CHESTER, VT — When the Hallmark Channel announced that it would film its Christmas movie “Moonlight and Mistletoe” here in Chester, we were delighted.
Mid-May through mid-June, 2008 they filmed the movie along the Village Green, across the street from the Chester House and in several of the nearby quaint shops and homes.
Hollywood celebs such as Tom Arnold, Candice Cameron Bure, Barbara Niven, Christopher Wiehl, Matt Walton, Allan Nicholls, and Heather Remick played the major characters in this family feature about the spirit of Christmas and about a family’s successful attempt to rejuvenate its year-round “Santaville,” which has fallen on hard times.
Many Chesterites are in the film as “extras”.
The Chester House was honored to have some of the celebrity cast staying here during the film shoot. Even some of our regular guests were extras in the TV movie.
“Lights, camera, action!” is now a phrase familiar to our ears.
“Moonlight & Mistletoe” airsd on the Hallmark Channel several times each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas.