4 Major Music Artists Who Appeared In Made-For-TV Holiday Movies

The holiday season is right around the corner, which means lots of cuddling under a blanket and watching a good Christmas movie. Mariah Carey is the undisputed queen of Christmas, and Carey herself is no stranger to the classic Christmas movie. She’s just one of many musicians to star in a movie for the holidays.

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Kelly Rowland, “Merry Liddle Christmas” series on Lifetime

Kelly Rowland has made a name for herself as a singer and TV personality, as well as an actress. Since her years as a member of Destiny’s Child, Rowland has appeared in films like Freddy versus Jason, think like a manand bad hair.

In 2019, Rowland entered the world of holiday movies, appearing in the Lifetime movie Merry Christmas Liddle. In the film, Rowland played Jacquie Liddle, who invited her dysfunctional family to their home in an effort to have a harmonious Christmas together. Amid the chaos of her visiting family, Jacquie falls in love with her neighbor Tyler, played by Thomas Cadrot.

A suite, Merry Christmas wedding in Liddle, was released the following year. In the film, Jacquie and Tyler plan their dream destination Christmas wedding.

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the pram. In 2021, Rowland and Cadrot reunited for Merry little Christmas babythe natural culmination of the trilogy, where they prepare to welcome their first child together.

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Mariah Carey, “A Christmas Melody” on Hallmark

The 2015 movie A Christmas melody marked an important opportunity for Mariah Carey. Not only was it the “All I Want For Christmas Is You” singer’s first-ever Christmas movie, but it was also Carey’s first feature film as a director.

movie stars mean girls‘ Lacey Chabert as widowed mother Kristin who returns to her Ohio hometown. There, she crosses paths with her former high school rival Melissa (played by Carey). At the end of the film, the spirit of Christmas brings happiness to all, and to all a good night.

Reba McEntire, ‘Christmas In Tune’ on Lifetime

Reba McEntire has recorded several Christmas albums over the years and appeared on Christmas TV specials including Blake Shelton’s Not-So-Family Christmas and Musical Christmas Tale of Caution by Kelly Clarkson.

In 2021, McEntire starred in the Lifetime movie Christmas in tune. In the film, she played singer Georgia Winter, who reunites with singing partner Joe after their daughter asks them to perform at a local Christmas concert. Drama ensues as the family works to get back together.

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Tatyana Ali, ‘Jingle Belle’, ‘Wrapped Up in Christmas’, ‘A Picture Perfect Holiday’ and more

Longtime actress and singer Tatyana Ali has appeared in many different holiday movies over the past decade. These include those from 2013 Dear Secret Santa and A Very Larry Christmas2017 Wrapped up in Christmas2018 Eternal Christmas and Jingle Belle2019 christmas hoteland 2021 A perfect vacation.

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