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The Hallmark Movie Channel's ''Where Are You Christmas?'' Filmed in Stonington

Florence Carmela
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Every holiday season, networks like Hallmark and Lifetime like to play their sweet, romantic and magical holiday movies that make you fall in love with Christmas each and every year. One of The Hallmark Channel’s newest Countdown to Christmas movies, “Where Are You Christmas?” premiered in late October and was filmed in Olde Mistick Village, which is part of Groton and Stonington, in New London County, Connecticut. When The Hallmark Channel decided to establish a focus on original, made-for-tv movies, inparticular romance and comedy-themed films around the seasons and holidays throughout the year their goal was to create ''synergies with Hallmark's core greeting card business, and build upon the strength of the "Countdown to Christmas" programming event it first introduced in 2009,'' according to Wikipedia.

''Where Are You Christmas?'' stars Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Julie Warner and Jim O’Heir. According to Heavy.com ''Where are you Christmas?'' was filmed in Connecticut, in the spring of 2023. This was the first of TWO Christmas movies filmed in Mystic Connecticut, the second one being Mystic Christmas. Unlike most Hallmark movies, which are filmed in Canada, this one’s an exception. Andrew Gernhard, an executive director, told Yahoo that this movie was a big “first” for the Hallmark Movie Channel. “This is a first for Hallmark. The movie becomes completely black-and-white, with no Christmas,” he shared.

''Olde Mistick Village in Connecticut shared some photos on Facebook on March 28th from the filming, “It may be almost April, but it has been looking like Christmas around Olde Mistick Village as they have been filming scenes for the upcoming movie ‘Where are you Christmas’!” Olde Mistik Village is an open air village that hosts seasonal events, including an apple fest in the fall,'' Yahoo reported. “The thing with Connecticut, we have amazing locations. We are using a lot of original locations in this movie that I think will be big.” Gernhard told New London Day. ''There wasn’t a lot of snow while the movie was filmed, but some would be added in post-production. In fact, with all the black-and-white footage and visual effects needed in nearly every shot, post-production for the film took five months rather than one or two,'' Gernhard told Yahoo.



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