Coming Home For Christmas & Christmas Homecoming Start Filming

This week, Coming Home For Christmas and Christmas Homecoming from Hallmark’s massive Christmas lineup for this year start filming in Vancouver and British Columbia.

Coming Home For Christmas Stars Danica McKellar
Credit: Copyright 2016 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

Coming Home For Christmas

At this point we can consider Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) a local. This will be the fourth BC-filmed Hallmark movie in 2016-17 alone that Danica has starred in; joining Wedding Bells, My Christmas Dream and Campfire Kiss. She also makes appearances on Project Mc2 which films primarily in Maple Ridge.

This time around, she’s joined by Neal Bledsoe (The Mysteries of Laura) in Coming Home For Christmas. Danica’s character, Allie Richfield, finds herself amidst the feuding Marley family who have hired her as a house manager for the Virginian countryside estate they’re trying to sell. Determined to bring them together again in time for Christmas, Allie plans one final gala for the Marley family.

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Things get more complicated along the way as Allie begins to fall in love with Robert Marley, while Kip Marley tries to pursue her. Despite the feuding and the awkward love triangle, Allie has to find a way to make the event a success while teaching the family to appreciate the true meaning of Christmas again.

According to the movie’s IMDb page, Lindsay Maxwell (Good Luck Chuck) and Rebecca Staab (Somewhere Between) have also been added to the cast.

Coming Home For Christmas will continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until August 28th and will premiere on Hallmark Channel during this year’s Countdown to Christmas series. Update: Coming Home For Christmas premieres on November 18th at 8pm on the Hallmark Channel in the US.

Check out this video of the gorgeous 12,000 square foot, 13 million dollar mansion in Langley which is one of the locations for Coming Home For Christmas:

Here’s some photos shared by the cast and crew during the filming of Coming Home For Christmas:

Summertime snowman? 🌞⛄🌞 Bring it!! #tanktop #thataintsnow #moviemagic @hallmarkchannel #ComingHomeForChristmas

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Christmas Homecoming (aka Welcome Home Warrior)

Christmas Homecoming stars Julie Benz (Dexter, Training Day) as a military widow who has all but lost her Christmas spirit. Things begin to change after she rents out an apartment to an injured Army Captain. His infectious passion for the holiday inspires her to rediscover how magical the Christmas season really is. Despite them each suffering for different reasons, they team up to save the town’s military museum and find their own healing along the way.

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Here’s some photos shared by the cast and crew during the filming of Christmas Homecoming:

Christmas Homecoming will continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until August 26th and will premiere on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries during their Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas series this year. Update: Christmas Homecoming premieres November 26th at 9pm on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries channel in the US.

If you spot Coming Home For Christmas or Christmas Homecoming filming in Vancouver and British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.