DVR Alert: Lifetime’s Christmas In The City With Ashanti Airs December 7
Catch singer-actress Ashanti and actress Shanola Hampton in a new Lifetime holiday themed film titled Christmas In The City. Both Black actresses round out the film’s supporting cast. Ashanti takes on a role playing the film’s antagonist, a store manager named Teanna. Her attitude nearly destroys the Christmas spirit throughout the store.
Other cast members include Ashley Williams, Jon Prescott, Michael Durrell, Kylie Price, David Ralphe, Josh Crotty, and Beverly Leech.
Here is the full summary and a clip from Lifetime:
With the threat of having to close her father’s candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save the store. When she’s offered a job in the toy department of Wolmans, the city’s biggest department store, Wendy can’t wait! Her excitement doesn’t last long when the store’s manager, Teanna, destroys the Christmas spirit throughout the store and replaces Santa with a hunky male underwear model surrounded by elfin “babes.” What Teanna is unaware of is that she has in fact sacked the real Santa. Unaware of his real “Santa” status, Beth reaches out to the old man but it seems even he has given up hope. With her daughter losing faith in the holiday, Wendy realizes she must bring the true meaning of Christmas back to Wolmans before it is too late.(Lifetime)
The film premieres December 7, 2013 at 8/7c pm on Lifetime.