The 2023 Roku original holiday movie ‘How to Fall in Love By Christmas’ (also known as ‘How to Fall in Love By the holidays’ in the USA) takes viewers on a festive journey to some beautiful filming sites in Canada.
Produced by Reel One Entertainment, Champlain Media, and CME Winter Productions, the movie follows Nora Winters, a writer-turned-CEO seeking a sponsorship to save her company from going bankrupt. But there’s one hurdle!
She has to craft a super engaging column about falling in love before Christmas with a charming local photographer Jack Paxton. Will she able to get the contract while keeping her romance with Paxton?
How to Fall in Love By Christmas Filming Locations
How to Fall in Love By Christmas was filmed in Ontario, Canada.
Principal photography for the movie occurred in began on June 20, 2023 and wrapped after 11 days on July 1, 2023.
Director Michael Kennedy shared an on-set photo while filming a winter night scene in June.
The shooting wrapped on July 1st, director Kennedy wrote, It’s a wrap!!!
Most of the scenes of How to Fall in Love By Christmas were filmed on location throughout the city of Hamilton.
Specifically, the production made use of the grand 19th century architecture around Jackson Square including the modern Hamilton City Centre shopping complex, the historic Lister Block building, and the Baroque-style St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church across the street.
The neighborhoods of Durand, Kirkendall and Locke Street offered charming residential street scenes with picturesque Victorian houses bedecked in Christmas lights and decorations.
Production team also shot some scenes inside Dundas, a community and town in Hamilton, nicknamed as the Valley Town because of its topographical location at the bottom of the Niagra Escarpment on the western edge of Lake Ontario.
Rachel, who stars as Adley shared this photo on the third day of filming How to Fall in Love By Christmas in Dundas.
Canada’s largest city provided an urban holiday backdrop for the holiday movie.
You might have seen a scene with snow-covered park and the towering Christmas tree in How to Fall in Love By Christmas.
That was filmed right in Toronto!
The cast was spotted filming in Trinity Bellwoods Park in the vibrant Queen Street West neighborhood.
The shops and restaurants along the trendy strip likely stood in for a holiday market.
Director Michael also utilized the Evergreen Brick Works, a former brick factory turned multi-use attraction, for its industrial holiday party setting.
The Distillery District offered cobblestone streets lined with perfectly preserved 19th century buildings ideal for a festive Christmas village scene.
Niagara Region, Ontario
Remember that breathtaking scene overlooking a frozen waterfall? That wasn’t a movie trick!
The iconic and festively-lit 176-foot high Horseshoe Falls was utilized by the crew members to shoot all the waterfall scenes that you will find in How to Fall in Love By Christmas movie.
No joke, Horseshoe Falls is the largest of the three waterfalls that collectively form Niagra Falls.
Further scenes were filmed against the snow-covered vineyards at wineries along the Niagara Wine Route amid the charming local towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake and St. Catharines.
Behind The Scenes
Rachel shared a couple of bts photos after a few weeks of movie premiere. She showed up with Teri Hatcher, Dan Payne and crew.
Hatcher also shared some heartwarming pics, taken during the shoot of How to Fall in Love by Christmas. She can’t stop praising her makeup artists for giving her such a glamorous look!
If you’re a Hatcher fan, you will love to explore the shooting locations of Christmas at the Chalet, a Hallmark original film starring Hatcher in lead role.
Jordyn Negri, who stars as Lola in the film shared some camera rolls talking about her good experience with the cast and crew on the set.
Jason Reily, who got a small role in the film, shared his picture from the trailer to show that he was also a part of the film.
He also revealed that he showed up on 28 June on the shooting set.
The woman you are seeing on roller skates is not real Teri, but a substitute named Retro Roller. She also shared a behind the scenes clip. She wrote in the caption:
What a unique and amazing experience I had as a body double rollerskating for the amazing @officialterihatcher 🤩🛼
Where to watch How to Fall in Love By Christmas?
How to Fall in Love By Christmas (aka How to Fall in Love by the Holidays) is now streaming on The Roku Channel inside the United States and Canada.
Many fans are wondering, the movie is from Hallmark, Lifetime, or Great American Family, it doesn’t belong to any of them. It’s Roku Original and is exclusively streaming on the original network.
You can stream this movie anywhere through your Roku subscription.
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