Lifetime holiday movie fans can rent the “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” house in Greenwich
The whimsical wonder found in Lifetime’s holiday movie lineup isn’t too far from home these days, especially when viewers have the opportunity to rent out the “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” holiday house in Greenwich to revel in the network’s festive cheer.
Rental company Vrbo teamed up with Lifetime decorator and “The Christmas Edition” actress Carly Hughes to decorate the house with “made-for-TV holiday magic.”
According to the press release, to craft the perfect holiday home Vrbo and Hughes needed to ensure the Greenwich house met their “small-town escape” requirements and that it was within walking distance of a bakery or coffee shop in addition to resembling a gingerbread house.
The house has been decorated to include twinkle lights, multiple Christmas trees, wreaths and massive nutcrackers.
“I got to live the fantasy while shooting my first holiday movie this year, ‘The Christmas Edition.’ It was a feeling that I wish everyone could have the chance to experience, so I was excited when this opportunity arose to help Vrbo create a Lifetime holiday movie escape for fans. This year in particular we could all use just a little extra magic,” Hughes said.
The “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” house rental also features a Santa letter writing station, a backyard polar bear lodge and a gingerbread house selfie station. The house not only features festive decor, but decorations inspired by films in Lifetime’s holiday movie lineup including a giant nutcracker from “A Welcome Home Christmas,” the gingerbread house kit inspired by “A Sugar & Spice Holiday” and a Christmas train set from “Feliz NaviDad” which was produced by Westport’s Melissa Joan Hart.
“We’re having a lot of twinkly escapism fun with this, for sure,” said Lish Kennedy, Vrbo’s vice-president of brand marketing. “But it’s also a fit because Vrbo is all about family togetherness and Lifetime has put together a slate of holiday movies featuring all kinds of families. When we decided to bring a make-believe place to life in an over-the-top holiday Vrbo, we knew Lifetime would have the recipe.”
The house, which sleeps six and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, is available for a three-night minimum stay from Nov. 27 through Dec. 27 at a rate of $100 per night, with the rental fees being donated to charity.
In addition to the festive decor, renters will be able to cozy up and watch Lifetime’s slate of 30 holiday films, which will be available 24/7 at the “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” house.
For more information about the rental, visit vrbo.com.