'The Christmas Aunt': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Lifetime's holiday film

'The Christmas Aunt': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Lifetime's holiday film

Lifetime’s upcoming holiday movie ‘The Christmas Aunt’ follows Rebecca Miller, who goes to Tenessee before Christmas to watch her niece and nephew while their parents are away. However, while trying to redeem the children’s faith in Santa and Christmas, she ends up growing close to her childhood friend Drew who she reconnects with during her stay. Is Drew Rebecca’s Christmas miracle? Read everything about the film here ahead of its release. 

Release date

‘The Christmas Aunt’ premieres on November 1 at 8 pm ET on Lifetime. 


The official synopsis for the movie reads: "When Rebecca Miller returns home to Tennessee two weeks before Christmas to take care of her niece and nephew while their parents are away, the last thing she expected is to reconnect with her childhood best friend, Drew. As she attempts to revive the kids’ Christmas spirit and redeem their faith in Santa, she rediscovers her favorite childhood activity: 12 Days of Christmas — something she always did with Drew. As the kids’ faith in the holiday grows, Rebecca and Drew’s friendship returns, and she starts looking at Drew in a whole new light.”


Keshia Knight Pulliam


Keshia Knight Pulliam will be seen in the role of Rebecca Miller in ‘The Christmas Aunt’. She is an American actress, famous for essaying the role of Rudy Huxtable in the NBC sitcom ‘The Cosby Show’. She is seen as the youngest daughter of Cliff and Clair Huxtable. Her other popular role includes Miranda Lucas Payne on TBS’ comedy-drama ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’. Pulliam has acted in films such as ‘Madea Goes to Jail’, ‘Death Toll’, ‘The Gospel’ and ‘Beauty Shop’. 

Jarod Joseph 


Canadian actor Jarod Joseph appears in the role of Drew in the Lifetime movie. He is famous for playing roles such as Nathan Miller in ‘The 100’, Nicholas Fleming in ‘Rogue’ and Wilson Corvo in ‘Mistresses’. Joseph’s notable works in television also include ‘Saving Hope’, ‘You Me Her’, ‘Arrow’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’. 


‘The Christmas Aunt’ is directed by Tibor Takacs, while Howard Braunstein and Cassie Doyle serve as the executive producers. 


The official preview for ‘The Christmas Aunt’ sees Rebecca visit her niece and nephew, who she is asked to babysit. While she’s there, Rebecca reunites with her friend Drew and soon starts developing feelings for him. You need to watch the movie to know if their relationship turns into something more than just friendship. 

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