I realize that it is only November 12th, but in the elf world that I live in it might as well be December 25th. I am in FULL Christmas mode folks and I just can't stand it anymore. Last night, I got a little too excited when I discovered that Lifetime was officially playing its Christmas movies! I even tweeted about it (and then people started calling me an old lady so I stopped).
Lifetime Christmas movies are just like regular Lifetime movies except that they don't include murder (most of the time). That's right, you still get wronged women, broken hearts and adultry, just not all the violence! No wonder I love them so much! When I got OnDemand ( last year...I'm behind), I made it my goal to watch every single Lifetime Christmas movie that was on there. There was about 20 and I watched 15 which I think is pretty good.
Here are my five favorite Lifetime movies (with clips!). Also, I included the next air date, which for all of these movies is in the next two weeks!
12 Men of Christmas
In this movie, Broadway diva Kristen Chenoweth loses her job and boyfriend all on the same night (so sad!), but comes up with the best idea to rake in the cash, a calendar with hot men!!!!!! As expected, this is also great for her love life. All I'm saying is that this movie must have been made by the same people that brought you Magic Mike because (as the title suggests) this movie is coverup for just placing 12 hot men on a screen for 2 hours.
Next air date: Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.
Recipe for a Perfect Christmas
The first time I saw this movie, I thought, "God, this movie is so stupid." First off, it is very illogical, so many of the things that happen in this movie don't make sense. But, for whatever reason, every year I kept watching it over and over again (it came out in 2005). And now I just think it is adorable. Follow writer J.J. as she tries to land a food column and watch what happens when her mom falls for the restaurater of the place she is reviewing. It is wild!
Next air date: Nov. 18 at 11 a.m.
A Boyfriend for Christmas
The description for this movie on the Lifetime.com site states, "Holly professes that she doesnt believe in Santa Claus since she can't meet the man of her dreams." I have no words...
Next air date: Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.
On Strike for Christmas
This movie is about female empowerment (which I am ALL about) and is so good! Basically this hard-working mom organizes all the other hard-working mom's in the neighborhood to go on strike and not do all the usual Christmas preparations. They have had enough! This forces the husbands to do some domestic work and then all hell breaks lose, but seeing as this is a Lifetime CHRISTMAS movie it has a happy ending. I just love it!
Next air date: Nov. 23 8 a.m.
Comfort and Joy
This is an oldie, but goodie. I love the classics! In this movie a high-powered career woman (played by Nancy Mckeon) gets in a car accident, survives and then wakes up to a whole other life as a mom and wife to a hot guy. I'm not going to give you the ending, but let's just say I think we all know how this ends and that strong-willed feminists would be very angry. I really do love this movie though. It is my ALL TIME FAVORITE Lifetime Christmas movie. I promise you won't be disappointed!
Next air date: Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.
What's your favorite Lifetime Christmas movie? Tweet me @alipannoni and let's talk about it!