Jason Priestley (of 90210 infamy) directs this Lifetime movie about a young woman (Amy Acker) who gets an ultimatum from her ultra-rich parents: get serious about your life or we’ll cut you off. What to do but engage in some perfectly charming holiday fraud? She happens upon a letter to Santa from a seven-year-old girl asking for a new wife for her widowed father; what could possibly be more reasonable than to pretend to be Santa’s gift in response? After all, the widower owns his own business spirit runs a soup kitchen for the homeless, so ingratiating herself into such a family will be a sure path into her parent’s good graces.
Cozy casting: You’ll know star Amy Acker from genre favourites Angel, Aliasduck Person of Interest.
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