Eileen Davidson’s Bittersweet ‘There Will Always Be Christmas’
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Young and Restless actress’ film surrounds sacrifice and love.
The Young and the Restless’ Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott) will have a new holiday movie coming out next year. Davidson plays Alana D’Angelo, the dean of a prestigious high school in the film There Will Always Be Christmas, which co-stars Eddie and the Cruisers actor Michael Paré as the school’s maintenance man, an Army veteran named Johnny. Alana and her outgoing teen daughter, Samantha, played by Kennedy Tucker (A Daughter’s Deception), along with Johnny and his quiet son, Max, portrayed by Michael Varde (Catching Hearts), plan a holiday concert to save the school, but everything goes awry after Samantha lands in the hospital in life-threatening condition following a car accident. Alana leans on Johnny after the devastating turn of events and his son Max makes a desperate decision that bonds the two families forever. Both adults and teens question their values surrounding family, love and sacrifice and what it means to be thankful to have another Christmas. As Soaps.com readers know, Davidson returns to Young and Restless as Ashley this week when she visits from overseas in the wake of the Abbott family discovering their connection to Theo Vanderway (Tyler Johnson).
Additional cast in the film includes Nancy Valen (Baywatch) as Dr. Knowles, Trevor Stines (Riverdale) as Lucas, Tim Abell (Soldiers of Fortune, Inc.) as Nick, Paul Fox (Coronation Street, Emmerdale) as Mr. Phillips, Danielle Raine (Alice, All My Children) as Mrs. Masterson, and Anzu Lawson, who played Dr. Lang on The Young and Restless as Iris. Soaps.com will update readers with release information on There Will Always Be Christmas when it becomes available.