The I Believe in Santa cast features John Ducey, Christina Moore and Violet McGraw. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Alex Ranarivelo’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
I Believe in Santa takes place in Denver, Colorado. When a female writer meets a male lawyer, the characters prepare for a long-term relationship. The dynamics change, however, when one of the main protagonists refuses to abandon a holiday tradition. Here’s every actor and character in I Believe in Santa.
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I Believe in Santa Cast: John Ducey as Tom
Character Profile: A Denver lawyer. He values his faith in the unknowable. Tom is a Christmas enthusiast who hides a secret about his motivations.
Ducey’s Resume: Leonard/Dwayne Kraft in Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1998-2003), Frank in Will & Grace (2004-06), Tom Lucas in Jonas (2009-10), Tom Barlow in Bad Judge (2014-15), Frank in That’s Amor (2022)
I Believe in Santa Cast: Christina Moore as Lisa
Character Profile: A Denver writer who despises Christmas. She looks after her young daughter while building a relationship with Tom. Lisa worries about her boyfriend’s Santa obsession.
Moore’s Resume: Laurie Forman in That ’70s Show (2003-04), Butterfly in Without a Paddle (2004), Tracy Clark in 90210 (2008-13), Suzanne McKittrick in True Blood (2011–2012), Becky in That’s Amor (2022)
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I Believe in Santa Cast: Violet McGraw as Ella
Character Profile: Lisa’s daughter. She is a dancer who wants an iPhone for Christmas. Ella bonds with Tom during the holiday season.
McGraw’s Resume: Young Nell in The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Shopping Cart Kid in Ready Player One (2018), Nina in Love (2018), Alice in Jett (2019), Young Yelena in Black Widow (2021)
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I Believe in Santa Cast: Lateefah Holder as Sharon
Character Profile: Lisa’s friend. She offers romantic advice throughout the film. Sharon tries to understand Tom’s beliefs about Santa Claus.
Holder’s Resume: Nicole in Modern Family (2015-17), Sandi in Other People (2016), Sasha in Rag Doll (2019), Laila in A Very Queer Holiday (2020), Sharon Martin in Blue Bloods (2022)
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I Believe in Santa Cast: Sachin Bhatt as Assan
Character Profile: Tom’s best friend. He is a vegan Muslim. Assan fully supports Tom’s beliefs about Santa Claus.
Bhatt’s Resume: Cousin Manish in Outsourced (2011), Pilot Hutton in Bumblebee (2018), Eddie in Into the Dark (2020), Ali in Queer as Folk (2022), Stevie Mazza in Grace and Frankie (2022)
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I Believe in Santa Cast: Matthew Glave as Grant
Character Profile: Lisa’s boss. He asks her to write a story about Christmas. Grant tries to inspire his employees during the holiday season.
Glave’s Resume: Glenn Guglia in The Wedding Singer (1998), Col. Charles W. Scott in Argo (2012), Gordon Beech in Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (2015-17), Xander Hall in Better Things (2016-), Joe Perry in Angie Tribeca (2016-18)
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The I Believe in Santa cast also includes:
- Paxton Booth as Freckles
- Tim Mollen as Mr. Cranky
- Tony Panterra as Pasha
- Matthew Overberg as Yang
- Marissa Stevenson as Marissa
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