'Jingle Bell Bride': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Hallmark's Christmas movie
Christmas might still be more than two months away, but the anticipation to the festive day is even more fun. The festival is special to most people not just because of the gifts and scrumptious food but also the time spent with loved ones and family. It also gives a very warm and fuzzy feeling.
And what better way than snuggling in a sofa with the family or a loved one and watching a movie. As part of their 'Countdown to Christmas' programming event, Hallmark will premiere the movie 'Jungle Bell Bride'. Here's all you need to know about it.
‘Jingle Bell Bride’ will premiere on Saturday, October 24 at 8 pm ET on Hallmark.
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.
Even though the people open up to Jessica, her focus is to return to New York and also secure the promotion she has been waiting for. Eventually, she does return but she is also sad about leaving Matt behind. So, is there a Christmas miracle in store for our protagonists? To know the answer, we have to wait for a few more days.
Julie Gonzalo stars as Jessica Perez. Gonzalo 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'.
Ronnie Rowe Jr plays Matt. Ronnie 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.
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.
'Jingle Bell Bride' 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.
Hallmark, on their website, has released a first look of the film. The video introduces us to Jessica and shows a bride-to-be requesting her for the jingle bell flowers. Jessica is confident that she'll get the flowers in time. Then we are given a peek into the town of Tapeesa and Matt, who is hosting Jessica. The video ends with Jessica and Matt dancing with each other.
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