11/09/2012 04:59 pm ET

David Hasselhoff, 'The Christmas Consultant' Star, Reminisces About Childhood Holidays

David Hasselhoff loves Christmas. And as it's his favorite time of year, it should be no surprise that Hasselhoff is starring in a Lifetime movie called "The Christmas Consultant.”

“My Christmas wish would be to have an entire week off. To spend it with my family and just curl up and watch Christmas movies when it’s showing outside,” David tells The Huffington Post. “I grew up in Chicago, and there was always snow. In Los Angeles there never was, so we would always import snow! I think it's a great time for me with my family. We always watch 'It’s A Wonderful Life’ and ‘White Christmas,’ spending it together.”

Importing snow isn’t cheap, but it’s not Christmas without it, David says.

“There is a snow-making machine that you can rent. Every Christmas, the kids would look forward to it, so I would cover the entire front yard with snow. Yeah, it was great -- we would have snowball fights. It was awesome. Then it would melt and ruin into horrible slush and ruin the entire lawn, but who cares about a lawn?"

David says it was Christmas that changed his life: The star received a go-kart when he was in the eighth grade, a gift that he says launched his future career as the "Knight Rider."

In the Lifetime movie "The Christmas Consultant," David plays opposite Caroline Rhea. The movie airs on Saturday at 8 p.m. EST.



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