Unless, of course, you happen to be shooting a movie. A family-friendly, warm-the-cockles venture called Christmastime, with a script set in Boulder. And currently shooting, at the height of sunny Indian summer, in the heart of east Denver.
The project is helmed by producer/director/actor Michael Landon Jr., son of the late king of family fare (Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven). Little Joe's heir has carved out a Hallmark-worthy career for himself with a series of TV movies and the series When Calls the Heart, which was supposed to be filmed in Colorado, but wasn't.
As a consolation prize, Christmastime has a crew of close to a hundred people, is expected to drop around $2.9 million in local payroll and other spending, and has received close to $600,000 in rebates and incentives from state authorities seeking to boost Colorado's film industry.Merry Christmas, Park Hill.