First Christmas

Release Date:  12/22/20; OWN
Genre:  Drama/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Director:  Crystle Roberson
Studio(s):  Foremost Pictures, MarVista Entertainment, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network
Running Time:  Unknown
Cast:  Idara Victor, Tonea Stewart, Samantha Smith, Mason Beauchamp, Peyton Jackson, Amanda Tavarez
Story:  Given up for adoption and placed in foster care at a young age, writer Halle Downing (Idara Victor) receives the blessing of a lifetime when she is invited to spend Christmas in New Orleans with the biological family she never knew she had – The Moores. Halle’s grandmother “Memaw” (Tonea Stewart) welcomes the young woman with open arms, completely overwhelming Halle with emotion at the significance of finally finding her family.  Extremely excited to meet her twin siblings Tiffany (Samantha Smith) and Glenn (Mason Beauchamp) along with younger brother Drew (Peyton Jackson) for the first time, Halle soon faces the hard reality that finding her place in this close-knit family is going to take longer than she thought, something that becomes particularly evident when she witnesses Tiffany’s apprehension about introducing her new girlfriend Paris (Amanda Tavarez) to the family for the first time. However, as Christmas approaches, Halle begins to gain perspective on the Moore family dynamic and ultimately comes to embrace and celebrate her first family holiday with a special gift that tells her she is right where she is supposed to be.  Source(s):  Shadow & Act; Black Film &TV.

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