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Lifetime Announces First Holiday Movie Centered on a Chinese American Family

Lifetime greenlit A Sugar & Spice Holiday, which features a Chinese American family, as part of its holiday programming in 2020, reported Deadline.

A Sugar & Spice Holiday is Lifetime’s first holiday movie centered on a Chinese American family.

According to the synopsis, the movie focuses on “Suzie, a rising young architect, returns to her small hometown in Maine for Christmas where, her Chinese American family runs the local Lobster Bar. Following the loss of her beloved grandmother who was a legendary baker in their community, Suzie is guilted into following in her grandmother’s footsteps by entering the local gingerbread house competition. Teaming up with an old high school friend Billy, who grew up to be a catch, Suzie must find the right recipes and mix of sugar and spice to win the competition and perhaps find some love in the process.”

The film is written by Eirene Donohue and will be directed by Jennifer Liao.

A Sugar & Spice Holiday will be released alongside Lifetime’s first LGBTQ-led holiday film, according to ET.

“We are thrilled to continue our legacy of creating a holiday destination that is welcoming to all at Lifetime,” said Amy Winter, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at Lifetime.

Lifetime’s full slate of 30 holiday movies is set to be released in September 2020.

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