While The Secret Life of the American Teenager has had its share of new faces this season, there’s one newcomer you may not be expecting.

“There’s a donkey,” Francia Raisa teased to us about the upcoming Christmas special.

While Francia kept her lips sealed about their new furry friend, she would say how fun the episode was to film.

“I was such a little kid walking in the room [with] all the toys laying everywhere,” Francia exclaimed. “My house started smelling like Christmas [and] I’m freaking out that I have to go Christmas shopping. It’s awesome!”

Credit: Randy Holmes/ABC Television Group © 2012 Disney Photo: Omar Holds a Donkey in the Secret Life Holiday Special, “Hedy’s Happy Holiday House"

It sounds like all fun and games, but with talk of a scary situation and someone almost dying in an upcoming episode, who knows what could happen! 

But if something does go awry during the holidays, at least the cast enjoyed themselves while shooting it!

“We had so much fun filming,” Francia spilled. “When they called cut, none of us stopped playing!”

Are you excited for the Christmas special, Secret Lifers? Weigh in below!

Secret Life's holiday special, “Hedy’s Happy Holiday House,” airs on Monday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.


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