'Spotlight on Christmas': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Lifetime holiday movie

Dumped two weeks before Christmas, Olivia O’Hara secretly returns to her tiny town to hide out, eat cookies and avoid the press. What she doesn’t expect is to be faced with the family she left behind


                            'Spotlight on Christmas': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Lifetime holiday movie
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As Christmas approaches this year, many of us will be at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic making sure that we social distance from family members to keep them safe. But, that doesn't mean that Christmas has to be boring especially since Lifetime has an array of holiday movies releasing. One of them coming up is 'Spotlight on Christmas' where a Hollywood actress leaves the bright stage lights behind for a quiet homely Christmas, but of course, as Christmas miracles go, she discovers love is right around the corner. Here is all you need to know about the upcoming film.

Release date

'Spotlight on Christmas' premieres on Monday, December 21 at 8/7c.

Plot

The official synopsis reads, "Dumped two weeks before Christmas, actress Olivia O’Hara secretly returns to her tiny hometown to hide out, eat cookies and avoid the press. What she doesn’t expect is to be faced with the family she left behind, meeting charming new guy Casey Rawlins or a noisy reporter following her every move. Completely overwhelmed, Olivia contemplates running away from her life once again, but with newfound confidence and freedom, Olivia bravely steps up to take the starring role in her own life, realizing that home is where the heart is and that she deserves to be loved for exactly who she really is."

Cast

Tori Anderson as Olivia O’Hara

Tori Anderson attends the CW Network's 2016 New York Upfront Presentation at The London Hotel on May 19, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Anderson is known for her roles as Sabine in 'Killjoys' (2016), Meredith Davies in 'Tru Calling' (2003), Evie Covington in 'No Tomorrow' (2016-2017), and Charlotte Lake in 'The L.A. Complex' (2012). Her recent works include 'Downward Dog' (2017), 'Caught' (2018), 'Return to Christmas Creek' (2018), 'Love Under the Olive Tree' (2020), and 'Blindspot' (2017-2020)

Victor Zinck Jr as Casey Rawlins

Zinck Jr is known for his roles as Detective Mitch Kennecki in 'Motive' (2016), Dax in 'The 100' (2014-2016), and Ron Lucas in 'Love on the Sidelines' (2016). His recent works include 'Cold Pursuit' (2019), 'Breakthrough' (2019), 'Love Alaska' (2019), and 'Altered Carbon' (2020).

The rest of the cast includes Matthew James Dowden as Ryan Wrangler, Lia Frankland as Janey Wilson and Matthew Nelson-Mahood as Jack.

Creators

The film is directed by Ali Liebert with Juliana Wimbles serving as writer. Sebastian Battro, Tom Berry, Breanne Hartley and Liebert serve as executive producers. Gilles LaPlante serves as producer.

Trailer

The trailer sees Olivia O’Hara want to escape her Hollywood life after she's reminded of how Christmas is like at home. The play might not be the only good news in her life at home, there's also Casey Rawlins and miracles during Christmas time. 

 



 


Where to watch

Catch 'Spotlight on Christmas' on Monday, December 21 at 8/7c on Lifetime.

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