Fans of When Calls the Heart have two things to be excited about—a new season headed your way in April and a new Christmas movie starring fan favorite OG stars
Recent WCTH seasons have divided fans between Team Nathan and Team Lucas, but it was likely the show’s first couple, teacher Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow) and Mountie Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing), who drew them to the series. After five seasons of their courtship and eventual marriage, fans were devastated when Lissing decided to end his run as the Hope Valley Mountie. Lovers of that early onscreen romance will be thrilled to know Krakow and Lissing are getting back together. Sadly, it won’t be on WCTH (considering how Mountie Jack left there series) but the pair will be appearing in an all-new Hallmark Channel Christmas movie.
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Announced during Hallmark Media’s presentation at the Television Critics Association’s winter session, the network announced the new movie, Santa Tell Me. Here’s what we know about the early Countdown to Christmas including cast, premiere estimate, filming dates and more.
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What is Santa Tell Me about?
Hallmark didn’t reveal much about the movie’s plot but Krakow shared a festive video on Instagram. She captioned the post, “I’m so happy to be working alongside my dear friend @daniellissing”. The video shows a small town celebrating the season with a holiday market and concludes with Krakow and Lissing turning to face the camera in each other’s arms. Consider us sold! We can’t wait for the Countdown to begin.
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Who’s in the Santa Tell Me cast?
Krakow has starred as Elizabeth Thatcher Thornton for 11 seasons on Hallmark Channel’s longest-running episodic series, When Calls the Heart. She has also starred in Hallmark films The Wedding Cottage, It Was Always You and A Summer Romance.
Post-When Calls the Heart, Lissing had recurring roles on The Rookie and S.W.A.T. He also starred in A Christmas Star, Catering Christmas and Christmas Keepsake for Great American Family,
When does production start for Santa Tell Me?
Production began on Santa Tell Me on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 and is slated to wrap production on Feb. 26
Where is Santa Tell Me filming?
Santa Tell Me is filming in Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver, Canada.
When does Santa Tell Me premiere?
Santa Tell Me will premiere during Hallmark’s 2024 Countdown to Christmas lineup. The seasonal lineup usually kicks off the first week of October though an exact date has yet to be announced. Check back here for updates!