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'The Christmas Ball': 5 things to know about Lifetime flick starring Deirdre Mullins

Some cheesy romance, some laughs, and a Yuletide miracle in the offing as Christmas inches closer
UPDATED DEC 19, 2021
A still from 'The Christmas Ball' (Lifetime)
A still from 'The Christmas Ball' (Lifetime)

With less than a week to go for Christmas, there's no better way to welcome the season with some hot cocoa, cookies, popcorn and some soda while leaving Lifetime on TV as it spreads some festive spirit with its roster of feel-good Christmas movies. The latest one is 'The Christmas Ball' and it promises some cheesy romance, some laughs and a Yuletide miracle as always.

Are you looking for other holiday movies to ring in the festive spirit? Consider checking out 'Hot Chocolate Holiday', 'Mistletoe in Montana', 'Tis the Season to be Merry', and 'The Enchanted Christmas Cake'.


Lifetime's 'Mistletoe in Montana' Review: Sweet, charming, and full of festive spirit

'The Enchanted Christmas Cake' Review: Warm but half-baked Lifetime holiday treat 

When does 'The Christmas Ball' release?

The 'Christmas Ball' releases December 21 at 8pm / 7c on Lifetime.

What is the movie all about?

Deirdre Mullins (IMDb)

The official synopsis per Lifetime, reads, "When lead ballerina Clare Fitzgerald (Deidre Mullins) is let go before the Christmas season’s Nutcracker, she’s beyond devastated and jumps at the opportunity to visit her Aunt Bridget (Caroline Langrishe) in England during the holidays. Once there, she meets Liam (Nick Hendrix), a local professor and historian who is helping Aunt Bridget preserve the family manor. Clare discovers that Christmas Regency balls were once held at the manor, prompting Aunt Bridget to propose they hold a ball as part of Liam’s presentation to the preservation society. As Clare and Liam work together, the two also waltz into a new romance."

Who stars in 'A Christmas Ball'?

Irish actress Deirdre Mullins and Nick Hendrix star as Clare and Liam in the romance drama. Mullins is best known for her work 'The Drowning' and 'Will'. Hendrix played a recurring role in 'Midsomer Murders' and 'Marcela'. Caroline Langrishe, Richard Lintern, Anna Wilson-Jones, Tara Tomasic, and Ivan Marko round up the rest of the cast.


Milos Djukelic, Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer, Fernando Szew, and Marianne C Wunch serve as executive producers of the film. Amy Barrett directs from a script written by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin.


There is no official trailer for 'The Christmas Ball', however, watch this space for more updates.