(NOVEMBER 19, 2020 – NEW YORK, NY) Seasons greetings…it’s that time of year. To help offset pandemic blues, BET is spreading cheer to turkey roasters and stocking stuffers with a special lineup of films for the 2020 Holiday Season.

Mark your calendars for BET & BET Her new and original movies celebrating timeless Black holiday traditions that fill homes with happiness.

Here’s what to watch in our ho-ho-holiday lineup.

“A Christmas Surprise” Premieres Saturday, December 5 at 8PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her (Available 12/10 on BET+)

A self-made businesswoman gets a Christmas surprise when her daughter returns from college with big news - she's engaged! Now the holiday is thrown into chaos as she deals with her less-than-impressive and soon-to-be son-in law, his overbearing mother, and an impending wedding. Wendy Raquel Robinson, Keesha Sharp, Will Blagrove, Katelynn Bennett and Mustapha Slack star in this BET original holiday comedy.

“The Christmas Lottery” PremieresSaturday, December 12 at 8PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her (Available 12/17 on BET+)

Reginald VelJohnson stars in this BET original drama about a father who requested his three estranged daughters Diedre, Nicole, and Tammy to come home for Christmas for a big announcement…he has won a $10-million-dollar lottery! To get their share, the sisters must repair their broken relationship.  But when their dementia-stricken mother, Diane, forgets where she hid the ticket, the Davenport’s are now in a race to find the ticket and fix their family all before Christmas. Cast includes Asia’h Epperson, Brave Williams, Candiace Dillard Bassett, Kay-Megan Washington,Lorenzo “Renny” Cromwell, Terayle Hill, and Phylicia Morgan.

“Holiday Heartbreak “Premieres Wednesday, December 16 at 6PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her (Available 12/20 on BET+)

Karma hits hard at Christmas when a loving father, played by comedian Michael Colyar, discovers that his womanizing past is coming back to haunt his daughter, played by Maryam Basir, after a curse destroys her love life. Rounding out the cast of this romantic comedy are LisaRaye McCoy, AJ Johnson, DeWayne “Kountry Wayne” Colley, Tiffany Black, B Simone, Kenneth Wayne and Lonnie Bee.

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