Get your cup of hot cocoa ready because Lifetime is giving us the best Christmas gift of all: 1,000 hours of entertainment that'll bring tidings of comfort and joy. (and, ya know, all the seasonal cheer that you can handle). This year, the cable network is breaking yet another record by releasing 28 all-new holiday movies (three of them are still under wraps), topping last year's 18. Starting October 25 (yes, conveniently the same day as Hallmark's), "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" will air yuletide movies with star-studded ensembles including Melissa Joan Hart, Kelly Rowland, and Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
While most of the lineup has been confirmed, the network teases that there's still room for more. That means that there's a strong possibility that this list may rival Hallmark's, which currently has 40 (!) brand-new releases. Either way, Lifetime's annual event will highlight the season's best: Christmas cookie competitions, pit stops at Grandma's house, and of course, mistletoe-worthy love. So, go ahead and cancel your plans from October through Christmas because you have a busy few months (sitting on your couch) ahead of you.
Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m.
When Laney Blue's (played by Megan Hilty) country music career took off, she ditched her not-so-nice hometown for something bigger. While making a quick trip to see her family for the holidays, a blizzard derails her Christmas plans, forcing her to stick around the town — and the people, including a snowplow driver named Robbie (played by Marcus Rosner) — she left behind.
Saturday, October 26 at 8 p.m.
The holidays have a way of bringing everyone — even rival musicians Lindsay and Wes (played by Marla Sokoloff and Rob Mayes) — together. After their Christmas Eve gig is canceled, the pair takes a road trip to their neighboring hometowns, and finds something unexpected (read: love) along the way.
Sunday, October 27 at 8 p.m.
A trip to a vintage jewelry shop inspires Emma (played by Kyla Pratt) to believe that there's still time to rekindle a college flame. Although, her mind changes as soon as she bumps into her first love and his daughter at a bed and breakfast the week before Christmas.
Saturday, November 2 at 8 p.m.
Holly (played by Melissa Joan Hart) is a pro at planning the Christmas events at her family's lodge. That is until her college sweetheart books a stay and tests her personal reservations about love.
Sunday, November 3 at 8 p.m.
After her grandfather's year-round Christmas store is left in her hands, Lucy (played by Lexi Lawson) makes plans to sell it to a trendy athleisure company. Sure enough, a trip back home teaches her why this small Christmas shop was so special to her grandfather and most importantly, the community.
Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m.
Because her Philadelphia radio is station is closed for the holidays, DJ Kara Porter (played by Keshia Knight Pulliam) is asked to broadcast from Bethlehem. She won't let this setback hurt her chances of a promotion, which is why she makes it her mission to pull in big numbers by revealing the town's Secret Santa.
Sunday, November 10 at 8 p.m.
Food stylist Holly (played by Adelaide Kane) puts her baking skills to the test in hopes of winning her favorite childhood bakery in a local contest. The catch: She has to recreate the baker's famous 12 Days of Christmas recipes and compete with Brad (played by Greyston Holt), a beloved baker in town.
Friday, November 15 at 8 p.m.
To save her family's dairy farm from closing, Emily (played by Katie Leclerc) holds an ice cream flavor contest that goes viral. Even with the creation of Christmas á la Mode ice cream, Emily still struggles to see if the farm has a promising future.
Saturday, November 16 at 8 p.m.
It makes sense that Mister and Miss Christmas (played by Percy Daggs II and Jana Kramer) would be a match made in Santa's workshop. But, of course, things are more complicated when you're Christmas royalty.
Sunday, November 17 at 8 p.m.
Investigative journalist Sydney (played by Erin Cahill) isn't stopping until she figures out who's responsible for the sporadic "acts of Christmas" in her city. She's not alone: Cole (played by Kevin McGarry) is a local reporter with the same beat.
Friday, November 22 at 8 p.m.
When Kayla Hummel (played by Erin Karpluk) is handed a pair of magical Christmas shoes, she leans on their power to help her find the beauty of Christmas.
Saturday, November 23 at 8 p.m.
A Christmas-inspired wedding at Snowview Lodge causes a wedding planner (played by Sarah Drew) and co-owner of a local Christmas decoration company (played by Ryan McPartlin) to team up. Along the way, the two single parents are inspired to find more interesting (and possibly, romantic) ways to work together.
Sunday, November 24 at 8 p.m.
Tough crime beat reporter Jennifer's (played by Tiya Sircar) next assignment is her most challenging one yet: to find the real meaning of Christmas. Ironically enough, it isn't until she goes undercover that she finds her truest self — and her best story — yet.
Wednesday, November 27 at 8 p.m.
When Dodie (played by Tia Mowry-Hardrict) finds a box of momentos in her one-of-a-kind antique store, she makes it her goal to track the hopeless romantic that they belong to. To do so, she enlists the help of Edward (played by Jesse Hutch) and potentially finds a love story of her own.
Thursday, November 28 at 8 p.m.
As a part of their town's annual tradition, Maddie (played by Megan Park) convinces her sister Faith (played by Hilarie Burton) to write down a wish and stick it in the box in the center of town. When she meets a handsome suitor, Faith thinks that her wish has come true — until she develops romantic feelings for her best friend, Wyatt (played by Tyler Hilton).
Friday, November 29 at 8 p.m.
Lori, a professional house stager (played by Soleil Moon Frye), is tasked with her most unique assignment yet: transforming Elliot's (played by George Stutts) home into a winter wonderland for his daughter. While working her magic, Lori starts to feel like a part of the family, proving the spirit of Christmas is alive and well.
Saturday, November 30 at 8 p.m.
Inspired by her recent holiday disaster, Kelly Rowland plays Jacquie, an ambitious tech entrepreneur, who dukes it out with her family to ensure that her home stays in tip-top shape for her "the perfect Christmas" video shoot. In the midst of chaos, Jacquie's relationship with a new neighbor starts heating up, showing her what Christmas is really about.
Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m.
Celeste Everett (played by Ali Liebert) can't do it all, so she hires a nanny to lighten the load at home. The catch? The nanny (played by Jake Epstein) is a handsome man who just so happens to be single.
Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m.
Maggie (played by Emily Rose) promises to find her boss a date in time for their work Christmas party. Everything's going well until her boss sets eyes on Jaxson (played by Corey Sevier), Emily's old college boyfriend that she never moved on from.
Saturday, December 7 at 8 p.m.
While searching for their lost dog, exes Marla (played by Vanessa Lachey) and Max (played by Christopher Russell) are encouraged to rethink their relationship status after revisiting the places of their past holidays.
Sunday, December 8 at 8 p.m.
A winter storm grounds two pilots — Nina (played by Julianna Guill) and Brady (played by Corey Sevier) for Christmas, leaving the two to spend the week at Nina's parent's house. While at one of their many holiday engagements, Nina and Brady pretend they're a couple after spotting her ex-boyfriend — and it doesn't end there.
Friday, December 13 at 8 p.m.
Layla (played by Erica Durance) thinks her R&B career is going to take off until amateur songwriter Spence (played by J.T. Hodges) takes the spotlight away from her. What's worse? She's starting to fall for him.
Saturday, December 14 at 8 p.m.
When Emma (played by Kim Fields) returns to her family's Christmas Light Factory, she's shocked to see that the once dazzling lights have lost their sparkle. To bring back its Christmas glow, Emma leans on the support of an old love.
Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m.
As a window dresser for the city's biggest department store, Mia (played by Jessica Lowndes) is exhausted by everything that Christmas brings. Once she nails down her display, she sets her sight on a beach vacation with her sister ... until she's rerouted to the annual Snowflake festival in her hometown.
Saturday, December 21 at 8 p.m.
With a promotion at one of the city's most prestigious hotels on the line, Erin (played by Tatyana Ali) heads home to work on her next big work project: preparing Mt. Holly Inn to become corporation-ready. Soon after her arrival, she's met with pushback from local townsfolk, causing her to rethink what she's doing in the first place.