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Holiday movies filmed in Lafayette Parish start this weekend

Posted at 1:15 PM, Nov 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 14:23:24-05

Films made in Lafayette Parish this year are set to premiere over the holidays.

These films will feature locations, actors and events familiar to citizens of Lafayette Parish, including Noel Acadien au Village at Acadian Village and Downtown Christmas decorations, according to a news release from Mayor-President Joel Robideaux.

The holiday films include:

  • November 23 | 6 p.m. | “The Christmas Contract” | Lifetime
  • December 2 | 8 p.m. | “Christmas Cupid’s Arrow” | ION
  • December 16 | 7 p.m. | “Hometown Christmas” | Lifetime

The first is “The Christmas Contract” showing on Lifetime on Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. The film is a One Tree Hill reunion and stars Hilarie Burton, Robert Buckley, Danneel Ackles, Antwon Tanner, Jordan Ladd, Cheryl Ladd, Bruce Boxleitner, Jason London, Hunter Burke, Teri Wyble, Ritchie Montgomery with a musical appearance by Tyler Hilton. The film is a holiday homecoming, business arrangement that turns romantic and is set in Lafayette with Mayor-President Joel Robideaux playing himself in the film.

On Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., ION television network will premiere “Christmas Cupid’s Arrow” starring Elizabeth Harnois, Jonathan Togo, Chad Michael Collins, Sasha Jackson and Lafayette native Marcus Lyle Brown. The movie was made in Lafayette, including Downtown locations and businesses.

On Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. on Lifetime, “Hometown Christmas” premieres starring Beverley Mitchell, Stephen Colletti, Melissa Gilbert and Danny Boaz. The film was made in Youngsville and features several familiar sites.

These are just three of the ten films made, currently in production, or scheduled for production in Lafayette this year. Active Entertainment produced Hometown Christmas while Lighthouse Pictures​ produced Christmas Cupid’s Arrow.