Tonight’s TV Movie Matchmaker Santa premieres Saturday November 17 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C) on Hallmark and stars Lacey Chabert, Florence Henderson, John Ratzenberger, Adam Mayfield and Donovan Scott.
Matchmaker Santa Synopsis: Romance is in the (holiday) air when Lacey Chabert (“Mean Girls,” “Party of Five”) stars in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere “Matchmaker Santa,” premiering Saturday, November 17 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). In the film, also starring Florence Henderson, John Ratzenberger, Adam Mayfield and Donovan Scott, Chabert stars as a bakery owner who hopes to whip up a holiday engagement with her busy boyfriend, but finds an unexpected new love when a mysterious mall Santa doubles as a meddling cupid.
As a little girl, Melanie Hogan (Chabert) wished to find her own prince charming just like her parents found true love. Now an adult, Melanie is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin (Thad Luckinbill). Although things seem perfect when Justin asks Melanie to spend the holidays together at his beautiful lake house upstate-and meet his mother. Melanie finds herself spending more time with Justin’s best friend and loyal assistant, Dean (Mayfield), who just might be harboring a secret crush on her.
Justin secretly plans to throw a corporate Christmas party at the lake house to impress the team, using Melanie to make him look good. He flies up early to set up and relies on trusty Dean to pick Melanie up from the airport. Soon the magic of a man named Chris (Scott)-a happy guy with a resemblance to Santa determined to fulfill Melanie’s childhood Christmas wish-puts the duo under his holiday spell. Melanie and Dean find themselves stranded in beautiful Buford Falls for Christmas with Chris-and without Justin, who has begun to occupy his time at the lake house
with an old flame. John Ratzenberger plays George, a mechanic in town, and Florence