Christmas on the Bayou, also titled Papa Noel, is a Lifetime original movie starring Hilarie Burton, Tyler Hilton, Randy Travis, Markie Post, and Ed Asner. It premiered on December 14, 2013.


When successful New York marketing executive Katherine discovers her workaholic ways are taking a toll on her eight-year-old son, Zac, she decides to spend Christmas with him and her mother, Lilly, in her home town on the bayou. When Caleb tries to rekindle a childhood romance and convince her to move back home, Katherine is torn between the bright lights of the big city and the quiet, gentler rhythms of her Southern roots. Only a Christmas miracle orchestrated by Papa Noel can steer her heart to her true home.


Actor / actressCharacter
Hilarie BurtonKatherine (adult)
Mary OglesbyKatherine (young)
Tyler HiltonCaleb (adult)
Colin BatesCaleb (young)
Randy TravisMr. Greenhall
Markie PostLilly
Ed AsnerPapa Noel
Brody RoseZack
Ariana NealSienna
Samantha BeaulieuBeth (Park Ranger)
Cannon BosargeBryce
Jacob EtterKid (flashback)
Odessa SykesLocal Woman
Griff FurstJosh
Dana GourrierJanelle
Leticia JimenezKathryn's assistant
Lisa RazianoPageant Attendee
Angela ThomasReceptionist
Allen Boudreaux (uncredited)Store Patron
John Coffman (uncredited)Office Worker
Bria Hobgood (uncredited)Extra
April Louise (uncredited)Audience Member
Tommy Sheppard (uncredited)Bonfire Goer

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