Christmas Movies

Christmas Movies (21)

Christmas Movies: 'Jingle Jingle: A Christmas Journey'

Written by 14 November, 2020

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)

The Cast:
Forest Whitaker
Madalen Mills
Keegan-Michael Key
Sharon Rose
Phylicia Rashad
Anika Noni Rose
Ricky Martin
Kieron Dyer
Justin Cornwell
Lisa Davina Phillip
Hugh Bonneville

Production Credits:
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

Airdate: 
It premiered Friday, November 13th, 2020 on Netflix.



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Christmas Movies: 'Operation Christmas Drop'

Written by 14 November, 2020

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)

The Cast:
Kat Graham
Alexander Ludwig
Virginia Madsen

Production Credits:
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

Airdate:
It premiered Thursday, November 5th, 2020 on Netflix.

 

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Christmas Movies: 'The Christmas Edition'

Written by 13 November, 2020

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)

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Airdate:
It premiered Sunday, November 15th, 2020 on Lifetime.

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Christmas Movies: 'Christmas On Wheels'

Written by 13 November, 2020

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)

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Airdate:
It premiered Saturday, November 14th, 2020 on Lifetime.

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Christmas Movies: 'Christmas On The Vine'

Written by 13 November, 2020

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)

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Airdate:
It premiered Friday, November 13th, 2020 on Lifetime.

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Christmas Movies: 'A Sugar & Spice Holiday'

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)

The Cast:
Jacky Lai as Suzie
Tony Giroux as Billy
Tzi Ma as Pete
Lillian Lim as Mimi

Production Credits:
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.

Airdate:
It premiered Sunday, December 13th, 2020 on Lifetime.


Christmas Movies: 'Lonestar Christmas'

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)

The Cast:
Stephanie Bennett as Erin
Marco Grazzini as Mateo
Brent Strait
Colleen Wheeler
Lina Renna, 
Emma Oliver
BJ Harrison

Production Credits:
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.

Airdate:
It premiered Monday, December 14th, 2020 on Lifetime.


Christmas Movies: 'Christmas On The Menu'

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)

The Cast:
Kim Shaw as Josie Jennings
Clayton James as Tanner Rhodes
Cynthia Gibb as Shannon Jennings
Jesse Kove
Michael Steger
Shanica Knowles

Production Credits:
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.

Airdate:
It premiered Friday, December 18th, 2020 on Lifetime.


Christmas Movies: 'A Christmas Break'

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)

The Cast:
Cindy Sampson as Addison Tate

Production Credits:
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. 

Airdate:
It premiered Sunday, December 20th, 2020 on Lifetime.


Christmas Movies: 'A Crafty Christmas Romance'

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)

The Cast:
Nicola Posener as Mandy
Bradford B. Johnson as Jonah

Production Credits:
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.

Airdate:
It premiered Friday, October 30th, 2020 on Lifetime.


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