Ashley Williams and Corey Sevier star in "Northern Lights of Christmas," a New Original Movie

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05 December 2018
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Northern Lights of Christmas
Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Iden Ford
"Northern Lights of Christmas"
Premieres Saturday, December 15 at 9 PM ET/PT
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

   
          Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, as part of the network’s annual Miracles of Christmas programming event, will world premiere Northern Lights of Christmas movie. Pilot Zoey Hathaway (Williams) heads to Aurora, Alaska to collect an inheritance, her uncle’s ranch.  There she reunites with old friends and meets Alec Wynn (Sevier), the ranch’s carefree caretaker.  They form an alliance in the selling of the ranch and put it on the market.  They completely disagree on the first potential buyers, so it’s back to square one.  Zoey decides, with Alec’s help, to revive her Uncle Gus’ annual Christmas festival and invite the whole town.
 
Northern Lights of Christmas
Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Iden Ford
 
          Preparations for the festival begin in earnest, with Zoey enlisting Alec’s help in everything from decorating to retrieving runaway reindeer Palmer and returning him to the ranch.  Zoey is going out of her way to make sure everything is perfect for the Christmas festival, and it’s costing her a lot.  One by one, she and Alec pull together all the details for the festival, including repairing the floor for a barn dance.  They talk about Aurora and the ranch, and how important both have been to their respective lives.  There is a connection between them, and it is starting to show.

Northern Lights of Christmas 
Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Iden Ford
 
          Knowing how much she loves flying, Alec arranges for Zoey to be asked to sub for the pilot who flies the region’s regular delivery route.  It’s a full day of hopping from one outpost to another, and she is thrilled to get behind the controls again.  And, she entices Alec, a non-flyer, to join her.  At every stop, Zoey connects with the people and, though he’s reluctant at first, so does Alec.  At their last stop, Zoey is reunited with Gus’ Christmas Star, her favorite of his decorations.  On their way back to Aurora, Zoey flies through the Aurora Borealis, right into the middle of a spectacular light show the likes of which neither she nor Alec have ever experienced.
 
          The attraction continues to build until Alec is reminded that Zoey is leaving right after the Christmas festival, and won’t be returning.  He is clearly unhappy about it, but knows it is inevitable.  A strong potential buyer – a hotel group – is interested in the ranch, and Zoey and Alec agree to put on the Christmas festival as a farewell party for the town.  They reunite Palmer the reindeer with his long-lost companion reindeer, Sadie, and the irony is not lost on Alec, who doesn’t want Zoey to leave and return to Seattle.
 
Northern Lights of Christmas
Copyright 2018 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Iden Ford
 
          Zoey’s mom and dad show up from Florida just as the festival begins.  Alec is pressed into service as Santa by a wool allergy, and the Christmas festival is a big success, culminating in the barn dance.  The hotel group returns with an ideal offer for the ranch, and Zoey will now be able to fulfill her dream of returning to Seattle and buying her own plane.  But, now that her dream is coming true, is it the dream she truly wants?  Unless she puts down roots in Aurora and opens her heart to the possibilities she might have with Alec, Zoey will never find out.

 
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