'First Christmas': Release date, plot details, cast and all you need to know about OWN holiday movie

Christmas films are all about love, community and being with family, so no surprise 'First Christmas' follows the same pattern


                            'First Christmas': Release date, plot details, cast and all you need to know about OWN holiday movie
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Christmas is for everyone, and even the Grinches can't deny it. In this merry spirit, we bring another suggestion to your festive plate: 'First Christmas'. It's all about a writer named Halle, who has to come and spend Christmas with the biological family she never knew she had. Everyone's happy to see her, but Halle struggles to find her place in this new chaotic family. But that's what 'First Christmas' is all about----she realizes that she is just where she belongs. Christmas films are all about love, community and being with family, so no surprise 'First Christmas' follows the same pattern. And, as usual, we're here for it.

Release date

'First Christmas' will release on December 22 at 9 pm on OWN.

Plot details

Here's what the synopsis goes like: "Given up for adoption and placed in foster care at a young age, writer Halle Downing (Idara Victor, “Alita: Battle Angel”) receives the blessing of a lifetime when she is invited to spend Christmas in New Orleans with the biological family she never knew she had – The Moores. Halle’s grandmother “Memaw” (Tonea Stewart, “A Time to Kill”) welcomes the young woman with open arms, completely overwhelming Halle with emotion at the significance of finally finding her family.  Extremely excited to meet her twin siblings Tiffany (Samantha Smith, “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins”) and Glenn (Mason Beauchamp, “NCIS: New Orleans”) along with younger brother Drew (Peyton Jackson, “Nobody’s Fool”) for the first time, Halle soon faces the hard reality that finding her place in this close-knit family is going to take longer than she thought, something that becomes particularly evident when she witnesses Tiffany’s apprehension about introducing her new girlfriend Paris (Amanda Tavarez, “Queen Sugar”) to the family for the first time. However, as Christmas approaches, Halle begins to gain perspective on the Moore family dynamic and ultimately comes to embrace and celebrate her first family holiday with a special gift that tells her she is right where she is supposed to be."

Cast

Idara Victor

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Idara Victor is a Nigerian-American stage, television and film actress best known for her lead roles in 'Rizzoli & Isles' and 'Turn: Washington's Spies', and 'Alita: Battle Angel'.

Tonea Stewart

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Stewart had a recurring role as Aunt Etta Kibby in the American television series 'In the Heat of the Night', and has acted in films such as 'Girls Trip', 'The Hollars', and 'A Time To Kill'.

The rest of the cast includes Samantha Smith, Peyton Jackson and Amanda Tavarez. 

Trailers

MEAWW will update this space once the trailer releases.

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