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Balsam Hill & Hallmark Channel- Countdown To Christmas behind the scenes

Such a fun day about a month ago being behind the scenes of a shoot with my Balsam Hill family & the Hallmark Channel.

There were twinkling trees, piles of 'presents' and stockings hung by the chimney with care...
and a whole lot of movie making magic.

I shared a few sneak peeks on IG while there- and here are a few more- along with the details about the Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Special which is airing TODAY October 19th- starting  at 10pm/9c.

If you have never been on a movie set- this is what it looks like.

 Lots of cameras and hands running the show- with lots of takes and lots of secrets.

Here are a few peeks:

They are so cute aren't they?

With different warm colors and textures- these are perfect for bold and beautiful and traditional
and that well loved farmhouse/cottage style for Christmas.

The shoot was in a rented house in L.A. and might have involved a familiar face that you see on Hallmark Channel all.the.time. 
Tune in to the show today to see who it was that was on set 
filming that day.

Here is a little compilation video from IG stories showing a bit more. 

And stay tuned for some more Christmas fun coming your way- along with a fun in store event with Balsam Hill in Maryland on November 2nd- where I will be sharing a few tips on decorating a tree along with doing a book signing.

And yes, I know it is only October- and we have Halloween and Thanksgiving yet... but I am already about thinking twinkling trees and mistletoe too... so- happy Halloween, Thanksgiving and almost Christmas all.



  1. Oh that looks so fun Courtney! I'm always ready for Christmas! :)

  2. I think, no, I know that I may have seen every Hallmark movie made (especially now) Especially the Christmas ones. Have my favs DVR’d. Seeing the Balsam Hill pretties just makes me smile!!!

  3. Lovely Christmas Decorations to help us all get in the swing of holiday decorating. Thanks for the ideas.