch it: Blending Christmas, airs on Lifetime, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. ET