In the TV movie A Christmas Melody, Kristen Frank is forced to close her clothing boutique in Manhattan and move back to Ohio with her young daughter Emily (Fina Strazza). In her hometown, Kristen runs into her former high school rival Melissa (Mariah Carey) who is head of the PTA and directing the school’s winter pageant. Luckily for Kristen, there’s cute music teacher Danny (Brennan Elliott) to counteract Melissa’s divaness.
Kristen is portrayed by Lacey Chabert. She’s best known for her roles as Gretchen in Mean Girls, and on the TV shows Party of Five (Claudia Salinger) and Baby Daddy (Dr. Amy Shaw). Chabert is also a popular voice actor. You can hear her on Transformers: Rescue Bots (Dani Burns), Young Justice (Zatanna Zatara/Isis), and Star Wars video games (Mako). A Christmas Melody will premiere on the Hallmark Channel on December 19 at 8pm.