Christmas at Holly Lodge & Christmas in Evergreen Hallmark Christmas Movies Start Filming in BC

The Hallmark Channel continues to keep Vancouver and British Columbia busy with 2 more movies from their Countdown to Christmas series that start filming this week: Christmas at Holly Lodge and Christmas in Evergreen.

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Christmas at Holly Lodge stars Alison Sweeney, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Jordan Bridges
Image via Instagram / @alisweeney

Christmas at Holly Lodge (aka Reindeer Lodge, Evergreen Inn) (TV Movie)

After inheriting a ski lodge from her parents, Sophie Bennett has decided to spend every Christmas there going forward. She’ll be joining the other people who visit the special lodge during the holidays when they can’t make it home for Christmas. Sophie’s life is forever changed after meeting a family that she’ll never forget.

Sophie will be played by Days of Our Lives and Murder She Baked star Alison Sweeney. Alison appeared in a special Holiday-themed installment of Murder, She Baked called A Plum Pudding Mystery during last year’s Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel. She was also in the Vancouver area early this year to film Murder She Baked: Just Desserts.

Joining Alison Sweeney in Christmas at Holly Lodge are Jordan Bridges (Rizzoli & Isles), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Instant Mom), Crystal Lowe (Signed Sealed Delivered), Christian Convery (Legion), Toby Levins (The 100), Adrian Hough (When Calls the Heart) and Audrey Smallman (Date My Dad).

Here’s some behind the scenes photos shared by the cast during the filming of Christmas at Holly Lodge:

Making a movie in fake snow #hollylodge Mr Producer boomerang bombing! @hallmarkchannel

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She used to play Madame Morrible in #Wicked but now plays Nadine in #christmasathollylodge @diva3482 💜❤️💚

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Christmas at Holly Lodge will continue filming in British Columbia until October 6th and will premiere December 3rd at 8pm on the Hallmark Channel in the US.

Christmas in Evergreen (aka Snow Globe Wishes) (TV Movie)

Is it possible that wishes made on a snow globe could actually come true? That’s what patrons at a cafe in the small town of Evergreen, Vermont believe. Not only does this town encompass everything you dream of when you think of Christmas, it’s also the place where your wishes can come true, so long as they’re your true heart’s desire.

Christmas in Evergreen stars Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother, Margin Call). Hallmark fans will recognize Ashley from October Kiss (2015) and Love On A Limb (2016), which both filmed in Canada as well. Ashley will be joined by Teddy Sears, who spent several months filming in Vancouver during 2015-16 for his role as Zoom/Hunter Zolomon/Jay Garrick on the hit CW series The Flash.

Also among the cast are Barbara Niven (Chesapeake Shores) and up-and-coming young actress Jaeda Lily Miller. She may be young, but Jaeda is already a Hallmark movie veteran having appeared in A Heavenly Christmas, Operation Christmas, Love Under the Stars and The Christmas Secret; all in the last 3 years.

Here’s some behind the scenes content shared by the cast and crew of Christmas in Evergreen:

An actor prepares! We are clearly having zero fun on this movie so far. #ChristmasinEvergreen @hallmarkchannel

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Day two. The actors prepare. #ChristmasInEvergreen @jaedalilymiller @teddysears

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With the lovely @theeashleywilliams on #ChristmasInEvergreen #hallmark #holiday

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Christmas in Evergreen will continue filming in British Columbia until October 6th and will premiere December 2nd at 8pm on the Hallmark Channel in the US.

For a full list of what’s filming in Vancouver and British Columbia right now, check out our In Production page.

If you see any of these productions, including Christmas at Holly Lodge or Christmas in Evergreen filming in British Columbia, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.