Thanksgiving weekend is a time for family and maybe some R&R. So what's better than watching some new original Lifetime TV movies with a holiday theme? There is also a new one about one of the most famous actresses of all-time, played by one of the most notorious actresses of her time. Need a hint? Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor. The line up for this weekend is:
Saturday 8 p.m.
THE MARCH SISTERS: stars Julie Marie Berman ("General Hospital"), Melissa Farman, Kaitlin Doubleday, Molly Kunz, Justin Bruening (“Switched at Birth”) and John Shea. It is a modern day take on LITTLE WOMEN focusing on a family of sisters renovating their house during Christmas.
Sunday 7 p.m.
LOVE AT THE CHRISTMAS TABLE: stars Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”), Lea Thompson (“Switched at Birth”), Scott Patterson (“Gilmore Girls”) and Dustin Milligan. Sam and Katherine (McKellar and Milligan) have known each other since they were 4 years old. Every Christmas Eve their families would gather and share stories about the ups and downs of their lives. Now, nearly 30 years later, Sam realizes he has been in love with Katherine for years and he has this one night to figure out how to tell her.
Sunday 9 p.m.
LIZ AND DICK: Lindsay Lohan stars as the legendary dame Elizabeth Taylor alongside Grant Bowler as Richard Burton in this new original movie based on the true story of the couple's tumultuous love affair.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer's Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.