TV One is getting in the Christmas spirit with special programming that includes original movies, specials and marathons. The programming includes world premieres of independent movies Miss Me This Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7 pm ET and You Can’t Fight Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. ET.
Here’s a look at everything TV One has in store this holiday season:
New Original Movies
Miss Me This Christmas
Premiere: Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. ET
Starring Erica Ash (Jean of the Joneses, Survivor’s Remorse), Redaric Williams (The Quad, Young and the Restless), Eva Marcille (Real Housewives of Atlanta, America’s Next Top Model), Allen Maldonado (Black-ish, Ringside) and Nathan Davis Jr. (Detroit), is the story of “perfect couple” Regina (Ash) and Franklin (Williams). The pair celebrated a fairytale Christmas wedding three years ago and seemed to have it all. Yet, now their marriage is on the rocks after lies and questioned fidelity come into play. The couple separates and the divorce is set to be finalized on their three-year anniversary. Franklin still loves Regina, but fears he’ll never win her back. Fortunately, there may be a happy ending after all. And just in time for Christmas.
You Can’t Fight Christmas
Premiere: Sunday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. ET
Christmas at the Chesterton Hotel has been a time-honored community tradition for decades, and event designer Leslie Major (Brely Evans, Being Mary Jane) takes great pride in making the hotel a beautiful holiday wonderland for all the guests to enjoy. However, Leslie fears that the Christmas magic will be lost forever when Edmund James (Andra Fuller, Here We Go Again), the grandson of the owner, and his partner Millicent Williams (Persia White, Girlfriends) decide the hotel needs a corporate make-over. You Can’t Fight Christmas also stars Erica Ash (Survivor’s Remorse), Marla Gibbs (American Horror Story, 227), Travis Winfrey (Single Ladies) and Porsche Coleman (Hollywood Today Live).
A Royal Family Holiday
Royalty in name and mind only, the Royal family led by patriarch Leighton Royal (Richard Lawson) and matriarch Alfreda Royal (Debbi Morgan) fake their break-up in order to lure their overly-busy children home for Thanksgiving. Surprises and challenges ensue, including drama with Alfreda’s envious sister Mona Levi (Vivica A. Fox); the revelation of a deep, dark family secret involving Alfreda’s former acquaintance Chivonne Price (Tichina Arnold); and dealings with Leighton’s super-loud, outspoken cousin Nelson Royal (Ricky Harris). Unfortunately, Leighton and Alfreda both play their roles too well as old wounds are re-opened and their carefully planned reunion leads to chaos – and a potentially real break-up.
A Royal Family Christmas
In the sequel to A Royal Family Holiday, the children Phillip “Flip” Royal (Romeo Miller), a good-looking spiritual guru; Austin Royal (Eric Myrick III) a Washington, D.C. community activist running for Congress; Kelsey Royal (Chelsea Tavares) a fashion designer’s gopher; and Pamela Royal (Tequilla Whitfield) a hair and nail salon owner join forces to attempt to reunite their parents in time for Christmas. They try every trick in the book – including “playing nice” and setting aside old sibling rivalries – only to learn their mom and dad are enjoying “the single life.” Their plan also goes awry as getting their parents back together ends up taking a back seat to their own personal and professional drama.
Second Chance Christmas
In the film, Maisie (Robinne Lee, Being Mary Jane) and her 13-year-old son Lawrence (Michael Rainey, Jr., Power) form a small, yet tight-knit family unit. Lawrence knows his mother doesn’t have the easiest life as a single mother, but it makes him happy simply to know that she is there for him. His prayers for his mother to find happiness are answered when Malcolm (McKinley Freeman, Hit The Floor) marries Maisie. Yet ironically, Lawrence is indifferent to Malcolm and is certainly not afraid to wear his feelings on his sleeve. However, when a tragic car accident takes Maisie’s life, Lawrence and Malcolm must learn to lean on one other and get by with an important piece of their lives missing.
Merry Ex-Mas follows the story of mild-mannered single mother, Katrina Jackson (Angel Conwell), and A.D.D. sufferer, DeMarco Gamble (London Brown). The two share co-parenting duties, raising their daughter in separate locations. When DeMarco falls in love with another woman, Vilisa Whitaker (Faune Watkins) and plans a Christmas wedding, Katrina sets a diabolical plan in motion to ruin their fairytale wedding.
The Christmas Swap
Actor Dondre T. Whitfield stars in The Christmas Swap, where a down-on-his-luck single father (Whitfield) questions his decision to give up his dreams to take care of his ailing mother. A Christmas miracle gives him a glimpse of what his life would have been like if he’d made a different choice. The ensemble cast includes Christian Keyes (Saints & Sinners), Tracey Heggins, Stella Doyle, Diallo Thompson, Delpaneaux Wills, and Chris Whitley.
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