Loretta Devine, Gabourey Sidibe Teaming Up for VH1 Holiday Movie ‘All I Didn’t Want For Christmas’

All I Didn't Want For Christmas (Credit: MTV Entertainment Studios)

Gabourey Sidibe stars in and executive produces the upcoming VH1 holiday movie All I Didn’t Want For Christmas.

The cast also includes Loretta Devine, Kel Mitchell, Karen Knox, Andrew Bushell.

The story centers on a woman named Emily Harris (Sidibe), who writes a letter to Santa in a desperate attempt to improve her life and make this Christmas not totally suck. Fortunately and unfortunately, her wine-soaked wishes start to come true.

“Finally, a feel-good holiday story for adults who hate feel-good holiday stories,” Sidibe said in a statement.

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The actress is best known for her Oscar-nominated turn in Lee Daniels’ 2009 film Precious. Her other credits include Top Five, Antebellum and the television series Santa Inc., Empire, and American Horror Story.

Sidibe’s latest project comes from MTV Entertainment Studios and Blue Ice Pictures.

Executive producers on the holiday movie include Lance Samuels and Samantha Levine for Blue Ice Pictures. For MTV Entertainment Studios, Trevor Rose, Josh Van Houdt, Marcia Lansdown, Donny Hugo Herran and Janee Dabney serve as executive producers.

The film is directed by Brittany Scott Smith from a script written by Noelle Stehman and Betsy Van Stone.

All I Didn’t Want For Christmas premieres Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8PM ET/PT on VH1.