Halloween may still be six weeks away, but Lifetime is already getting in the holiday spirit. The network has unveiled the complete lineup for its annual “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” programming event, and it’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit. New movies begin airing Oct. 23 and continue through Dec. 20.
Lifetime to air its first Christmas movie with LGBTQ leads
Ben Lewis and Blake Lee | Photo by Luke Fontana
2020 is a year of first for Lifetime Christmas movies, with several new films showcasing diverse storylines and inclusive casts. This year, the network will break new ground by airing a holiday film focused on an LGBTQ couple. The Christmas Setup will star real-life married couple Ben Lewis and Blake Lee as old high school friends who reconnect years after graduation.
Also on deck are A Sugar and Spice Holiday, the first Lifetime holiday movie featuring a Chinese-American family; Christmas Ever After, the network’s first movie starring a lead actor with a disability (Tony Award-winner Ali Stroker); and A Welcome Home Christmas, its first movie focused on a veteran.
The complete ‘It’s a Wonderful Lifetime’ movie schedule
Christmas Ever After | Lifetime
Thirty all-new holiday movies totaling more than 1,200 hours of new programming will air on Lifetime this year, starting in late October. New and returning stars include Kelly Rowland, Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez, Vanessa Lachey, Jason Priestley, Fran Drescher, Nia Vardalos, Ed Begley Jr., and Patrick Duffy. Here’s the complete “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” schedule for 2020.
Christmas on Ice: Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. ET
Christmas Unwrapped: Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. ET
Forever Christmas: Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. ET
A Crafty Christmas Romance: Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. ET
Candy Cane Christmas: Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. ET
The Christmas Aunt: Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. ET
The Christmas Yule Blog: Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. ET
A Welcome Home Christmas: Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET (Repeats on Veterans Day, Nov. 11)
A Very Charming Christmas Town: Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET
Christmas on the Vine: Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. ET
Christmas on Wheels: Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET
The Christmas Edition: Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. ET
A Taste of Christmas: Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET
Feliz NaviDAD: Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. ET
Homemade Christmas: Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. ET
Dear Christmas: Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. ET
Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding: Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET
People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street: Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET
The Christmas Listing | Lifetime
The Christmas Listing: Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. ET
Spotlight on Christmas: Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. ET
Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve: Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. ET
Christmas Ever After: Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET
The Santa Squad: Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET
Inn Love by Christmas: Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET
The Christmas Setup: Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. ET
A Sugar & Spice Holiday: Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. ET
Lonestar Christmas: Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. ET
Christmas on the Menu: Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. ET
A Christmas Exchange (WT): Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. ET
A Christmas Break: Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET
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