In the Hallmark Channel movie Christmas Next Door, handsome author Eric Redford (who writes about how to stay single) has his young niece and nephew for the holidays. He is not the kind of guy who decorates his house with snowmen or Santas. While he scrambles to entertain them, Eric receives help and gets a dose of Christmas spirit from his gorgeous (and single) neighbor April Stewart (Fiona Gubelmann).
Eric Redford is portrayed by Jesse Metcalfe. He’s known for his roles on Chesapeake Shores (Trace Riley), Dallas (Christopher Ewing), Desperate Housewives (John Rowland, see link above), and Passions (Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald), among others. Christmas Next Door premieres on Hallmark Channel on Saturday, December 16 at 8pm.