For most of us, it’s time to dismantle all of the Christmas décors and jump into a new year with goals and a fresh start. Unless you’re like me, the girl who leaves the twinkle lights up until the end of the month (because twinkle lights make everything dazzle with a bit of “magic”). Thankfully, Hallmark Channel also understands these nostalgic and cozy vibes. Now that their Christmas programming is done, they invite us to enjoy a lineup of 5 all-new Hallmark Winterfest 2019 originals.
This year, the slate includes romantic (albeit icy!) destinations, homecomings and of course, many a familiar face. If you’re not quite ready to let go of the cozy feelings the Christmas romances evoke, never fear. Hallmark understands.
Read on below to discover what Hallmark has headed to our TV screens in January!
Previewing Hallmark’s Winterfest – Romance in the Snow!
Listed by premiere date. Check your local listings for specific times, which are subject to change.
1: Winter Castle – January 5th
A maid of honor and best man find themselves falling in love during the bride’s sister’s ice castle destination wedding! Chesapeake Shores’ Emilie Ullerup and Kevin McGarry (Heartland) co-star in this heart-melting romance.
2: One Winter Weekend – January 12th
This sequel reunites Taylor Cole and Jack Turner in a follow-up to last year’s One Winter Weekend. This time, Cara and Ben play matchmaker to their friends at the ski lodge where they met and fell in love. When Cara accidentally learns Ben might propose, their visit turns into a series of misunderstandings.
3: A Winter Princess – January 18th
Natalie Hall and Chris McNally team for the “royal romance” of the group. This one features a secret princess who plans a charity gala with a handsome man who could be Mr. Right! This one is unique because the royal is a princess rather than a prince or king.
4: Winter Love Story – January 19th
Jen Lilley (Mingle All the Way) stars in this fourth Winterfest original. In it, she plays a new-to-the-scene author who must work with an author who has some success to his name. Kevin McGarry co-stars (for his second Winterfest original) in what sounds like a kind of Mr. Darcy and Lizzy first impression meet-cute.
5: Snowcoming – January 26th
This one is all about the girl-comes-home trope. Lindy Booth plays said woman who comes back to honor her father who is retiring after years as the small town’s football coach. Of course, while home, she also reunites with the former high school quarterback, Jake (played by Trevor Donovan).
Bonus! Looking for something that’s less about romance and more about solving a whodunit? Hallmark Movies and Mysteries also has three new premieres!
1: Emma Fielding Mysteries: More Bitter than Death – January 13th
Making a return to the sleuthing game is Courtney Thorne-Smith as Emma Fielding! In this mystery, we meet her former fiancé and of course, must help her solve a new mystery. James Tupper and Mark Valley co-star.
2: Ruby Herring Mysteries: Silent Witness – January 20th
See Taylor Cole (for a second time in January!) debut as Hallmark’s new titular sleuth. Alongside her, Stephen Huszar joins the cast as a detective who Ruby (the reporter) ends up working with.
3: Mystery 101 –January 27th
This one is, appropriately so, shrouded in mystery so far, but if the network’s prior series are anything to go by, Mystery 101 will be another entertaining series launch.
Tell me, which of these Hallmark Winterfest 2019 romances do you plan to add to your DVR? Are you excited to see any of the stars in this year’s new movies? Comment down below with all of your thoughts!
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