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Lifetime’s 2018 Christmas Movies Add a Dash of Romance to the Holiday Season

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If you’re not in the Christmas spirit yet, Lifetime might just be able to change that. The network is airing 14 brand new-original films (plus nine acquired movies) all throughout the holiday season as part of the “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” collection for 2018. 

The channel kicked things off right before turkey day on November 21 with a lineup that included a mix of love stories and heartwarmingly hilarious tales. From what we know about each flick so far, they all sound promising. Between these new movies and all the new original Hallmark Christmas movies airing in the next couple of months, we’re going to have a tough time deciding which ones to watch this year.

Take a look at the list of the new Lifetime Christmas presents for us (er, we mean movies) below and see which one you’d most like to watch this year!

Tia Mowry

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My Christmas Inn (November 21)

With the holiday season in full swing, Jen Taylor (Tia Mowry-Hardict) is about to score a big promotion at the San Francisco ad agency where she works. But her life is unexpectedly turned upside down when she inherits a cozy inn in Alaska from her aunt. When she goes to inspect the property and meets handsome town attorney Steve Anderson (Rob Mayes), she’s surprised to find that nothing is what she expected. The small town community is full of fun and festive Christmas traditions and soon, Jen starts wondering if the inn might just be the place she belongs — and if Steve could be the Mr. Right she has been waiting for. 

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'The Christmas Contract'

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The Christmas Contract (November 22)

It’s Jolie’s (Hilarie Burton) first time going back home to Louisiana since her devastating breakup with Foster (Hunter Burke). Seeing him is inevitable, as their parents run the town’s annual Christmas Market together. But when she discovers Foster is bringing home a new girlfriend, Jolie cannot bear the thought of going home alone and seeing them together. Her best friend Naomi (Danneel Ackles) suggests that Jolie bring her flaky brother, Jack (Robert Buckley), home for Christmas as he has no plans. Jolie, a professional web designer, is hesitant; so, Naomi, a lawyer, creates a Christmas contract to give them both something they want — a buffer for those awkward moments around Jolie’s ex and a website to help sell Jack’s upcoming novel. Unbeknownst to them, the Christmas contract proves to be so much more than what they signed up for.

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'Poinsettias for Christmas'

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Poinsettias for Christmas (November 23)

It’s just weeks before Christmas when Ellie (Bethany Joy Lenz) gets a call to return home to help her father (John Schneider) on the family’s poinsettia farm. The family business is on the line to deliver tens of thousands of plants for the town’s annual parade. The problem is, the poinsettias have yet to turn red! As Ellie searches for the solution, she is reminded of where her heart truly lies as she falls in love with both her roots and a local botanist (Marcus Rosner). 

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'Every Day is Christmas'

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Every Day Is Christmas (November 24)

Inspired by the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, shrewd money manager Alexis Taylor (Toni Braxton) gets the holiday visit of a lifetime. A self-proclaimed workaholic who “humbugs” love, Alexis ends up embracing the spirit of Christmas when her past, present, and future collide, forcing her to risk the one thing money can’t buy: her heart. 

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'Jingle Belle'

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Jingle Belle (November 25)

Every year, Isabelle (Tatyana Ali) and her high school sweetheart Mike (Cornelius Smith Jr.) rocked their small town’s annual Christmas Eve Pageant with a sweet Christmas duet. But after graduation, Isabelle left to study at Juilliard in New York — leaving Mike behind. Years later, when Isabelle returns to her hometown to write music for the annual Christmas Eve Pageant, she is shocked to learn that Mike is the one directing the show. Can Isabelle and Mike put the past behind them and reunite on stage for another show-stopping duet?

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'A Very Nutty Christmas'

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A Very Nutty Christmas (November 30)

Hard-working bakery owner Kate Holiday (Melissa Joan Hart), has more cookie orders than she has time to fill this holiday season, and when her boyfriend suddenly breaks up with her, any shred of Christmas joy she was hanging onto immediately disappears. After Kate hangs the last ornament on the tree and goes to bed, she awakens the next morning to a little bit of Christmas magic. She gets the surprise of her life when Chip (Barry Watson), a handsome soldier who may or may not be the Nutcracker Prince from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, appears in her living room.

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'A Twist of Christmas Fate'

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A Twist of Christmas (December 1)

In the frenzy before Christmas, two families — busy working mom Abby (Vanessa Lachey) and her son, and overwhelmed lawyer Ryan (Brendon Zub) and his daughter — accidentally mix up their toys at a crowded department store. As a result, both of their Christmases appear to be ruined. Although the two can’t stand each other, the only way to get things back on track is to help the families salvage their holiday plans — not realizing they’re falling for each other in the process.

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'The Christmas Pact'

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The Christmas Pact (December 2)

Can best friends fall in love? That’s the question next door neighbors Sadie (Kyla Pratt) and Ben (Jarod Joseph) will answer as they keep the spirit of Christmas and the magic of their childhood pact alive! When they were eight years old, they planted a scrawny three-foot tall Christmas tree behind their church and the Christmas Pact began. But as life gets in the way, the pact is threatened to be broken. Ben and Sadie need some Christmas magic to recommit to each other and promise to keep their special holiday traditions. With each Christmas that passes by, Ben and Sadie’s Christmas tree grows taller and stronger; and so does their love. The pact bears fruit to the magic of Christmas and the undeniable answer that yes, friends can fall in love!

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'Christmas Lost and Found'

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Christmas Lost and Found (December 7)

After years of missing family gatherings, New York City event planner Whitney Kennison (Tiya Sircar) is off to Chicago to spend Christmas with Grandma Frances (Diane Ladd). Excited that her granddaughter is finally home for the holidays, Frances decides to bestow Whitney with the precious Kennison family Christmas ornaments. But when Whitney mistakenly throws out the box of ornaments, Grandma Frances must stealthily devise a fun Christmas scavenger hunt to remind Whitney what the holiday is all about. It’s a race against time as Whitney reclaims the family ornaments, finds romance, and learns the lesson Grandma Frances imparts.

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'Santa's Boots'

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Santa’s Boots (December 8)

When Holly (Megan Hilty) returns home for Christmas expecting the same as any other year, she’s blindsided to learn her family’s department store is on the brink of foreclosure. To keep the business going, Holly fills in as Santa’s Helper and meets the surprisingly young and handsome Nick (Noah Mills), who has been hired to play Santa at the store this year. Their undeniable chemistry and charisma draw in big crowds, until suddenly, Nick disappears. As Christmas day inches closer, Holly scrambles to find Nick with only one clue — his misplaced black boot. 

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'A Tennessee Christmas'

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A Christmas in Tennessee (December 9)

Allison Bennet (Rachel Boston), along with her daughter Olivia and mother Martha (Patricia Richardson), run a bakery in the small mountain town of White Pines, Tennessee. When Matthew (Andrew Walker), a charming real estate developer, tries to buy the town for a corporate ski resort, Allison and the townspeople must work together to prevent that from happening. And just when the Bennet ladies seem out of luck, an unexpected visitor—with a well-known sweet tooth for cookies and milk — comes to the bakery and may in fact be the key to solving everything. 

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'Christmas Around the Corner'

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Christmas Around the Corner (December 14)

Claire (Alexandra Breckenridge), a savvy venture capitalist from New York City, escapes to a quaint town in Vermont for the holidays and becomes a guest of the Fortenbury Bookstore. Upon arrival, Claire finds Christmas celebrations have been canceled by the town after a flood and the bookstore is in a dire state of disrepair. She immediately takes on the challenge to revitalize the store, but clashes with the owner, Andrew (Jamie Spilchuk), who initially rejects all her proposed improvements. Eventually, sparks fly as the two begin a budding romance, and Claire’s infectious optimism inspires Andrew to join her in reviving the yuletide spirit. But everything comes to a screeching halt when Claire discovers that Andrew is planning to sell the bookstore in the New Year. Will the spirit of Christmas be enough to change Andrew’s mind and encourage him to follow his heart?

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'Christmas Pen Pals'

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Christmas Pen Pals (December 15)

Following an unexpected breakup weeks before Christmas, Hannah (Sarah Drew), tech wiz and creator of the dating app Perfect One, heads home for the holidays with a challenge to save her failing business by re-conceiving a new romantic dating model. Upon her return, she runs into her high school boyfriend, Sam (Niall Matter), and reluctantly makes a deal with her dad, Ted (Michael Gross), to sign up for the town’s Christmas Cupid, an anonymous holiday pen pal service. As the season progresses, Hannah is smitten by each beautifully written letter she receives and starts to believe that her Christmas pen pal could be her soul mate. It’s not until Christmas Eve that everyone must reveal their true identities to their pen pals, even if it means coming face to face with the last person they ever expected.

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

Cast of 'Hometown Christmas'

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Hometown Christmas (December 16)

Back in Louisiana for Christmas, Noelle Collins (Beverley Mitchell) has big plans to resurrect the town’s live nativity, a beloved tradition that her late mother used to put on. Things become complicated, however, when Noelle runs into her high school sweetheart, Nick Russell (Stephen Colletti), a rising baseball star also back home due to a recent injury. Still feeling the burn from their senior year break-up, their lives are pushed together even further when they learn their parents share an attraction and want to be more than just friends. When things begin to fall apart with the live nativity, Nick and Noelle reluctantly team up to pull off the show and find themselves growing close.

Airing at 8/7 pm CT on Lifetime

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