TV One’s new original holiday film Christmas Dilemma premieres tonight December 6th, 2020 at 7 P.M. ET/6C.
The film is the first project directed by Essence Atkins. It features movie stars BJ Britt (Being Mary Jane, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); Brittany Hall (Ballers, Satisfaction); Carl Anthony Payne II (Martin, 5th Ward, and Christopher Duncan (Black Lightning, The Jamie Foxx Show).
I am blessed to have the opportunity to collaborate with TV One once again to direct my first movie, I am immeasurably grateful for the opportunity to helm a film that I can declare I’m proud of. This entire experience has taught me so much and was a true delight.Essence Atkins.
Christmas Dilemma is a relatable comedy film perfect for the holiday season. It follows a newlywed couple Jay and Monica as they struggle to decide which set of in-laws they should join for their first Christmas. Ultimately, the decision is made for them when their families show up at their home unexpectedly. Drama then unveils as the in-laws clash and long lost relatives decide to make an appearance. Things get messier when Jay’s grandmother joins the festivities. She’s accompanied by her caretaker who just happens to be Jay’s gorgeous ex-girlfriend.
This will undoubtedly be a different kind of holiday, so we thought an off beat Christmas comedy was the perfect choice, Additionally, having consistency behind-the-scenes during this unpredictable time was a must, so working long-time production partner, Swirl was a no-brainer. Continuing our tradition of giving deserving and prepared talent an opportunity to diversify, made the decision to have Essence Atkins at the helm of this movie easy.Robyn Green Arrington, VP Programming and Production.
Don’t miss this holiday season’s drama-filled comedy Christmas Dilemma on TV One.