Eva La Rue
Holiday enthusiast Will Van Camp (Stonemason Cook) fears that his family unit has lost their Christmas spirit, so he sends a message to Santa pleading for his help. When Santa (Steve Larkin) hears of immature Will’s plight he puts his finest elf, Christine (Summer Glau), on the job. Afterward an intense preparation programme Christine heads from the Due north Pole to the real earth in lodge to aid Will, his sis Ally (Izabela Vidovic), and his parents Sara (Eva La Rue) and Scott (Dan Gauthier) rediscover what information technology is to have a merry and family-oriented Christmas. The Van Camps own a twelvemonth-round Christmas store called Holly Daze, thus making Christine believe that her mission volition exist equally easy as cooking a Christmas goose. But to her dismay the store has taken all of the joy out of Christmas for the family. Sara and Scott are then busy with the store that they accept forgotten of import moments in their children’s lives, like Marry’due south trip the light fantastic lessons and Will’southward basketball games. With the help of Dave (John Brotherton), the children’s uncle, Christine inspires hope, infuses Christmas spirit and creates stability for Marry and Will. All the while she and Dave brainstorm to form a budding romance. Christine teaches Sara and Scott how to open up to their children and observe the balance between piece of work and family life. Now Christine must brand the ultimate choice – go out the North Pole forever and start a new life with Dave or go along on her mission to assistance families unite at Christmas time.
Summertime GLAU (Christine)
– Summer Glau was born in San Antonio, Texas, where she was raised by her contractor father and schoolteacher female parent. Throughout her teenage years, Glau trained and performed equally a dancer until a serious injury forced her to take time to heal. During this fourth dimension, she discovered a dear for acting and made the decision to move to LA to brainstorm working steadily as an player and dancer.
Glau’s outset television credit was a invitee function as a ballerina on the tv set series “Angel,” produced past Joss Whedon. Whedon was and so impressed with the young actress’ debut performance that he later bandage her in the lead role of River in his new serial “Firefly” and subsequently in the Universal feature moving-picture show “Tranquillity.”
Glau’south career has taken off since “Firefly,” working on various television series including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Cold Example.” She has besides recurred every bit Tess Doerner, a paranoid schizophrenic returnee in “The 4400” and on CBS’ “The Unit of measurement” as Crystal Burns. In improver to her television accomplishments, Glau can also exist seen starring in the films “Mammoth” and “The Inititiation of Sarah.”
Glau’s well-nigh contempo feats include a lead role on “The Greatcoat,” comedic turns on “Chuck” and “The Big Blindside Theory,” the upcoming feature film, “Knights of Badassdom,” starring Ryan Kwanten and Peter Dinklage, and a heavily featured guest star on SciFi Channel’s hit series “ALPHAS.”
EVA LA RUE (Sara)
– Eva La Rue starred for seven years as the vivacious and brilliant Natalia Boa Vista on the CBS primetime series “CSI:Miami.” La Rue portrayed this DNA Lab Specialist turned CSI with a knack for grant writing on ane of the Most Watched TV Bear witness in the Earth. Goggle box Guide declared: “Natalia Boa Vista may be the sexiest federal grant writer boob tube has e’er had.”
Watch for La Rue this December in the Authentication Channel original motion picture, “Help For The Holidays” and on The Shopping Channel in Canada where she presents her Eva La Rue Fine Jewellery Line.
Presently, La Rue is the national spokesperson for the Beckstrand Cancer Foundation (www.beckstrand.org), a non-profit offering financial assist to those families with members contesting cancer as well as offering higher scholarships to students with cancer and survivors. In 2011, she will exist seen in a major television and impress PSA entrada for the Foundation.
La Rue earned an Emmy nomination and NAACP nomination for her long running portrayal of Dr. Maria Santos on the popular ABC daytime drama, “All My Children” where she played the quintessential heroine. For this part she besides won the prestigious Gracie Award past the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television set as well every bit winning ii highly-esteemed American Latino Media Association (ALMA) Awards. She received a second Emmy nomination for the song she co-wrote and performed on “All My Children” entitled “Trip the light fantastic toe Again With Y’all.”
In addition, La Rue starred in the highly-rated Lifetime Network film, “Cries in the Nighttime” and she had a recurring part as George’s sister on the ABC hit evidence “The George Lopez Evidence.” Other Telly credits include recurring roles on the NBC series “3rd Watch” and Get-go Network’s “Soul Food” too as starring roles in “Danielle Steele’s Remembrance” and “A Dream In A Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story.”
La Rue resides in Los Angeles with her husband Joe, daughter Kaya and 2 dogs Bingo and Frank.
JOHN BROTHERTON (Dave)
– After graduating from Oregon State University with degrees in business organization and theatre arts, John Brotherton moved to Los Angeles, where he has worked consistently with roles hit serial including “Drib Dead Diva,” “Romantically Challenged,” “Piece of work It,” “The Game,” “Friends with Benefits,” Showtime’s “Dexter,” Usa’south “Fairly Legal” and, nigh recently, ABC Family’s “Jane past Design.”
While in Oregon, Brotherton was also no stranger to the stage, performing in productions of Into the Wood, Bye Farewell Birdie, The Comedy of Errors, Henry 5, The Merchant of Venice and Fool for Love, among many more.
Brotherton’s moving picture credits include pb roles in several independent features, including “Suburban Beach,” “Taken by Force,” “Truthful Love,” “Surprise, Surprise” and “Pearlblossom Hwy.” In 2013, he stars opposite Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga in New Line’s “The Conjuring,” directed by James Wan.
In 2007, Brotherton also co-produced, wrote, directed and starred in the short film, “Smith and Mike on a Tuesday.”
Brotherton resides in LA with his wife and ii daughters.