One Tree Hill: Here's Why the Cast is Reuniting

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One Tree Hill is not returning. 

But the cast is reuniting for a Lifetime movie this Christmas. That's about the closest thing we have to a silver lining after being teased by the cast earlier this week. 

Lifetime announced Wednesday that Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, and Antwon Tanner were all reuniting for The Christmas Contract. 

Hilarie Burton Attends Event

The TV movie follows Jolie (Burton) as she makes her way home to Louisiana for the first time since she parted ways with Foster. 

As fate would have it, Foster is also on his way back to town with a brand new girlfriend, and Jolie's friend, Naomi (Ackles) tells her she should bring back Naomi's brother. 

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In true soap fashion, Naomi creates a contract so that Jack can be a faux boyfriend to try and turn the tide in Jolie's favor. But Jack is getting something out of the deal. 

Jolie will help him design a website to bring his upcoming novel to the masses. 

Robert Buckley Attends Event

“Unbeknownst to them, the Christmas contract proves to be so much more than what they signed up for,” says Lifetime of the project. 

Jordan Ladd (Cabin Fever), Cheryl Ladd (Charlie’s Angels), Bruce Boxleitner (Tron), Jason London (Dazed and Confused), Hunter Burke (Claws), Teri Wyble (The Walking Dead), and Ritchie Montgomery (Baskets) also star in the movie. 

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It was just a few days ago that the four One Tree Hill actors took to social media to share images of a secret Christmas project. It got fans wondering whether a revival was in the works. 

Let's face it: One Tree Hill could easily be revived for a special TV movie or even a limited series. There was no shortage of drama throughout the nine seasons it spent on the air. 

Hilarie Burton OTH Revival

In any case, it's a little disappointing that we're not getting to see these characters again, but it should be fun to see some of them reunite on the small screen. 

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One Tree Hill Quotes

Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always. A promise, like a reward for persisting through life so long alone. A belief in each other and the possibility of love. A decision to ignore simply rise above the pain in the past. A covenant, which at once binds two souls and yet severs prior ties. The celebration of the chance taken and the challenge that lies ahead. For two will always be stronger than one. Like a team braced against the tempests of the world. And love will always be the guiding force in our lives. For tonight is mere formality. Only an announcement to the world of feelings long held, promises made long ago in the sacred space in our hearts.


Peyton: Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want. Everything you want.
Lucas: Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle is going to come from, the next smile. The next wish come true.
Peyton: But if you believe that it is right around the corner. And you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it. To the certainty of it.
Brooke: You just might get the thing you're wishing for.
Nathan: The world is full of magic. You just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it?
Haley: Good. Now believe in it. With all your heart.