A Comprehensive List of Lifetime’s 12 New Christmas Movies in 2023

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Santa will be coming to town before we know it—which means it’s time to really get into the holiday spirit. Thankfully, Lifetime’s “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” installment has everyone covered with 12 new Christmas movies.

The new movies start airing the weekend of November 18. Jana Kramer, Tia Mowry, Teri Hatcher, and more will appear in the star-studded films, making sure to keep spirits bright all season long. For instance, Mowry teams up with Buddy Valastro (a.k.a the Cake Boss) for Yes, Chef! Christmas where she attends a holiday-themed cook-off event that grants her the bit of Christmas magic she needs to make her dreams come true.

Ahead, get all the details on the 12 new “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” movies that are joining the channel this holiday season. And while you’re at it, grab a cup of hot tea or hot chocolate and your warmest blanket and get ready to enjoy the newest Christmas classics.

How to watch Lifetime’s “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” Christmas Movies

You can watch the movies live via cable on the Lifetime channel or download the Lifetime App and sign in with your TV provider for full access to movies and TV shows. All movies air on cable at 8 p.m. ET/PT on their premiere dates.

Lifetime’s 2023 Christmas movie schedule

Saturday, November 18: Christmas Plus One

Stars: Emily Alatalo, Vanessa Smythe, Andrew Bushell, Corey Sevier

Two sisters have a pact to find their soulmates by the following Christmas, but only Amy (Smythe) finds a fiancée in time. Cara (Alatalo) ends up finding a plus one for her sister’s winter wedding, only to lose his number—leading to an adventure to find him in time to make her Christmas wish come true.

Sunday, November 19: Planes, Trains, and Christmas Trees

Stars: Kathryn Davis, Olivier Renaud

An event planner (Davis) and sports agent (Renaud) are unable to get on their flights home for Christmas due to a snowstorm when the duo pairs up to try to make it home before resigning to seek refuge in a town that ignites a romantic spark.

Saturday, November 25: Christmas at the Chalet

Stars: Teri Hatcher, William DeVry

Ex TV host and socialite Lex (Hatcher) volunteers to work at a chalet to avoid spending Christmas with her ex-husband and his new girlfriend, while documenting her experience for her followers.

Sunday, November 26: Laughing all the Way

Stars: Paniz Zade, Jake Epstein, Mary Walsh, Ish Morris, Paul Constable, Candice Lidstone

With Christmas only a few weeks away, an aspiring comedian (Zade) is given the task of finding a perfect headliner for a Christmas variety show when she runs into a famous Hollywood comedian (Epstein), whom she falls in love with.

Saturday, December 2: Ladies of the ’80s: A Diva’s Christmas

Stars: Travis Burns, Taylor Ann Thompson, Loni Anderson, Morgan Fairchild, Linda Gray, Donna Mills, Nicollette Sheridan

Five ’80s soap opera stars reunite to shoot a Christmas episode of their show when their rivalries threaten to ruin the production, forcing the producer (Burns) and director (Thompson), old college friends, to keep things together.

Sunday, December 3: Mistletoe Match

Stars: Elena Juatco, Ryan Bruce

Journalist (Juatco) goes undercover at a Secret Santa for Singles event where she meets fellow skeptic (Bruce) and sparks begin to fly.

Saturday, December 9: A Cowboy Christmas Romance

Stars: Jana Kramer, Adam Senn, Max Ehrich, Curt Mega, Lisa Lee, Mary-Margaret Humes, Cassie Randolph, Bruce Thomas

With only one week before Christmas, a real estate agent (Kramer) must return to her hometown to close a big business deal, where she reconnects with her father and brothers and reconsiders her choice to leave her previous life behind.

Sunday, December 10: Yes, Chef! Christmas

Stars: Tia Mowry, Buddy Valastro, Luke Humphrey

A culinary school instructor (Mowry), who previously put many aspirations on hold, is invited to a holiday cook-off event where she finds her big break while building a powerful connection with her mentor (Humphrey).

Saturday, December 16: The Holiday Proposal Plan

Stars: Tatyana Ali, Jesse Kove, Geovanni Gopradi, Whitney Able

Exes (Ali, Kove) are forced to come together to help their friends (Able, Gopradi) with their engagement at a snowy chalet. The proposal doesn’t go according to plan, but there may be hope for another relationship to rekindle.

Saturday, December 16: A Christmas Intern

Stars: Jackée Harry, Ciarra Carter

The holidays are approaching, and Cecelia (Harry), bored of retirement, decides to make a surprise visit to see her daughter Alexis (Carter), where she becomes an intern at her online gift-giving business.

Sunday, December 17: Merry Magic Christmas

Stars: Patricia Isaac, Andrew Dunbar

A financial advisor (Isaac) takes on a pro-bono case at a local children’s theater where she meets Nate (Dunbar), who is financially inexperienced and at risk of needing to close the theater. The pair works together to save the theater, and may find something more rewarding in the process.

Sunday, December 23: Mom’s Christmas Boyfriend

Stars: Jeananne Goossen, Ai Barrett, Zach Smadu

A 10-year-old girl, Lily (Barrett), enters a writing contest with a story about her Christmas wish—for her single mother, Emma (Goossen) to find love. Lily wins the contest, but will she get her wish?

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