The holidays are all about tradition. Families gather around kitchen tables for Thanksgiving, and friends celebrity their bonds with Friendsgiving meals. Starting on Thanksgiving Day and running throughout December, celebrations are accompanied by parties, decorations, and a spirit that causes many to search out ways to help those less fortunate or to thank those who often go unnoticed or unappreciated, such as mail carriers or school teachers.
Another tradition in households across America is the viewing of tried-and-true holiday movies. Feature films like Home Alone and Christmas Vacation are favorites, and both children and the young at heart enjoy children's classics like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. At the top of many lists of must-see holiday shows, however, are any holiday movies brought to viewers of the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime Network. Admittedly and unapologetically sentimental, they're just the heart-warming experience that so many seek during the holiday season. This year, both channels have a fresh batch of movies that are sure to bring the spirit of the season to any home. Here are eight new offerings from Hallmark and Lifetime to add to your holiday movie must-watch list this week.
Saturday brings one new movie from Hallmark and one from Lifetime. They also happen to be airing at the same time, so set that DVR for 8 p.m. ET to make sure you don't miss either one. On the Hallmark Channel, catch Christmas Everlasting. This one is worth watching for the mere fact that it features none other than the legendary godmother of soul, Patti LaBelle. Tatyana Ali of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air also joins the cast. The film centers around a woman who achieves her dream of becoming a partner at her law firm, only to learn that her special needs sister has died and that she must return home to handle her will. Showing opposite Christmas Everlasting on Lifetime Network is Every Day is Christmas, which stars Toni Braxton in a modern-day version of the A Christmas Carol.