Yes dear viewers, it is ‘Christmas in April’ as finally, ACCTV Australian and New Zealand viewers will see the much anticipated Season 5 prequel episodes, The Christmas Wishing Tree!
We’re so excited that we were able to secure this 2 part Christmas Special for you that we’re celebrating with your very own When Calls the Heart Mini-Marathon. This Saturday the 21st of April, beginning at 1 pm (AEST) tune in for The Christmas Wishing Tree Parts 1 and 2. These will then be followed by the first 3 episodes of Season 5. So if you or your friends are not caught up yet…now is a perfect time.
Following the on-air mini-marathon, the Christmas specials, plus episodes 1, 2 and 3 will all be available on Catch-up at watch.acc.tv/browse. Perfect for rainy afternoon bingeing or a late-night tv sesh.
So what’s the story?
It’s Christmas time in Hope Valley, and Elizabeth is missing Jack terribly. It has been six months since he went on patrol and over a week since she last heard from him.
The citizens of Hope Valley gather in the town centre to hear to Abigail explain that this year’s tree is a ‘wishing tree’ and tells everybody to write their wish on a special ornament and hang it among the branches.
The return of a loved one, the renewal of the Christmas spirit, and hope for a miracle are some lofty Christmas wishes, but, with the help of the Wishing Tree, the town of Hope Valley will discover that wishes can be granted in the most unexpected ways.
Who doesn’t love Christmas? And now here’s the opportunity to relive everyone’s favourite time of year. So, whip up some eggnog, bake a batch of gingerbread cookies and settle in for a perfect afternoon’s viewing with the good folk of Hope Valley.
The Christmas Wishing Tree airs on Saturday the 21st of April with Part 1 at 1:45, Part 2 at 1:45, then Season 5 episode 1 at 2:30, 2 at 3:15 and 3 at 4:00 pm (AEST) and afterward on catch-up.