OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will mark the 2021 holiday season with a new cooking competition series and three original movies.
The films include A Sisterly Christmas starring Deborah Joy Winans and Kendrick Cross; A Chestnut Family Christmas featuring Meagan Holder and Brad James; and A Christmas Stray starring Andra Fuller and Rhyon Nicole Brown.
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The network will also unveil cooking competition The Big Holiday Food Fight hosted by actress and comedian Kym Whitley. The five-episode series will air on Tuesday nights, leading up to the Christmas movies.
As part of the network’s “OWN For The Holidays” tradition, the films will honor the meaning of the season — giving to others and putting friends and family first. The movies will also air on Discovery+. Below are descriptions from OWN on each of the new projects.
The Big Holiday Food Fight
Hosted by Kym Whitley, the holiday-themed cooking competition series from SallyAnn Salsano and 495 Productions celebrates the holidays with traditions, family recipes and a side order of fierce competition. In each episode, we crown a new King or Queen of the holiday table and put a little jingle in their pocket with enough cash to tackle some fierce Christmas shopping. The Big Holiday Food Fight premieres Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, moving to its regular 8:00 p.m. ET/PT time slot on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
A Chestnut Family Christmas
When a talented pastry chef, currently working as a live-in cook, accidentally commits to hosting her family for the holidays, she poses as the wealthy homeowner in order to impress them and to remove the “black sheep” burden she has been carrying her whole life. All seems to be going well, until everyone’s secrets are exposed and relationships begin to unravel. The film stars Meagan Holder and Brad James, and is produced for OWN by MarVista Entertainment in association Harpo Films.
A Chestnut Family Christmas premieres Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
A Sisterly Christmas
Two sisters, one who loves Christmas and everything that comes with it and the other who can be the scroogiest of Scrooges, receive an early Christmas gift: an inheritance that takes them on a once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday vacation. Their Christmas proves to be more than they bargained for when they run into their childhood rival, now a Broadway star who digs in on these sisters, testing their resolve as women and their bonds of sisterhood. The movie stars Deborah Joy Winans and Kendrick Cross, and is produced for OWN by MarVista Entertainment in association with Harpo Films. A Sisterly Christmas premieres Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
A Christmas Stray
A tightly-wound corporate executive, finds himself hopelessly stranded in a small mountain town on Christmas Eve, unable to shake the adorable stray dog who ran him off the road, and irresistibly drawn to the free-spirited, local veterinarian who is sorely in need of some Christmas magic herself. The movie features stars Andra Fuller and Rhyon Nicole Brown, and is produced for OWN by MarVista Entertainment in association with Harpo Films. A Christmas Stray premieres Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.