Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, is set to celebrate the holiday season with a fun linear lineup of holiday movies as well as free, specially curated programming on the Ovation NOW app starting on December 1. With Nutcracker productions, the premiere of The Story of Santa, and films starring Natasha Henstridge (The Christmas Switch), Jay Mohr (Christmas Do Over), Wee Man (Elf-Man), and Linda Hamilton (Home by Christmas), the holiday season on Ovation is sure to be bright.

Ovation’s free programming destination Art House, on the Ovation NOW app, will be home to fan favorite Nutcracker productions like The Nutcracker by Kader Belarbi (2021), The Nutcracker: Mariinsky (2012), and Snow Queen (2020), alongside documentaries Getting to the Nutcracker (2014) and The Art Of: Holidays, an Ovation original production.

Special holiday movies will be available, free to all, on the Ovation NOW app. Titles include:

A Bennett Song Holiday (2020): The unique Bennett-Song family learns the true meaning of the holidays as they solve a community crisis and adapt to big changes.

Christmas at Maxwell’s (2006): With a successful career, two adoring children, and having married his high school sweetheart, Andrew Austin had everything. But a cancer diagnosis and past secrets quickly turn their lives upside down.

Christmas Coupon (2019): Alison Grant begins teaching ice skating students on a friend’s frozen pond after being fired from her rink job. On the first day of class her old high school sweetheart and now famous hockey player, Ivan Hall, unexpectedly shows up when he brings his niece for her skating lessons. While an initially cold reunion ensues, eventually Alison warms up to Ivan again

Christmas Cupcakes (2019): With their family bakery facing foreclosure, two sisters must team-up to try and save it by entering a TV baking competition.

Christmas Cupid’s Arrow (2018): Holly, a single college professor, signs up for an online dating service, but begins to grow suspicious when the guy’s beautifully written texts don’t match his actions.

Christmas Do Over (2006): Kevin writes jingles for a living, is divorced and a terrible dad. When he ruins Christmas Day by attacking Santa, Jesus, and Mary, the universe takes revenge by forcing him to relive the same day over again until he learns to be a good person.

Christmas in Carolina (2020): Elle, a career-driven investment banker, has given up on love until she meets Wesley, who invites her to his hometown in South Carolina, where she falls in love and finds the spirit of Christmas again.

A Christmas Star (2015): When a developer threatens Noelle’s peaceful life, she and her friends use her gift of performing miracles to thwart his plans and save their village.

Christmas Staycation (2015): A stubborn father-in-law, angry wife, an un-shoveled driveway, broken windows, broken toilets, toppled Christmas tree, dog eating the Christmas dinner, and a grandfather stuck in the chimney all make for a hilarious and highly relatable Christmas comedy.

The Christmas Switch (2014): Through Eddie’s wit and guile, he gives Sam that last night and finally finds the real meaning of Christmas the gambler’s way.

A Christmas Village (2018): To save her reputation, Piper agrees to work for the owner of the failing Santa’s Village. While working there, she rediscovers the magic of Christmas.

Elfette Saves Christmas (2019): Elfette must save Christmas when Santa Claus is kidnapped by the Mafia.

Elf-Man (2012): A mischievous elf discovers his true identity as he tries to save a scientist from being kidnapped by a gang.

The Gift of Christmas (2020): A Kentucky family comes together for a Christmas Eve church concert.

Home by Christmas (2006): After Julie leaves her cheating husband, she ends up destitute and living in her car and must fight to rebuild her life.

Homeless for the Holidays (2009): With Christmas around the corner, a smug executive loses his job and winds up working at a burger place to support his family, struggling to pay his bills.

The Key to Christmas (2020): When a disgruntled elf takes over the North Pole, she turns time backward, and Santa Claus begins getting younger — quickly. Now it’s up to a loyal elf, a little girl with a magic key, and the now-teenage Santa to save the future of Christmas.

The Least of These: A Christmas Story (2018): Rose, a homeless single mother, and her young daughter Katy discover hope in a small-town diner. They are befriended by a feisty waitress, a big-hearted short-order cook, and a storefront Santa that gets served a valuable lesson in forgiveness.

A Match Made at Christmas (2021): Romantic, small-town girl Holly, and realist, career-driven Chris aren’t a likely pair, but when Holly’s all-knowing great-aunt “matches” them, they don’t seem to have much of a choice.

Miracle on Christmas (2020): As they struggle with their faith, a family experiences an unexpected miracle when a mysterious stranger arrives during Christmastime.

A Miracle on Christmas Lake (2016): A teenager heads to the pond where he and his best friend, now deceased, used to play hockey together. He’s shocked to discover a magical, perfectly groomed rink, which only appears at night and in his presence.

My Best Friend’s Christmas (2019): When a woman returns home to find her ex in a relationship, she enlists her best friend to act as her fake boyfriend.

My First Miracle (2017): In this touching and inspirational tale, a teenage girl battles a rare form of cancer and makes a wish to discover what true love feels like.

Our Dream Christmas (2017): A woman from Mississippi tries to bring her family to Los Angeles so she can spend Christmas with her dying mother.

Santa’s Boot Camp (2016): Santa’s elves go on strike, exasperated with bratty, self-centered kids. Santa brings six mischievous kids to the North Pole in an effort to reform them, satisfy the elves’ demands and save Christmas.

Saving Santaland (2020): Sparks fly between a famous model and a farmer with a young daughter when she visits her childhood home. The town is in danger of losing their beloved Santaland festival, but miracles can happen with a little love, family, and faith.

The Shadow Island Mysteries: Last Christmas (2010): An aspiring mystery author attends a family gathering arranged by her grandfather, who announces he has prepared a puzzle, with his entire inheritance going to the first one to solve it. However, when he immediately drops dead, she realizes there is more to this game than meets the eye.

The linear programming schedule is below:

Friday, 12/2
7:00am ET – The Story of Santa (2022) – Ovation Premiere! He is one of the ten best-known people on the planet. He has many names… and millions of faithful followers around the world. We name him Father Christmas, or Santa Claus, the large jolly man in red with white hair, a white beard, and red clothing.

12:00pm ET – The Art Of: Holidays
12:30pm ET – Elfette Saves Christmas (2019)
3:00pm ET – Elf-Man (2012)
5:00pm ET – Christmas Cupcakes (2019)

Saturday, 12/3
6:00am ET – Christmas Cupcakes (2019)
8:30am ET – A Miracle on Christmas Lake (2016)
11:00am ET – Homeless for the Holidays (2009)

Sunday, 12/4
6:00am ET – Christmas Do Over (2006)
8:00am ET – Christmas Coupon (2019)
10:30am ET – Home by Christmas (2006)
12:30pm ET – Santa’s Boot Camp (2016)

Friday, 12/9
12:00pm ET – The Least of These: A Christmas Story (2018)
2:30pm ET – A Match Made at Christmas (2021)
5:00pm ET – My Best Friend’s Christmas (2019)

Saturday, 12/10
6:00am ET – The Story of Santa (2022)
8:00am ET – A Bennett Song Holiday (2020)
11:00am ET – Saving Santaland (2020)

Sunday, 12/11
6:00am ET – Miracle on Christmas (2020)
8:00am ET – Home by Christmas (2006)
10:30am ET – A Christmas Star (2015)
12:30pm ET – Christmas Staycation (2015)

Friday, 12/16
12:00pm ET – The Art Of: Holidays
12:30pm ET – A Christmas Village (2017)
2:30pm ET – The Key to Christmas (2020)
4:30pm ET – Our Dream Christmas (2017)

Saturday, 12/17
6:00am ET – The Art Of: Holidays
6:30am ET – Christmas Staycation (2015)
10:00am ET – The Gift of Christmas (2020)
12:30pm ET – The Christmas Switch (2014)

Sunday, 12/18
6:00am ET – My First Miracle (2017)
9:30am ET – Christmas at Maxwell’s (2006)
11:30am ET – Christmas Cupid’s Arrow (2018)

Friday, 12/23
12:00pm ET – The Story of Santa (2022)
1:00pm ET – Christmas at Maxwell’s (2006)
3:00pm ET – A Miracle on Christmas Lake (2016)
5:00pm ET – Christmas in Carolina (2020)

Saturday, 12/24
6:00am ET – The Art Of: Holidays
6:30am ET – Christmas Coupon (2019)
8:30am ET – Santa’s Boot Camp (2016)
10:30am ET – Saving Santaland (2020)

Sunday, 12/25
6:00am ET – The Story of Santa (2022)
7:00am ET – Christmas at Maxwell’s (2006)
9:00am ET – A Match Made at Christmas (2021)
11:30am ET – My Best Friend’s Christmas (2019)

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