There’s a Hallmark Christmas Movie That Takes Place in Iowa
If you've ever thought Iowa would be the perfect setting for a Christmas movie, you're not alone! Thanks to a new article from Only In Your State, we found out that there is a Hallmark holiday movie that is set in the town of Homestead, Iowa.
Appropriately named Christmas in Homestead, the 2016 Iowa-based Christmas movie stars Taylor Cole and Michael Rady and follows the same formula that many other Hallmark movies do. The official description reads:
"One of the most famous actresses in the world heads to the Christmas-obsessed town of Homestead, Iowa, to shoot a holiday-themed movie. She is thrown for a loop when a romance brews between her and local inn keeper and single dad, Matt. As she gets a taste of small-town life, she discovers the true meaning of Christmas."
There is some bad news about the movie, though. Even though Christmas in Homestead takes place in Iowa, unfortunately, the filming did not. According to The Pioneer Woman, the movie was actually filmed in Dahlonega, Georgia. Iowans who've spent time down in the Amana Colonies will likely notice the difference immediately. It would've been nice to see some familiar buildings and businesses in the movie, but at least we Iowans get to enjoy all the holiday magic in-person! The annual Tannenbaum Forest will kick off on November 25th and the Prelude to Christmas celebration will take place December 2nd through 4th.
If you want to check out Christmas in Homestead, the movie will play on the Hallmark Channel next Monday, November 14th at 5 a.m. You can check out more showtimes for all of Hallmark's holiday movies HERE.
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