'Christmas Hotel': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything you need to know about Lifetime's holiday movie

Marla Sokolof's directorial debut, 'Christmas Hotel' starring Tatyana Ali tunes into the Christmas feels this holiday season. From small-town girl to grand hotelier, Erin is on a journey to find out if it was all worth it


                            'Christmas Hotel': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything you need to know about Lifetime's holiday movie

Tatyana Ali from 'The Young and Restless' stars in the new holiday movie 'Christmas Hotel' airing on Lifetime. With a strew of holiday movies dropping on Lifetime this holiday season, this one rings in the old school census of getting back to the real ideals of Christmas — love and togetherness.

Release date

'Christmas Hotel' will premiere on December 21 at 8 pm EST on Lifetime.

Plot

Erin Roberts, played by Tatyana Ali, is an ambitious hotelier who is up for a promotion to handle Windsor Hotel's chain in Rome. What she did not expect is to become in charge of a new Windsor hotel in her hometown of Garland Grove that is the epitome of everything Christmas.

After her arrival, she's hit with the reality of the people not wanting a hotel being build in their small town, but she has to somehow make this work for Windsor investors.

Indulged in this mess, she finds herself forced to work with the one person that leads the town's movement of not wanting this hotel built, her ex-boyfriend Connor. Using his knowledge of the town, they both work together to make it a magical world.

In the process of furthering her career in her hometown, she finds herself questioning her goals in life and nurturing her connection with Connor to reignite her love for Christmas.

Cast

Tatyana Ali

Tatyana Ali attends the premiere of Disney's "Aladdin" on May 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Tatyana Ali plays the role of Erin and is best known for her iconic role as Ashley Banks on the 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and as Roxanne on ' The Young and the Restless'.

Sean Patrick Thomas

Sean Patrick Thomas attends the premiere of Warner Bros.' "The Curse Of La Llorona at the Egyptian Theatre on April 15, 2019, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The role of her ex-boyfriend and love interest Connor is played by Sean Patrick Thomas.  This American actor is known for his role as Derek Reynolds in 'Save the Last Dance' (2001), and as Detective Temple Page in 'The District'.

Other cast members include Sheryl Lee Ralph, Telma Hopkins and Erika Walter.

Creators

Marla Sokolof

Marla Sokoloff attends the Premiere of Sony's "The Angry Birds Movie 2" on August 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

This Lifetime original movie is directed by Marla Sokolof and is her directorial debut. It is written by Anna White. Marla Lynne Sokoloff, an American actress is known for playing Lucy Hatcher on 'The Practice', Claire on 'Desperate Housewives' and Gia Mahan on 'Full House' and 'Fuller House'.

Trailer

The trailer is yet to be released.

Where to watch

Catch the 'Christmas Hotel' premiere on Lifetime network on December 21 at 8/7c.

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