Even Lifetime Christmas movies have to evolve eventually, it turns out. I mean, not the part where a workaholic city slicker returns to her small hometown where she meets a handsome single dad who teaches her the meaning of Christmas and they fall in love. That hasn't changed. What has changed is that, for the first time, these love birds are actually going to have sex.
Lifetime's upcoming A Cowboy Christmas Romance will be the first Lifetime Christmas movie with an actual sex scene, according to the movie's star Jana Kramer. “When I read it, I was like, ‘Well, this is gonna be interesting,’” said Kramer, who was pregnant during filming, on her Whine Down podcast. “I’m like, ‘How are we gonna do this with the baby belly?’”
Without giving too much away, Kramer went on, “We’re on this—spoiler alert—he lays me down on some hay, and then we, you know…and then, you know, obviously, it’s still Lifetime, it’s still family. But it was pushing limits there too.”
TV Christmas movies are famously chaste, whether they're produced by Lifetime, Hallmark, Netflix, or elsewhere. At Hallmark, in fact, no sex scenes is a matter of policy. As one scriptwriter told Entertainment Weekly, “Any sexual is too sexual.”
But then, outside of the holiday season, Lifetime has always been a bit more risqué than its cookie-cutter competitor.
Originally Appeared on Glamour