It’s that time of year again when our TV screens become a cornucopia of holiday cheers and tears as we take in holiday comedies, dramas, and everything in between.
Indulge! We can lounge in our ugliest sweaters and comfiest PJs, enjoy cups of eggnog and plates full of leftovers while taking in hours of feel-good TV without shame or guilt. Below is a sampling of holiday shows in December. Cheers!
“A Christmas Stray” – 12/14, 7 pm
A man with an empire state of mind finds himself hopelessly stranded in a small town on Christmas Eve, unable to shake the stray dog who ran him off the road, and irresistibly drawn to the free-spirited, local veterinarian. Stars Rhyon Nicole Brown.
“A Chestnut Family Christmas” (streaming at www.oprah.com)
When a talented pastry chef, who has always been the family black sheep and is currently working as a live-in cook/maid, accidentally commits to hosting her family for the holidays, she pretends she is the wealthy homeowner with a pitch-perfect life to impress them.
“A Christmas Wish” – 12/16, 7 pm
A single mother needs a miracle so she and her daughter can survive Christmas.
“Christmas For Sale” – 12/23, 7 pm
A fledgling real estate agent pretends to be a billionaire’s yoga instructor on a holiday ski trip to gain access to the kind of people with big bank accounts. Will her deceit spoil her chance at unexpected love? Stars Nadine Ellis.
“Let’s Get Merried” – 12/13, 8 pm
Follows a not-so-smart, hard-partying, down-on-her-luck grinch who impetuously decides to get married at a Christmas-themed adventure park to a man she hasn’t met. Features Xosha Roquemore and Tajh Mowry.
“Miracles Across 125th Street” – 12/16, 7 pm
Follows a wild Harlem rapper who wants to confront his past on Christmas Eve by returning to his family’s church after battling drug addiction. Stars Nick Cannon, Marsha Warfield, Teyana Taylor, Tommy Davidson.
“Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas” (streaming on Lifetime with cable subscription)
Demetria McKinney stars as an assistant pastor who grapples with the position of head pastor (and romance) coming her way in a new church. With Kirk Franklin as executive producer, you know the music is slamming. It doesn’t disappoint! The show aired on Dec. 4 but you can still watch online at www.mylifetime.com/movies/a-gospel-christmas.
“Mistletoe in Montana” – 12/17, 7 pm
Unlucky in love, rancher Merry’s luck might be about to change when a marvel of a man and single father Mark and his two kids book the ranch for Christmas week. Stars Duane Henry, Melissa Joan Hart.
“Under The Christmas Tree”- 12/19, 7 pm
In this tale of hate at first sight, marketing whiz Alma Beltran and Christmas tree whisperer Charlie Freemont cross paths when Charlie finds the perfect tree for the Maine Governor’s Holiday Celebration—right in Alma’s back yard. Will Christmas work its magic and bring these two strong-willed women together? Stars Tattiawna Jones.
“Writing Around the Christmas Tree” – 12/25, 7 pm
It’s a different world of love when successful novelist Mikaela Leighton decides to revive her deceased mother’s annual holiday writer’s retreat at her father’s snowy chalet in an attempt to cure her writer’s block. Stars Krystal Joy Brown, Curtis Hamilton, Dawnn Lewis.
“The Real Housewives of The North Pole” – 12/9 (streaming)Boomerang’s Tetona Jackson is featured in Christmas Queens of North Pole as neighbors try outdoing each other for Best Holiday House decorating.