A woman who accepts her boyfriend's marriage proposal is invited to her aunt's home for Christmas and develops romantic feelings for an inn owner.


Michael Robison
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Complete credited cast:
Kimberley Sustad Kimberley Sustad ... Paula Mayer
Paul Campbell ... Gery Conover
Kathie Lee Gifford ... Aunt Jane
Giles Panton ... Daniel O'Brian
Ryan Alexander McDonald ... Buddy Bambrick
Dolores Drake ... Dorothy Keller
Natalie Sharp ... Jenn O'Brian
Lucia Walters ... Susanna Berry
Jag Bal ... Kenny Singer
Kelly Richard Nelson Kelly Richard Nelson ... Robert O'Brian
Lucia Frangione ... Catherine O'Brian
Grace Sunar ... Katie Warren
Kat Ruston ... Betsy Warren


As Christmas approaches, Paula (Sustad), a St. Louis antique appraiser, reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Daniel (Giles Panton, Chesapeake Shores), a career-focused attorney. When her Aunt Jane (Gifford) senses she has mixed emotions over the engagement, she invites Paula to her Nantucket home. Upon her arrival, Paula plans a trip to the nearby island of Martha's Vineyard where she meets Gery (Campbell), a charming inn owner. When bad weather prevents her from departing, Paula winds up staying at Gery's inn and enjoying local holiday festivities alongside him. They begin to have feelings for each other but when the weather clears up, they part ways and Paula returns to Nantucket. Sensing she's fallen for Gery, Aunt Jane shares with Paula her belief that their meeting was God's way of "winking" at her to help determine which direction her life should take. When Daniel surprises her by spontaneously arriving in Nantucket, Paula decides to move forward with ...

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Drama | Romance


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Filmed in Gibsons, British Columbia, Vancouver, and other locations in Canada, according to What's Filming. The movie was originally going to be called A Carousel Christmas (or a Christmas Carousel). A few exterior shots, however, were filmed later at Martha's Vineyard to give a more authentic feel, despite the movie itself being filmed in Canada. See more »


The carousel in the movie was totally outside. The one on Martha's Vineyard has a roof over it. See more »


Aunt Jane: Sometimes God does not speak to us in a voice that we can hear. Sometimes God winks.
Paula Mayer: Mom always talked about Godwinks.
Aunt Jane: Yea, well we grew up that way and we knew that when things happened to us that we didn't understand, it was really a way of getting our attention and moving us - guiding us - on to the right path, you know - a better one.
Paula Mayer: So you think everything that happened this weekend is... is God winking at me?
Aunt Jane: How many things had to happen in just the right ways at just the right time so that...
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Followed by A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love (2019) See more »

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A pleasant Christmas movie
6 December 2019 | by kahastSee all my reviews

I liked the main character's spunk and Kathie Lee was surprisingly good (I expected an over the top performance, but she was charmingly low key). A predictable ending but we all know that going in. This movie didn't rock my world or anything but I enjoyed it.

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17 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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