Lifetime is premiering a new Christmas movie from “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” series. The newest movie is called Radio Christmas. Read on to learn more about the movie, how to watch it on TV and online, where it was filmed, and meet the cast.
How To Watch ‘Radio Christmas’ on TV or Online
Radio Christmas premieres Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central/8 p.m. Pacific.
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The synopsis for tonight’s movie reads: “When her Philadelphia radio station is closed for repairs during the holidays, DJ Kara Porter (Pulliam) is forced to broadcast from the small town of Bethlehem. Desperate to increase her numbers and get promoted outside of Radio Christmas – a year-round Christmas station, Kara seeks to uncover the identity of the town’s Secret Santa, an anonymous benefactor that saved all of Bethlehem’s Christmas festivities. Along the way, she discovers the true meaning of family, community, love and of course, Christmas.”
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The Movie Was Filmed in Canada
Radio Christmas was filmed in Canada, despite the story taking place in Philadelphia. IMDb lists one of the filming locations as being Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is also a popular location for many Hallmark films too.
Stonewall, Manitoba is another filming location for this movie. Keshia Knight Pulliam told UPI about the timing of the filming: “I think that it’s really hard not to be in the Christmas spirit when you’re doing one of these movies, when you’re surrounded by all of the decoration, the snow and the trees and the light. So, it was a lot of fun and, of course, my family travels with me when I work. So my daughter was there and she just loved seeing all of the decorations.”
The movie was filmed in February, UPI reported, while it was still winter.
The Cast for ‘Radio Christmas’
Keshia Knight Pulliam stars as DJ KAra Porter. Her many previous credits include 3 Year Plan (Tracey), Jingle Belle, The Waiting Room, Will to Love, The Love Letter, House of Payne (Miranda), The Cosby Show (Rudy Huxtable), Christmas at Water’s Edge, A Different World, and much more.
Michael Xavier stars as Scott. His many previous credits include Northern Rescue (Paul Simmons), Shazam!, Private Eyes, Killer High, Taken (the TV series), Her Stolen Past, Heartland, The Bold Type, Bitten (Logan Jonsen), Be My Valentine, Rookie Blue, The Best Years (Delman), and more.
Also starring in the movie are:
- Nakai Takawira as Andie
- John B. Lowe as Warren
- Belinda Montgomery as Mary Lou
- Tim Reid as Garrett
- Melissa Marie Elias as Sheri
- Stephanie Sy as Ariel