Sorry, Halloween, but Lifetime’s holiday movie schedule kicks off this week

Is it just us or do the holidays seem to creep up earlier and earlier every year? Maybe that’s due in part to Lifetime pushing the boundaries of how early we can begin our Christmas countdown. This year, its holiday movie schedule starts even before Halloween. The station will start airing “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” (aka 24 hours of original holiday movie content a day) starting this Friday, October 25th.

That’s right, before the pretty fall leaves have even begun to fall to the ground, you can get in the cozy, Christmas mood with brand new Lifetime holiday movies, a warm blanket, and maybe even some hot cocoa. Sure, some might say it’s a bit early, but us cozy queens can totally get behind it. Check out some of the holiday movies we’re most excited about on Lifetime this year, plus the whole schedule of new flicks, so you can DVR your own favorites.

Christmas Reservations (November 2nd)

Our girl Melissa Joan Hart is the queen of the perfectly shmaltzy Lifetime Christmas movie, so we’re thrilled to see her star in yet another brand-new installment this year. In Christmas Reservations, she’ll play an event coordinator at her family ski resort. But according to Lifetime’s synopsis, “when her college sweetheart (played by Ricardo Chavira), now widowed with two children, checks in, Holly discovers she has her own reservations about life and love.”

A Very Vintage Christmas (November 27th)

We’re hardcore reminiscing of the ’90s with this Lifetime movie that stars Tia Mowry-Hardrict. In A Very Vintage Christmas, she plays the owner of a vintage antique shop in a small town who embarks on an adventure to reunite someone with their romantic heirloom memento—and, of course, probably finds her own romance along the way.


Merry Liddle Christmas (November 30th)

Kelly Rowland is getting in on the Lifetime Christmas movie action this year as she’ll play a successful tech entrepreneur who must deal with her messy family descending on her dream home. While she deals with them potentially jeopardizing a glossy video shoot of “the perfect Christmas,” she’s also balancing a budding romance with her new neighbor.

Check out all of Lifetime’s full new holiday movie schedule:

October 25th

Sweet Mountain Christmas 

October 26th

The Road Home for Christmas 

October 27th

No Time Like Christmas

November 2nd

Christmas Reservations 


November 3rd

Always and Forever Christmas

November 9th

Radio Christmas 

November 10th 

A Sweet Christmas Romance

November 15th

Christmas A La Mode 

November 16th

Christmas in Louisiana 

November 27th

Random Acts of Christmas

November 22nd

The Magical Christmas Shoes 

November 23rd

Twinkle All the Way 

November 24th

Christmas 9 to 5  

November 27th

A Very Vintage Christmas

November 28th

A Christmas Wish

November 29th 

Staging Christmas 

November 30th 

Merry Liddle Christmas

December 1st

You Light Up My Christmas 

December 6th

A Storybook Christmas 

December 7th 

Mistletoe & Menorahs

Christmas Unleashed

December 8th

Grounded for Christmas

December 13th

Christmas Stars

December 14th

Matchmaker Christmas

A Christmas Winter Song 

December 15th

Rediscovering Christmas 

December 20th

The Christmas Temp

December 21st

Christmas Love Letter

Christmas Hotel 

December 22nd

A Date By Christmas Eve

We think this means that we won’t be leaving our couch until basically Christmas Eve, and we’re okay with that.

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