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The Best Lifetime Christmas Movies Of All Time

Updated October 30, 2020 3.7k votes 292 voters 9.3k views92 items

List RulesVote up the best holiday and Christmas films from Lifetime movies.

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
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    13

    The Christmas Contract

    Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley
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    45
    22

    Road to Christmas

    Jennifer Grey, Clark Gregg

    Released2006

    Directed byMark Jean

    Road to Christmas is a 2006 television film directed by Mark Jean....  more
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    42
    20

    Comfort and Joy

    Dixie Carter, Nancy McKeon

    Released2003

    Directed byMaggie 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 materialist,...  more
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    38
    19

    Love at the Christmas Table

    Danica McKellar, Dustin Milligan

    Released2012

    Directed byRachel Goldenberg

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    37
    22

    Poinsettias for Christmas

    River Angeli, Rhonda Dent
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    31
    15

    Finding Mrs. Claus

    Mira Sorvino, Will Sasso

    Released2012

    Directed byMark Jean

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    29
    13

    A Christmas in Tennessee

    Rachel Boston, Kate Moyer
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    25
    10

    A Different Kind of Christmas

    Shelley Long, Barry Bostwick

    Released1996

    Directed byTom McLoughlin

    After the death of his wife, a father starts to act like Santa Claus and turns his house into an all year round wonderland. Unfourtunatly his daughter is a big city attorny whos been given the job of...  more
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    28
    15

    The Flight Before Christmas

    Ryan McPartlin, Reginald VelJohnson

    Released2015

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    31
    19

    The Road To Christmas

    Jennifer Grey, Megan Park
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    26
    13

    Every Day Is Christmas

    Toni Braxton, Gloria Reuben
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    27
    15

    Christmas Pen Pals

    Niall Matter, Sarah Drew
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    29
    17

    Holiday High School Reunion

    Rachel Boston, Jonathan Bennett

    Released2012

    Directed byMarita Grabiak

    Holiday High School Reunion is a 2012 made-for-TV comedy-musical film directed by Marita Grabiak. When a woman (Rachel Boston) learns of her high school reunion a week before Christmas, she's...  more
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    27
    16

    The Christmas Contract

    Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley
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    36
    27

    Home By Christmas

    Martin Henderson, Tony Barry

    Released2010

    Directed byGaylene Preston

    Home By Christmas is a 2010 film written and directed by Gaylene Preston....  more
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    27
    18

    A Christmas Kiss

    Elisabeth Röhm, Laura Breckenridge

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Stimpson

    A Christmas Kiss is a 2011 romance film written by Joany Kane and directed by John Stimpson....  more
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    21
    10

    Christmas Around The Corner

    Alexandra Breckenridge, Jamie Spilchuk
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    24
    15

    Dear Santa

    Amy Acker, Gina Holden

    Released2011

    Directed byJason Priestley

    Dear Santa is a 2011 drama film written by Barbara Kymlicka and directed by Jason Priestley....  more
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    25
    17

    A Christmas In Tennessee

    Rachel Boston, Kate Moyer
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    26
    19

    A Snow Globe Christmas

    Alicia Witt, Donald Faison

    Released2013

    Directed byJodi Binstock

  • 22
    25
    18

    On the 2nd Day of Christmas

    Mark Ruffalo, Mary Stuart Masterson

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Frawley

    On the 2nd Day of Christmas is a Lifetime television movie starring Mary Stuart Masterson and Mark Ruffalo, directed by James Frawley....  more
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    19
    10

    The Christmas Blessing

    Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Lowe

    Released2005

    Directed byKaren 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, including...  more
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    50
    50

    The Spirit of Christmas

    Thomas Beaudoin, Kati Salowsky

    Released1998

    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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    42
    40

    A Gift Wrapped Christmas

    Meredith Hagner, Travis Milne