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The Best Lifetime Christmas Movies Of All Time 

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Updated December 20, 2019 2.1k votes 235 voters 7.2k views 91 items

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Lifetime Movies have more to offer than intense storylines and films that are based on true stories. When the winter holiday season comes around they're ready to compete with the Hallmark Channel with a lineup of good Christmas movies, many of which are available to watch online. This list includes both original Lifetime Christmas movies and Lifetime Acquired Holiday movies that have become part of the "It's A Wonderful Lifetime" winter holiday lineup.

Lifetime Movies has been making Christmas films since it was the Lifetime Movie Network in the 1990s. Ebbie, a version of A Christmas Carol where Susan Lucci plays a Scrooge-like character, premiered in 1995. Lifetime may have made added the most Christmas movies to their collection in 2018 with films like A Very Nutty Christmas starring Melissa Joan Heart and Every Day Is Christmas starring Toni Braxton. They balance romantic Christmas movies, such as Wrapped Up In Christmas or My Christmas Prince, with Christmas dramas - like Home by Christmas which stars Linda Hamilton as a rich woman who finds herself homeless. Lifetime Christmas movies even have plenty of options that are light on both romance and drama, opting to have some fun for the holiday with movies like Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever.

Romantic, dramatic or just fun - whether they're Lifetime Original Movies or acquired originals that are joining the stables, which are the best Lifetime Christmas movies?

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Snowed-Inn Christmas Bethany Joy Lenz, Andrew W. Walker, Belinda Montgomery
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Thomas Beaudoin, Kati Salowsky, Steven A. Miller

Released: 1998

The Spirit of Christmas is a 2015 made-for-TV drama directed by David Jackson. Kate (Jen Lilley), a workaholic lawyer, has three weeks to get a haunted bed and breakfast appraised and sold. The ...more
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Dixie Carter, Nancy McKeon, Paul Dooley

Released: 2003

Directed by: Maggie Greenwald Mansfield

Comfort and Joy is a TV movie directed by Maggie Greenwald, originally airing on the Lifetime cable network in 2003. It starred Nancy McKeon as Jane Berry. The life of Jane Berry was all ...more
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Road to Christmas Jennifer Grey, Clark Gregg, Megan Park

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mark Jean

Road to Christmas is a 2006 television film directed by Mark Jean.
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A Gift Wrapped Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lifetime Christmas Movies Of All Time
A Gift Wrapped Christmas Meredith Hagner, Travis Milne, Anna Van Hooft
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The Christmas Contract Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles
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Poinsettias for Christmas River Angeli, Rhonda Dent, Peter Graham-Gaudreau
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The Flight Before Christmas Ryan McPartlin, Reginald VelJohnson, Mayim Bialik

Released: 2015

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Elisabeth Röhm, Laura Breckenridge, Laura Spencer

Released: 2011

Directed by: John Stimpson

A Christmas Kiss is a 2011 romance film written by Joany Kane and directed by John Stimpson.
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A Christmas in Tennessee... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lifetime Christmas Movies Of All Time
A Christmas in Tennessee Rachel Boston, Kate Moyer, Charoline Rhea
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Mark Ruffalo, Mary Stuart Masterson, David Hewlett

Released: 1997

Directed by: James Frawley

On the 2nd Day of Christmas is a Lifetime television movie starring Mary Stuart Masterson and Mark Ruffalo, directed by James Frawley.
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Christmas Pen Pals is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lifetime Christmas Movies Of All Time
Christmas Pen Pals Niall Matter, Sarah Drew, Michael Gross
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Love at the Christmas Ta... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lifetime Christmas Movies Of All Time
Danica McKellar, Dustin Milligan, Lea Thompson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rachel Goldenberg

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Finding Mrs. Claus Mira Sorvino, Will Sasso, Laura Vandervoort

Released: 2012

Directed by: Mark Jean

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The Road To Christmas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lifetime Christmas Movies Of All Time
The Road To Christmas Jennifer Grey, Megan Park, Clark Gregg
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Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Lowe, Rebecca Gayheart

Released: 2005

Directed by: Karen Arthur

The Christmas Blessing is a 2005 television film directed by Karen Arthur. It first aired on December 18, 2005 on the CBS networks. It also featured songs by country artist Blake Shelton, ...more
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Poinsettias For Christma... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lifetime Christmas Movies Of All Time
Poinsettias For Christmas River Angeli, Rhonda Dent, Peter Graham-Gaudreau
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A Snow Globe Christmas Alicia Witt, Donald Faison, Christina Milian

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jodi Binstock

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Amy Acker, Gina Holden, Brooklynn Proulx

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jason Priestley

Dear Santa is a 2011 drama film written by Barbara Kymlicka and directed by Jason Priestley.
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Christmas on the Bayou Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, Randy Travis

Released: 2013

Directed by: Leslie Hope

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Christmas Around The Cor... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lifetime Christmas Movies Of All Time
Christmas Around The Corner Alexandra Breckenridge, Jamie Spilchuk, Sarita Van Dyke
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A Christmas In Tennessee... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lifetime Christmas Movies Of All Time
A Christmas In Tennessee Rachel Boston, Kate Moyer, Caroline Rhea
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The Christmas Contract ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lifetime Christmas Movies Of All Time
The Christmas Contract Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles
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Sarah Paulson, Dean Cain, Eric Mabius

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Zinberg

A Christmas Wedding is a 2006 Lifetime Television film directed by Michael Zinberg and starring Dean Cain, Sarah Paulson, and Eric Mabius.
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Martin Henderson, Tony Barry, Gaylene Preston

Released: 2010

Directed by: Gaylene Preston

Home By Christmas is a 2010 film written and directed by Gaylene Preston.