The most wonderful time of the year is sticking around the Hudson Valley for a little while longer. We're learning more about the Hallmark Channel Christmas movie filming in the area.

A few weeks ago, Hallmark was spotted filming a festive holiday movie at the legendary Everready Diner. Hudson Valley Film Commission reported in early 2022, that Hallmark would be bringing  'A Spectacular Christmas' to the Hudson Valley.

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So, who is starring in this Hallmark film?

Deadline reported the star-studded cast, an updated movie plot, and a title change this week. According to Deadline, the movie is called A Holiday Spectacular and stars  "Academy Award-nominated Ann-Margret, Eve Plumb, Tony Award-nominee Derek Klena, Ginna Claire Mason" and will feature the Rockettes.

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Hudson Valley Film Commission shared that the Hallmark movie would film across Dutchess County, Newburgh, and Albany. Deadline confirms the filming locations writing:

A Holiday Spectacular was shot on location both in upstate New York and at Radio City Music Hall. The Rockettes were choreographed by their director and choreographer Julie Branam and will be featured throughout the film in various performance numbers and speaking roles.

 

A Holiday Spectacular will tell the story of a Philadelphia heiress, named Maggie, in 1958 as she "puts her high-society wedding plans, to a man she doesn’t love, on hold in order to sneak up to New York City and make her secret dream come true: dancing live on stage in the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall."

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Lisa Hamilton Daly, who is EVP Programming for the Hallmark Channel told Deadline:

A Holiday Spectacular will be a beautiful reminder of the joy of the season and is sure to become a family tradition, much like attending a performance of the Rockettes’ annual Christmas Spectacular.”

No word yet on a release date for A Holiday Spectacular, however, we're banking on the end of November or beginning of December...because you know Christmas.

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