Loretta Devine, Megan Hilty, Marissa Jaret Winokur to Star in Lifetime's 2018 Holiday Movies

Film & TV News   Loretta Devine, Megan Hilty, Marissa Jaret Winokur to Star in Lifetime's 2018 Holiday Movies
 
The movie series, kicking off November 21, will also feature performances by Toni Braxton, Obba Babatundé, June Squibb, and Jasmine Guy.
Loretta Devine, Megan Hilty and Marissa Jaret Winokur
Loretta Devine, Megan Hilty and Marissa Jaret Winokur

Lifetime has announced their full schedule of Holiday-themed TV movies for 2018, with casts poised to include Tony Award winners Marrisa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray) and Jane Alexander (The Great White Hope), Tony nominee Megan Hilty (9 to 5, Wicked, Noises Off), and a variety of Broadway alums.

The series, dubbed It's a Wonderful Lifetime, will be previewed in a November 17 special hosted by Melissa Joan Hart, kicking off officially November 21 with My Christmas Inn featuring Jackée Harry.

Hart and Harry—both Broadway alums themselves—are also set to appear in movies during the series, as are fellow stage veterans Cheryl Ladd, Toni Braxton, Tatyana Ali, Loretta Devine, Valarie Pettiford, Obba Babatundé, Jasmine Guy, Diane Ladd, June Squibb, and Patricia Richardson.

Braxton co-stars with her sister Towanda in Every Day is Christmas, a new telling of Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, November 24.

Dreamgirls original cast members Devine and Babatundé appear alongside Pettiford in Jingle Belle, a love story that centers around a small town Christmas Eve pageant. Jingle Belle is set to premiere November 25.

Hart and Winokur co-star in A Very Nutty Christmas, a Nutcracker-themed holiday story that airs November 30.

Megan Hilty and Noah Mills in <i>Santa&#39;s Boots</i>
Megan Hilty and Noah Mills in Santa's Boots Lifetime

Guy will appear in The Christmas Pact, which explores if best friends can fall in love. The film premieres December 2.

Diane Ladd is set to appear as Grandma Frances in Christmas Lost and Found. After her granddaughter mistakenly throws out a box of the family's Christmas ornament, Grandma Frances devises a scavenger hunt to reclaim the cherished family heirlooms and teach her granddaughter what the holiday is all about. Christmas Lost and Found premieres December 7.

Hilty stars as Holly in Santa's Boots. When a young and handsome Santa Clause from her family's department store goes missing, Holly endeavors to find him with only one clue to help her: a black boot. Squibb co-stars in this film, which premieres December 8.

Richardson stars as the owner of a bakery fighting against a business man's attempt to turn their small mountain town into a corporate ski resort in A Christmas in Tennessee, premiering December 9.

Alexander will appear in Christmas Around the Corner, premiering December 14, about a New York City venture capitalist's attempt to save a small Vermont town bookstore.

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