Is it too early to talk about Christmas? If you ask me, absolutely not. The holiday season is my favorite time of the year and it just got better. Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network is bringing three original Christmas movies to your home this season and it’s rather exciting. Usually, I just stick to my classic holiday favorites, but I’m in the mood to add some new movies into the mix this year.
Starting November 15th at 9PM (ET), OWN will premiere its first Christmas movie as part of the network’s introduction into original TV films. The movies will air on three consecutive Fridays in November, starting with ‘One Fine Christmas’, starring Marla Gibbs, Vanessa Williams, Rick Fox, as well as his daughter, Sasha Fox. Make it the perfect pre-Christmas movie night with these ingredients and after reading the synopsis below on each of these three films, let me know which one you’re most excited to see!
“We are excited to bring holiday movies to OWN,” President of OWN Tina Perry said in a statement. “This special time of year is about spending time with the ones you love, and we think our viewers are going to enjoy watching these movies together throughout the season.”
One Fine Christmas
Premieres: Friday, November 15 at 9 p.m. ET
Actresses Marla Gibbs and Vanessa Williams will join Rick Fox and his daughter, Sasha Fox, in this ensemble, making the father-daughter duo’s first acting gig together. Set in the neighborhood of Christmas Street, the movie tells the individual stories of its residents, who have forgotten the importance of family during the holiday season and find themselves united as they celebrate Christmas Eve.
Premieres: Friday, November 22 at 9 p.m. ET
Starring Jackée Harry, Cayden K. Williams, and Kimberly Elise, Carole’s Christmas follows Carole Jordan (Elise), a busy, overworked businesswoman who finds her life turned upside down after wishing she’d taken a different path in life. The only person she can trust is Iris (Harry), a woman from her “past life,” and eventually, the story finds Carole learning about gratitude.
Premieres: Friday, November 29 at 9 p.m. ET
Patty (Aloma Wright), the matriarch and founder of her town’s most popular bakery, announces her intentions to retire at year’s end, which prompts her children—Jennifer (Khalilah Joi), Angela (Leigh-Ann Rose), and Anthony (Arnell Powell)—to step up and offer their ideas for the future of the family business. The determining factor as to who will lead? Why a Christmas cake bakeoff that is bound to get messy as siblings fight for control.