(NewsUSA) - The holidays are almost here, and fans of uplifting Christmas television can look forward to 45 films on UPtv, including seven Sunday night premiere movies. The network, known for family-friendly fare, kicks off 55 days of holiday programming starting November 1.
"At UPtv, we celebrate families through uplifting and inspiring stories," says Amy Winter, general manager and executive vice president at UPtv. "Our Christmas programming slate has something for everyone - whether viewers are looking for great movies about the true meaning of Christmas, the heart and humor that comes along with family, or just a little holiday romance, UPtv invites you to join us this holiday season," she says.
In addition, UPtv brings back the fan favorite, Gilmore Girls "GilMORE the Merrier" marathon, for the week of Thanksgiving.
The 153-episode binge-a-thon starts with a showing of the first episode on Monday, November 19, and concludes with the seventh season's series finale on November 25. The marathon is hosted by actor Scott Patterson, who played Lorelei Gilmore's love interest, Luke, on the show.
This year's original films maintain the UPtv holiday tradition of celebrating family, friends, love, memories and the true meaning of Christmas.
The season kicks off with "A Christmas Switch" on Sunday, November 4. In a classic body-switching storyline, the movie puts two very different moms in each other's lives to learn some valuable lessons as Christmas approaches. Struggling singer Audrey and wealthy record executive Julia learn that luxury isn't more important than family, but that family time needs to be balanced with time for oneself.
Other original features include "Christmas on the Coast," in which a crusty New York novelist seeking to lift her writer's block goes home to small-town South Carolina and finds not only a change of scene, but also a change of heart.
In "Christmas with a Prince," a dedicated pediatrician finds herself tending to her high-school crush (who happens to be a prince, and a spoiled one at that) after he breaks his leg on a nearby ski slope. However, tough love and Christmas spirit prevail to bring the unlikely couple together.