It's not unusual for a film to be made in the Twin Cities. However, a movie being made here in our area is certainly out of the ordinary. I'm excited to tell you about a movie that was made in our "neck of the woods."

Love Always, Santa (Hallmark Channel-YouTube)
Love Always, Santa (Hallmark Channel)

Grumpy Old Men, Fargo, Purple Rain, and Little Big League are just a few of the many movies that have been filmed here in Minnesota. When it comes to holiday films, perhaps having Arnold and Sinbad here for "Jingle All the Way" is tops. Now, a holiday movie made in southeast Minnesota will be seen by people all over the world!

It's called "Love Always, Santa" and was it was filmed in Northfield, Minnesota in 2016. Hallmark describes the movie:

After losing her husband Bradley three years ago on Christmas day, Celia Banks never thought she’d fall in love again. Now, her entire world revolves around taking care of her daughter Lilly. Lilly writes a letter to Santa with one wish—for her mommy to be happy and find love again.

"Love Always, Santa" will be airing on the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Channel one time only this year -- Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 2 AM. It's not the most convenient time, so you might want to go ahead and set that DVR to record it so you can watch whenever you like. Check out a gallery filled with beautiful photos from the film and watch a preview below.

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