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Tatyana Ali, Ashanti and Brian McKnight star in Lifetime holiday movies

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Christmas is just a few days away and Lifetime has a lineup of holiday movies currently airing to remind us that the season is more than just about shopping for that perfect gift. The films are a part of the cable network’s holiday programming called “It’s a Wonferful Lifetime” starring some of your favorite actors and actresses from Tatyana Ali, Dolly Parton, Brian McKnight, Donald Faison to Della Reese just to name a few.

“Dear Secret Santa” stars Ali as a young woman fresh off a break up who returns to her childhood home where she confronts memories of a deceased friend and learns she has a secret admirer. “Dear Secret Santa” which also stars Della Reese and Jordin Sparks (“Sparkle”) airs Christmas eve and Christmas day.

“Christmas in the City” starring Ashanti and Ashley Williams will air twice on Sunday Dec. 22. Williams stars as a small-town mother who teaches a grumpy store manager (Ashanti) the true meaning of Christmas.

In the movie “A Country Christmas Story” musician turned actor Brian McKnight (“Note to Self”) stars as an estranged dad whose daughter longs for a career in country music much to her mother’s dismay. Country music legend Dolly Parton also stars. “A Country Christmas Story” is scheduled to air on Christmas at the Lifetime Movie Network.

The holiday movie lineup also includes “Christmas on the Bayou” with Ed Asner and Randy Travis, “A Snow Globe Christmas”, “Kristen’s Christmas Past” and the “Twelve Trees of Christmas”.

For more information on airdates and times you can check the network’s “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” holiday programming at Lifetime’s website.

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