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10 Best Lifetime Christmas Movies

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Lifetime Christmas movies all the way! Oh, what fun it is to watch with the whole family in the sleigh. Hey!

One of the most reliable producers of made-for-TV Christmas movies is the Lifetime network. Before we can get excited about the many new Christmas movie programming on Lifetime this season, there's still a great source of Lifetime movies from previous Christmas holidays to sort from, watch, and rank.


Looking for something to do this Christmas season to keep yourself occupied? Try binge-watching all these 10 best Lifetime Christmas movies.

How to watch Lifetime Christmas movies

Several options are available to watch the Lifetime Christmas movies. 

Lifetime Christmas Movies

12 Men Of Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Hopkins, Anna Chlumsky (Actors)

12 Men of Christmas (2009)

12 Men of Christmas, starring Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, is the timeless story of a Manhattan lady fleeing the city to start a new life in the Montana countryside. She becomes engaged with a local fundraiser that asks search-and-rescue volunteers to appear half-naked for a holiday-themed calendar.

“12 Men of Christmas” is obviously fun and entertaining. Get ready to burst your stomach out from laughing at this movie.

A Country Christmas Story
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Silver Screen Pictures (Director) - Jean Abounader (Producer)

A Country Christmas Story (2013)

If we're rating Lifetime Christmas movies by actual talent, A Country Christmas Story, starring nobody besides Dolly Parton, has to be at the top of the list.

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This one is fantastic for its quality musical performances and, of course, the celebs (it also includes Brian McKnight and Desiree Ross), but it isn't a Christmas picture.

This is about a teen girl from a small Appalachian town who dreams of becoming a country music star, but she would be disobeying her mother's wishes if she pursued her ambitions. It's more about family and music's ability to heal, particularly country music. but can be very much enjoyed in your Christmas binge-watching movie list.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • HYBRID LLC (Director) - Maya Roberts (Writer) - Peter Sullivan (Producer)

Jingle Belle (2018)

Another Ali Lifetime Christmas movie has made it to the top! Belle is a Juilliard music student who comes home to write the musical score for her hometown's Christmas pageant.

Of course, she'll run into her ex, Cornelius Smith Jr., while composing for the pageant, whose heart she crushed when she moved to Manhattan to pursue her musical goals.

This type of film is typically predictable, but this was the cherry on top.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Howard Braunstein Films (Director) - Carley Smale (Writer) - Howard Braunstein (Producer)

Christmas Pen Pals (2018)

Hannah is played by Sarah Drew, a dating app developer and all-around digital whiz who, like most Lifetime leading ladies, is terrific at her job but terrible at relationships.

When she signs up to be an anonymous Christmas pen pal, she has no idea that letter-writing with the prospective love of her life will help her improve her love life. It is, to be sure.

Christmas Lost and Found
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Front Street Pictures Inc. (Director) - Jennifer Notas Shapiro (Writer) - Daniel Boddicker (Producer)

Christmas Lost and Found (2018)

Few Christmas films focus completely on the love between grandchild and grandparent, which is why so many people adore Whitney Kennison (Tiya Sircar) and Grandma Frances (Diane Ladd) when they meet up to spend Christmas in Chicago together.

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Both generations developed a deeper appreciation of the Christmas spirit as a result of the loss of family treasures and a Christmas-themed treasure hunt.

A Christmas Winter Song
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ashanti, Stan Shaw, Sashani Nichole (Actors)

A Christmas Winter Song (2019)

A Christmas Winter Song, one of the best Lifetime Christmas movies from last year's list, starring Ashanti as a grieving musician seeking purpose in life after a tragedy.

It's also one of Lifetime's few movies that can truly be classified as a musical!

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Merry Liddle Christmas (2019)

Kelly Rowland wishes you a very Merry Liddle Christmas! The Lifetime film incorporates new original music by Rowland, which was inspired by Destiny's Child singer's own experiences.

Christmas Hotel
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • HYBRID LLC (Director) - Grace Murphy (Writer) - Tatyana Ali (Producer)

The Christmas Hotel (2019)

Reuniting with an ex during an awkward AF moment is usually a good thing in the world of Lifetime Christmas movies. In other words, it leads to revived love. The Christmas Hotel, starring Tatyana Ali, is a classic love story about a second chance at love.

 This movie is very wholesome and very nice to include in your list to watch on Christmas.

Christmas on Ice
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Pirouette Picture, LLC (Director) - Jennifer Chisholm (Producer)

Christmas on Ice (2020)

This movie will awaken the love for skating in your heart as Courtney Bennett (Abigail Klein), a former U.S. figure skating hopeful, runs the city's public skating rink, but she is saddened when the Mayor (Will Lyman) announces its closure.

Courtney enlists the help of Noah Tremblay (Ryan Cooper), a former professional hockey player and single parent who owns the new indoor skating center, after her attempts to warm the Mayor's Scrooge-like heart fail. Together, they discover more than just the joy of the holidays on the ice.

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Candlelight Media Group Inc. (Director) - Brittany Wiscombe (Writer) - Brian Brough (Producer)

A Crafty Christmas Romance (2020)

Get ready to be mind blown and fall in love with this movie as an old copy of A Christmas Carol is discovered among donations for a book drive by Mandy (Nicola Posener), the owner of a craft and hobby store.

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A letter to Santa from 70 years ago is included in the book, as well as a precious coin. Mandy enlists the services of Jonah (Bradford B. Johnson), a contractor who discovered and donated the book, to track out the owner of the book, letter, and coin. 

They discover clues along the way that take them closer to the author and each other, but will Mandy be able to return everything to the book owner in time for Christmas and fulfill her own Christmas wish?

People also ask:

What new Lifetime Christmas movies are coming in 2021?

It's a Wonderful Lifetime Holiday Movie Preview, hosted by Tia Mowry, previewing Lifetime's 2021 Christmas movies, will be available on VOD beginning Oct. 24 and will premiere on Lifetime on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. ET/PT.

In addition, to sneak peeks and cast interviews, Mowry will share a special holiday treat or cocktail recipe to go with each movie.

See Lifetime's 35-Movie Holiday Lineup:

  1. An Ice Wine Christmas
  2. A Picture Perfect Holiday
  3. Dancing Through the Snow
  4. You Make It Feel Like Christmas, 
  5. Baking Spirits Bright
  6. Reba McEntire's Christmas in Tune
  7. Merry Liddle Christmas Baby
  8. Miracle in Motor City
  9. Welcome to the Christmas Family Reunion
  10. Saying Yes to Christmas
  11. Match Made in Mistletoe
  12. A Christmas Village Romance
  13. A Christmas Dance Reunion
  14. Kirk Franklin's A Gospel Christmas
  15. My Favorite Christmas Melody
  16. Secretly Santa
  17. Christmas Movie Magic
  18. Christmas with a Crown
  19. A Fiancé for Christmas
  20. Holiday in Santa Fe
  21. The Holiday Fix-Up
  22. PEOPLE Presents: Blending Christmas
  23. Maps and Mistletoe
  24. Ghosts of Christmas Past
  25. The Enchanted Christmas Cake
  26. Christmas by Chance
  27. Mistletoe in Montana
  28. Toying with the Holidays
  29. Under the Christmas Tree
  30. Candy Cane Candidate
  31. The Christmas Ball
  32. It Takes a Christmas Village
  33. Rebuilding a Dream Christmas
  34. Hot Chocolate Holiday
  35. Writing Around the Christmas Tree

For more details, you can check out People magazine's coverage.

If you can't wait on the 2021 releases, you can find previously released titles, which are also available to stream on the Lifetime Movie Club app. which are also available to stream on the Lifetime Movie Club app.

How many lifetime Christmas movies are there in 2020?

With 30 all-new films, the cable network will provide its “biggest Christmas movie slate ever,” with several of them going deeper into their dedication to diversity and inclusivity.

How can I watch Christmas Lifetime movies?

Several streaming sites are available to watch the Lifetime Christmas movies in 2020. Many popular streaming alternatives are available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and other supported devices to view Lifetime movies.

What are the new Lifetime Christmas movies for 2020?

Read on to find out everything you need to know about the 2020 “It's a Wonderful Lifetime” schedule, including casting information, premiere dates, and more!

  • Christmas on Ice. Lifetime.
  • Christmas Unwrapped.
  • Forever Christmas.
  • A Crafty Christmas Romance.
  • Candy Cane Christmas
  • The Christmas Aunt.
  • The Christmas Yule Blog
  • A Welcome Home Christmas.

Are Lifetime Christmas movies as good as Hallmark?

While Hallmark continues to deliver love stories and retellings of literary classics such as A Christmas Carol, Lifetime concentrates on stories that involve whole families, highlight more urban and modern couples, question preconceptions and beliefs, and give the holiday season a new meaning.

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