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?
One Winter Weekend
A women’s magazine writer (Taylor Cole) gets burned by her boyfriend on New Years’ Eve and decides to go on a dating detox. Challenged by her employer to write about it, she hopes a spontaneous ski getaway will spark inspiration. But they’ve double booked their chalet with two eligible men.
Actors: Taylor Cole, Jack Turner
Premiered: January 20, 2018
Love on the Sidelines
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
Love On The Slopes
NYC-based copy editor, Alex (Katrina Bowden), is sent to Ridgeline Resort, an extreme sports outpost, to write a story for a travel writing competition. At first, she fails at everything – much to the chagrin of Cole (Thomas Beaudoin), an extreme sports enthusiast who thinks this city girl should head back to New York. But when Alex offers to assist Cole with his local arts festival, he reluctantly obliges to be her guide as she faces her fears doing one extreme sport after the next.
Actors: Katrina Bowden, Thomas Beaudoin
Premiered: January 6, 2018
Unleashing Mr. Darcy
Elizabeth Scott (Cindy Busby), is fishing for direction in her life and gets the opportunity to professionally show her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in a fancy New York dog show. Dog show judge Donovan Darcy (Ryan Paevey) comes across as aristocratic and rude and a chain of misunderstandings unfold during the competition, complicating their mutual attraction. In true Jane Austen fashion, Elizabeth and Donovan begin to see the error of their ways and it turns out Mr. Darcy is far more kind and interesting than Elizabeth ever imagined.
Actors: Cindy Busby, Ryan Paevey
Premiered: January 23, 2016