UPtv, the network dedicated to uplifting stories about families experiencing life’s biggest moments, will be celebrating Christmas with 55 days of cheery and fun holiday programming. This merry holiday offering features seven U.S. premiere movies and a GilMORE the Merrier binge-a-thon. Hosted by Scott Patterson, with a nod to his character, Luke, the marathon features all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls from start to finish, 24 hours a day for 153 hours straight beginning Monday, November 19 at 3 p.m. ET and concluding Sunday, November 25 at midnight. UPtv’s holiday programming, which includes 45 movie titles, kicks off Thursday, November 1, with A Christmas Switch, the first U.S. premiere movie, airing Sunday, November 4.
“At UPtv, we celebrate families through uplifting and inspiring stories,” said Amy Winter, general manager and evp, UPtv. “Our Christmas programming slate has something for everyone – whether viewers are looking for great movies about the true meaning of Christmas, the heart and humor that comes along with family or just a little holiday romance, UPtv invites you to join us this holiday season. In addition, our annual Gilmore Girls fan treat, GilMORE the Merrier, is back and this year hosted by Scott Patterson.”
Emphasizing holiday movies, memories and the true meaning of Christmas, UPtv’s holiday season programming highlights include the following U.S. premiere movies. See local listings for encore broadcasts.
A Christmas Switch – Sunday, November 4 at 7 p.m. ET
Christmas works its magic in this body-switching holiday tale about two very different moms who find that help is where you least expect it and most need it. When struggling singer Audrey and wealthy record executive Julia collide at the mall, they wake up in each other’s lives the next morning. Audrey finds that, though Julia’s life is full of luxury, she’s missing the chance to connect with her family in any real way.
Julia finds that though she gets plenty of family time, Audrey can’t say no to anyone, which gives her no time for herself. As Christmas looms closer, the two women rush to figure out how to both help each other and switch back before they miss Christmas morning with their own families!
Stars: Jackie Seiden, Ashley Wood, Oana Gregory, Houston Rhines, John Patrick Jordan
Chandler Christmas Getaway – Sunday, November 11 at 7 p.m. ET
The Chandler family is back for another family Christmas adventure! Not finding any Christmas spirit during a hot December, the Chandlers to pack up and head to a cabin for maximum holiday fun. But with old feuds, new feuds and a heap of holiday stress, the Chandler family will have to pull together to make this the best Christmas ever.
Stars: Malinda Williams, Victoria Rowell, GregAllen Williams, DeEtta West
Christmas on the Coast – Sunday, November 18 at 7 p.m. ET
Hard-hearted New York novelist Dru Cassadine, who is known for her holiday romance stories, is desperate to get her mojo back after a string of flops. Deciding that a change of scenery will get her creative juices flowing, she heads home for Christmas to Harbor Point, South Carolina, where she uses the quirky small-town characters as inspiration for her new book. But when she meets handsome widower Brysen Flynn, she finds that she just may be writing her own love story.
Stars: Julia Ann Emery, Burgess Jenkins, Bonnie Bedelia
Christmas Catch – Sunday, December 2 at 7 p.m. ET
Detective Mackenzie Bennett loves Christmas. But her plans to spend the holidays with her family, friends – not to mention a handsome new stranger who just moved to town – are put on hold when the F.B.I. tells her that her gorgeous new friend is a suspect in a diamond heist. Now, under cover (and under tight supervision), Mack finds herself getting close to a man who might be a criminal, but who also might be the man of her dreams!
Stars: Emily Alatalo, Franco Lo Presti, Yanic Truesdale
Christmas with a Prince – Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m. ET
Pediatric specialist Tasha Miller is focused on one thing; keeping the kids in her ward as healthy and happy as possible. So when her high-school crush, who just happens to be handsome Prince Alexander Cavalieri, breaks his leg on a nearby ski-slope, Tasha is forced to allow him to secretly get well on her floor, and she’s furious that a spoiled Royal is interrupting the precious healing time her kids so badly need. Soon, however, Tasha learns that some tough love and a lot of Christmas spirt, could turn this royal
pain into a knight in shining armor. Based on the best-selling Harlequin book “St. Piran’s: Prince On The Children’s Ward.”
Stars: Kaitlyn Leeb, Nick Hounslow, Charles Shaughnessy
Christmas on Holly Lane – Sunday, December 16 at 7 p.m. ET
The house on Holly Lane has always held a special place in the hearts of life-long best friends Sarah, Cat and Riley. It’s the magical home where they spent many happy Christmases. Now, the girls are all grownup and the house they hold dear is in danger of being sold. With each friend at a different crossroad, they will all have to come together to call upon that special Christmas magic that can only happen on HollyLane.
Stars: Sarah Lancaster, Karen Holness, Gina Holden
Hometown Holiday – Sunday, December 23 at 7 p.m. ET
High-powered music executive Ryan is so desperate to sign the latest internet sensation to his label that he agrees to accompany his sister to a country wedding just to get the chance to meet him, but he also meets a beautiful small-town girl and falls head-over-heels for her. Now, through a year of mistaken identities, misunderstandings and masquerades, the two will need to hope that a lot of love and some Christmas magic can bring them together. Based on the best-selling Harlequin book “The Maverick’s Holiday Masquerade.”
Stars: Sarah Troyer, Bradley Hamilton
Additionally, UPtv will be airing five Christmas titles new to the network:
My Santa – Sunday, November 4 at 9 p.m. ET
A single mother falls for a man who plays Santa Claus in the mall, but she doesn’t realize that he is the son of Kris Kringle.
Stars: Samaire Armstrong, Matthew Lawrence
A Husband for Christmas – Sunday, November 11 at 9 p.m. ET
Two co-workers agree to a loveless marriage of convenience, but as they become acquainted, an unrealized chemistry grows between them.
Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Eric Roberts, Jackee Harry, Rico Ross
A Christmas Cruise – Sunday, November 18 at 9 p.m. ET
When her best friend invites her along on a holiday-themed sail, an aspiring novelist unexpectedly finds the love of her life onboard.
Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Jessica Morris, Rib Hillis, Kristoff St. John
A Christmas in Vermont – Sunday, December 2 at 9 p.m. ET
Riley Thomas is sent by her profit-obsessed boss to shut down one of the company’s holdings, a small outerwear company in Vermont, for missing profit targets. Riley finds that the company is the lifeblood of a town and instead of closing down the iconic firm, she unexpectedly falls in love and learns valuable lessons beyond the bottom line.
Stars: Abigail Hawk, Chevy Chase, David O’Donnell
A Fairytale Christmas – Sunday, December 9 at 9 p.m. ET
With her California hometown in the rear-view mirror, Belle heads north on business to facilitate the estate sale of a mansion. While the job is a dream, the client, Hunter Lowell, is not. But, as the two spend more time together, his icy demeanor begins to melt. Although their relationship is budding, Belle’s longtime suitor, Tony, arrives, sending mixed signals to Hunter while adding chaos to the holiday season.
Stars: Haylie Duff, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mark Famiglietti, C Thomas Howell
UPtv is television’s trusted destination for uplifting shows you can watch together. With box-office hit films and network series like Gilmore Girls, Fresh Off the Boat, Home Improvement and America’s Funniest Home Videos, alongside originals like Bringing Up Bates, Expecting and Our Wedding Story, UPtv’s programming celebrates life’s biggest moments. In 2018, UPtv will celebrate a “Life’s Biggest Moment” of its own, premiering more hours of original content than ever in its history. In addition, UPtv’s awardwinning
pro-social initiative, “Uplift Someone,” has inspired over 191 million people to uplift others through its social videos. Based in Atlanta, UPtv is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC, and partners with the Aspire network on sales, marketing and other operational services. And UPtv Entertainment’s UP Faith & Family subscription streaming service has quickly become the fan favorite for its all-ages lineup of family and faith-affirming movies and series.