It’s almost time for Lifetime Television executives to sing “fa la la la.”
The women’s-targeted network, like ABC Family and Hallmark Channel will again engage in holiday stunting, serving up 25 holiday movies in 25 days under the “Fa La La La Lifetime” franchise, beginning Dec. 1 and running through Christmas Day.
Highlighted by five U.S. TV premieres on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), the festival will be led by Reba co-star Melissa Peterman and Queer Eye For the Straight Guy’s Carson Kressley, who will host Lifetime’s How to Look Good Naked, the reality show bowing Jan. 4.
Lifetime begins putting tinsel on its holiday telefilm tree with Dec.1’s Holiday Switch, which stars Nicole Eggert (Gilmore Girls) as a struggling housewife wondering whether she married the wrong man.
Inspired by a true story, Jami Gertz (Still Standing) and Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck) are an estranged couple caught in a snowstorm in the Lost Holiday: The Jim and Suzanne Shemwell Story, which debuts Dec. 8. The next night, Lifetime unwraps An Accidental Christmas in which Cynthia Gibb (Crime of Passion) stars in the story of a couple, separated after 15 years of marriage, who are manipulated by their children into spending Christmas vacation together.
On Dec. 15, Lifetime features Christmas in Paradise, where two families meet aboard a cruise ship only to have the holiday shattered by a visitor from one of their pasts. Charlotte Ross (Showtime’s Beggars and Choosers) and Colin Ferguson (Sci Fi’s Eureka) head the cast.
Three days before the big event, Dave Coulier (Full House) stars in a romantic family comedy, The Family Holiday, about a lovable pool hustler who inherits $10 million.
For their parts, Peterman and Kressley during interstitial segments will provide tips for surviving the holiday season, finding the special gift for someone specials, best tree-dressing practices and ideas for spicing up a holiday party.
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