September 30, 2014 Joanna Younger
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LIFETIME BRINGS OUT THE STARS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

LIFETIME BRINGS OUT THE STARS FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH MOVIES FEATURING

Grumpy Cat, Aubrey Plaza, Academy Award® Nominee Taraji P. Henson,  Emmy® Winner Chevy Chase Golden Globe® Nominee and Molly Ringwald,  Emmy® Nominees John Ratzenberger, Conchata Ferrell,  Cheri Oteri and Annabella Sciorra,  Grammy® Winners Gladys Knight, Cliff “Method Man” Smith  and Meat Loaf, Grammy-Nominated Singing Group En Vogue,  Grammy Nominee David Alan Grier,  Barry Watson, Melissa Joan Hart and Wendy Williams among others

 

An En Vogue Christmas

Saturday, November 22, 8pm ET/PT

Over the years, the funky divas of En Vogue have gone their separate ways, until they are asked to perform a benefit concert to save the club that made them stars.  They put aside their hesitations to reunite for the special night but first, must overcome their challenging history with Marty (David Alan Grier, In Living Color), their former manager and the man responsible for breaking them up. In the spirit of the holidays, the ladies find forgiveness and come together for an epic En Vogue Christmas concert to keep the club from closing its doors forever. Stars Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, Rhona Bennett as themselves and features some of their biggest hits and two new original songs. Genelle Williams also stars.

 

Seasons of Love

With Taraji P. Henson and Gladys Knight

Sunday, November 23, 9pm ET/PT

Kyla (LeToya Luckett, Single Ladies) and Amir’s (Cleo Anthony, Divergent) new romance is thrown for a loop when Amir’s father (Richard Portnow) suddenly passes away and Kyla’s ex, Miles (Rob Riley, Hit the Floor), comes back into the picture. The two struggle to determine what truly matters to them in this story of life, love and family. Taraji P. Henson stars and executive produces, while Gladys Knight and Cliff “Method Man” Smith also star.

 

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

With Aubrey Plaza

Saturday, November 29, 8p ET/PT

Grumpy Cat (voiced by Aubrey Plaza) is a lonely cat living in a mall pet shop. Because she never gets chosen by customers, she develops a sour outlook on life…until one day during the holidays, a very special 12-year-old girl named Chyrstal enters the pet store and falls in love with her after realizing she is the only person who can hear this unique cat talk. As the two develop a close friendship during the holiday rush, Grumpy reluctantly thwarts the kidnapping of an exotic dog she dislikes and, on Christmas Eve, rescues Chyrstal after the mall closes. Through her adventures, will Grumpy learn the true meaning of Christmas? Or will it be, in her words, the “Worst. Christmas. Ever?”

 

Wally Lamb’s Wishin’ and Hopin’

With Narration by Chevy Chase and Starring Molly Ringwald

Saturday, December 6, 8p ET/PT

Based on the New York Times best-selling Christmas novel by Wally Lamb comes the new Christmas classic, starring Molly Ringwald and featuring narration by Chevy Chase as the narrator. Set in 1960s, Wishin’ and Hopin’ story of 10-year-old Felix Funicello (Wyatt Ralff, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby), doing his best to navigate fifth grade at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parochial School. His father (Danny Nucci, The Fosters) runs the local diner, and their family’s claim to fame is their cousin Annette Funicello (Krysta Rodriguez, Smash), the famous teen star and Mouseketeer. With the dreaded Christmas pageant on the horizon, the holiday season gets even more exciting with the sudden arrivals of a substitute teacher (Ringwald) and the feisty Russian student Zhenya, promising to be one Christmas Felix will never forget. Also stars Meat Loaf (Fight Club), Annabella Sciorra (CSI), Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) and Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Men) and Camila Banus (Days of Our Lives).

 

The Santa Con

With Barry Watson, Melissa Joan Hart, Jaleel White, John Ratzenberger and Wendy Williams

Saturday, December 13, 8p ET/PT

Small-time con man Nick DeMarcco (Barry Watson, Hart of Dixie) is ordered by his parole officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during the holidays…and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he hastily promises a young boy, Billy (Tucker Meek), that Santa will bring his estranged parents back together by Christmas. When his sister Rosemary (Melissa Joan Hart, Melissa and Joey) hears this, she is livid and can’t believe he would break a little boy’s heart with an empty promise. After a long night of soul searching – and with the help of an insightful female pastor (Wendy Williams) – Nick decides to make good on his promise to the child, somehow. But after meeting the boy’s mother Carol (Melissa Sagemiller, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), will Nick ultimately choose to put the happiness of others ahead of his own? Jaleel White (Family Matters), Scott Grimes (Party of Five) and John Ratzenberger (Cheers) also star. Hart also directs this film.

 

ABOUT LIFETIME

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