The Flash may have wrapped up its 4th season a couple weeks ago, but Danielle Panabaker isn’t going on a break just yet. The Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost actress is staying in the Vancouver area for her role on another snowy production, Christmas Joy, one of the holiday movies for Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas series, which will premiere later this year.
The story of Christmas Joy is based on the book of the same name written by USA Today Bestselling Author Nancy Naigle. Danielle will play the titular character, Joy Holbrook. She’s a corporate market researcher, gunning for a promotion within her firm. Just as her company’s CEO is taking notice, Joy finds out her Aunt Ruby has broken her ankle and will be undergoing surgery. Despite the less than opportune timing, Joy makes her way back home to Crystal Falls, NC to be with her Aunt.
Stars seem to be aligned as Joy sees her former crush, Ben Andrews, while at the hospital. At first, Joy is focused solely on helping her Aunt heal; even taking over her position as chair of the local Cookie Crawl competition. Eventually, she begins to let Ben in and remembers there’s no place like home for the holidays. The pair work together on the Cookie Crawl to make the event a success.
Danielle will be joined by Matt Long (Timeless) who will play Ben. No word yet on who is playing Aunt Ruby, or Ben’s mother/Ruby’s best friend Shirley.
Christmas Joy Filming Locations
Christmas Joy is set in Crystal Falls, NC, but it’s filming in the Vancouver area. Some of the locations the movie has been spotted filming already include downtown Vancouver’s Sinclair Centre, 3000 Block South Granville Street and downtown Langley. If you spot Christmas Joy filming, be sure to let us know by tweeting us (@WhatsFilming) or via our Submit a Location page.
Christmas Joy continue filming in Vancouver and British Columbia until May 11th.