One yr after the premiere of a Hallmark Christmas film primarily based on “American Idol” alum and nation music star Scotty McCreery’s “5 Extra Minutes” music, viewers will quickly have the ability to get pleasure from one other movie impressed by the hit tune.
In an emailed information launch despatched Friday, Nov. 18, Important Broadcast Media (EBM), a public relations agency that lists McCreery as a shopper, stated “5 Extra Minutes: Moments Like These” will premiere in December on Hallmark Motion pictures & Mysteries — the identical channel that aired final yr’s McCreery song-inspired film.
Whereas the brand new movie shares the same title to final yr’s movie and relies on the identical “5 Extra Minutes” music by McCreery, this yr’s movie “shouldn’t be a sequel to final yr’s” movie and “has a model new storyline,” the e-mail from EBM stated.
We have compiled extra details about the brand new film, together with methods to watch, and the music that impressed it.
This is what to know.
What’s new ‘5 Extra Minutes: Moments Like These’ film about?
The Hallmark Motion pictures & Mysteries web site presently gives a brief description of the brand new “5 Extra Minutes” film’s plot.
Within the film, “a younger widow’s Christmas want for her son is answered in sudden methods when she returns to their outdated house,” the outline reads.
What’s ‘5 Extra Minutes’ music about?
“5 Extra Minutes” was the primary single launched from McCreery’s 2018 album, “Seasons Change.” Listed here are some fast stats:
▪ The music debuted on Could 5, 2017.
▪ The music reached No. 1 on the Billboard nation chart — McCreery’s first music to ever achieve this.
▪ After being dropped from his unique label, Mercury Nashville, in early 2016, McCreery self-released “5 Extra Minutes” with out the backing of a file label. The music turned the primary independently launched music to chart on the Mediabase Prime 50 nation chart. McCreery later signed with Triple Tigers Data, due partially to the music’s success.
▪ Billboard ranked the music because the third-best nation music of 2018.
▪ “5 Extra Minutes” was licensed platinum by the Recording Trade Affiliation of America in late Could 2018. It was licensed double platinum in mid-January 2020.
What is the music about? “5 Extra Minutes” is a tribute to McCreery’s late grandfather, Invoice McCreery, who died in 2015. All through the music, McCreery sings about varied phases of life, from childhood to teenage relationship to taking part in highschool soccer, wanting just a bit extra time —5 extra minutes—in every second. On the finish, he sings of the final days of his grandfather’s lifetime of him, once more wanting 5 extra minutes to spend with him earlier than he died.
McCreery, who’s listed as co-writer on the one, debuted the music to followers on the Grand Ole Opry in 2016.
McCreery advised The Information & Observer in 2018 that he acquired choked up the primary few occasions he sang “5 Extra Minutes,” together with through the Opry efficiency.
“I believe sure occasions it should nonetheless get to me after I take into consideration life like that,” he advised The N&O then. “However these days, after I sing it, I sort of take a look at the spotlights after they’re shining, and to me, it could be a bit of bizarre, however I sort of take a look at it as Granddaddy wanting down on me after I’m singing. It sort of provides me a bit of consolation.”
Who’s within the forged of the brand new ‘5 Extra Minutes’ film?
The Hallmark Motion pictures & Mysteries web site presently lists the movie’s two important stars, each of whom could also be acquainted to keen-eyed Hallmark viewers.
▪ ashley williams stars as Kaitlyn. Described on the Hallmark web site as “considered one of Hollywood’s most versatile actresses,” Williams has all kinds of appearing credit to her identify, together with “Because the World Turns,” “How I Met Your Mom” and “The Jim Gaffigan Present .” Her de ella Hallmark credit embrace each appearing and producing credit, together with her most up-to-date position de ella being “Vacation Hearts,” her biography de ella reads.
▪ Luke Bryant stars as Matthew. Bryant’s tv appearing credit embrace Syfy’s “Haven,” Showtime’s “Queer as People” and ABC’s “Brokers of SHIELD,” the Hallmark web site says. His earlier Hallmark credit embrace “Tulips in Spring,” “Summer time Love” and “Time for You to Come Residence for Christmas.” He has additionally starred in motion pictures for Lifetime.
The Hallmark web site doesn’t but record the rest of the forged.
Does Scotty McCreery seem in ‘5 Extra Minutes: Moments Like These’?
EBM stated within the Nov. 18 electronic mail that McCreery doesn’t seem within the movie, as filming occurred over the last month of his spouse Gabi’s being pregnant.
The couple welcomed a child boy, Merrick Avery McCreery, on Oct. 24.
McCreery didn’t seem in an on-screen position in final yr’s “5 Extra Minutes” film, however he was listed as an government producer.
Methods to watch “5 Extra Minutes: Moments Like These”
“5 Extra Minutes: Moments Like These” premieres Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10 p.m. on the Hallmark Motion pictures & Mysteries channel.
The film will even air at completely different occasions on these extra days following the premiere:
▪ Sunday, Dec. 18
▪ Tuesday, Dec. 20
▪ Saturday, Dec. 24
▪ Monday, Dec. 26
▪ Friday, Dec. 30
Extra showtimes may be discovered at hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/schedule.
Within the Triangle, you could find Hallmark Motion pictures & Mysteries on channels 78 and 629 on Spectrum, channel 565 on DirecTV, channel 187 on DISH and channel 366 on AT&T U-Verse.
You possibly can seek for Hallmark channel listings in your space at hallmarkmoviesandmysteries.com/channel-locator.