Here is some brilliant news, One Tree Hill fans! As any Tree Hill lifer should know, some of the cast of the long-running CW drama series are teaming up for a Lifetime Christmas movie this year. It’s fantastic. Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, and Antwon Tanner, who all appeared in various seasons throughout One Tree Hill’s nine-season run, will all star in the upcoming movie The Christmas Contract, and now Lifetime has confirmed that a one-hour One Tree Hill reunion special will be taking place immediately after the movie’s premiere.
I think I speak for any and all One Tree Hill fans that this is 100% the BEST pop culture Christmas present of 2018. Titled ‘Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion, the one-hour special will feature Burton, Ackles, and Tanner, in addition to Tyler Hilton (Chris Keller on the series) who will make a special musical appearance in The Christmas Contract and Stephen Colletti (Chase Adams on the series) who will appear in another Lifetime Christmas movie this year titled Hometown Christmas. The Network also promised “a few surprise special guests.” Bethany Joy Lenz, who played Haley James Scott throughout the entire series will also be starring in a Lifetime Christmas movie called Poinsettas For Christmas, so I wouldn’t be too surprised if she popped up on the reunion as well.
The Christmas Contract will be written by Cassie Doyle and directed by Monika Mitchell. The official synopsis for the film reads:
One Tree Hill ran on The WB/CW for nine seasons from 2003-2012. Set in the small town of Tree Hill, NC the show initially began as a series about two estranged half-brothers who are thrown into a world of rivalry, kinship, and drama when they both end up on the school basketball team. Throughout its unprecedented run, the series eventually jumped forward in time to follow the core characters as they entered the professional world post-college and the trials and tribulations of figuring out their futures.
Here are the dates for all of the movies listed above!
The Christmas Contract – Thursday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 pm EST
‘Tis the Season: A One Tree Hill Cast Reunion – Thursday, Nov. 22 at 10:00 pm EST
Poinsettas for Christmas (Bethany Joy Lenz) – Friday, Nov. 23 at 8:00 pm EST
Hometowm Christmas (Stephen Colletti) – Sunday, Dec. 16
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