Lifetime Releases First Look at ‘Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas’

Kirk Franklin's The Night Before Christmas (Credit: Lifetime)

Naturi Naughton and Luke James celebrate the holidays with music and faith in the Lifetime movie Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas.

The film is part of the network’s annual “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” programming event.

This week, Lifetime released a photo from the movie, which shows Naughton and James surrounded by Christmas decorations as they gaze into each other’s eyes.

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The storyline centers on an estranged mother and daughter, played by Naughton and Lorea Turner, who take refuge inside a church during a blizzard, and cross paths with a handsome youth pastor (James) and a heavenly music teacher (Kirk Franklin).

The movie is produced by Swirl Films and Big Dreams Entertainment. Kirk Franklin, Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Eric Tomosunas, Angela Plasschaert, Leslie Greif and Alex Kerr serve as executive producers. Tailiah Breon directs from a script by Tara Knight.

Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas premieres on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8/7c.