- The cast of The Facts of Life will reunite for an upcoming holiday special.
- You Light Up My Christmas will premiere on Lifetime on December 1 starring Kim Fields, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, and Nancy McKeon.
- Social media is loving this new holiday gift.
For those of you who asked Santa for a Facts of Life reboot or reunion last Christmas, congratulations: your dreams are (kind of) coming true a year later. Kim Fields, Lisa Whelchel, Mindy Cohn, and Nancy McKeon—a.k.a, Tootie, Blair, Natalie, and Jo—are coming together for Lifetime's You Light Up My Christmas, a new holiday movie set to premiere on December 1 as part of the channel's yearly "You Light Up My Lifetime" programming, according to People.
Fields starred in and executive-produced the movie, and personally asked her co-stars—who she calls her "sisters"—to join her in the film. Inspired by a true story, You Light Up My Christmas stars Fields as Emma, a woman who reignites an old flame (Adrian Holmes) and brings some holiday cheer to her hometown and her family's Christmas Lights Factory.
"It's been amazing to work together again and have the ladies' input on their characters from their wardrobe to names, as well as provide fun inside jokes for fans," Fields told People in a statement. She also revealed that the ice rink in the movie is named after the late Charlotte Rae, who starred as Edna Garrett on both The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes. She died at 92 after a battle with cancer in 2018.
Of course, social media was thrilled with the news:
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have a very FACTS holiday movie!!!!!!!!!!!— ivebeenEARPed (@IvebeenEARPed) October 22, 2019
Lifetime reunites ‘Facts of Life’ stars for holiday movie https://t.co/qKhBtrBU9W via @ew
When the world never seems— Amy Kaufeldt (@Fox35Amy) October 22, 2019
To be living up to your dreams
Then suddenly you're finding out
The facts of life are all about you.
Super excited about this reunion, but sad that Mrs. Garrett won't be there to add to the fun. ❤️@fox35orlando #GDO https://t.co/Z5RXCN0h8H
THE FACTS OF LIFE IS COMING BACK FOR A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL— Em🐘 (@oldsoulemily_) October 22, 2019
THIS IS EVERYTHING IVE EVER WANTED
A "Facts of Life" Christmas special is happening and my heart has never been happier.— Jack Roskopp (@jackroskopp) October 22, 2019
And someone pointed out the most relatable thing: that theme song is an earworm.
I saw that the Facts of Life girls are reuniting for a Lifetime holiday movie. Now I can’t get that theme song out of my head. #earworm— John CHILLSderbrand ☠️🧛🏻♂️🎃👻 (@hilderbrand) October 22, 2019
No word on whether or not George Clooney is in on this reunion, but we'll let you know as soon as we know. What are you looking forward to the most in Lifetime's You Light Up My Christmas? Let us know in the comments below!
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