Lifetime’s ‘Reindeer Games Homecoming’ Is ‘Grey’s’ Reunion

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It’s A Wonderful Lifetime and Reindeer Games Homecoming is a wonderful Grey’s Anatomy reunion! This Christmas movie stars Sarah Drew (Amber Brown, Stolen By Their Father), Justin Bruening (Sweet Magnolias, Swept Up By Christmas), Ava Cheung (Love In Wolf Creek, Slumberland), Brian Sills (We Wish You A Married Christmas, The Holiday-Fix Up), Ashley Bryant (Nightalk, Private Eyes), Dorian Giordano (Lockdown, World’s Best), Richard Patrick Tolton II (The Boy In The Woods, Civil), Alicia Alexander, and Shannon McDonough (In Production, Deadly Ex Next Door).

Sarah Drew wrote the script with Brian Herzlinger (Deadly Yoga Retreat, A Christmas Dance Reunion) directing.

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Used with Lifetime’s permission

What Is Lifetime’s Reindeer Games Homecoming About?

According to The Futon Critic synopsis, “MacKenzie Graves (Drew) is a brilliant, competitive, crossword-puzzle-loving biology teacher in Vermont who recently lost her father, beloved fire chief and the heart of the town’s holiday fundraising tradition ‘The Reindeer Games.'”

Therefore, every year, since his death, MacKenzie keeps his memory alive. She does this by competing with her father’s former team, all retired firefighters. MacKenzie loves to spend time with her dad’s former colleagues. The colorful group is a lot of fun and has endeared itself to her.

However, this year, the holidays are different. That is because Mac’s high school crush Chase Weston (Bruening) is back in town. Now, a fading Hollywood star, Chase still makes her heart flutter, not that she would let him know that piece of information!

Chase returned home for the holiday season to visit his pregnant sister and nephew. Eventually, despite his disinterest, he is pushed into participating in the Reindeer Games.

Once Mac finds out, she becomes determined to compete with Chase, and show him up. She wants their team to win the Kris Kringle Cup.

Mac and Chase start as rivals. However, as they start to compete, sparks begin to fly. Pretty soon, Chase is determined to win Mac over.

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Used with Lifetime’s permission

When Can You Watch Reindeer Games Homecoming?

The premiere of Reindeer Games Homecoming is on Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on Lifetime.

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Used with Lifetime’s permission

It’s A Wonderful Lifetime Is Grey’s Reunion

Sarah Drew is thrilled to be so involved in this Lifetime Christmas movie. She wrote on Instagram her thrill of writing her first screenplay, executive producing, and starring in this upcoming It’s A Wonderful Lifetime movie.

I’m super excited to share the trailer for my writing debut #reindeergameshomecoming !! This journey has been wild and exhilarating and challenging and beautiful. Directed by the incredible @brianherzlinger , and executive produced by me, @margiebaybee and @stephinvenice , and starring #justinbruening and @briansills . This was a Total dream team!! I hope you love this movie as much as we loved making it for you. #reindeergameshomecoming airs November 12th at 8pm only on @lifetimetv . @itsawonderfullifetime #itsawonderfullifetime
Are you ready to watch Sarah Drew’s big achievement?
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