If Madison Skye Validum‘s face looks familiar, then you may remember her from the hit Netflix series, Ivy+Bean. Well, the talented 10-year-old is back in action, this time sharing the small screen on Disney+ with rapper/actor Ludacris in the upcoming Christmas movie, Dashing Through the Snow.

So, just what can Disney+ fans expect from this endearing family holiday film? Well, according to Disney press, here is a brief synopsis of the action.


Eddie Garrick, (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), is a good-hearted man who has turned his back on Christmas due to a traumatic childhood experience. At the request of his wife Allison Garrick, from whom he is separated, Eddie takes his 9-year-old daughter Charlotte (Madison Skye Validum), to work with him on Christmas Eve, where they meet a mysterious man in a red suit named Nick. Eddie, who is a social worker, thinks the man is delusional and needs professional help, but when he evokes the wrath of a local politician, he and his daughter are taken on a magical adventure that just might restore his faith in Christmas.

In addition to Validum and Ludacris, the upcoming comedy will also star: Lil Rel Howery, (who will portray Santa Claus himself), Teyonah Parris, (who will portray Ludacris’ estranged wife), Ravi V. Patel, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gina Brillon, Sebastian Sozzi, Kevin Connolly and Zulay Henao.

Dashing Through the Snow, is directed by Tim Story and written by Scott Rosenberg. The project is produced by John Jacobs and Will Packer. Tim Story, Johanna Byer, Ross Fanger, and Zac Unterman will all serve as executive producers for the film.

Validum is truly becoming a prominent member of #younghollywood and we cannot wait to see what is in store next for this talented young actress.

Make sure to tune-in to Disney+ and set a reminder for November 17 as that is when this soon-to-be holiday classic will start streaming exclusively on Disney+.


Photo Credit(s)/Featured Image: Madison Skye Validum Instagram; Disney Plus Instagram;

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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