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Photos: A look back at Hallmark Christmas movies filmed in Ladner

The village setting provides the ideal backdrop for a small American town during the holidays and many movie producers have taken notice over the years.

Hollywood North producers have a special fondness for Ladner Village when it comes to shooting locations for Christmas movies. 
That certainly has been the trend over the past decade with Hallmark productions making several stops in the village for their popular holiday movies that can be regularly viewed on the W-Network. Most have been filmed in the middle of summer or early fall where set crews are challenged to create typical winter scenes. 
Here’s a rundown of some of the Hallmark movies where you will recognize Ladner Village stores and landmarks:

Mrs. Miracle (2009) 
Overwhelmed widower Seth Webster is searching for a housekeeper to help him with his unruly six year old twin sons. Mrs. Miracle mysteriously appears and quickly becomes an irreplaceable nanny, chef, friend… and matchmaker. Stars James Van Der Beek, Doris Roberts and Erin Karpluk. 

Finding Santa (2017) 
Grace is in charge of organizing a Christmas Parade in Green River, her hometown. The parade, in its 50th year, will be telecasted live on television. Everything is going smoothly until the long standing Santa Claus walking in the parade breaks his arm. The best replacement? His son, Ben who hates Christmas and the idea. Desperate Grace, tries to infuse the Christmas spirit in him. Starring Jodie Sweetin and Eric Winter.  

Christmas In the Air (2017) 
When frazzled single dad Robert finds himself in over his head at home and work, he enlists professional organizer Lydia to help get his life in order. Starring Catherine Bell and Eric Close.

Miss Christmas (2017) 
Nicknamed Miss Christmas the official tree finder for Chicago’s renowned Radcliffe Tree lighting is left desperate to find the perfect tree. A letter from a young boy promising his tree is perfect sends her to a small town where she learns the young boy’s dad isn’t willing to part with his tree.  Starring Brooke D’Orsay and Marc Blucas.

Christmas Joy (2018) 
Joy Holbrook is a market researcher about to get a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays. But she receives an urgent phone call from home and rushes back to help her aunt recovery from surgery, reuniting with her former crush Ben. Starring Danielle Panabaker and Matt Long. 

A Christmas Duet (2019) 
During the chaos of planning a Christmas festival and vying for the Top Winter Lodge Award, an innkeeper rekindles her love of music as well as her love for her former music partner. Starring Chaley Rose, Rome Flynn and Chiara Zanni. 

The Christmas Ring (2020) 
Reporter Kendra Adams searches for the love story behind an antique engagement ring with the help of the grandson of the ring’s owner. Stars Nazneen Contractor, David Alpay and Chelsey Reist. 

Maple Valley Christmas (2022) 
Erica is a rancher who has spent her whole life working the family farm with her mother and sister. When Aaron arrives and disrupts her plans, she starts to question what it is she actually wants. Stars Peyton List and Andrew W. Walker.

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