In the TV movie A Christmas Melody, single mom Kristen (Lacey Chabert) makes the painful decision to leave Manhattan and relocate to Ohio with her young daughter Emily (Fina Strazza). In her home town, Kristen runs into some familiar faces including her old high school rival Melissa (Mariah Carey, who directs the movie) and her Aunt Sarah, who’s sweet and runs the local coffee shop. It’s not easy to go home but Aunt Sarah – and the cute music teacher in town, Danny (Brennan Elliott) — certainly make it a little easier for Kristen.
Aunt Sarah is portrayed by Kathy Najimy. She’s best known for her roles in the Sister Act films (Mary Patrick), Hocus Pocus (Mary), and The Wedding Planner (Geri). Najimy is also recognized for her roles on TV shows including Veep (Wendy Keegan), The Big C (Cathy’s Therapist), Numb3rs (Dr. Mildred Finch), and Veronica’s Closet with Kirstie Alley. Or you might recognize her voice as Peggy Hill on the animated series King of the Hill. A Christmas Melody will premiere on the Hallmark Channel on December 19 at 8pm.