The First Movie Filmed In North Carolina Since The Shutdown Has Just Been Released


The first movie to be filmed in North Carolina since the COVID-19 shutdown took effect has just been released.

USS Christmas is a Hallmark movie filmed this year in Wilmington, NC, starring Jen Lilley (from Days of Our Lives, Mingle All The Way, and The Spirit of Christmas) and Trevor Donovan (from NCIS and 90210).

The movie tells the story of Maddie, a reporter for a Norfolk newspaper, going on a cruise for Christmas and magically falling in love with a really really really ridiculously good looking naval officer while attempting to unravel a mystery in the ship’s secret archive room.

USS Christmas will be airing a number of times on the Hallmark Channel now through the end of the year, with showtimes at 2 p.m. Dec. 1; 12 am Dec. 4; 8 pm Dec. 6; and 11 am Christmas Day.