Some TV shows are more than mere entertainment. They make us nostalgic because they take us back to those carefree days when we laughed till our tummies hurt watching them while our mothers screamed from the kitchen. One such TV show was The Facts of Life and its characters Blair, Tootie, Natalie, Jo, and Mrs. Garrett were part of our every day lives. Though the show ended in 1988, these characters still remain fresh in our minds. So, for fans of the show, this is happy news. This holiday season is going to be extra special with the cast of your favorite sitcom reuniting for a Christmas movie.
According to People, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, and Nancy McKeon will reunite for a Christmas movie You Light Up My Christmas. The movie is set to air on December 1, on the television channel Lifetime as a part of the “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” programming.
The executive producer of the movie, Kim Fields is behind this epic union of the child actresses. “It’s been amazing to work together again and have the ladies’ input on their characters from their wardrobe to names, as well as provide fun inside jokes for fans,” said the 50-year-old producer.
Fields also remembered Charlotte Rae, who played Edna Garrett on both The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes. “I also had the production name the ice-skating rink in the movie after our dear friend, Charlotte Rae, who passed away last year. We truly are a family so it was great to work together on something new!”
The new movie, which is bringing together the stars of the evergreen sitcom, is inspired by true events. It tells the story of Emma Fields, who returns home two weeks before Christmas. Emma finds out that the lights of her festive town have died down. The movie then tells how she reconnects with Adrian Holmes to bring back the holiday cheer to the town.
While fans are already excited about the movie, according to Entertainment Weekly, some are hoping to see George Clooney, who played George Burnett in the show during its seventh and eighth season. However, no news about his presence in the movie has been confirmed.
Added to this surprise holiday movie, Lifetime’s annual all-day holiday programming event will feature a holiday special and 30 other holiday theme premiers. The holiday program will begin from October 25, 2019, and will run all through December 25, 2019.