Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas movie, With Love, Christmas, first aired in 2017 and is re-airing in 2020. It wasn’t filmed where you might think. In fact, most Hallmark Christmas movies aren’t actually filmed in the fictional towns where the movie took place. They’re typically filmed in Canada — and most of them are filmed in the summer.
With Love, Christmas was filmed in Canada, including in Maple Ridge in Vancouver. The movie was filmed in September.
Some of the filming locations included:
- Kanaka Creek Coffee on 102nd Avenue in Maple Ridge (Vancouver)
- 13220 237a Street in Maple Ridge (A home in Vancouver)
Meanwhile, Kanaka Creek Coffee in Maple Ridge has a four-star rating on Yelp.
Much like many other Hallmark Christmas movies, With Love, Christmas was filmed in September. A genius production crew was able to turn the warmer temperatures into a winter wonderland.
Here are some more pictures from the set:
How does Hallmark give its movies such a wintery feel, even in the summer? Much of this is due to the crew. Jamie Lake, production manager for a different Hallmark Christmas movie, told The Wall Street Journal, “Every movie wants that small cute town and there’s only so many small, cute towns within driving distance of the film zone [Vancouver area].”
So how is snow made in the summer? There are different ways, including snow blankets, a product called Krendl that’s tough to clean, fire-retardant foam, ice shavings taken from ice blocks, snow from ski slope machines, and crushed limestone. Whichever method they choose for a film, it always seems to work.
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