As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Lacy Chabert, PARTY OF FIVE/ALL MY CHILDREN) wished to find her own prince charming just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS). Although things seem perfect when Justin asks Melanie to spend the holidays together at his beautiful lake house upstate—and meet his mother. Melanie finds herself spending more time with Justin’s best friend and loyal assistant, Dean (Adam Mayfield, ALL MY CHILDREN), who just might be harboring a secret crush on her.
Justin secretly plans to throw a corporate Christmas party at the lake house to impress the team, using Melanie to make him look good. He flies up early to set up and relies on trusty Dean to pick Melanie up from the airport. Soon the magic of a man named Chris (Donovan Scott)—a happy guy with a resemblance to Santa determined to fulfill Melanie’s childhood Christmas wish—puts the duo under his holiday spell. Melanie and Dean find themselves stranded in beautiful Buford Falls for Christmas with Chris—and without Justin, who has begun to occupy his time at the lake house with an old flame. John Ratzenberger (CHEERS) plays George, a mechanic in town, and Florence Henderson (THE BRADY BUNCH/THE BRADYS) is Peggy, the innkeeper who does her best to get Melanie and Dean together.