ATLANTA – October 26, 2016 – UP TV, television’s family-focused entertainment destination targeted to adults,lights up its annual Christmas festivities with 50 fun-filled days of warm and merry holiday movies, specials and marathons. This jolly holiday offering features six premiere movies, special episodes of television’s most beloved family series and a GilMORE the Merrier binge-a-thon. The marathon features all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls from start to finish, 24 hours a day for 153 hours straight beginning Friday, November 18 at 6 p.m. ET to Friday, November 25 at 3 a.m. ET. UP’s ‘We Get Christmas’ holiday programming kicks off Saturday, November 5, with a day of fun for the family including Christmas movies and holiday-themed episodes of America’s Funniest Home Videos.
“At UP, we get family – and holiday time is family time. Nothing amplifies the love, the laughter, and chaos like the holiday season,” said Amy Winter, evp and general manager, UP. “Our diverse ‘We Get Christmas’ slate will delight our viewers. We have something for everyone at UP this holiday season.”
“The new original movies we’ve made bring home the magic of the season and the true meaning of the holidays,” said Barbara Fisher, svp, original programming. “UP has fresh and fun comedies, poignant dramas, enchanting romances and many relatable moments that our audience is sure to enjoy.”
Emphasizing holiday movies and memories, UP’s Thanksgiving and Christmas season program highlights include the following. See local listings for encore broadcasts.
Married by Christmas (UP Premiere Movie) – Sunday, November 6 at 7 pm ET
When it comes to her work, Carrie Tate (Jes MaCallan) takes herself very seriously. She has dedicated her entire life to growing Emerson Foods, the high-end food distribution company founded by her father, and doesn’t have much time for a social life. Carrie’s sister Katie, on the other hand, is a gourmet food-to-table restaurateur and marrying her boyfriend on Christmas Eve. However, due to an outdated stipulation in their grandmother’s will, it’s discovered that ownership of the company will pass to whichever sister marries first. Now, Carrie must get married by Christmas or kiss her family business goodbye!
Stars: Jes MaCallan, Coby Ryan McLaughlin, April Bowlby, James Eckhouse, Ryan Caltagirone
Merry Christmas, Baby! (UP Premiere Movie) – Sunday, November 13 at 7 pm ET
The Chandler family is back and bigger than ever in the fourth installment of the Marry Me for Christmas franchise. Determined to make her baby’s first Christmas a memorable one, Marci (Malinda Williams) throws herself into both planning the perfect Christmas and building her new event planning business. But when the business gets off to a rocky start and members of her family face their own hardships, Marci will discover that when your plans for a perfect Christmas start to fall apart, it just might be the miracle you need.
Stars: Malinda Williams, Karon Riley, GregAlan Williams, Chrystale Wilson, DeEtta West, Brad James, Victoria Rowell
A Puppy for Christmas (UP Premiere Movie) – Friday, November 25 at 7 pm ET
After her destructive puppy Buster causes Noelle to lose her boyfriend, her apartment and her job, Noelle is invited to spend the holidays on a farm with her rugged co-worker Liam. But when Noelle’s city past catches up with her, things get complicated. Noelle must choose between the safe, successful world she left behind, or an uncertain, unpredictable and exciting future with Buster and Liam.
Stars: Cindy Busby, Greyston Holt, Christopher Russell
The Rooftop Christmas Tree (UP Premiere Movie) – Sunday, November 27 at 7p ET
Every Christmas for 15 years, Dale Landis fastens a tree to his roof and decorates it for the season; and every year he’s arrested for it. Determined to keep Dale out of jail this year, a judge orders idealistic attorney Sarah Wright and aggressive prosecutor John Riviera to work together to defend Dale and figure out the mystery behind the rooftop Christmas tree. Inspired by a true story.
Stars: Michelle Morgan, Tim Reid
Girlfriends of Christmas Past (UP Premiere Movie) – Sunday, December 4 at 7 pm ET
When three strong-willed women join forces to seek the ultimate revenge on their cheating ex at his upcoming holiday retreat, love struck event planner Livvy meets Carter, the property manager organizing it all, leaving Livvy to question if she can leave off their revenge scheme long enough to finally forgive her ex and let a real holiday romance blossom. Stars: Tammin Sursok, Lindsey McKeon, John Brotherton, Meagan Holder
Season’s Greetings (UP Premiere Movie) – Sunday, December 11 at 7 pm ET
Darcy Blake (Laura Bell Bundy) has the perfect job - she works for Harrington House, a successful greeting card company, in the editorial department. Writing heart-felt, meaningful copy for cards is very important to Darcy, especially at Christmas, which was important to her as a young girl. She realizes that she is a bit out of step with her fellow millennials, but that is fine with Darcy. Everything is about to change when Andrew Harrington arrives at the company to take over from his grandfather, and he has a very different view of the business and of the holidays.