Lifetime is getting into the Christmas spirit early, with a slate of new 2021 holiday movies.
The cable network announced this week it’s prepping two Christmas films that will reunite a roster of beloved TV stars. Up first will be A Christmas Dance Reunion featuring High School Musical alums Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman.
Here’s Lifetime description of the film: “Successful attorney Lucy Mortimer (Monique Coleman), along with her mother Virginia (Kim Roberts) return to the Winterleigh Resort to help celebrate the hotel’s final Christmas season before the resort closes its doors permanently. Once there, Lucy is reunited with the owner’s nephew and her childhood Christmas Dance partner, Barrett Brewster (Corbin Bleu). Though the resort has fallen on hard times and has stopped most holiday events, Lucy leads the charge in recreating the beloved Christmas traditions, including the popular Christmas Dance, to bring together new families and new hope to the resort. Now, Lucy must decide if she’s willing to take a risk on love and partner up once more with Barrett for what could be the last Christmas Dance.”
A Christmas Dance Reunion is produced by Off Camera Entertainment and Brain Power Studio with Stephanie Slack, Margret H. Huddleston and Beth Stevenson as Executive Producers. Megan Henry Herzlinger and Brian Herzlinger serve as writers. Brian Herzlinger also directs.
The network is also bringing Blending Christmas to the screen. The movie features several alums of The Brady Bunch, including Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen, Mike Lookinland, Jennifer Elise Cox, and Robbie Rist. Additional cast members include Haylie Duff, Aaron O’Connell, Beth Broderick, Telma Hopkins, and Greg Evigan.
The film centers on Emma (Haylie Duff), who “learns that the resort where she used to spend Christmases with her family is being redeveloped. Her boyfriend Liam (Aaron O’Connell), hatches a plan to bring her to the resort one last time to propose! He secretly invites both their families to join them and Emma is delighted when she arrives to find the whole family bunch there. Of course, no holiday gathering is complete without drama, and soon the families are bickering over every detail! The added stress from trying to blend the two families eventually takes a toll on Emma and Liam, who start questioning their own relationship. Now just days before Christmas, the two families realize that they’re going to have to work together in order to reunite Emma and Liam!”
Blending Christmas is produced by Hybrid LLC. Marla Sokoloff directs from a script by Peter Sullivan and Adam Rockoff.
A Christmas Dance Reunion and Blending Christmas join the “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” holiday movie slate that includes new films led by Reba McEntire, Kelly Rowland, Mario Lopez, and Jana Kramer.