'Jingle Bell Bride': Meet Julie Gonzalo, Ronnie Rowe and the rest of the cast of Hallmark's Christmas movie
The story is about Jessica Perez, a New York City wedding planner and her quest to get a rare flower
Only two months are left for Christmas. Apart from celebrating the festival with gifts and scrumptious food, if you are a movie buff, you might have a must-watch Christmas movie list ready. Snuggling on a couch with the family or a loved one and watching a movie does sound blissful. However, apart from the classic Christmas movies, there are new ones you might want to check out this year.
As part of their 'Countdown to Christmas' programming event, Hallmark will premiere the movie 'Jingle Bell Bride'. The official release by the channel states that the story is about Jessica Perez, a New York City wedding planner. She is putting the final touches on the Christmas Eve wedding of pop sensation Renee, but faces a last-minute challenge when the bride requests to change her flower to a rare bloom — the Jingle Bell Flower.
This specific last-minute request sends Jessica searching for it and it lands her in the remote Alaskan town of Tapeesa. Even though she plans to return immediately with the flowers, things don't go according to plan. Since she had to extend her stay, Jessica joins the townspeople in the holiday celebrations that are part of the annual Jingle Bell Festival and becomes close with Matt, her ride from the airport and whose family is hosting her while she’s in town.
Before you watch the movie this weekend, here’s all you need to know about the talented cast of this film.
Julie Gonzalo as Jessica Perez
The actress is known for essaying the role of Pamela Rebecca Barnes on the television soap opera 'Dallas'. She has also been a part of movies such as 'Freaky Friday', 'A Cinderella Story' and 'Christmas with the Kranks'. She is also a series regular in the television show 'Supergirl'. She won the ALMA Award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her role in the ABC hit 'Eli Stone'. She uses her Instagram page to raise awareness about social issues and post adorable dog photos. She has starred in successful Hallmark Channel movies like 'Flip That Romance' and 'The Sweetest Heart'.
Ronnie Rowe Jr as Matt
He is a part of the CBS series 'Star Trek: Discovery'. He also starred as a lead in the independent feature film 'Black Cop' that premiered to rave reviews at TIFF. Rowe was recently a series-regular in the BET series ‘In Contempt’. He has also been a part of television projects such as ‘Dual Suspects’, ‘The Firm’, ‘Warehouse 13’, ‘Murdoch Mysteries’, ‘The Expanse’ and ‘The Strain’.
The rest of the cast includes BJ Harrison, Keenan Mentzos, Lucia Walters, Lindsay Gibson, Alison Araya, Donna Benedicto, Kehli O’Byrne, Joe Costa, Matty Finochio, Kristen Slenning, Emma Barratt, Kaylee, Chris Wood and Lillian Lim.
The movie is directed by Allan Harmon. The script is by Marcy Holland, based on the book 'The Jingle Bell Bride' by Scarlet Wilson. The film is from the Johnson Production Group. Tim Johnson and Maura Dunbar serve as executive producers and Navid Soofi serves as producer. You can check out the preview of the film on the Hallmark website.
‘Jingle Bell Bride’ will premiere on Saturday, October 24 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark.