‘Tis the Utah Film Season

Nov 16, 2023
'Falling for Christmas' (2022) / Netflix

‘Tis that time of year again! Each year, the filmed-in-Utah holiday movie list continues to grow and some familiar faces are making appearances this time around. Check out our list of the latest premieres and the movies of holidays past – naughty and nice –  that you can watch to keep you in the spirit all season long.

Best. Christmas. Ever!
Now streaming on Netflix

After a twist of fate brings their families together for Christmas, Charlotte sets out to prove her old friend Jackie’s life is too good to be true. Friendships are put to the ultimate test in this joyful holiday film shot in and around Payson (Utah County). Starring Heather Graham, Brandy Norwood, Jason Biggs, Matt Cedeño and directed by Mary Lambert.

"Best. Christmas. Ever!" (2023) / Netflix

Destined at Christmas
Destined 2: Christmas Once More
Now available on Great American Family

Destined at Christmas stars Shae Robins & Casey Elliott. The movie follows Kim and Theo who meet on Black Friday shopping and there is spark between them, but the couple gets separated due to panic. Both of them can’t forget each other and try to search with little information. Can destiny bring back them together? The film was written & directed by Utahn, Brittany Wiscombe, and shot in & around Weber and Utah counties. The sequel, Destined 2: Christmas Once More premiered in 2023.

'Destined at Christmas' (2022) / Great American Family
'A Cozy Christmas Inn' (2022) / Hallmark Channel

A Cozy Christmas Inn
Now available on Hallmark Channel

A Cozy Christmas Inn follows real estate exec, Erika, travels to Alaska during the holidays to acquire a B&B, only to discover it’s owned by her ex. Soon she is falling in love with the town and quite possibly him. Starring Jodie Sweetin and David O’Donnell. The film is a sequel to the filmed-in-Utah Christmas Under Wraps (2014), Hallmark’s highest-rated movie of all time.


Falling for Christmas
Now streaming on Netflix

Falling for Christmas features the return of Lindsay Lohan in her first lead role in nearly a decade. Lohan plays a spoiled heiress that lands in the cozy care of a down-on-his-luck widower (Chord Overstreet) and his daughter at Christmastime after losing her memory in a skiing accident. The film had the fourth-biggest opening weekend for a Netflix original in November 2022 and most of the filming was done in Salt Lake, Summit and Wasatch counties, most notably the Goldener Hirsch in Park City and the Blue Boar Inn in Midway.

Haul Out the Holly
Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up
Now available on Hallmark Channel

Lacey Chabert stars as Emily in Haul Out the Holly who unexpectedly spends the holidays alone at her parents’ house, when their HOA insists that she participate in its many Christmas festivities. Filmed around the Cottonwood Heights neighborhood of Salt Lake County, this Hallmark original movie is Chabert’s 12th holiday film with the network and also stars Wes Brown, Stephen Tobolowsky, Melissa Peterman and Ellen Travolta. The sequel Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up premiered in 2023.


Christmas with the Campbells
Now available on AMC+

The traditional holiday romance movie directed by Utahn, Clare Niederprum, gets a little more fun this year with an adult spin from co-writers Vince Vaughn (Couples Retreat) and Dan Lagana (American Vandal). In Christmas with The Campbells, when Jesse gets dumped right before the holidays by her boyfriend Shawn, his parents convince her to still spend Christmas with them, and Shawn’s handsome cousin, while Shawn is away. Starring Brittany Snow, Justin Long, Alex Moffat and JoAnna Garcia Swisher, the holiday comedy shot all around Salt Lake, Summit & Utah counties.

'Haul Out the Holly' (2022) / Hallmark Channel
'Christmas with the Campbells' (2022) / AMC+ & RLJE Films
'Haul Out the Holly' (2022) / Hallmark Channel
'Christmas with the Campbells' (2022) / AMC+ & RLJE Films

The Holiday Stocking
Premieres December 3 on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

The Holiday Stocking tells the story of an angel with 12 days to reunite his sisters using a family Christmas tradition. Starring Nadine Ellis, Tamala Jones, and BJ Britt, the film shot around Salt Lake County.

'The Holiday Stocking' (2022) / Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Here’s a list of filmed-in-Utah holiday movies:

Destined 2: Christmas Once More
Journey to Christmas
Best. Christmas. Ever!
Santa, Maybe
Haul Out the Holly: Lit Up

Destined at Christmas
A Cozy Christmas Inn
Falling for Christmas
Haul Out the Holly
Christmas with the Campbells
The Holiday Stocking

A Picture Perfect Holiday
Candy Coated Christmas
Mistletoe Mixup
Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers
Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday
Sister Swap: Christmas in the City
A Fiancé for Christmas
The Housewives of the North Pole
Hot Chocolate Holiday
My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To

Holly & Ivy
Christmas Tree Lane
The Christmas Bow
The Christmas Edition
A Crafty Christmas Romance
Dashing in December
The Christmas Project Reunion
The Forgotten Carols 

The Santa Box
The Wolf of Snow Hollow
High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special

The Road Home for Christmas
Check Inn to Christmas
Staging Christmas
Matchmaker Christmas
Christmas Hotel

Shoelaces for Christmas
Christmas Wonderland
Jingle Belle
My Christmas Inn
Christmas Made to Order
The Christmas Apron

Wrapped Up in Christmas
Enchanted Christmas
Switched for Christmas
Sharing Christmas
My Christmas Prince
My Broken Horse Christmas (short)

My Christmas Love
The Christmas Project

12 Gifts of Christmas
I’m Not Ready for Christmas
Christmas Land

Christmas Under Wraps
The Christmas Dragon

The Mistle-Tones

A Christmas Wish
Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas!

Unaccompanied Minors

Christmas in the Clouds

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Silent Night, Deadly Night

Mr. Krueger’s Christmas


Check out a complete list of filmed-in-Utah holiday movies here.