A Christmas Tree Grows In Colorado

Release Date:  11/24/20; Hallmark Channel
Genre:  Romance/Holiday
Rating:  NR
Director:  Jason Bourque
Studio(s):   Front Street Pictures, Hallmark Channel
Running Time:  Unknown
Cast:  Rochelle Aytes and Mark Taylor

Story:   Erin (Rochelle Aytes) is planning the town’s Christmas celebration and must win over firefighter Kevin (Mark Taylor) in order to obtain the beautiful spruce tree from his property for the celebration.  Source(s):  Hallmark Channel; IMDB.


The Christmas Doctor

Release Date:  11/15/20; Hallmark
Genre:  Holiday/Romance
Rating:  NR
Director:  Kevin Fair
Studio(s):  Hallmark
Running Time:  Unknown

Cast:  Holly Robinson Peete (Zoey), Adrian Holmes (Luke), Chris Wood (Ty) Nicole Anthony (Debra).

Story:  A week before Christmas, Dr. Alicia Wright (Peete) is offered an assignment away from home. A mysterious man (Holmes) from her past journeys to find her before Christmas and brings with him a revelation that could change Alicia’s life forever.  Source(s):  Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.


The Christmas Edition

Release Date:  11/15/20; Lifetime
Genre:  Holiday/Romance
Rating:  NR
Director:  Peter Sullivan
Studio(s):  Hybrid, Wholesome Movies, Lifetime Television
Running Time:  Unknown

Cast:  Carly Hughes (Jackie), Rob Mayes (Finn), Marie Osmond (Melanie), Aloma Wright (Edna)

Story:  It’s Christmas time and Jackie, an up and coming journalist, finds that her life is at a crossroads. She’s just broken up with her longtime boyfriend and the newspaper she writes for has stopped printing. Then, she finds an unexpected opportunity: a small-town newspaper in Alaska is being given away for free to anyone who agrees to keep it running. Jackie decides to give it a try and relocates to the picture-perfect small town. Using a series of Christmas articles, she’s able to quickly return the newspaper to profitability, and soon falls in love… both with her new home and the handsome son of the paper’s former owner. However, when her old boss announces plans to take over the paper for herself, Jackie will need a Christmas miracle to save it.  Source(s):  mylifetime.com; IMDB.


Jingle Jangle

a/k/a Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Release Date:  11/13/20; Netflix
Genre:   Musical
Rating:  PG
Director:  David E. Talbert
Studio(s):   260 Degrees Entertainment, Brillstein
Entertainment Partners, Get Lifted Film Company, Netflix.
Running Time:  119 mins.
Cast:   Forest Whitaker (Jeronicus Jangle), Madalen Mills, Keegan-Michael Key, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Hugh Bonneville.
Story:   Produced by John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co., the movie is a musical adventure set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton. The film follows toymaker and inventor Jeronicus Jangle (voiced by Whitaker) who spends his days creating fanciful inventions. Keegan-Michael Key plays his trusted apprentice who steals his most prized creation. Newcomer Madalen Mills plays Jangle’s granddaughter, who discovers a long-forgotten invention and awakens the magic within for a holiday adventure.  Teaming together, the pair begin working on a new magical creation, which has the powers to change their lives forever.  But will they succeed? And is it really the answer to their prayers after all?  Sources:  tyla.com; Variety; IMDB.

London Mitchell’s Christmas

Release Date:   12/6/19; Aspire TV
Genre:   Holiday/Drama
Rating:   R
Director:  Christopher Nolen
Studio(s):   Nferno Productions
Running Time:  90 mins.
Cast:   Aaron D. Spears (London Mitchell), Lisa Wu (Mercedes Mitchell), Taja V. Simpson (Chantal Kennard), Timon Kyle Durrett (Dr. McArthur), Adi Benson (Price Johnson), LaToya Ward (Dr. Hampton), Thea Camara (Mama Mitchell), Lisa Yaro (Asha Campbell), Justin Sweat (Will Mitchell), Tyler Abron (Deniece Deni Rourke).

Story:   London Mitchell who is known as a Scrooge has previously lived an unscrupulous lifestyle, by divorcing his wife, barely seeing his children, and dumping a woman a month before Christmas to be with somebody else. Suddenly, London becomes faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer which forces him to rethink his total outlook on life during the Christmas holiday.  Source:  Aspire TV.



Hip Hop Holiday

Release Date:  11/30/19; BET & BET Her
Genre:   Holiday/Comedy
Rating:   NR
Director:  Terri J. Vaughn
Studio:   Nina Holiday Entertainment
Running Time:  Unknown

Cast:   Wendy Raquel Robinson (Paris), Ta’Rhonda Jones (Leesa J), Andra Fuller (Caleb), Melba Moore (Granny Fran), Elijah Everett (Christian), Trina Braxton (Karen Corvey), Natalie Lymor (Angela).

Story:   When hip hop diva, Leesa J, rekindles an old friendship over Christmas, her walk down memory lane causes her to shed her prima donna persona, and soon opens her heart to receive love.  Source:  blackfilm.com.