A week after the conclusion of its "Countdown to Christmas" movies that helped make it among the three most-watched cable networks in prime time for five consecutive weeks, Hallmark Channel begins its "Winterfest" programming at 9 p.m. Saturday night with "Winter in Vail."
"Winter in Vail" stars Lacey Chabert in her 22nd Hallmark Channel movie, portraying Los Angeles-based event planner Chelsea Whitmore who quits her job after inheriting a chalet in Vail, Colorado and moves there to pause while figuring out her next professional move.
The cast also includes Tyler Hynes as a handsome local resident with whom Whitmore finds an unlikely romance.
"Winter in Vail" is the first of five ``Winterfest'' movies premiering on Hallmark Channel in January filmed in scenic locations, including "Love on Iceland," airing Jan. 18, filmed in the Nordic island nation.
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"Love on Iceland'' stars Kaitlin Doubleday as a woman in search of a fresh podcast idea for work who decides to get her college "legend-chasing" travel group back together for a spontaneous trip to Iceland.
Hallmark Channel also airs seasonal programming celebrating
Valentine's Day, spring, summer, June weddings, summer and fall.