'Godwink' meaning explored as term features in new Hallmark release

Amber Peake December 12, 2021
'Godwink' meaning explored as term features in new Hallmark release


If you are a fan of Hallmark movies, you may be familiar with the term “godwink” through the channel’s popular A Godwink Christmas movie series.

This weekend saw the release of A Godwink Christmas: Miracles of Love, another addition to the movie series. Following its premiere, new fans are curious to know the meaning behind the term “godwink”. Let’s take a look…

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‘Godwink’ and its meaning explored 

The term “godwink” essentially refers to a coincidental event or experience that is perceived to be fate or destiny. 

It can also be inferred as the work of divine intervention hence the use of “god” with “wink”, acting as confirmation you are either on the right track or perhaps hinting at a different path that you may not have considered. 

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Origins of the term explained

The term “godwink” was coined and popularized by New York Times bestselling author and speaker Squire Rushnell. 

Rushnell himself defines “godwink” to be “a coincidence that’s not coincidence but an astonishing event from divine origin.”

The term was thought into existence by Rushnell while writing his first book as he pondered over coincidences and the events surrounding them.

On his website, he explained “godwink” came to him after weeks of being stuck and went on to add it to his book, When God Winks: How Coincidences Map the Paths of Your Life.

After using it in his 2001 book he has since released several books on the term covering a variety topics such as love and Christmas. 

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Term visulaised in Hallmark Christmas tales

In recent years “godwink” has also become known for its association with Hallmark through the A Godwink Christmas movie series. 

It may be no surprise to learn that Squire Rushnell, who is a former TV executive for ABC, is a writer and executive producer of the A Godwink Christmas films. 

The first of the movies premiered in 2018, and over the years, have become a Hallmark Christmas tradition as one has been released every year since. 

This year is no exception as the fourth movie, A Godwink Christmas: Miracles of Love, having premiered yesterday, Saturday 11 December, on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel.

The latest instalment of the “godwink” themed films follows the story of Eric and Joy as they meet while helping out in their local community.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.