The Best Hallmark Winterfest Original Movies 

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Updated January 9, 2020 19.2k votes 2k voters 14.5k views 21 items

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Ever since 2016, Hallmark Channel warms up winter with a lineup of romantic and heart-warming movies that celebrate the new year and new opportunities during their Winterfest event in January. This list of cozy Hallmark movies has all the winter films that premiered during the Hallmark Winterfest movie lineup.

Exploring the possibilities of new beginnings and fresh starts, Hallmark's winter movies remind us that everybody has another chance for happiness. From Luke Perry's cowboy actor in Love in Paradise looking to revitalize his career to Julie Berman's former figure skating champion wanting to win one more time in Love On Ice, these movies tell stories of folks trying to rediscover their path in life and possibly finding love along the way. In Unleashing Mr. Darcy, Love on the Slopes, and Frozen In Love characters learn to challenge preconceived notions of themselves and others while allowing themselves a fresh start.

All of these movies are ready to start the new year on a new page, but which of these Hallmark Winterfest films do you think is the best?

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A Royal Winter
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While on a last-minute European holiday, Maggie (Merrit Patterson) finds herself in the middle of a real-life fairy tale when a chance meeting with a handsome local leads to something more. However, things get complicated when she learns that the “local” is actually a prince who is about to be crowned King, and whose mother is dead-set against her royal son’s romance with the tourist.

Actors: Merritt Patterson, Jack Donnelly

Premiered: January 14, 2017

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Love on the Sidelines
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Laurel Welk (Emily Kinney) is an out of work aspiring fashion designer who lands a job as a personal assistant to superstar quarterback Danny Holland (John Reardon), who's been sidelined with an injury. The last thing he wants is a female assistant, particularly one who knows nothing about football. But the two opposites strike a bargain and agree to work together on a trial basis. While Laurel struggles to master her job, Danny struggles to maintain his star image. Things get even more complicated when employer and employee start to notice there’s more to the other than meets the eye - and what they find is love on the sidelines.

Actors: Holly Marie Combs, Ben Bass

Premiered: January 16, 2016

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A Winter Princess
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Princess Carly (Natalie Hall), working incognito at a ski resort, must team up with the owner's brother, Brent (Chris McNally) to plan the resort's 50th anniversary celebration.

Actors: Natalie Hall, Chris McNally

Premiered: January 18, 2019

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Winter in Vail
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Chelsea (Lacy Chabert) inherits a house in Vail where she meets Owen (Tyler Hynes) and gets a much needed break. Together, they put on Strudelfest to highlight the charm of Old Vail.

Actors: Lacey Chabert, Tyler Hynes

Premiered: January 4, 2020

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