The holiday movie “Christmas on Ice” was filmed in Worcester in February and debuted on Lifetime this fall. It’s not the first holiday movie filmed in New England — and it likely won’t be the last.
New England is the perfect region for capturing holiday spirit, according to John Stimpson of H9 Films in Worcester, who directed the film and several others over the years such as “Christmas a la Mode,” “The Spruces and the Pines,” and “The March Sisters at Christmas.”
“The authenticity of New England is what has made our movies successful,” Stimpson said. “It’s quintessential Christmas … the architecture, the feel of the smaller towns, the gazebos, the Christmas tree farms. You don’t have to fake it. It’s the real deal.”
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Here are 11 holiday movies that used New England as a scenic backdrop. (Know of more? Let us know in the comments below.)