It’s that time of year again. That season when the networks are filled up with Christmas movies galore. To be honest, it may be just what we need right now.

A few years ago, mid-Michigan was in the spotlight with a film that was shot right here locally. If you happened to miss it you’re going to get another shot again this year to catch a little bit of Hollywood that's Pure Michigan. UPtv will be airing the film A Christmas Movie Christmas again this season.

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The movie was filmed predominately at the River Place Shops in Frankenmuth, as well as the Bavarian Inn and the Rupprecht Vacation Haus. The filming offered up a chance to feature many locals as extras including yours truly. ( I made my debut walking across the bridge and waving. Hold applause please. lol).

Filmed in March 2019, The film stars Lana McKissack and Kimberly Daugherty, familiar actors in the world of Lifetime and Hallmark movies.  The holiday flick also features Brant Daugherty known for his work on Fifty Shades Freed (2018), and Pretty Little Liars.

The movie tells the tale of two sisters who are transported to the magical Christmas town of Holiday Falls and learn the true meaning of the season. Eve is a Christmas movie fanatic and dreams of having a movie-perfect Christmas with a movie-perfect boyfriend. On Christmas Eve, when Eve and her cynical sister Lacy make wishes to Santa, they wake up in Christmas Town and find themselves trapped inside a Christmas movie where they are the stars. (Cue falling snow)

A Christmas Movie Christmas will air this year on Saturday, December 22, but if you're not a night owl, you'll need to set your DVR. The movie will air a 1:00 am EST. You can catch also catch the feel-good holiday movie on Amazon & Hulu.

LOOK: The top holiday toys from the year you were born

With the holiday spirit in the air, it’s the perfect time to dive into the history of iconic holiday gifts. Using national toy archives and data curated by The Strong from 1920 to today, Stacker searched for products that caught hold of the public zeitgeist through novelty, innovation, kitsch, quirk, or simply great timing, and then rocketed to success.


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