The Truth About Christmas is a Freeform original move that was originally premiered on November 25, 2018, as part the channel's first annual month-long Kickoff to Christmas event. Filmed in Canada, it has been nominated for the Canadian Cinema Editors Award for film editor Eric Goddard.


Follows Jillian, a successful political consultant, confident in her ability to put a spin on anything whose next big project is the upcoming mayoral campaign for her boyfriend, George. On the way to meet George's family for the first time during the holidays, an unusual confrontation with a toy store Santa results in a drastic change in Jillian where she cannot stop herself from wildly spilling the truth. Jillian must find a way to make it stop before her holidays, her job and her relationship are ruined.


Actress/actor Character
Kali Hawk Jillian
Damon Dayoub George
Ali Ghandour Blake
Michela Cannon Zoe
Paul Dick Santa
Anna Ferguson Grandma
John Koensgen Mr. Festerman
Mya Labelle Megan
Dan Lett Bob Beauman
Carrie Marston Community Member
Jolanta Mojsej Mrs. Festerman
Claire Rankin
Carolyn Scott Barb Beauman
Xavier Sotelo Juan Guttiérrez
Matthew Stefiuk Ed
Sydney Van Delft Lacey
Patti Hovey (uncredited) Partygoer
Megan Weckwerth (uncredited) Passerby

External links

Freeform Original Movies
Family Channel Era (1996-97) Christmas Every DayThe Christmas List
Fox Family Era (1998-2000) Like Father, Like SantaThe Ghosts of Christmas EveSpecial Delivery
ABC Family Era (2001-15) Three DaysPicking Up & Dropping OffChristmas in BostonChasing ChristmasSanta BabyChristmas Do-OverChristmas CaperHoliday in HandcuffsSnowglobeSnow 2: Brain FreezeThe Dog Who Saved ChristmasSanta Baby 2: Christmas MaybeThe Dog Who Saved Christmas VacationChristmas CupidDesperately Seeking Santa12 Dates of ChristmasHome Alone: The Holiday HeistThe Mistle-tonesChristmas BountyHolidaze
Freeform Era (2016-present) Holiday JoyAngry AngelThe Truth About ChristmasLife-Size 2No Sleep 'Til ChristmasSame Time, Next Christmas
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