The holiday movie titled 'You Light Up My Christmas' finally unveiled its first trailer reuniting the stars of the sitcom 'The Facts Of Life'.
With Christmas less than a month away, we have all been getting into the festive spirit binging on our favorite holiday movies and shows. Well, looks like there is a new Christmas movie from Lifetime that is sure to take you back to the 80s.
Yes, the stars of the iconic sitcom The Facts Of Life are making a comeback and this time, it's for a Christmas movie titled You Light Up My Christmas that is set to release on December 1. And that's not all. We also got our first glimpse of the movie with the first ever trailer featuring Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel and Nancy McKeon back in action.
‘The Facts of Life’ cast reunites in Lifetime’s holiday special, ‘You Light Up My Christmas’ - Blair, Tootie, Natalie, & Jo! I needed you back in my life! (tho I will miss Mrs. Garrett) ~ Vanessa Miller on Star 106.9https://t.co/ACn8bGwKcN https://t.co/ACn8bGwKcN pic.twitter.com/e55A1fW8nF— Star 106.9 FM (@Star1069FM) October 22, 2019
Facts Of Life which first aired in 1979 had some of our favorite TV stars bringing to life everything you look forward to in an '80s sitcom -- love, comedy, relationships, emotions, and whatnot.
If you are a fan of the show, you would have also noticed it was the first time the world took notice of a certain future global superstar in George Clooney.
The much-anticipated movie You Light Up My Christmas has Kim Fields as the executive producer of the project. As part of the “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” programming, it was Kim's idea to reunite the star cast of The Facts of Life for a new movie. However, Clooney was unable to take part in the upcoming movie.
According to Extra, Kim talked about how she managed to bring them all on board. “The movie has the wonderful ice skating rink in the storyline and I thought, 'Wouldn’t it be cool if my "Facts of Life" sisters were these characters that ran the skating rink, and we named the ice skating rink Charlotte for Charlotte Rae?'"
Rae played Mrs. Garrett on the sitcom and had sadly passed away in 2018.
The Facts Of Life Boarding School Girls Are Reuniting For A Lifetime Christmas Movie! https://t.co/TEtsPgTOum #ChristmasMovie #FactsOfLife #KimFields #Lifetime #LisaWhelchel pic.twitter.com/H0lzrzrnqb— Instinct Magazine (@instinctmag) October 24, 2019
However, it was also difficult to bring Nancy on board for the Christmas movie. “Nancy McKeon had a really difficult, unexpected family emergency she had to work through, and she still stayed committed, and said, ‘I will still do the part — I can’t come to Vancouver and film with you guys, but I will do my part and you can put it in there.' We’re still on screen together,” Kim said.
Fields heaped praises on Nancy and told, “It was one of the hardest things that she ever had to go through, [and] she still put it down for me.”
Lifetime had earlier announced a staggering 28-holiday movies just for us as part of “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” seasonal programming block. It started off on October 25 and will through the Christmas week with over 1,000 hours of holiday-themed programming.
Kim Fields' PR firm shared these publicity stills of Fields and co-star in the upcoming Adrian Holmes in Lifetime's upcoming, YOU LIGHT UP MY CHRISTMAS, set to air Dec. 1. pic.twitter.com/VV7VYbkB9T— Ho! Ho! Holiday Viewing! (@SleepyKittyPaw) September 27, 2019
And there are a lot of familiar faces including Melissa Joan Hart, Kelly Rowland, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Marie Osmond, George Stults, and Ted McGinley among other stars.
Are you excited? Let us know! You can watch the trailer below.