GRAFTON, Mass. - For two weeks in August, a movie crew brought Christmas to Grafton. The fruits of that labor will be revealed on Nov. 24 when "The March Sisters at Christmas" premieres on the Lifetime cable network.
The film, shot in Grafton under the name "Orchard House" during an August heat wave, is part of the network's "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" holiday blitz. It will air Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 25 at 12 a.m. and 5 p.m.
"The March Sisters at Christmas" is a modern re-telling of Louisa Mae Alcott’s "Little Women," with parts of Grafton and Worcester subbing for Concord.
Grafton residents were featured in scenes filmed at the Grafton Country Store and Grafton Common and a historic home at 35 North St. served as the March family's home.
The film stars Julie Berman, Melissa Farman, Kaitlin Doubleday, Molly Kunz, Justin Bruening and John Shea.