ABC Family’s Holidaze will take Jennie Garth stumbling back to a tiny hometown and landing in an alternate universe. Will a workaholic find true love? And can you really ever go home again?
ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas is back, and for a second year in a row, they’re premiering a brand-new movie. This year, they’re offering up Holidaze, starring Jennie Garth (90210) and Cameron Mathison (All My Children) and guest starring Mary Kay Place (Big Love, The West Wing). From the looks of the stills, the two stars will melt plenty of snow during their two-hour premiere.
When the holiday break arrives, Melody Gerard (Garth) can’t wait to escape the office — where she works for a massive chain of discount stores — and head out on an adventure with her friends. There’s just one kink in her plan: Melody’s boss is sending her back home for the holidays. Her company wants to open a new store in her childhood hometown, and the townspeople just aren’t having it. Can Melody change their minds?
Before she can find out, Melody busts her butt and knocks herself unconscious, only to “wake up” in an alternate universe where she never left home. Better (or worse) still, in Melody’s alternate universe, she is married to her childhood sweetheart, Carter (Mathison). What will Melody do in her “new life,” and how will it change when she finally wakes up to the way things really are? You’ll just have to tune in to find out.
Holidaze premieres on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 8/7c on ABC Family. It is just one of the awesome Christmas movies the network is airing throughout the month. For an extensive look at all your best Christmas viewing opportunities, check out our handy-dandy calendar. You can even print it out and keep it on the fridge!
This movie brings to mind one very important question, though: Would you want to spend your holidays with your childhood sweetheart? We’re not so sure.