I absolutely LOVE Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart series. I wish they would air new episodes all year instead of just one season a year, but I guess that's what helps make the show special. Due to my extreme love for the show, you can probably imagine how excited I am about their Christmas special! You heard that right, a two hour show!

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I had the chance to watch an advanced screener of the movie and let me tell you, it was magical!

In this installment a train derails and causes a delay in the arrival of food, supplies, and presents. This causes the residents of Hope Valley to panic as Christmas is in jeopardy.

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When the movie first started, I wondered what more could possibly happen to the residents in this town. They have already been through so much, yet, Hallmark has done an excellent job of putting together an enchanting story.

One thing I love is how new characters are introduced as though they have been there all along. This has really been something enjoyable to watch and something done again in this episode.

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One of the new characters I loved is the mysterious visitor, a simple peddler who has the knack of helping people find just what they need. I enjoyed this character and the mystery around him.

This movie had me on the edge of my seat a few times. I wish I could say more, but I'll leave it at that 😉

There are a number of surprises and twists in this movie as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. If it is any indication of what the Hearties have to look forward to in 2017, then we are in for an amazing season!