TV One Spreads Holiday Cheer with its Seasonal Programming Slate Beginning on Thanksgiving Day

Merry Wishmas

Bring in some holiday cheer with a bundle of TV One’s festive program offerings of original movies, specials and marathons. A Special Night with Rickey Smiley for Real kicks off TV One’s holiday season with several back-to-back episodes of the hit series on Tuesday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET. Rickey Smiley will share some good cheer along with his favorite delectable holiday recipes in several on-air interstitials of his hilarious “Cooking Up Comedy” digital series. An All of Us takeover marathon will air on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, from 6 a.m. ET until Friday, Nov. 23 at 12 p.m. ET, followed by a House Party marathon airing from 12 p.m. ET until 12 a.m. ET

David and Tamela Mann return to TV One in the network original movie Merry Wishmas, airing Sunday, December 2 at 7 p.m. ET. Brother and sister duo Jake and Jazz Smollett share their favorite dishes and entertaining ideas just in time for the holiday season on their Living by Design Holiday Special premiering Sunday, December 9 at 7 p.m. ET. Be prepared to clutch your coins with Essence Atkins and Stephen Bishop in the debut of Coins For Christmas, airing Sunday, December 16 at 7 p.m. ET.

Leading up to Christmas Day, am Eve marathon will appropriately run on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24 beginning at 6 a.m. ET until 6 p.m. ET. Immediately following the Eve marathon, viewers can binge watch a holiday collection of TV One’s Christmas movies during a 32-hour holiday movie marathon that will run from Christmas Eve (6 p.m. ET) through Christmas night (2 a.m. ET). The movies featured in the marathon will include Miss Me This Christmas, You Can’t Fight Christmas, A Christmas Blessing, Second Chance Christmas, Merry Ex-Mas, The Christmas Swap and A Royal Family Christmas.

An Overview of TV One’s Holiday Programming:


Living By Design Holiday Special

Premiere: Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. ET

Encores: Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. ET; 11 p.m. ET and Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 2 a.m. ET

For the first time ever, brother/sister duo Jake and Jazz Smollett are inviting cameras to follow them for their LIVING BY DESIGN HOLIDAY SPECIAL. For this exclusive they’re recreating down home recipes and making kicked up cocktails with special celebrity guest, Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi. To really top things off, Jazz will share amazing concepts for setting a table, as well as creating DIY serving trays and other entertaining ideas from scratch. Whether you’re looking for new dishes, or suggestions for adding some pop to your holiday party, Jake and Jazz have you covered!


Merry Wishmas
Premiere: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. ET
Encores: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. ET; 11 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. ET; 11 p.m. ET, Monday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. ET; 12 a.m. ET and Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 2 p.m. ET; 12 a.m. ET
Merry Wishmas, starring Tamela Mann (The Manns), David Mann (The Manns), Kim Fields (Living Single), Towanda Braxton (Braxton Family Values), Chrystale Wilson (The Players Club) and Elizabeth Omilami (Madea’s Family Reunion), revolves around successful businesswoman Kenni (Tamela Mann) who hasn’t returned home to the quaint town of Columbia, South Carolina in years. She’s hoping for a peaceful visit when she finally returns home, but unresolved family issues threaten to make the Christmas holiday not so bright. She’s reacquainted with Jessie (David Mann), an old high school friend with a fledgling wellness facility – the Beverly Living Center. She’s instantly thrown into the lives of the center’s residents and meets a host of colorful characters. When Jessie is faced with losing the Beverly Living Center, Kenni steps in to try and help save it. Family conflicts and relationship woes, however, threaten Kenni’s efforts. It looks like only a miracle can save the center and mend broken relationships in time for Christmas.

Coins For Christmas
Premiere: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. ET
Encores: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET; 11 p.m. ET, Sunday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. ET, Monday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. ET and Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 12 p.m. ET
Coins For Christmas stars Stephen Bishop (Being Mary Jane), Essence Atkins (Marlon), TC Carson (Living Single), Kelly Price (Saints and Sinners) and Karlie Redd (Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta). The film chronicles single mom Madison (Atkins) who’s saved all year to make sure her teenage kids have the best Christmas ever. That is until she gets fired from the bookstore she manages and comes home to find that the IRS has frozen her bank account due to delinquent taxes her ex-husband failed to pay. Desperate to pay bills and buy gifts for her children, Madison jumps into the ever-popular “gig economy.” That’s when she meets and eventually gets hired by arrogant, sidelined former professional football player Alec Darby (Bishop), who is also secretly on the verge of going broke. This odd couple butts heads time and time again but can the Christmas spirit help these two get past their bickering, learn from each and ultimately forge a lasting friendship?


All Of Us Marathons (Thanksgiving Day)
Airs: Thursday, Nov. 22 starting at 6 a.m. ET until 3 a.m. ET
Airs: Friday, Nov. 23 starting at 6 a.m. ET until 12 p.m. ET

House Party Marathons (Black Friday)
Airs: Friday, Nov 23 starting at 12 p.m. ET until 12 a.m. ET

Eve Marathons (Christmas Eve)
Airs: Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET

TV One Holiday Movie Marathons
Airs: TV One original holiday film lineup will begin on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. ET until 1 a.m. ET:
5 p.m.: Coins For Christmas
7 p.m.: Miss Me This Christmas
9 p.m.: You Can’t Fight Christmas
11 p.m.: Merry Wishmas

Airs: Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. through Monday, Dec. 26 at 2 a.m. ET:
6 p.m.: Coins For Christmas
8 p.m.: Merry Wishmas
10 p.m.: A Christmas Blessing
12 a.m.: Miss Me This Christmas
2 a.m.: You Can’t Fight Christmas
4 a.m.: The Christmas Swap
6 a.m.: Second Chance Christmas
8 a.m.: Merry Ex-Mas
10 a.m.: A Royal Family Christmas
12 p.m.: Coins For Christmas
2 p.m.: Merry Wishmas
4 p.m.: Miss Me This Christmas
6 p.m.: You Can’t Fight Christmas
8 p.m.: A Christmas Blessing
10 p.m.: Second Chance Christmas
12 a.m.: Merry Wishmas

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