The Hartford brownstone featured in Hallmark Christmas movies had locally famous owners

Channel 8 anchor extraordinaire Dennis House reminisces about his old home
Dennis, Kara and Helena House in front of their historic brownstone at 25 Capitol Avenue in Hartford.
Dennis, Kara and Helena House in front of their historic brownstone at 25 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. Photo credit Dennis House/DennisHouse.tv

Connecticut stars in no fewer than FIVE Christmas movies on Hallmark this holiday season! There's Next Stop Christmas, A Holiday in Harlem, Sugar Plum Twist, The Holiday Fix Up and Soul Santa.

A pair of local celebrities — husband and wife tv anchors Dennis House and Kara Sundlun — have a nostalgic connection to one of those movies, A Holiday in Harlem. That's because the home featured in the film is none other than their old Hartford brownstone. But wait, there's MORE. The home was *also* featured in One Royal Holiday on the Hallmark channel last year too!

Christine and Salt chatted with Dennis about his memories of the home — how he actually painted the '25' above the door, how Kara made the curtains in the windows and how if that home were *actually* in Boston (as it appears in One Royal Holiday) he'd have walked away with a 5 million dollar paycheck!

Meanwhile, Dennis and Kara could be the subject of a Hallmark movie themselves — Connecticut tv anchors at competing stations fall in love while trying to bid on the same Hartford brownstone. Call us Synthetic Cinema — we have lots of ideas and we know you can make big things happen in Hallmark land!

Check out the festive interview with Dennis below.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Dennis House/DennisHouse.tv