Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas


( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) Lifetime is Set to Premiere Kirk Franklin’s the Night Before Christmas

ENSPIRE Contributor: Megan Holder

Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas will premiere on Lifetime, December 10 at 8/7 CT. Caught in a blizzard on Christmas Eve, estranged mother and daughter Journee (Naturi Naughton) and Nia (Lorea Turner) are forced to take refuge inside a church. A handful of also-trapped parishioners are reeling from the cancellation of their annual holiday concert. The spirit of the season takes hold as Journee and Nia weather the wintry storm together with the other churchgoers.

A handsome youth pastor Adam (Luke James) and a heavenly music teacher (Kirk Franklin) motivate the mother and daughter to reconcile their differences through music, faith, and love. With the help of this unlikely yet spirited group of strangers, Journee and Nia band together to help the church salvage their holiday traditions and show-stopping Christmas day performance, despite the raging storm outside.

Swirl Films and Big Dreams Entertainment produced Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas. Kirk Franklin, Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Leslie Greif, and Naturi Naughton serve as executive producers. Alex Kerr, Keith Neil, Eric Tomosunas, and Angela Plasschaert also produce. Tailiah Breon directs from a script by Tara Knight.

Kirk Franklin was successful with his last year’s film, A Gospel Christmas. He is returning for consecutive years with this new holiday film.

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