Early Christmas in Wolfville – updated

UPDATE:  From the comments:

I look forward to visiting Wolfville in August which from my web browsing does have a lot in common with Wickford, Rhode Island where I live and which is the setting of my short story, the November Christmas.

Greg Coppa

We note that there are auditions. Will any Wolfvillians apply for bit parts we wonder?

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Christmas will be coming to Wolfville early this year. Really early.

Folks at Town Hall must have been disappointed that Wolfville wasn’t mentioned in the CH article entitled “Movie Stars Light up Halifax. After all the film folk have been busy sprucing up the old Mr. B’s on the corner of Main and Gaspereau and strewing give up your rights for cash contracts  all over town. But sadly Wolfville’s name doesn’t appear in the  CH report even once. So far the stars seem to be sticking to Halifax where they have been observed enjoying the local colour there, leaving their minions to handle the Wolfville end of the shoot … so far.

John Corbett — Aidan from Sex and the City — announced during the Live! With Regis and Kelly TV shoot on Prince Ed­ward Island last week that he was coming to Halifax to shoot the Hallmark Hall of Fame mo­vie A November Christmas.

…He set hearts aflutter at the Old Trian­gle last Saturday. One Facebook poster commented that he was even sexier in person.

The former Northern Expo­sure star and his longtime ro­mantic interest, Bo Derek, the sexy star of 10, reportedly or­dered vegetarian paninis at the Ireland 32 Coffee House and T-Bar on Quinpool Road.

Don’t they know about  the Just Us coffee and the Veggie fare available right here in Wolfville?

A November Christmas, scheduled to shoot from July 19 to Aug. 20 in Halifax, is being directed by Robert Harmon, who led the Nova Scotia-shot Jesse Stone TV movies starring Tom Selleck. …The movie synopsis says: “In this drama, set in a small Rhode Island community, neighbours band together to create magical Halloween and Christmas mo­ments — several weeks early — for a young girl named Vanessa who is facing a serious illness.

While some of the action will be filmed in Halifax we don’t think Halifax is going to stand in for a small Rhode Island community.

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5 responses to “Early Christmas in Wolfville – updated

  1. Good morning!
    I look forward to visiting Wolfville in August which from my web browsing does have a lot in common with Wickford, Rhode Island where I
    live and which is the setting of my short story, the November Christmas.

    Greg Coppa

    • Gosh, you mean we might get to meet the author? We’ll look forward to that. Hope you won’t be disappointed in our little town. Wickford looks charming. Our mayor and Council might do well to take a page from Wickford’s book.

  2. Maxine Barrett

    May they enjoy not only the nature beauty of Wolfville, but get a real flavor of the magical interesting people that live here.

  3. Tom Galbreath

    We loved the Hallmark Hall of Fame Production November Christmas and especially the way it portrayed the denizens of your wonderful town.
    For Greg Coppa — the niece of the restaurant owner who spent quality time with the films young heroine — what happens to her?
    Suppose should ask Robert Harmon, but does the niece as an adult appear in any of the scenes when the heroine is 23 at beginning or conclusion of the film? Also have been searching for a complete cast list to learn her name and other credits?

  4. Cast

    Sam Elliott – Jess Sanford

    John Corbett – Tom Marks

    Sarah Paulson – Beth Marks

    Emily Alyn Lind – Vanessa Marks

    Karen Allen – Claire Sanford

    Elizabeth McLaughlin – Tammy

    Max Charles – Gordon Marks

    Richard Fitzpatrick – Ted Zachary

    Jeremy Akerman- Rev. Bob Danforth

    Eric Keenleyside – Wade Miller

    Tegan Moss – Adult Vanessa

    Dawn Cyr – Abby Hildman

    Jennie Raymond – Rita

    Rhonda McLean – Reader

    Glen Lefchak – Rick Zachary

    Tessa Cameron – Lily

    Jennifer Overton – Susie Quinn

    Imali Perera – Dr. Patel

    Sharon Bernbaum- Carol Miller

    Guy Germain – Patrick

    Pam Lutz – Librarian

    Natalie Alyn Lind – Grandniece

    Tyler Burns – Adult Gordon

    Credits

    Robert Harmon: Director
    Brent Shields: Executive Producer
    David A. Rosemont: Producer
    Greg Coppa: Author
    Attila Szalay: Cinematographer
    Ernest Troost: Composer
    P’Nenah Goldstein: Screenwriter

    Jeremy Akerman who played Rev. Bob is a local “boy”. previous leader of the NDP in NS.