I’m Not Streaming Holiday Shows But YOU Can!

I detest the holiday season and Lifetime’s sappy shows only succeed in triggering this loathing of mine!

By November of every year, I turn into some strange hybrid between Ebenezer Scrooge and The Grinch. The only difference between me and these fictional characters is that I don’t have a miraculous turnaround during the holidays. I remain bitter until well after New Year’s Day. Stuart Sweet knows this about me. That’s why he set me up with this blog post. I’m sure he’ll take some sadistic pleasure in watching me suffer while I tell you about all these “wonderful” holiday movies coming to Lifetime.

Lifetime? Really, Stuart?

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It’s the sappiest, most syrupy, saccharine-sweet streaming service out there. I guess that’s why it’s the perfect destination for anyone looking to stream shows oozing with holiday cheer. (Yuck!) Okay, so maybe you’re not like me. Maybe you really want this ridiculous streaming service. Fine! You can view it on DIRECTV STREAM and Hulu with Live, as well as Sling TV, Philo, and Vidgo.

There! Are you happy? Well, I’m not but I reckon you’ve picked up on that by now. I’ve been griping since the first word of this blog post. (And doing a right proper job of it, as far as I’m concerned.) If you’re still with me, you might be wanting something. You might actually want to know…

Why I Detest the Holidays So Much

Because everyone is in such a hurry for the season to get here. I love Halloween and everything about this holiday. I slowly stroll down the Halloween aisles of my local stores, taking in all the masks, costumes, and Halloween-themed candy bags. All the black, orange, and spider webs come are ruined in the next aisle, though. This winter- wonderland-in-October aisle is just too intrusive and out of place as far as I’m concerned.

Want to guess what music is playing in my wife’s car on November 1? If “holiday music” is your answer, you get a gold star. If she’s driving, you can bet your bottom dollar that “Jingle Bells” or some other silly song will be blasting through the speakers. I swear, it’s as if Thanksgiving doesn’t even exist in Mrs. Buckler’s SUV. If there was such a thing as “Thanksgiving music,” I would insist she play that instead… for all the good that would do me.

But Enough of My Grousing…

I’m not here to sound like Stuart Sweet. I promised holiday TV shows to stream, and I aim to deliver. (Even when I’m doing things under protest, I manage to deliver.) As I said earlier, Lifetime has plenty of overly emotional holiday feel-good flicks for you to suffer through… er, I mean enjoy. Many of them feature a list of familiar faces including Tatyana Ali, Reba McEntire, John Schneider, Kelly Rowland, Tia Mowry, and Smokey Robinson. Enjoy this list of Lifetime’s upcoming shows and happy holidays!

November 12

  • An Ice White Christmas

November 13

  • A Picture Perfect Holiday

November 19

  • Dancing Through the Snow

November 20

  • You Make It Feel Like Christmas

November 21

  • Baking Spirits Bright

November 26

  • Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune

November 27

  • Merry Liddle Christmas Baby

November 28

  • Miracle in Motor City

November 29

  • Welcome to the Christmas Family Reunion

November 30

  • Saying Yes to Christmas

December 1

  • Match Made in Mistletoe

December 2

  • A Christmas Village Romance

December 3

  • A Christmas Dance Reunion

December 4

  • Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas

December 5

  • My Favorite Christmas Melody

Monday, Dec. 6

  • Secretly Santa

December 7

  • Christmas Movie Magic

December 8

  • Christmas with a Crown

December 9

  • A Fiancé for Christmas

December 10

  • Holiday in Santa Fe

December 11

  • The Holiday Fix Up

December 12

  • Blending Christmas

December 13

  • Maps and Mistletoe

December 14

  • Ghosts of Christmas Past

December 15

  • The Enchanted Christmas Cake

December 16

  • Christmas By Chance

December 17

  • Mistletoe in Montana

December 18

  • Toying with the Holidays

December 19

  • Under the Christmas Tree

December 20

  • Candy Cane Candidate

December 21

  • The Christmas Ball

December 22

  • It Takes a Christmas Village

December 23

  • Rebuilding a Dream Christmas

December 24

  • Hot Chocolate Holiday

December 25

  • Writing Around the Christmas Tree

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.