In the TV movie I’m Not Ready for Christmas, a little girl named Anna makes a wish and tells it to Santa Claus. When her wish comes true, Anna’s Aunt Holly (Alicia Witt) suddenly cannot tell a lie. Holly is forced to tell the truth at all times — at work and while dating. Her inability to tell white lies throws Holly’s life for a loop but her new candor also wins the heart of nice guy Drew (George Stults).
The magical Santa Claus is portrayed by Dan Lauria. He’s most recognized for his role as Jack Arnold on The Wonder Years. Since then he’s had recurring roles on Hot in Cleveland (J.J.), JAG (Allen Blaisdell), Ed (Richard Vessey), Party of Five (Coach Russ Petrocelli), and Amazing Grace (Harry Kramer), among others. Lauria most recently appeared on Blue Bloods as New York Fire Department Commissioner Stan Rourke. I’m Not Ready for Christmas will premiere on the Hallmark Channel on November 14 at 8pm.