LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- Production has begun in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the television movie "November Christmas
," CBS announced Monday.
Starring Sarah Paulson, Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Karen Allen, and Emily Alyn Lind, the holiday-themed drama is to air as a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation Nov. 28
Set in a small Rhode Island community, it is about what happens when neighbors band together to create magical Halloween and Christmas moments -- several weeks early -- for a young girl named Vanessa, who is facing a serious illness, CBS said in a synopsis.
"Told entirely in flashback from the perspective of a vibrant Vanessa, at age 23, the drama begins in the summer of 1995 when the 8-year-old Vanessa has just returned from several weeks of tests and treatments at a Providence hospital," the network said. "Though deeply concerned about Vanessa's serious prognosis, her father, Tom, is committed not only to her full recovery but also to keeping things as happy and normal as possible for her and his 4-year-old son Gordon and his wife Beth."