Christmas Movies Filmed in Connecticut Last Updated: November 2023

Every holiday season, networks like Hallmark, Lifetime, and the like play romantic, sweet movies that make everyone fall in love with Christmas. This year, quite a few of these movies have recently been filmed here in Connecticut, capturing the magic of our small towns. We’ve compiled a shortlist with the help of our friends at Synthetic Cinema International of a few of them (where they filmed, and where to see them) here. Check your local listings for more times.


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Where are you, Christmas?

Network: Hallmark

Starring: Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jim O'Heir and Julie Warner 

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Mystic Christmas

Network: Hallmark

Starring: Jessy Schram, Chandler Massey, and Patti Murin 

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“The Noel Diary”

Filmed in: Stamford, Greenwich, Essex, Darien, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Manchester, and East Hampton

Locations included: Griswold Inn, RJ Julia Booksellers, Olive Oyl's Carry Out Cuisine, and downtown New Canaan

Network: Netflix

Starring: James Remar, Bonnie Bedelia, Justin Hartley

Premier date: Holiday Season 2022

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“The 12 Days of Christmas Eve”

Filmed in: Mystic, Waterford, Groton, New London and Mohegan Sun

Network: Lifetime

Starring: Kelsey Grammer, Spencer Grammer, Mitch Poulos

Premiere date: December 2022

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“Ghosts of Christmas Always”

Filmed in: Hartford, West Hartford

Network: Hallmark

Starring: Kim Matula, Ian Harding, Beth Leavel, Lori Tan Chinn and Reginald VelJohnson

Premiere date: December 2022

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"Christmas on the Carousel"

Filmed in: Hartford, Bristol, Collinsville, Newington

Locations included: New England Carousel Museum, Bushnell Park Carousel

Available: Amazon, Tubi, Vudu

Starring: Erik Bloomquist, Madeleine Dauer, Taylor Turner, Rachel Oremland

Premiere date: December 2021

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“Next Stop, Christmas”

Filmed in: Essex, Old Lyme, Norwich, Chester, Deep River, New Haven, Salem, Hartford, and Old Saybrook

Locations included: Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, Downtown Chester, Otto Pizza, Grano Arso Restaurant, The Fir Patch Farm, Simon's Marketplace, and Choo Choo Lounge at Saybrook Point Resort & Marina

Network: Hallmark

Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lea Thompson

Premier date: November 6, 2021

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“The Holiday Fix Up”

Filmed in: Norwich, Mystic, Gales Ferry, Ledyard, and Stonington

Locations included: Mystic Seaport Museum, Yetter Road Christmas Tree Farm, Holmberg Orchards, and Muddy Waters Cafe

Network: Lifetime

Starring: Jana Kramer, Ryan McPartlin

Premier date: December 11, 2021

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“Sugar Plum Twist”

Filmed in: New London, Norwich, East Hampton, Haddam, Old Saybrook, and Mystic

Locations included: The Garde Arts Center, Right Path Organic Cafe, Steahly Tree Farm & Winery, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Walt's Market Old Saybrook, Tony D's Restaurant, Mohegan Park, and downtown Norwich including the Town Hall.

Network: Hallmark

Starring: Jamie Gray Hyder, Ektor Rivera

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“Holiday in Harlem”

Filmed in: Hartford and East Hartford

Locations included: Park Hardware, Rinconcito Peruano Restaurant, and Republic at the Linden

Network: Hallmark

Starring: Olivia Washington, Will Adams, Michelle Liu Coughlin

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“Soul Santa”

Filmed in: Norwich and the East Brook Mall in Mansfield

Locations included: East Brook Mall, downtown Norwich including Harp & Dragon Pub, and Billy Wilson's Aging Still.

Network: BET

Starring: Tamela J. Mann, David Mann

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"One Royal Holiday"

Filmed in: Woodstock, Putnam, and Hartford

Locations included: The Inn at Woodstock Hill, The Mansion at Bald Hill, Woodstock Academy, Downtown Putnam, Connecticut Convention Center, The Christmas Barn, Bond Ballroom, and a Brownstone private home in Hartford. 

Network: Hallmark

Starring: Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit

Premiere date: October 31, 2020


Credit: ©2020 Crown Media United States LLC

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“Holiday for Heroes”

Filmed in: Stonington, Mystic, Colchester, and Norwich

Locations included: Stonington Borough, Camp Niantic, Harkness Memorial State Park, Norwich City Hall, and Noah’s Restaurant in Stonington.

Network: Hallmark

Starring: Melissa Claire Egan and Marc Blucas

Premiere date: November 8, 2019


Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Robert Clark

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“Rediscovering Christmas”

Filmed in: Wethersfield and Hartford

Locations included: Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre, downtown Wethersfield and Pratt Street in Hartford.

Network: Lifetime

Starring: Jessica Walter, Jessica Lowndes, and Mark Famiglietti

Premiere date: December 15, 2019


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“Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane”

Filmed in: Wethersfield

Locations included: Heirloom Market at Comstock Ferre, Silas Robbins Bed and Breakfast, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and Lucky Lou’s restaurant

Network: Hallmark

Starring: Alicia Witt and Colin Ferguson

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“A Very Nutty Christmas”

Filmed in: Mystic and Centerbrook

Locations included: Olde Mistick Village and Savour Café and Bakery.

Network: Lifetime

Starring: Melissa Joan Hart and Barry Watson

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“Christmas at Pemberly Manor”

Filmed in: Essex and Old Lyme

Locations included: Griswold Inn and private residence in Old Lyme.

Network: Hallmark

Starring: Jessica Lowndes and Michael Rady

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“Romance at Reindeer Lodge”

Filmed in: North Haven and Branford

Locations included: Private residence on Ridge Road in North Haven and the Branford Green.

Starring: Nicky Whelan and Josh Kelly

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“A Very Merry Toy Store”

Filmed in: New Britain

Locations included: Amato’s Toy and Hobby and Miss Washington Diner.

Network: Lifetime

Starring: Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez