Reba McEntire is ready to kick off the holidays with 'Christmas in Tune'

The singer's holiday movie premieres on Lifetime the day after Thanksgiving.

November 24, 2021, 12:49 PM

Turns out, Reba McEntire is a self-professed Christmas movie fanatic, so it's only natural that now she's starring in one herself.

The country legend teams up with "Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider in the original Lifetime movie, "Reba McEntire’s Christmas In Tune," which sees the two portraying Georgia and Joe Winter, a former husband-and-wife duo who are forced to reunite when their daughter asks them to perform at a Christmas concert.

The "Fancy" singer said she is excited to launch the holiday season with her own production.

"I love Christmas movies. I watch them all year long if I can find one," McEntire recently told reporters. "John Schneider was so much fun to work with. We're kicking Christmas off in grand style on Lifetime."

While the two stars were walking in a winter wonderland on set, McEntire revealed that getting into the holiday spirit took some extra effort, seeing as they filmed in the heat of summer.

Despite the blazing temperatures, the superstar singer said the film supplies plenty of holiday cheer.

"We filmed it in June. It was hot, as you can imagine. Even when we were inside, the air conditioning couldn't keep us cool enough with all of our scarves and sweaters and things like that on, we were sweating up a storm," she said. "But it's a sweet movie, and I hope everybody enjoys it."

"Christmas in Tune" premieres on Lifetime on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. ET.