Release Date: 2015 Genre: Drama/Family Rating: NR Running Time: 112 mins. Studio(s):Atlanta Dream Team Productions, Distributors Signal 23 Television, Green Apple Entertainment. Director:Henderson Maddox
Release Date: 2014; 12/22/15 BET Genre: Drama/Romance Rating: NR Running Time: 112 mins. Studio(s): Cultivated Films Director: Kiara Jones
Cast: Kimberley Drummond (Andrea), Maba Ba (Brent), Sawandi Wilson (Gabriel), Maria Howell (Miranda), Lisa Arrindell Anderson (Lori), Frances Turner (Charlotte), Stephen Hill (Isaac), Jason Vendryes (Kendal).
Story: The film focuses on three sisters. The baby of the trio, Andrea is in town for her wedding to the wealthy Brent, but it’s clear something is amiss, as he’s been too busy to come for the pre-wedding preparations. This small town in North Florida doesn’t have too many professional photographers and Andrea’s ex Gabriel was hired by the wedding planner to effectively capture her beauty on this momentous occasion. Sparks fly between the two, compounding Andrea’s confusion. Does she do what her overbearing mom Miranda says and marry the “right man” or go with her heart…and what does that mean exactly?
Lori, is the oldest sister, and pregnant by a one-night stand to the chagrin of bratty and needy Andrea, judgmental mom Miranda, and middle sister Charlotte. Successful and adventurous, her decision to have a baby on her own doesn’t sit well with the rest of the clan because she lives life on her terms, something they can’t relate to, or in Miranda’s case, waited too long to act on.
Charlotte and her hunky baby daddy Isaac are in a rut. He has given up working as an international DJ and music producer to be the best stay at home dad to their two children while Charlotte focuses on her work as a daytime news anchor. As Isaac prepares to take their relationship to the next level, Charlotte entertains ideas of tasting the swirl with her white co-anchor. Source: Shadow and Act.
Story:Ten year-old Abigail has written to the North Pole and asked for something very special this year something she’s kept secret from her mother. But when Abigail discovers that Santa hasn’t brought her special gift, she activates her back-up plan and captures jolly St. Nick. Source: Amazon.
Release Date: 2015 Genre:Drama/Family Rating: NR Running Time:120 mins. Studio(s): Entertainment One Television; UPtv Director: James Head
Cast: Amber Riley (Jackie Turner), Matreya Fedor (Ava), Jarod Joseph (Trevor), Priscilla Faia (Kate), Camille Sullivan (Sharon), Ali Skovbye (Chloe).
Story:My One Christmas Wish is based on the true story of Jackie Turner, a woman growing up in the foster care system who so desperately wanted a family for Christmas that she advertised on Craigslist… and people answered! Source: UpTV; IMDB.
Cast: Malinda Williams (Marci), Victoria Rowell (Stephanie), Karon Riley (Blair), Clifton Powell (Gavin), Gregory Alan Williams (Donald), Kristoff St. John (Lawrence), Jasmine Burke (Wilhelmina), Chrystale Wilson (Elizabeth), Deetta West (Myra).
Story: Third installment of UP’s popular Chandler family Christmas movies. This Christmas, the Chandler family, much to Stephanie’s (Victoria Rowell) dismay, seem to be distracted from the usual family holiday traditions. Marci (Malinda Williams) and Blair (Karon Riley), who tied the knot in last year’s Marry US For Christmas, are eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child due on Christmas day. The couple is doing everything in their power to ensure that they have the perfect baby girl – from meditation to changing their eating habits. Work-wise, Marci is trying to juggle impending motherhood with meeting the demands of her top client, Friendly Family Floral. Blair is back to running his own firm. Money is tight but he and Marci are happy and eagerly awaiting the arrival of their little bundle of joy. Meanwhile, Marci’s Aunt Myra (DeEtta West) and Uncle Donald (Greg Alan Williams), who recently retired, are feeling useless. Eventually they find a meaningful way to occupy their time at the urging of Donald’s cousin, Gavin Brooks (Clifton Powell). Aunt Elizabeth (Chrystale Wilson) is obsessed with getting a promotion at work. Add to the mix, Stephanie’s blooming romance with Lawrence (Kristoff St. John) – who is torn between being with her or continuing his mission work. It appears the Chandler’s have abandoned their Christmas traditions and lost the spirit of Christmas. That is, until a group of kids at an orphanage helps the family to realize there is more to Christmas than wrapping gifts and baking cookies. Source(s): UPtv; IMDB.