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Join Lifetime’s (DStv 131) holiday movie festivities this December with Glammy

No one knows how to throw a celebration like Instagram sensation Glammy. Find out what she has planned this December, and what she’ll be watching.

The table is set, we’re surrounded by a few of our favourite things and we’re decked out in our best because it’s time for a Lifetime holiday viewing party with our hostess, Glammy – or rather Lynn Forbes, Instagram sensation and mom of megastar AKA. She and her family will be celebrating throughout December as they watch Lifetime’s (DStv 131) films about finding love, happy families, and all sorts of celebrations, and, of course, the bang in the cracker – a little drama – thanks to stars like Kelly Rowland, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Holly Robinson Peete and Pattie LaBelle.

In Glammy’s words, a classic Lifetime Christmas movie is a "crazy, beautiful mess and lots of family fun". Glammy loves the “realness” of Lifetime’s holiday movies. “Nobody comes with their title, like, ‘I'm a CEO’ or this and that. It's just a big family togetherness and it's warm and fuzzy,” she explains. Imagining herself into her very own role in one of these films, Glammy declares, “I am the Oscar winner! The centre of attention and attraction.”

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On Saturday,19 December, Glammy and the Glammy fam will be hosting a viewing party for the movie of the month, Merry Liddle Christmas, starring Kelly Rowland. Asked to imagine what a real-life Kelly Rowland Christmas would be like, Glammy replies promptly, “It would be super-planned, organised, and no room for error.”

Given no budget and the brief to throw an extravagant Christmas party, Glammy reveals, “I would do an experience. I would take my entire family, put them on a private jet, and fly them off to somewhere exotic and just have all of us together for the best quality time ever.”

She is all about celebrating the holidays the right way. “I absolutely love Christmas. It is my favourite time of the year, so planning probably starts from about the end of October and the actual preparations are off to a good start at the beginning of December. It goes all the way through and everybody knows it's Christmas at Glammy's House,” she says proudly. “I am a thoughtful gift buyer.”

But like most moms and hostesses, Glammy is feeling a little differently about the 2020 festivities. Her plans for this year would be “to run away from my family and disappear until after New Year!” she admits. “I hope they're not listening to this.”

Nevermind, Glammy. Take in a few Christmas movies with Lifetime and you’ll be feeling those warm fuzzies again soon. Here are four fabulous highlights from the holiday selection to choose from…

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Like Glammy’s Christmas preparations, our festive viewing plans need a little strategising. Begin your countdown to the big day here with all these holiday movies that are showing in South Africa for the first time this year:

A Cinderella Christmas At a masquerade ball, an event planner falls for a rich playboy who needs to marry in a hurry. Watch on Saturday, 12 December on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:50

A Twist of Christmas Two single parents are forced to work together to save Christmas after they accidentally switch their kids’ presents during a busy shopping trip. Watch on Sunday, 13 December on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 19:20

Feliz Navidad A single dad agrees to a practice date with a travelling musician after they’re matched on a dating app. Watch on Saturday, 19 December on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:50

Christmas Unwrapped An investigative journalist digs into a millionaire’s claim that all the presents that arrive at Christmas are from Santa himself. Watch on Saturday, 26 December on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 19:20

Christmas Hotel A big city hotelier’s promotion is based on sprucing up the small-town hotel she left behind early in her career. Watch on Saturday, 26 December on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:50

No Time Like Christmas An advertising exec reconnects with her first and only true love when she returns to her hometown for Christmas, and she helps him to save the local theatre. Watch on Sunday, 27 December on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 19:20

New Year’s Kiss A homeless Santa lookalike and a recently dumped ad executive’s best friend are both set on helping her to rediscover her joy. Watch on Thursday, 31 December on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 20:05

Christmas Movie Marathons

If you want to Feliz Navidad, Bon Noël', Ukhisimusi omuhle, Krisimesi emnandi, and Ho Ho Ho all holiday day long, Lifetime has all-day movie marathons launching on Saturday, 19 November. Pop on the TV and start your gift wrapping, veg peeling, cleaning frenzy, house decorating whirlwind with some Christmas company.

Saturday, 19 December

12:00 Once Upon A Holiday
13:25 A Christmas In Tennessee
14:55 A Gift Wrapped Christmas
16:25 Jingle Belle
17:50 Love For Christmas
19:20 Merry Liddle Christmas
20:50 Feliz Navidad

Thursday, 24 December

12:35 Radio Christmas
14:05 Reunited At Christmas
15:35 Christmas In Mississippi
17:05 The Christmas Gift
18:35 Christmas With The Andersons
20:05 One Upon A Main Street
21:35 Merry Liddle Christmas
23:05 Hometown Christmas

Friday, 25 December

12:35 Girlfriends of Christmas Past
14:05 My Christmas Love
15:35 Priceless Christmas
17:05 Random Acts of Christmas
18:35 Wrapped Up In Christmas

Watch from Saturday, 19 December to Friday, 25 December on Lifetime (DStv 131) at 12:00

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