By Karen Moul
Laura Vandervoort (Smallville
) is back on TV this month with a new holiday movie – ABC Family’s Desperately Seeking Santa
. The film premieres this Sunday, November 27, at 8/7c.
Vandervoort plays Laura Walker, a shopping mall marketing executive who has more than a little in common with Ebenezer Scrooge. Gunning for a promotion, she dreams up a new plan to bring in customers: a search for the hottest Santa in town. Will a hunky Kris Kringle melt her cold heart?
"It’s a great family film," Vandervoort says, "but it’s also a very romantic, sweet story between these two very different people. She is the Scrooge of the film and she’s very focused on making it up the corporate ladder and she doesn’t realize what’s right in front of her, which is true love and family, which she doesn’t have."