Power’s Naturi Naughton (Tasha St. Patrick) is set to star in a new Lifetime Christmas movie called, Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas. Kirk Franklin will executive produce this holiday movie which is his second for the network. Naughton stars alongside Luke James as the movie follows an estranged mother and daughter (played by Naughton and Lorea Turner) who are caught in a snowstorm that forces them to take refuge inside a church where parishioners are reeling from the cancellation of their annual holiday concert. The spirit of the season takes hold as Journee and Nia weather the wintry storm together with the other churchgoers, including Adam (Luke James) a handsome youth pastor, and a heavenly music teacher (Franklin), who motivate the mother and daughter to reconcile their differences through music, faith and love.
The project is produced by Swirl Films and Big Dreams Entertainment. Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, Eric Tomosunas, Angela Plasschaert, Leslie Greif and Alex Kerr also serve as executive producers. Tailiah Breon directs from a script by Tara Knight.