Newcomer Douglas Owens has landed the male lead in A White Trash Christmas, joining Taryn Manning in a version of the Christmas Carol story that centers on the tribulations of of a trashy, whiskey-soaked, unemployed hairdresser and mother (Manning) who is visited by three ghosts who try to show her a path to a brighter future. Owens plays a nice affluent guy who’s sweet on her, but she uses him as a meal ticket. Ron Carlson is directing from a script he co-wrote with Terri Kauffman. Carlson and Rachel North are producing. He’s repped by Scott Melrose.