The fifth film in the A Cinderella Story film franchise, this time also doubling as a Christmas special of the series. The new Cinderella, Kat Decker (played by Laura Marano), work as a Christmas market elf and falls in love with her co-worker in the Santa suit, while contending with her stepmother and stepsister.
The film provides examples of:
- Alpha Bitch: Joy, also Skylar.
- Christmas Episode: Of the film series. Somewhat fitting, since the first film took place around Halloween and the sequel took place around St. Valentine's Day.
- Gold Digger: Deirdre.
- Kick the Dog: Deidre and her daughters threaten Bruno to keep Kat in line.
- Shout-Out: Kat's dog, Bruno, gets his name from the Disney film.
- Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Although Terry, who was best friends with Kat's father, Jason, hasn't seen her since she was four, he does suspect something isn't right with Joy, who is impersonating Kat, as she does not have the same hair and eye color as Kat, or seem too upset at the death of "her" father.