Representation matters. For the first time, Lifetime has made a holiday movie that stars two women as the romantic leads. Under The Christmas Tree is a feel-good movie with a lot of love and laughs.
Starring in Under The Christmas Tree is Elise Bauman (A New Year’s Resolution, Good Witch), Tattiawna Jones (Lost In Space, Transplant), Shawn Ahmed (Love On Harbor Island, Coroner), Sonia Dhillon Tully (My Favorite Christmas Melody, The Kings Of Napa), Connie Manfredi (The Great Christmas Switch, The Next Step), and Ricki Lake (Hairspray, The Masked Singer).
Ready to know more about this new Lifetime movie?
What Is Lifetime’s Under The Christmas Tree About?
According to The Futon Critic, Lifetime’s Under The Christmas Tree is the story of marketing whiz Alma Beltran (Bauman) and Christmas tree whisperer Charlie Freemont (Jones). The two women cross paths when Charlie finds the perfect tree for the Maine Governor’s Holiday Celebration. However, it is right in Alma’s backyard.
While they initially spar, romantic sparks soon begin to fly between the two women. It seems that the enchanting tree and some Christmas fairy dust from the town’s pâtissière extraordinaire (Lake) bring out the best in them. Moreover, they spark each other to take leaps of faith and fight for love and Christmas magic.
When Can You Watch Lifetime’s Under The Christmas Tree?
Lifetime’s Under The Christmas Tree premieres on Sunday, December 19, at 8 p.m. Eastern. After the premiere, you can stream this movie via the network’s website.
Ricki Lake Thrilled About Under The Christmas Tree
All of the social media photos from this Lifetime movie showcase how much fun everyone had. Ricki Lake wrote on Instagram, “Okay, yes, I look cross-eyed and @baumanelise is blinking, but who cares? #underthechristmastree is airing on @lifetimetv tomorrow night! 🎉🎉🎉#itsalifetimechristmas #representationmatters #loveislove ♥️”
Lifetime’s Under The Christmas Tree Director Felt ‘Personal Connection’ To Story
Recently, Lifetime’s Under The Christmas Tree director, Lisa Rose Snow, spoke to the Directors Guild Of Canada. She shared that “It feels amazing to be part of the team bringing this story to life for the mainstream media.”
She continued, “The holiday movie-of-the-week format celebrates love and family, so it only makes sense to celebrate the love between two women. Queer love is beautiful and it’s all around us so let’s normalize seeing it on our screens.”
Snow explained that “As a Director, I was drawn to the joy and the magic coursing through the story and it made my little queer heart so excited and happy, and I hope that audiences feel the same.”
Lastly, she thanked Lifetime for making this movie. “I’m thrilled that Lifetime is making content like this and hope to see them continue to create feel-good films that reflect the vast world we are living in.”
Don’t miss Lifetime’s Under The Christmas Tree. It premieres on Sunday, December 19, at 8 p.m. Eastern.