'A Christmas Winter Song': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Ashanti's Lifetime Christmas movie

Ashanti produces and stars in the movie which is part of Lifetime's It's a Wonderful Lifetime slate of holiday programming and is set to air this December.

                            'A Christmas Winter Song': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Ashanti's Lifetime Christmas movie

Ashanti is known for donning multiple hats. The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and actress is donning an additional hat for winter this year by producing a Christmas movie for Lifetime.

'A Christmas Winter Song', also called 'Winter Song', will be premiering on Lifetime this December and will be Ashanti's first movie in three years.

Release date

'A Christmas Winter Song' will premiere on Lifetime on December 14.


It's the holiday season, and Clio is grappling with having to go through her first Christmas without her father who recently passed away. While the town looks forward to her performance at the Christmas Eve show, Clio is unsure of whether she wants to perform without her father.

Meanwhile, Clio comes across a homeless musician, Fred, and asks him to come work in her shop and perform for the customers in an act of goodwill. Both Clio and Fred love performing and they realize they both have family troubles in common.

Clio must decide whether she wants to have children while mourning her father, and Fred wants to connect with his estranged daughter, Mia. With the power of music, Clio and Fred, find the strength to overcome their hardships and revive the hope in their lives.



Ashanti attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Ashanti is a singer-songwriter, actress, record producer, and dancer who has won Billboard, Grammy, and American Music Awards for her music. She has acted in movies like 'John Tucker Must Die' and 'Coach Carter' and shows like 'Army Wives'. In 'A Christmas Winter Song', she plays Clio, a woman who forms a special bond with a homeless musician, Fred. Ashanti also serves as an Executive Producer for the movie.

Stan Shaw

Stan Shaw attends the "It's A Wonderful Lifetime" Holiday Party at STK Los Angeles on October 22, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Stan Shaw is most notable for his performances in 'Harlem Nights', 'Fried Green Tomatoes' and 'Snake Eyes'. He plays Fred, a homeless musician who is trying to reconnect with his daughter, Mia.

Sashani Nichole

Sashani Nichole is known for movies like 'Burying Yasmeen'. She plays Mia, Fred's daughter who is estranged from him and reconnects with him over the holiday season.

Christian Rozakis

Christian Rozakis known for his work in 'Gotham' and 'The Metropolitan Opera HD Live'. He plays Jack, Clio's husband in 'A Christmas Winter Song'.


Camille Brown

'A Christmas Winter Song' was directed by Camille Brown who has produced movies like 'Liberty Falls'. She previously wrote and directed 'The Nth Ward'. 'A Christmas Winter Song' will be her second feature-length directorial. 

Melissa Bustamante

The film is written by Melissa Bustamante, an actress and writer, known for 'Middle Men' and 'Winter Song'. 



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