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A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love

“A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love” aired on November 22, 2020 on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.  It starred Brooke D’Orsay and Sam Page.  It was directed by Heather Hawthorn Doyle with a screenplay by John Tinker and Jamie Pachino. Pachino was also a writer for the 2nd Godwink movie as well as this year’s “Holly & Ivy.”  This is Doyle’s first time running a Hallmark film.  It was filmed in Abbotsford in British Columbia, which is a popular Hallmark shooting location.  In fact, I *think* the shop used for C&Co in this movie was the same shop used in Wedding Every Weekend.

In a nutshell

While the movie was fine for the most part, I fell asleep no less than 3 times with only 20 minutes to go in the movie and kept having to rewind it.  I just was not invested enough in this story to stay awake!

Plot of “A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love”

After 15 years, Pat moves home from Hawaii with his two sons and through a series of coincidences, or Godwinks, ends up stuck in traffic next to his high school sweetheart, Margie at Christmas.

Actors

I’ve always like Brooke D’Orsay.  Sam Page I’m a bit iffy on.  Sometimes I like him, sometimes I don’t.  I found that I liked him a lot in this one compared to other movies he’s done.  The actor I really liked in this movie was Michele Scarabelli, who played Pat’s mom.  I thought she was great.

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Image: Hallmark Crown Media

Chemistry

I’m not sure how much chemistry I felt from Page and D’Orsay together, although I definitely felt more chemistry between them than I did between D’Orsay and Zahf Paroo, who played Scott, her initial boyfriend and co-worker.  I enjoyed him much more in A Timeless Christmas (he played the museum’s butler).

Tropes

We had quite a few.  Two front porches, single dad, kids, high school sweethearts, a character returning to his hometown, cookie baking, hot cocoa, tree shopping, making snowmen (real snow!), snowball fight, decorating the tree, and of course, a Christmas market/festival.

Bingo Card Score for “A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love”

Only six spots covered and no chance for a bingo this time around.  Feel free to download my free bingo cards and play along!

Did I Hear/See That Right?

He sold a company and can’t take a break for the holidays?  How low was the sale price?  I don’t understand how it was so urgent that he get a job right away.  If Pat lived in Hawaii for 17 years AND was able to build a successful adventure company as a result, why was there such urgency to get a new job?  Did he make so little profit on the sale?

Feelgoods

Nothing that stood out, except the vintage car was gorgeous.  My son makes fun of me whenever I comment about how pretty a car is – he claims I’m faking a love of cars.  But while I may not know the details behind what makes a car great, I know when a car’s lines speak to me.

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Image: Hallmark Crown Media

Re-watchability

Not likely.  Of the three Godwink movies, the only one I really liked was the first one with Paul Campbell and Kimberly Sustad.

The Ranking

“A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love” is in the lower half of this year’s movies.


  1. One Royal Holiday (air date: Oct 31) – 722 pts – weighted score: 121.8 (85.5%)
  2. On the 12th Date of Christmas (air date: Nov 1) – 707 pts – weighted score: 119.2 (83.6%)
  3. The Christmas House (air date: Nov 22) – 710 pts – weighted score: 118.6 (83.2%)
  4. Sweet Autumn (air date: Oct 17) – 693 pts – weighted score: 118.5 (83.1%)
  5. A Timeless Christmas (air date: Nov 14) – 700 pts – weighted score: 117.7 (82.6%)
  6. Deliver by Christmas (air date: Oct 25) – 697 pts – weighted score: 117.4 (82.4%)
  7. Christmas With the Darlings (air date: Nov 8) – 691 pts – weighted score: 117.2 (82.2%)
  8. Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater (air date: Nov 7) – 681 pts – weighted score: 115.8 (81.2%)
  9. The Christmas Bow (air date: Nov 8) – 676 pts – weighted score: 113.2 (79.4%)
  10. Cranberry Christmas (air date: Oct 31) – 650 pts – weighted score: 112.1 (78.6%)
  11. The Angel Tree (air date: Nov 21) – 670 pts – weighted score: 110.9 (77.8%)
  12. Matching Hearts (air date: Feb 8) – 640 pts – weighted score: 109.0 (76.5%)
  13. Winter in Vail (air date: Jan 4) – 623 pts – weighted score: 108.8 (76.4%)
  14. Wedding Every Weekend (air date: Aug 15) – 639 pts – weighted score: 108.3 (76.0%)
  15. Love in Store (air date: Feb 22) – 637 pts – weighted score: 108.2 (75.9%)
  16. Christmas in Vienna (air date: Nov 14) – 636 pts – weighted score: 107.0 (75.1%)
  17. A Nashville Christmas Carol (air date: Nov 21) – 634 pts – weighted score: 107.0 (75.1%)
  18. Love on Harbor Island (air date: Aug 8) – 634 pts – weighted score: 106.9 (75.0%)
  19. Holly & Ivy (air date: Oct 31) – 615 pts – weighted score: 106.8 (74.9%)
  20. The Secret Ingredient (air date: Feb 15) – 617 pts – weighted score: 105.2 (73.8%)
  21. The Christmas Doctor (air date: Nov 15) – 605 pts (weighted score: 104.8 (73.5%)
  22. Country at Heart (air date: Oct 3) – 611 pts – weighted score: 104.1 (73.1%)
  23. You’re Bacon Me Crazy (air date: Apr 4) – 591 pts – weighted score: 104.0 (72.9%)
  24. My Best Friend’s Bouquet (air date: Oct 10) – 599 pts – weighted score: 103.4 (72.5%)
  25. The Christmas Ring (air date: Nov 7) – 609 pts – weighted score: 103.3 (72.5%)
  26. Fashionably Yours (air date: Apr 11) – 594 pts – weighted score: 102.6 (72.0%)
  27. Follow Your Heart (air date: Oct 4) – 585 pts – weighted score: 101.6 (71.3%)
  28. Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love (air date: Nov 22) – 587 pts – weighted score: 100.9 (70.8%)
  29. Christmas Tree Lane (air date: Oct 24) – 574 pts – weighted score: 100.3 (70.4%)
  30. A Valentine’s Match (air date: Feb 1) – 562 pts – weighted score: 99.8 (70.0%)
  31. Love On Iceland (air date: Jan 18) – 563 pts – weighted score: 99.4 (69.7%)
  32. Hearts of Winter (air date: Jan 25) – 561 pts – weighted score: 98.2 (68.9%)
  33. Jingle Bell Bride (air date: Oct 24) – 558 pts – weighted score: 97.9 (68.7%)
  34. Just My Type (air date: Mar 28) – 565 pts – weighted score: 95.4 (66.9%)
  35. Meet Me At Christmas (air date: Nov 15) 532 pts – weighted score: 91.1 (63.9%)
  36. Bad Date Chronicles (air date: Feb 28) – 520 pts – weighted score: 91.0 (63.9%)
  37. Love in Winterland (air date: Jan 11) – 508 pts – weighted score: 90.7 (63.6%)
  38. Nature of Love (air date: Apr 18) – 520 pts – weighted score: 90.3 (63.3%)
  39. Chateau Christmas (air date: Oct 25) – 502 pts – weighted score: 87.3 (61.3%)
  40. Amazing Winter Romance (air date: Jan 20) – 487 pts – weighted score: 85.6 (60.1%)
  41. Love Under the Olive Tree (air date: June 20) – 473 pts – weighted score: 85.0 (59.6%)
  42. In the Key of Love (air date: Mar 14) – 470 pts – weighted score: 82.5 (57.9%)
  43. Love in the Forecast (air date: Jun 13) – 440 pts – weighted score: 72.5 (50.8%)
  44. Midway to Love (air date: June 26) – 410 pts – weighted score: 69.0 (48.4%)
  45. Falling at Look Lodge (air date: Sept 26) – 350 pts – weighted score: 64.0 (44.9%)
  46. Romance in the Air (air date: Aug 1) – 367 pts – weighted score: 63.2 (44.3%)
  47. Follow Me to Daisy Hills (air date: Sept 19) – 337 pts – weighted score: 62.8 (44.1%)
  48. How to Train Your Husband (air date: May 16) – 350 pts – weighted score: 62.5 (43.9%)

To see where this movie lands in my overall rankings of Hallmark movies, visit my Hallmark Movie Rankings page!

In any event, what did you think of “A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love”?  Comment below and let me know!

I've been a fan of Hallmark movies for as long as I can remember. In 2018 I decided it was finally time to write about it, and thus this website was born.

One thought on “A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love

  1. I really loved this Christmas special….there are so many good ones out there, but I can’t watch them all. The actors and actresses were funny, and played their parts with honesty and strength…I’d watch it again. Many thanks for all the effort it took to make it.

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