8 Stories

Living in a crowded New York City apartment does not mean getting close to the neighbors. During the hectic Christmas season, the residents go about their lives while an old widower sits alone in his living room reading a card that says his son won't be coming home for Christmas. Meanwhile a dancer packs up her ballet shoes to give up on her dream in the big city. A financial consultant can't commit. An artist tries to confront his fear about talking to the girl upstairs. A washed up journalist can't find the right story. And three students more concerned with popularity than making friends all walk into an elevator. 8 strangers stuck in an elevator 8 stories high. 8 strangers are about to find out what being a true neighbor means.

A Christmas Wish

Martha Evans has been abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, who took all their cash and left her homeless and virtually destitute with her two daughters and stepson. Martha leaves town in hopes of finding a job and a place to stay. She finally finds a job at a sleepy rural diner, formerly famous for its home-made root beer. But with her car broken down and the bills piling up, it looks like it's going to be a bleak Christmas for the Evans family. However, there are warm hearts working behind the scenes that ultimately make this the happiest holiday of Martha's life -- a real answer to her prayers.

A Crafty Christmas Romance

Mandy Page, the owner of a used book store, loves Christmas. When she finds a touching letter to Santa stuffed between the pages of an old book recently donated, she decides it would be fun to answer it. But playing Santa might prove difficult since the letter is dated 70 years earlier. Mandy tracks down where the book was donated from, and meets Joe Canton, who agrees to help her play Santa and track down the mystery writer. As they get closer to finding the letter writer, they find themselves growing closer together too. And with Christmas fast-approaching, the identity of the mystery writer and love might be the best gifts Mandy can receive. A Lifetime Channel premiere!

A Dog's Tale

It seems that anything is possible once the Professor arrives in town with his colorful and ragged band of rail-riding wayfarers. When the Professor tells Tim about a legendary supernova with mysterious powers that is set to appear in the night sky any day now, Tim knows he'll finally get the dog he's always wanted. After making the wish, Tim realizes something went wrong: he has a fur coat, a wagging tail, a wet nose, and four paws!

Christmas Angel

Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she scrapes by to support herself and her dog, Dash. But her neighbor, Nick, knows exactly what to do. He offers her a job, to be his assistant in the best work-helping others. There's one catch that Ashley must honor though-she can't tell anyone that her new boss is a sort of Secret Santa, helping others anonymously.

First Christmas, The

When young Amelia's parents decide to share their Christmas with a family in need, Amelia has a hard time figuring out if she should do the same. To help her decide, she asks her father to tell her three scripture stories. She discovers the true spirit of Christmas through the stories of Mary & Joseph, Elisabeth & Zacharias, and a pair of shepherds named Sharif and Omar.

Runtime:

60 minutes

Starring Lauren Faber, Dallyn Vail Bayles, Daniel Beck

Hot Chocolate Holiday

Colette runs a coffee shop that is home to her secret and famous hot chocolate recipe. She finds herself in competition with Marcus, the kind, new dessert shop owner who draws her customers away with his own specialty hot chocolate. Colette thinks he stole her recipe but she gives him a chance when his store suffers damage from a fire and has to close. Colette works together with him to repair his shop but it might not be enough to get him back on his feet in time for Christmas. It will, however, help Colette see Marcus in a different light, especially as she learns the source of his hot chocolate recipe. Love, hot chocolate and an unexpected connection will bring Marcus and Colette together for the holidays.

Matchmaker Christmas

As the Christmas party for a book publishing company approaches, editor Maggie volunteers to help her boss Amanda find a date. Matchmaking is a bit of a hobby for Maggie, but she is thrown off her game when Jaxson, her old boyfriend from her college years, shows up at her work—as a newly signed, successful author. Maggie would love to deny she feels anything for him still, but Jaxson isn’t making it easy. She’ll have to face her decisions of the past, along with Amanda eyeing Jaxson, to bring together the perfect matches at Christmas. A Lifetime premiere!