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Lifetime premieres super-sized Christmas movies, mini films

The Christmas movie season on Lifetime is coming with extra gifts this year. In addition to the network's annual offerings of new holiday movies, each premiere will be followed by a 10-minute mini-movie and will have an extended director's cut airing later in the season.

Yes, Lifetime is introducing super-sized Christmas movies that the network promises will feature "additional footage that will bring even more insights into the characters’ journeys and in some cases their futures."

Here's a look at the original movies with their premiere dates.

8 p.m. Nov. 25, "Wrapped Up in Christmas." A girl asks Santa to find a boyfriend for her aunt (Tatyana Ali), a mall manager forced to cancel the leases of some stores at the holidays. It will be followed at 10 p.m. with the mini-movie "A Family for the Holidays." The director's cut for "Wrapped up in Christmas" airs at 8 p.m. Nov. 27.

8 p.m. Nov. 26, "A Very Merry Toy Store." The owners of two family businesses (Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez) work together to fight a big-box toy store that threatens them both. 10 p.m. mini-movie, "The Christmas Snowman." The director's cut of "A Very Merry Toy Store" airs at 8 p.m. Dec. 23.

8 p.m. Dec. 2, "Four Christmases and a Wedding." An event planner (Arielle Kebbel) has a whirlwind romance with a man (Corey Sevier) she then learns is being transferred for his job. 10 p.m. mini-movie: "The Ugly Christmas Sweater." Director's cut of "Four Christmases" will be shown 8 p.m. Dec. 11.

8 p.m. Dec. 3 "My Christmas Prince." When a teacher (Alexis Knapp) brings her boyfriend home for Christmas, his real identity will change her life. 10 p.m. mini-movie: "Delivering Christmas." Director's cut of "My Christmas Prince" airs at 8 p.m. Dec. 24.

8 p.m. Dec. 9, "Christmas in Mississippi." A photographer (Jana Kramer) goes home to help with a holiday show and learns it is being run by her high school sweetheart who broke her heart (Wes Brown). 10 p.m. mini-movie, "The Christmas Trap." Director's cut of "Christmas in Mississippi" airs 8 p.m. Dec. 25.

8 p.m. Dec. 16, "Snowed Inn Christmas." Two writers (Bethany Joy Lenz and Andrew Walker) with nothing in common volunteer for an assignment in Santa Claus, Indiana where they find themselves working together save an historic inn. 10 p.m. mini-movie, "My Christmas Grandpa." Director's cut of "Snowed Inn Christmas" airs 8 p.m. Dec. 18.

In addition to the six original films, Lifetime has two other Christmas premieres: "A Christmas Reunion" at 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and "A Perfect Christmas List" at 8 p.m. Dec. 17.

*Read more about holiday movies on TV:

5 new films make for a 'Very Merry' season on ION Television

Christmas movies arrive on the Hallmark networks

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