In the Hallmark Channel movie With Love, Christmas, advertising executive Melanie Welsh gets assigned to work on a Christmas commercial for a new cell phone. She’s teamed up with coworker Donovan Goodwin (Aaron O’Connell) who’s dreamily handsome, but a bit uptight. To make matters more uncomfortable, Donovan is Melanie’s Secret Santa in the office. While trying to keep her identity a secret, the more she learns about Donovan, the quicker she falls in love with him.
Melanie is portrayed by Emilie Ullerup. The Danish-born actress is known for her roles on Chesapeake Shores (Bree O’Brien, see link above), Arctic Air (Astrid Poulsen), True Justice (Anna Zemenko) and in the Signed, Sealed, Delivered franchise (Dale Travers), among others. Fun facts: Ullerup made her acting debut in a 2006 episode of Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica. She is the daughter of Ove Ullerup, Ambassador of Denmark in Sweden. With Love, Christmas premieres on Hallmark on Wednesday, November 22 at 8pm.