Scotty McCreery inspired Hallmark movie debuts this weekend

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Hallmark Channel is releasing a movie based on a song by Scotty McCreery.

Scotty McCreery won American Idol back in 2011 and has gone on to have a successful country music career. But it’s his self-published song, Five More Minutes, that is set to make one of the biggest impacts as a movie, based on the song, is scheduled for premiere this weekend by Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Released in 2017, Five More Minutes, which hit the number one spot on the Billboard country chart, is about wishes, and according to News Observer, it’s a tribute to the singer’s late grandfather, Bill McCreery, who died in 2015.

"Throughout the song, McCreery sings about various stages of life, from childhood to teenage dating to playing high school football, wanting just a little more time — five more minutes — in each moment. At the end, he sings of the last days of his grandfather’s life, again wanting five more minutes to spend with him before he died."

Scotty McCreery’s song inspired the upcoming Christmas movie on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.

With the success of the song, a movie was a natural progression, and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries will air Five More Minutes on November 20th at 10:01 p.m. Here is the official synopsis from the Hallmark Channel which doesn’t give away a lot of information.

"Inspired by Scotty McCreery’s song, “Five More Minutes,” a woman’s Christmas wish is answered in unexpected ways when her late grandfather’s journal turns up and reveals an untold romance."

The movie stars recurring Hallmark actors Nikki DeLoach and David Haydn-Jones along with Serge Houde and Sherry Miller, and News Observer gave a little more detail when offering up what to look forward to on November 20th.

The movie is about the loss of Clara’s grandfather, Jerry, who owned the Candy Cane Confectionery for over fifty years. When he passes away, Clara, and her mother, Bonnie, are facing Christmas without him, with Clara wishing for five more minutes with him. When she finds a journal from her grandfather, she learns about his first great love while she confronts her own.

Sounds like the perfect Christmas romance! Find it on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel on November 20th at 10:01 p.m.

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