Dear Santa is an Lifetime original movie, starring Amy Acker and David Haydn-Jones, and executive produced by Timothy Johnson, that premiered on November 26, 2011. It was directed by Jason Priestly, the alumni of FOX's original drama Beverly Hills 90210.
Crystal comes from a wealthy family. She loves spending money. Her parent's money. When they decide it is time for her to make something of her life they give her until Christmas to clean up her act. Should Crystal fail to comply, her credit cards will be promptly cancelled. Petrified at the prospect of having no money and no boyfriend, Crystal has a flash of inspiration when she finds a letter to Santa from seven year old Olivia. In the letter, Olivia asks Santa to find her widowed father Derek a new wife. He owner of a local soup kitchen, Derek has dedicated his life to helping others. Though Crystal has never set foot in a soup kitchen, she soon seeks Derek out and begins volunteering her time in an effort to get closer to him. Little does Crystal realize that Derek's girlfriend will do anything to keep her man to herself. Meanwhile, Crystal remains determined to prove herself, despite the obstacles that stand in her way.
|Amy Acker||Crystal Carruthers|
|David Haydn-Jones||Derek Gowen|
|Emma Duke||Olivia Gowen|
|Patrick Creery||Pete Kennedy|
|James Dugan||Frank McCourt|
|James Hopkin||Mr. Norman Lockhart|
|Dave El Wray (uncredited)||Soup Kitchen Grizz|
|Kristina Elliott (uncredited)||Jennifer|