This December, the DSTV channel Lifetime is introducing the most wonderful way to celebrate the ‘most wonderful time of the year’- through a throwback to fun family nights at the drive-in – with the Drive-In Movie Nights.

The entertainment channel will screen two Lifetime Christmas movies, back to back, at each of these exciting nights out in both Durban and Johannesburg. 

Telkom/Lifetime Drive-In Movie Nights will take place at Galleria Mall in Amanzimtoti on Saturday 8 December and at Mall of Africa in Johannesburg on 15 December.


Expect a star-studded cast in the two holiday season themed movies. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Toni Braxton stars in Every Day Is Christmas, while Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez lend their expertise to A Very Merry Toy Store.

Every Day Is Christmas is inspired by the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”. A shrewd money manager who is a self-proclaimed workaholic, Alexis Taylor (Toni Braxton) gets the holiday visit of a lifetime and ends up embracing the spirit of Christmas when her past, present, and future collide; forcing her to risk the one thing money can’t buy – her heart.

A Very Merry Toy Store tells the tale of Connie and Will, who each run their own toy store and have been business rivals for years. Their livelihoods fall into jeopardy when the big box toy store opens in town. Now, the two must overcome their differences and work together to save the stores that have defined their families for generations, and in the process, they might just find that love was actually just down the road.

You don’t want to miss Telkom/Lifetime Drive-In Movie Nights; watch two feel-good movies from the comfort of your own car with the audio playing through your radio. There will also be food trucks selling a wide variety of food.