The new Lifetime movie Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas will ring in the holidays with a faith-based message about family, music and the true meaning of Christmas.
The original film starring Naturi Naughton, Lorea Turner and Luke James is part of the network’s “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” programming event.
The storyline centers on an estranged mother and daughter, played by Naughton and Turner, who ride out a blizzard inside a church and cross paths with a charming youth pastor (James) and a wise music teacher (Kirk Franklin).
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In the newly released trailer, Naughton laments about her parenting missteps, but James tries to reassure her by saying, “Parents make mistakes too.”
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Here’s the official description of the film: “Caught in a blizzard on Christmas Eve, estranged mother and daughter Journee (Naturi Naughton) and Nia (Lorea Turner) are forced to take refuge inside a church where a handful of also-trapped parishioners are reeling from the cancellation of their annual holiday concert. The spirit of the season takes hold as Journee and Nia weather the wintry storm together with the other churchgoers, including handsome youth pastor Adam (Luke James) and a heavenly music teacher (Kirk Franklin), who motivate the mother and daughter to reconcile their differences through music, faith, and love.”
The movie is executive produced by Franklin and features songs produced, written and arranged by the 16-time Grammy Award winner.
Swirl Films and Big Dreams Entertainment produced the movie. Executive producers including Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Eric Tomosunas, Angela Plasschaert, Leslie Greif and Alex Kerr. Tailiah Breon directs from a script by Tara Knight.
Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas premieres on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8/7c.