'One Fine Christmas': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the new holiday movie on OWN

This holiday season, OWN is launching a trio of original Christmas movies, and 'One Fine Christmas' marks the first in the series

                            'One Fine Christmas': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the new holiday movie on OWN

Holidays are all about family time. But with being close to or with family is this season, not just means celebration, but also for understanding changing dynamics, sailing through the ups and downs. ‘One Fine Christmas’ deals with the same concept and follows stories of different families striving to understand each other, when they meet for Christmas.

Release date

‘One Fine Christmas’ premieres exclusively on OWN, on Friday, November 15, at 9 pm ET.


The families that live on Christmas Street are having it rough. Amidst the growing complexities of modern life, they have lost sight of what it really means to be there for your family. But somehow they reunite this holiday season and discover the missing elements in their family dynamics.

Christmas for Haley (Sasha Fox) since her family split up. Her mother, Susan (Williams), is too tied up with her new client (Rick Fox) to have time for her daughter or her mother, Alice (Gibbs).

On the other hand, we have Al (Mark Christopher Lawrence) who has no time for his wife, Matty (June Carryl), because he's too busy with his work.

Plus, Bob (Rodney Van Johnson) and Diana's (Eva La Dare) son, Jesse (Alfonso Torres Caballero), brings home a surprise for the holiday. When they realize what’s been missing, each of them tries to rectify their mistakes and put their best foot forward this holiday.


The movie stars Marla Gibbs, Vanessa Williams, and Rick Fox, in the lead roles.

Vanessa A. Williams

Vanessa A. Williams stars as Susan in the upcoming holiday movie, 'One Fine Christmas' releasing exclusively on OWN. (IMDb)

Vanessa A. Williams is an actor, producer, and a popular face of primetime television. She is known for her role of Maxine Joseph–Chadway in the Showtime drama series, ‘Soul Food’, for which she received NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. She was also highly acclaimed for her character of Rhonda Blair in the first season of the Fox prime time television soap opera, ‘Melrose Place’. Vanessa has also appeared in the Gothic horror movie, ‘Candyman’, ‘New Jack City’, and ‘Flirting With Forty’ among many more. In the upcoming television movie, ‘One Fine Christmas’ she plays the role of Susan.

Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs attends the AARP TV For Grownups Honors at Sunset Tower on July 24, 2018, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Gibbs is a popular African-American character comedienne who is known for her witty and quirky sketches on both stage and screen. She was the face of 70s television comedy and shot to fame with the legendary CBS Comedy show 'The Jeffersons', followed by her own comedy show, '227'.

Rick Fox

Rick Fox attends Overwatch League Grand Finals - Day 2 at Barclays Center on July 28, 2018, in New York City (Getty Images)

Fox is a seasoned television actor with an extensive resume of working in television series, movies, and shorts. He came to limelight for his work in shows like 'One Tree Hill', 'Ugly Betty', 'Dirt', 'House of Payne' among many others.

One Fine Christmas’ also stars Rick Fox's daughter, Sasha Fox, Mark Christopher Lawrence, June Carryl, Rodney Von Johnson, Eva La Dare, Alfonso Torres Caballero, among others.


‘One Fine Christmas’ is written and directed by Fred Olen Ray. Ray has an extensive resume of directing television movies along with features like ‘Holiday Road Trip’, ‘Spidora’, ‘Sniper Special Ops’ to name a few.


The channel has not released any information yet on its preview. Stay tuned while we update you on the trailer and other details.

Where to watch

‘One Fine Christmas’ will get you ready for a binge-watching session this Christmas, only on OWN. 

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