Ring in the Holiday with TV One
TV One rings in the spirit of Christmas with the world premieres of two new holiday movies: "Miss Me This Christmas," premiering Sunday, December 3 at 7 p.m. ET and "You Can't Fight Christmas," premiering Sunday, December 10 at 7 p.m. ET. Both movies take place at the fictional Chesterton Hotel. A classic landmark, the Chesterton serves as the epicenter of a small town's annual Christmas celebration.
"Miss Me This Christmas," stars Erica Ash (Jean of the Joneses, Survivor's Remorse); Redaric Williams (The Quad, Young and the Restless), Eva Marcille (Real Housewives of Atlanta, America's Next Top Model); Allen Maldonado (Black-ish, Ringside) and Nathan Davis Jr. (Detroit). The movie tells the story of a "perfect couple" Regina (Ash) and Franklin (Williams). The pair celebrated a fairytale Christmas wedding three years ago and seemed to have it all. Now their marriage is on the rocks. When Franklin comes home at dawn after a night of partying with colleagues, Regina thinks he has cheated on her with his ex-girlfriend. Though Franklin denies it, the trust was no more. The couple separates, and their divorce is scheduled to be finalized on their three-year anniversary.
Depressed and ready to drink her way through the holidays, Regina's free-spirited best friend Trish McDonald (Marcille) intervenes. To cheer her up, the sneaker empire heiress drags Regina off to her place, a luxurious suite at The Chesterton. Franklin still loves Regina and wants to reconcile. But, when Regina accepts a hasty marriage proposal from millionaire tech entrepreneur Ulysses Danburg (Maldonado), Franklin fears he'll never win her back. Fortunately, there may be a happy ending after all. And just in time for Christmas.
"You Can't Fight Christmas" stars Brély Evans (Being Mary Jane, Born Again Virgin), Andra Fuller (Here We Go Again, Black Jesus), Persia White (Girlfriends), Richard Gant (The Mindy Project) and Marla Gibbs (227). The story begins with the annual holiday decorating of the Chesterton Hotel by interior design expert Leslie Major (Evans). She is hard at work managing the transformation when she meets and develops a crush on the hotel owner's handsome grandson, Edmund James (Fuller). Soon she discovers that Edmund and his uptight business partner, Millicent (White), have secret plans. They intend to completely revamp the hotel into an upscale business resort once Edmund inherits it from his grandfather. Scheming Millicent also has plans for Edmund that involve a wedding ring. Is he ready to take their partnership to the next level? Can Leslie save the hotel and its Christmas legacy? Will Edmund find his Christmas spirit? Viewers will have to tune in to find out.
"You Can't Fight Christmas" also features appearances by Travis Winfrey (Single Ladies), Porsha Coleman (Hollywood Today Live), and cross-over appearances by Ash and Davis Jr.
"Miss Me This Christmas" and "You Can't Fight Christmas" are produced by Sean Dwyer and Elizabeth Cullen of Poke Prod, LLC. For TV One, D'Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production.
"Miss Me This Christmas" and "You Can't Fight Christmas" will be featured programming during TV One's Holiday Movie Marathon on December 24-25. For more information about TV One's upcoming programming, including original movies, visit the network's companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hashtags #MissMeThisChristmas, #YouCantFightChristmas and #REPRESENT.