Lifetime’s A Show-Stopping Christmas uses the spirit of Christmas Past in this Dickens-inspired holiday movie.
A Show-Stopping Christmas stars Jamie Perez (We Can Be Heroes, Walker), Thomas McDonell (The 100, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist), Maureen Keiller (Unsure/Positive, Last Night In Rozzie), Caroline Portu (Mrs. Davis, The Catch), Robert Walsh (A Ring For Christmas, The Spirit Of Christmas), Junior Cius (The Last Black Dinosaur, Dice), Abri (Respect, The Expecting), Paul Melendy (Love, Weddings & Other Disasters, Texture), James Dickens, Dennis Daniel (Late Night Habits, Madame Web), Mollie Pedersen (A Cape Cod Christmas), Allison Ruthwell (Go Chase Yourself), and Bill Salvatore (Ray Donovan: The Movie, Defending Jacob).
Joany Kane (The Christmas Thief, Winters Garden), Caroline Portu (Inspiring Romance, Misread), and John Stimpson (Ghost Light, A Cape Cod Romance) wrote the script, with John Stimpson (Christmas On Ice, Christmas A La Mode) directing.
Originally, the title of this film was A Playful Romance. Here is what viewers can expect.
What Is A Show-Stopping Christmas About?
According to The Futon Critic, Riley Burnett (Perez) is the artistic director of a theatre and is dealing with some obstacles. She is preparing to produce A Christmas Carol. Attending this event is a yearly holiday tradition for many families from this area.
However, Regina Caldwell (Keiller) the Scrooge-like owner of the Onota Theatre in Western Massachusetts has threatened to sell the property before anyone can say “break a leg.”
Now, Riley invokes the ghosts of Regina’s past, present, and future. Can their brand of Christmas magic change this grouch’s mind?
Meanwhile, Sam Palmer (McDonell), a big-time television star, has escaped Hollywood for the more calm Western Massachusetts.
Riley convinces him to portray Bob Cratchit, to add some excitement and media attention to the production.
Thanks to Sam and Riley, they find a way to make this production happen, fall in love, and perhaps even save Christmas. Or are the three ghosts using some Christmas magic there as well?
When Can You Watch Lifetime’s A Show-Stopping Christmas?
The premiere of A Show-Stopping Christmas is on Sunday, November 20, at 8 p.m., Eastern, on the Lifetime Channel.
The theater-set romance once known as A PLAYFUL ROMANCE, and CHRISTMAS IN THE BERKSHIRES, is now A SHOW-STOPPING CHRISTMAS and is poised for a cable/streaming debut in 2022. https://t.co/DFlqAszGhT pic.twitter.com/xDuxQHRY1P
— Ho! Ho! Holiday Viewing! (@SleepyKittyPaw) June 3, 2022
It’s A Wonderful Lifetime Early Favorite
One of the early favorites, It’s A Wonderful Lifetime movie, is Well Suited For Christmas. This aired on Sunday, November 6, and stars Mercedes de la Zerda, and Franco Lo Presti.
“Fashion designer Rachel Rocca (de la Zerda) lands a spot in a design competition to create a tuxedo for one of the city’s most eligible bachelors, Brett Stone (Lo Presti), for a Christmas charity gala. As Rachel begins to unthread his well-spun public image, she discovers the true reason behind his Christmas charity, and find themselves falling in love.”
Well Suited for Christmas- Watched early. Leads have great chemistry and there are 4 kisses! The fashion element is fun. I loved the way they mixed in her Latin heritage and his foster care background. It was just super swoonworthy. Watch it this weekend! pic.twitter.com/Kv4FZlIht1
— Rachel's Reviews- Queen of Movies! (@rachel_reviews) November 3, 2022
Film Critic Rachel Wagner tweeted, “Well Suited for Christmas– Watched early. Leads have great chemistry and there are 4 kisses! The fashion element is fun. I loved the way they mixed in her Latin heritage and his foster care background. It was just super swoonworthy. Watch it this weekend!”
You can watch Well Suited For Christmas, as well as all the other It’s A Wonderful Lifetime movies right after they aired, through their website, or when they play encores.
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