Christmas Movies Filmed in Connecticut Last Updated: December 2021

Every holiday season, networks like Hallmark and Lifetime 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.

If you plan to visit any of the filming locations in person, be sure to check the hours of each spot as they may have changed.

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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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“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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“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