One of my favorite movies to watch around the holidays when I’m home in VT is Baby Boom (1987). Diane Keaton plays J.C., a go-getter workaholic in NYC who inherits a distant cousin’s baby and hence becomes her sole guardian. One thing leads to another and she quits her bustling life in NYC and heads for a picturesque life in the green mountains with baby Elizabeth. J.C. settles in to country life with all its challenges and charms in the fictional town of Hadleyville, VT and starts her Country Baby all-natural home-made baby food company. Most of the film is filmed in the very real town of Peru, VT including her little yellow house and the general store. And evidently one of James Fox’s family’s cows was an extra in the film! There actually even a scene shot at The Grange Hall in my hometown of Manchester (a neighboring town to Peru for those not familiar with the area) where I used to take ballet lessons when I was a kid. Check out the flick if you haven’t already, it’s a great feel-good film perfect for this time of year.
Apple Blossom’s cameo, via the amazing Sarah Fox
Screen shots via Hooked On Houses