Lifetime to Produce Their First Holiday Film Centered on a Chinese American Family

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“A Sugar & Spice Holiday,” a movie that centers on a Chinese American family, was greenlit from the American cable channel Lifetime.

It follows the story of Suzie, a rising young architect who returned to her hometown in Maine where her family runs a local Lobster Bar for the holiday, according to ET Online.

“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,” the synopsis reads. “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.”

“A Sugar & Spice Holiday” is being directed by Jennifer Liao and written by Eirene Donohue. Brightlight Pictures will produce the film along with executive producers Nancy Bennett, Shawn Williamson and Jamie Goehring, Deadline reported.

The film is part of the 30-holiday movies set to be released by Lifetime starting in September. “A Sugar & Spice Holiday” will be released alongside Lifetime’s first LGBTQ+ holiday movie “The Christmas Set Up.”

“We are thrilled to continue our legacy of creating a holiday destination that is welcoming to all at Lifetime,” Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at Lifetime and LMN, Amy Winter, said. “With more new movies than any one cable network or streamer, I couldn’t be prouder of the incredible talent joining us in front of, and behind the camera, on these new holiday movies.”

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