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‘Christmas at the Greenbrier’ premieres ahead of Fox Nation streaming

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — The Fox Nation production “Christmas at The Greenbrier” is now available for showing in the resort’s theater and in guest rooms after Thursday night’s red carpet premiere.

The holiday movie was filmed last July while guests were spending their summer vacation there.

“Guests would kind of come into the rooms and they would pose for Christmas cards and their faces would light up just seeing the Christmas decorations and they’d stay around and watch the filming,” Greenbrier Resort Director of Public Relations Cam Huffman said.

He praised the guests and Fox Nation for working through all of the logistics of July’s filming.

Huffman said the idea for the movie came after Fox Nation’s Jennifer Phillips visited the Greenbrier with some friends and fell in love with it. He said discussions began more than a year ago.

The movie, which will show for the first time on the streaming platform Fox Nation on Thanksgiving Day, is about a former pro quarterback who is visiting the Greenbrier who spots a former love interest.

“There’s some football in it as well so hopefully sports people will like it,” Huffman said.

Cameos include former Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer and perhaps, not surprisingly, Gov. Jim Justice’s pet bulldog, Babydog.

“Absolutely, Babydog is in everything,” Huffman said.

Cam Huffman

The film premiered Thursday night in the Greenbrier theater. It will be available there and in guest rooms between now and Thanksgiving.

Huffman said the movie is another opportunity to let more people know about the resort.

“Once somebody comes here they almost always fall in love with it. It’s just the process of getting new people here and getting this movie in front of the eyes of people who have never heard of the Greenbrier or never been to the Greenbrier–it may motivate them to make a trip,” Huffman said.