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EIGHT New Christmas Movies in 2023 is UPtv’s gift to you

Christmas is a season of love. Of laughter. Of relationships. Put simply, it’s where UPtv shines the brightest. This year, we’re bringing you our Most UPlifting Christmas Ever with eight premiere Christmas movies and the heartwarming new Gaither music special ‘A Christmas Homecoming’ as part of nearly 600 hours of holiday cheer. The 45-day event begins on Friday, November 3rd.

Some of the highlights include the following movies and specials:

We’re Scrooged – Premieres Sunday, November 5th at 7pm ET

When ex-high school sweethearts return to Minneapolis for the Christmas Snowball 10-year high school reunion weekend, they each check in to the hotel single and alone. Although their friends called them “Ross and Rachel,” Sarah and Scott parted ways after college and pursued their high-end careers. After a run-in at the kickoff event, they are both warned that they are going to be visited by three Christmas ghosts over the next three days. While dreaming each night, they have shared experiences reliving their past and present Christmases. These unsettling yet comedic visits help them both see what they gave up. And that they gave up on each other. When the Ghost of Christmas Future visits them separately, they must each make a choice to reunite or lose their love forever.

Starring: Tamara Duarte and Andrew Bushell.

Christmas Time Capsule – Premieres Sunday, November 12th at 7pm ET

When Tiffany’s best friend James arrives at her house looking for the family heirloom engagement ring he left in her care, she quickly realizes that he wants to use it to propose to another woman. Now Tiffany has three days, a road trip and some Christmas magic to make James realize that the woman he really wants has been in front of him the whole time.

Starring: Franco Lo Presti and Emily Alatalo.

Country Hearts Christmas – Premieres Sunday, November 19th at 7pm ET

In the sequel to the UPtv premiere movie ‘Country Hearts’, it’s days until Christmas, and the Jameson Family are all off chasing their dreams. Tori and June are in Nashville recording their first album while Bones is home on the farm getting everything ready for the whole family to be together at Christmas. But when the sisters get a chance to be on a live Christmas Eve show, one that will supercharge their budding career, they are faced with a difficult decision; they could do the show and get a much-needed boost in the industry, but it means not spending a very special Christmas with their family. Added complications arise when Tori’s heart doesn’t know if she should choose an old flame or an old friend, and June is struggling with a long-distance marriage. In the end it’s remembering that family, faith and love is the answer to any big decision.

Starring: Chris Jericho, Lanie McAuley, Katerina Maria, David Pinard, and Craig Strickland.

Mistletoe Connection – Premieres Sunday, November 26th at 7pm ET

Kate Snow loves everything about the holidays. From Christmas sweaters to Christmas crafts, Kate loves it all, but what really makes her jolly is Christmas time at her shop, Treasures from the Heart, that’s been in her family for generations. This year, however, a developer is moving into her quaint neighborhood and trying to turn everything she loves upside down. To make matters worse, Kate had an electric moment with a handsome stranger on a bus, but never got his name and now has no way to find him. Mark Goodwin may wear expensive suits and has a big job, but underneath it all, he loves Christmas and everything that comes with it. When he has a moment of connection with a particularly beautiful stranger – dressed as a Christmas elf no less – he goes on a mission to discover exactly who she is to make his holiday romance dreams come true. But when Mark and Kate discover that they are on opposite sides of a very personal battle, it will take all the Christmas magic in the world to bring these two together in time for a truly magical holiday.

Starring: Jessica Sipos and Markian Tarasiuk.

A Christmas Homecoming – Christmas Music Special on Saturday, December 2nd at 7pm ET

In this all new hour-long special from the beloved Gaither Family, we celebrate all the magic and music of the holiday season. Join Bill Gaither as he presents his favorite Christmas performances from holiday past including Josh Turner and the Gaither Vocal Band. It’s a Christmas special perfect for the whole family and guaranteed to fill you with holiday joy.

Yuletide the Knot – Premieres Sunday, December 3rd at 7pm ET

When small town wedding planner Rachel is faced with planning her biggest Christmas wedding yet for an out-of-town influencer couple, she is thrown an unexpected surprise when the bride’s manager turns out to be Logan, her first love and high school sweetheart. He reminds her what it is to love, and through rediscovering the magic of Christmas, she rediscovers a part of her heart she closed off long ago.

Stars: Mary Antonini, Peter Porte, Kelley Jackle, Kelsey Scott, and Melissa Peterman.

Christmas at an Amish Bakery – Premieres Sunday, December 10th at 7 PM ET

After leaving her Amish community in her youth, a New York book editor finds herself in desperate need of a new cookbook to save her job. With Christmas on the horizon Sarah heads back to her family farm to reconnect. But with the presence of a handsome local—an outsider, but one that is friendly with the Amish community—he and Sarah sense chemistry and work together to save her family’s Amish bakery (developing an Amish Christmas Cookbook in the process).

Stars: Alexandra Harris and Sean Koetting.

Dial S For Santa – Premieres Sunday, December 17th at 7pm ET

When insurance investigator Lana Lawton returns home Christmas, her only goal is to spend time with her mom and cheer up her nephew who is upset that his military father won’t make it home for Christmas. When she arrives, however, she discovers that a string of robberies along Main Street has the shop owners scratching their heads over who could have done it. Seeing her chance to earn a big promotion by doing some real P.I. work, Lana puts all of her efforts into trying to solve the case by any means necessary. Now, with Christmas Eve approaching and her suspect list narrowing, Lana must convince Nick, the police chief, to let her help on the investigation. As the pair start spending more and more time together on the case, they begin to see each other as more than co-investigators. Can Lana and Nick solve the case in time for Christmas and will Lana’s lead suspect disappear on Christmas even with a sleigh full of stolen goods? It may just take a lot of faith and a good bit of Christmas magic for a happily ever after!

Stars: Sarah Dugdale, Julian Haig, and Lynda Boyd.

A Christmas Letter – Premieres Sunday, December 24th at 7pm ET

A Christmas Letter is a modern love story meets epic adventure that ultimately brings a family together, with an uplifting, feel-good look at how the spirit of the holidays – and help from some pro hockey players – can unite a community and new-found friendships. This is a tale of how love, compassion and a little Christmas sparkle can bring us together when we need it the most.

Stars: Colin Mochrie, David Lipper, Enrico Colantoni, and Glenda Bragzana.

Additionally, on November 3rd, its subscription streaming service UP Faith & Family will begin streaming more than 200 Christmas favorites.

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