Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Drew Lachey in new Christmas TV movie

John Kiesewetter

Drew Lachey and MacKenzie Porter in a scene from "Guess Who's Coming To Christmas"
Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas?  That’s the title of Drew Lachey’s  new TV movie premiering Sunday, Dec. 8 on the UP channel (formerly Gospel Music Channel).

Lachey plays Dax, a bad boy rock star who spends a week  in a small Midwest town to repair his image after the New York paparazzi find him passed out in his car.

Dax agrees to grant a fan’s “Dear Santa” Christmas wish by living in tiny Cedar Grove with a strict minister and his family. It sounds like — Spoiler Alert! — he falls in love with the minister’s daughter (actress/musician MacKenzie Porter, “Christmas Rescue”), described as a “sassy, unemployed book-jacket writer.”

The movie includes an original musical duet by Lachey and Porter called “You.”

“Guess Who’s Coming To Christmas” premieres 7 p.m. Dec. 8 on UP, and repeats at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. that day.

The casdt includes Peter Lacroix (“Smallville,” “Stargate SG-1”), Ellie Harvie (“The Bouquet,” “Home Alone: The Holiday Heist”), Evan Bird (“The Killing,” “Falling Skies”), Matt Ward (“TRON: Legacy,” “Chrismas Comes Home to Canaan”) and Olivia Chen (“Supernatural”).