In the TV movie Last Chance for Christmas, Santa’s in a jam. It’s Christmas time and Prancer injured his hoof. It’s up to Santa’s stable hand John (Gabriel Hogan) to find a substitute reindeer. He finds one named Frankie but it turns out she belongs to a little girl and her single mom Annie, who unfortunately for John, doesn’t believe in Santa. While trying to convince Annie that Santa — and all that comes with him — truly exists, he falls in love with Annie, who slowly but surely learns to believe.
Annie is portrayed by Hilarie Burton. The 33-year-old actress best known for her roles on Extant (Anna Schaefer), Hostages (Samantha), Grey’s Anatomy (Dr. Lauren Boswell), White Collar (Sara Ellis), and One Tree Hill (Peyton Sawyer). She is married to actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 49-year-old who was also on Extant (JD Richter) and is now on The Good Wife (Jason Crouse). The newlyweds are parents of five-year-old son, Gus. Last Chance for Christmas premieres on Lifetime on December 6 at 9pm.