Believe or not, even Grumpy Cat has a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit at times (shocking we know). The new Lifetime event will have Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) voicing Grumpy Cat in perfectly named ‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.’
The infamous kitty with the hilariously woeful but endearing facial expression stars in her very own live-action Christmas movie this holiday season, premiering Saturday, November 29, at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. In Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, Grumpy Cat is a lonely feline living in a mall pet shop. Because she never gets chosen by customers, she develops a sour outlook on life…until one day during the holidays, a very special 12-year-old girl named Chyrstal enters the pet store and falls in love with her after realizing she is the only person who can hear this unique cat talk. As the two develop a close friendship during the holiday rush, Grumpy reluctantly thwarts the kidnapping of an exotic dog she dislikes and, on Christmas Eve, rescues Chyrstal after the mall closes. Through her adventures, will Grumpy learn the true meaning of Christmas? Or will it be, in her words, the “Worst. Christmas. Ever?”
In the last year and a half, Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat), whose real name is Tardar Sauce, has arguably become the most famous cat of all time. With nearly 6 million Facebook friends, the adorable Internet celebrity was named the most influential cat by MSNBC, most important cat by Mashable and Buzzfeed, and has appeared in news and television shows around the world. She is the author of A Grumpy Book (Chronicle Books), currently in print in 14 languages and just released her second book, The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat. Grumpy Cat has numerous merchandising deals and is Friskies official ‘Spokescat.’
Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever is executive produced by Lifetime’s Arturo Interian, with Ben Lashes serving as co-executive producer. Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield 2), who wrote the teleplay with Jeff Morris (The Yank, The True Memoirs of an International Assassin), also directs the movie. A+E Networks handles international sales for Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.