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.