Christmas Pen Pals is a Lifetime original movie, starring Sarah Drew and Niall Matter, and directed by Siobhan Devine, who was nominated for the 2019 Leo Award for Best Director in a TV Movie. The movie premiered on December 15, 2018, and was also nominated for Best Music Score in a TV Movie, which was composed by Hamish Thomson.
Following an unexpected breakup weeks before Christmas, Hannah Morris, tech wiz and creator of the dating app, Perfect One, heads home for the holidays, challenged to save her failing business by re-conceiving a new romantic dating model. Upon her return, she runs into her high school boyfriend, Sam Watson who she has carefully avoided for years and reluctantly makes a deal with her dad, Ted to sign up for the town's Christmas Cupid, an anonymous holiday pen pal service. As the season progresses, Hannah is smitten by each beautifully written letter she receives and starts to believe that her Christmas pen pal could be her soul mate. It is not until Christmas Eve that everyone must reveal their true identities to their pen pals, even if it means coming face to face with the last person they ever expected.
|Sarah Drew||Hannah Morris|
|Niall Matter||Sam Watson|
|Jesse Carroll||Mike Jones|
|Vincent Dangerfield||Greg Williams|
|Nicholas Holmes||Young Max|
|Giles Panton||Daniel Harrison|
|Talana Watt Madu||Ice Skater|