Christmas Movies (21)
Synopsis: A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert and featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and "This Day" performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility. (Courtesy Netflix, 2020)
Anika Noni Rose
Lisa Davina Phillip
Written and Directed by: David E. Talbert
Produced by: Lyn Sisson-Talbert, p.g.a., David E. Talbert, p.g.a., Kristin Burr, p.g.a., John Legend, Mike Jackson, David McIlvain
It premiered Friday, November 13th, 2020 on Netflix.
Synopsis: Chasing a promotion, congressional aide Erica Miller forgoes family Christmas to travel across the Pacific at her boss’s behest. Upon landing at a beachside Air Force base, she clashes with her guide, Captain Andrew Jantz, who knows her assignment is finding reasons to defund the facility. The pilot’s pet project — Operation: Christmas Drop, a genuine, decades-old tradition where gifts and supplies are parachuted to residents of remote neighboring islands — has lawmakers wondering if his unit has too much spare energy. Despite their initial opposing goals, Erica softens once she experiences the customs and communal spirit of Andrew's adopted home. (Courtesy Netflix, 2020)
Directed by: Martin Wood
Written by: Gregg Rossen & Brian Sawyer
Produced by: Brad Krevoy, Steve McGlothen
Executive producers: Amanda Phillips Atkins, Jimmy Townsend, Eric Jarboe, Amy Krell
Supervising producer: Jake Relic
It premiered Thursday, November 5th, 2020 on Netflix.
Synopsis: The Christmas Edition stars Carly Hughes, Rob Mayes, and Marie Osmond in a movie about a holiday romance that will be front-page news.(Courtesy Lifetime, 2020)
It premiered Sunday, November 15th, 2020 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: Tiya Sircar and Michael Xavier star in this touching romance about a hometown girl, a handsome attorney and a vintage red convertible. (Courtesy Lifetime, 2020)
It premiered Saturday, November 14th, 2020 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: Find out what happens when a big city executive uses her marketing prowess to help a struggling hometown winery and its handsome owner. Julianna Guill, Jon Cor and Meredith Baxter star in this holiday story that hits the palette just right. (Courtesy Lifetime, 2020)
It premiered Friday, November 13th, 2020 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: Suzie (Jacky Lai) is a rising young architect, who returns to her small hometown in Maine for Christmas where her Chinese-American parents, Pete (Tzi Ma) and Mimi (Lillian Lim), run the local Lobster Bar. Following the loss of her beloved grandmother who was a legendary baker in their community, Suzie is guilted into following in her grandmother’s footsteps by entering the local gingerbread house competition. Teaming up with an old high school friend Billy (Tony Giroux), who grew up to be a catch, Suzie must find the right recipes and mix of sugar and spice infused with her cultural traditions to win the competition and perhaps find some love in the process.(Courtesy Lifetime, 2020)
Jacky Lai as Suzie
Tony Giroux as Billy
Tzi Ma as Pete
Lillian Lim as Mimi
A Sugar & Spice Holiday also stars renowned Asian American actor Tzi Ma. The film is produced by Lighthouse Pictures and executive produced by Nancy Bennett, Shawn Williamson and Jamie Goehring. The creatives behind the movie also include a trio of Asian women - director Jennifer Liao, writer Eirene Donohue and casting director Judy JK Lee – in creating the authentic vision of the movie.
It premiered Sunday, December 13th, 2020 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: When a single mom Erin (Stephanie Bennett) takes her daughters to spend Christmas with her estranged dad on his Texas ranch, she unexpectedly falls in love with local restaurateur Mateo (Marco Grazzini) while learning to forgive her father for the past. (Courtesy Lifetime, 2020)
Stephanie Bennett as Erin
Marco Grazzini as Mateo
Lonestar Christmas is produced by BRB Pictures and distributed by Nicely Entertainment. Kristofer McNeeley and Vanessa Shapiro executive produce. Lucie Guest directs from a script by Casie Tabanou and Alison Spuck.
It premiered Monday, December 14th, 2020 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: Josie Jennings (Kim Shaw) a celebrated, romantic, 35-year old chef in the city heads home to spend the holidays at the quaint, magical bed and breakfast where she grew up, and where her mother Shannon (Cynthia Gibb) has just opened a new restaurant. Famous food critic Tanner Rhodes (Clayton James), who has given Josie harsh reviews in the past, comes to town to review the new restaurant and Josie’s Christmas Cuisine. As the holidays unfold, Josie and Tanner get to know each other better, and a romance soon begins to blossom but will Tanner find a way to right his wrongs, write a rave review for the bistro’s delicious cuisine, and win Josie’s heart by Christmas Eve? (Courtesy Lifetime, 2020)
Kim Shaw as Josie Jennings
Clayton James as Tanner Rhodes
Cynthia Gibb as Shannon Jennings
Christmas on the Menu is produced by The Ninth House and Nicely Entertainment with Vanessa Shapiro executive producing. Jake Helgren serves as writer and director.
It premiered Friday, December 18th, 2020 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: School teacher Addison Tate (Cindy Sampson) wants this Christmas to be special for her kids especially since the School Board has decided that it will be the last as the school will be closing. When Addison meets Danny, a Hollywood actor home to reconnect with his roots, on a Christmas tree lot, sparks fly, uniting the two to save the school from closing right before Christmas Eve. (Courtesy Lifetime, 2020)
Cindy Sampson as Addison Tate
A Christmas Break is produced by Reel One Entertainment. Tom Berry, Sebastian Battro, Louisa Cadywould, Breanne Hartley, Laurence Braun and Suzanne Chapman serve as executive producers. Graeme Campbell directs from a script by Jason Delaney.
It premiered Sunday, December 20th, 2020 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: Mandy (Nicola Posener), the owner of a craft and hobby store, discovers an old copy of “A Christmas Carol” among donations for a book drive. In the book is a letter to Santa from 70 years ago along with a valuable coin. Mandy sets out to find the owner of the book, letter and coin with the help of Jonah (Bradford B. Johnson), a contractor who first came upon and donated the book. Along the way, they find clues that lead them closer to the author, and to each other, but can Mandy return everything to the book owner in time for Christmas and make her own Christmas wish come true? (Courtesy Lifetime, 2020)
Nicola Posener as Mandy
Bradford B. Johnson as Jonah
A Crafty Christmas Romance is produced by Candlelight Media Group and executive produced by AJC Pennyworth and Elisa Jan. Brian Brough directs from a script by Brittany Wiscombe.
It premiered Friday, October 30th, 2020 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: The holiday season has started and Molly Cooper (Laura Vandervoort) is looking for joy. Finally living her childhood dream, Molly swaps her quaint farmhouse for London Financier Patrick Kingston's (Rainbow Sun Francks) posh apartment. Through the ups and downs of her new life in London and searching for romance, Molly begins to look forward to all communication with Patrick. Likewise, Patrick finds Molly's warm emails and texts charming and compelling. Sparks fly between them as they get to know each other as they live in each other's spaces.(Courtesy Lifetime, 2020)
Laura Vandervoot as Molly
Rainbow Sun Francks as Patrick
A Christmas Exchange is produced by Brain Power Media with Beth Stevenson and Stan Hum executive producing. Justin G Dyck directs from a script by Neale Elizabeth Kimmel.
It premiered Saturday, December 19th, 2020 on Lifetime.
Synopsis: World-renowned pianist Margot Hammond (Merritt Patterson) gets unexpected time off to spend Christmas with her family at their favorite hotel, Chateau Newhaus. Having just received another stinging review, Margot is looking forward to spending time with her family and taking a break from music in hopes of rediscovering the passion in her playing. While there, however, she soon runs into her ex-boyfriend and former bandmate Jackson (Macfarlane), who convinces her to headline the chateau’s sold-out, annual Christmas Concert. While working on the show, all of their feelings come flooding back and they are drawn to each other, but afraid of making the same mistakes. As the concert approaches, Margot and Jackson must learn that, whether in music or in love, the best will come if they listen to their hearts. (Courtesy Hallmark Channel, 2020)
Merritt Patterson as Margot Hammond
Luke Macfarlane as Jackson Lewis
Jesse Hutch as Adam Johnson
Julia Benson as Kate
Jessica Steen as Renee
Alix West Lefler as Simone
Darien Martin as Todd
Hrothgar Mathews as Sam
Suki Kaiser as Sarah
Bobby L. Stewart as Lenny
Brenda M. Chrichlow as Pam
Patricia Cullen as Evelyn
Ben Afful as Ron
Jaren Moore as Terrance
Moire Kiyingi as Student
Chateau Christmas is from Two 4 The Money Media Inc. Kim Arnott is executive producer. Ivan Hayden is producer. Michael Robison directed from a script by Nicole Baxter and S.W. Sessions.
It premiered Sunday, October 25th, 2020 on Hallmark.
Synopsis: A young entrepreneur is trying to win over investors for the dating app she has developed. To help bring investors on for expansion, she promises to take part in using it in the coming weeks before Christmas to find love and track her progress. (Courtesy Hallmark Channel, 2018)
Jen Lilley as Mary Hoffman
Brant Daugherty as Jeff Scanlon
Lindsay Wagner as Veronica Hoffman
Casey Manderson as Tyler Newman
Sandy Sidhu as Lisa Turner
April Telek as Erica Fielding
Jesse Arthur Carroll as Frank Fielding
Larissa Dias as Michelle Hoffman
Serge Houde as Reginald Hoffman
Rebecca Staab as Helen Lange
Malcom Stewart as Lloyd Grayson
Ava Grace Cooper as Riley Fielding
Preston Vanderslice as Brent
Adil Zaidi as Kevin
Jennifer Kitchen as Heather
Written by: Samantha Herman
Directed by: Allan Harmon
It premiered Friday, December 7th, 2018 on Hallmark.
Synopsis: When architect and Christmas amateur Steven finds himself hosting his family for Christmas, he recruits holiday coordinator Gretchen to bring holiday joy to his home. Gretchen’s expert Christmas spirit brings Steven’s family together, but neither expected it to bring them closer to each other. After a great opportunity presents itself to Gretchen, she and Steven must decide what’s really important in life. (Courtesy Hallmark Channel, 2018)
Alexa Penavega as Gretchen
Jonathan Bennett as Steven
Jo Marie Payton as Rachel
Jacob Young as Jeff
Chelsea Gibson as Marie
Andrew Roach as Tom
Nathan Nonhof as Nolan
Bailee Michelle Johnson as Paige
April Matson as Kirsten
Tamari Dunbar as Lindsay
Rick Macy as Ben
Anne Sward as Ellen
Scott Christopher as Davis
Darya Gemmel as Leader
Greylin Rue as Samantha
Written by: Matt Marx & Anna White
Directed by: Sam Irvin
It premiered Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 on Hallmark.