by Robin Raven for USA TODAY 10Best

10 places where Hallmark holiday movies were filmed

An essential part of Hallmark's holiday movies is the beautiful, Christmasy town that looks and feels nearly enchanted with the holiday spirit. Here are 10 of the real-life filming locations.

"Snowed-Inn Christmas" - Santa Claus, Indiana

Image courtesy of Spencer County Visitors Bureau

What’s cool about the town of Santa Claus is that it didn’t need a Hallmark makeover to be that resplendent at the holidays. The town is nicknamed "America’s Christmas Hometown."

"Christmas at Dollywood" - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Image courtesy of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

The 2019 Hallmark holiday movie "Christmas at Dollywood" is set at the theme park and around Pigeon Forge. It shows off the town’s majestic natural beauty and jovial holiday celebrations.

"The Country Christmas Album" - Columbus, Ohio

This dynamic city is a winter wonderland during the holiday season, from the cascade of lights on the quaint streets of German Village to the Conservatory Aglow event at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

"Debbie Macomber's Mrs. Miracle" - Fort Langley, British Columbia

The Fort Langley National Historic Site hosts Christmas festivities every year, and it can also be seen in other Hallmark movies such as "Christmas Homecoming" and "Trading Christmas."

"The Christmas Card" - Nevada City, California

The real-life Nevada City is as charming as it appears on film. It has a Victorian-style Christmas celebration where you can stroll among towering pines while savoring roasted chestnuts.

"Christmas at Graceland" - Memphis, Tennessee

Image courtesy of Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

As its title implies, this movie is set at the beloved former home of Elvis Presley that has turned into one of the world’s greatest tourist attractions.

"Snow Bride" - Big Bear Lake, California

Big Bear Lake becomes a winter wonderland every holiday season. The town celebrates yuletide cheer with offerings such as "Sail with Santa" boat excursions and spectacular holiday light displays.

"Christmas Land" - Farmington, Utah

The city of Farmington is all decked out for the holidays. Its 3-D light show is especially popular.

"Christmas Everlasting" - Mansfield, Georgia

In real life, Mansfield is quite small but lovely, with a population of under 500 people. Set at the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains, the scenery is stunning, especially during the snowy winter months.

"Moonlight & Mistletoe" - Chester, Vermont

Chester goes all out for the holidays. It's the type of charming town that will make you feel like you really are in a Hallmark movie, no matter if one is currently being filmed there or not.

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