Facts of Life Cast Reunite For Lifetime Christmas Movie!
Get ready Facts of Life fans because your favorite cast members will reunite for a Lifetime Christmas movie this weekend. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com has your first look at the upcoming Lifetime Christmas movie starring some of the cast from The Facts of Life.
Lifetime‘s You Light Up My Christmas reunites Tootie, Natalie, Blair, and Jo from The Facts of Life. It’s the first time that Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel, and Nancy McKeon have all been on screen together since 1988.
Fans of the series have waited over 30 years to see the cast together on screen. And now You Light Up My Christmas brings Kim Fields, who is also an executive producer on the project, back with her TV series family.
Fields had this to say about getting the gang back together again.
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?
Charlotte Rae, who played Mrs. Garrett on The Facts of Life, passed away in 2018. While the cast is on screen together in You Light Up My Christmas, one cast member wasn’t able to make it to Vancouver for shooting. Nancy McKeon takes part in the reunion, but she is not shown in the trailer. Kim Fields explains.
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… It was one of the hardest things that she ever had to go through, (and) she still put it down for me.
Inspired by true events, You Light Up My Christmas is the story of Emma (Kim Fields), who returns to her hometown built around her family’s pioneer Christmas Light Factory two weeks before Christmas. However, upon Emma’s return, she discovers the lights have gone dim in the once festive town, prompting her to reconnect with an old flame (Adrian Holmes) to set their hearts and the town ablaze with light again. From the trailer, it looks like The Facts of Life cast will have a pretty decent-sized role.
You Light Up My Christmas will premiere Sunday, December 1st at 8/7c.
The hit series started as a spin-off from Diff’rent Strokes in 1979 and ran until 1988, making it one of the longest-running sitcoms of the 1980s.