Hallmark is known to treat viewers with several Christmas movies with different heartwarming stories and engaging characters every year. Directed by Gary Yates, ‘Tis the Season To Be Merry’ revolves around Merry, a successful dating advice writer who writes a book about her real-life romantic experiences, featuring a fictional fiancé Dale, who is next to perfect. Trouble arises when her publisher believes Dale to be real, and Merry finds herself in a fix whether to tell the truth. When Merry goes back home to think of a solution, she bumps into Adam, her best friend’s brother.
Though the two are as different as chalk and cheese, they soon end up realizing that they are more similar than they think. As the two come closer to each other, Merry decides to bend her own rules for Adam as she finds her fictional character coming to life. A touching romance set amidst the festive season in a snowy town, ‘Tis the Season To Be Merry’ is a fun story to watch with loved ones. If you are keen to know where this movie was filmed, you’ve found an ally in us. Let’s find out together.
Tis the Season To Be Merry Filming Locations
Though the story is set in picturesque Vermont, ‘Tis the Season To Be Merry’ was filmed in the province of Manitoba, specifically Winnipeg. Principal photography commenced on October 19, 2021, and was completed in November 2021. With its gorgeous and diverse geography, Manitoba is a much sought-after filming location by major production houses. The arctic tundra, stunning coastline, dense forests, huge lakes, and prairie grasslands — all come together to form the perfect canvas for filming different categories of movies and TV shows.
Apart from its landscape, the province has various other plus points such as the regional tax incentives on filmmaking, availability of the latest production technology and equipment, and also a well-connected network of experienced actors and crew. Several movies and shows such as ‘The Haunting in Connecticut,’ ‘Nobody’ (2021), Netflix’s ‘There’s Someone Inside Your House,’ ‘Tales from the Loop,’ and ‘Channel Zero’ were also filmed in Manitoba. Here are more details about the filming locations of ‘Tis the Season To Be Merry.’
Major parts of ‘Tis the Season To Be Merry’ were filmed in Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba. The production team filmed at Deer Meadows Farm- a sprawling family-owned farm, as well as at Bannatyne Avenue. The city is a thriving center for music and art festivals, and has magnificent 20th century architecture. Movies like ‘The Italian Job,’ ‘A Kiss Before Christmas,’ and ‘Snowed-Inn Christmas‘ were also filmed in Winnipeg.
Tis the Season To Be Merry Cast
‘She’s All That’ fame Rachael Leigh Cook essays the role of Merry Rozelle, an established author conflicted between the truth and fiction. Cook has also played remarkable roles in the movies ‘Love, Guaranteed‘ and ‘Cross Country Christmas,’ as well as the hit TV series ‘Criminal Minds.’ Opposite her is Travis Van Winkle as Adam, a dynamic aid worker who is the brother of Merry’s best friend. Van Winkle’s notable works include the movies ‘Transformers‘ and ‘Friday the 13th,’ as well as the Netflix series ‘You.’
Apart from Cook and Van Winkle, the cast of ‘Tis the Season To Be Merry’ also includes Amy Groening (Darlene), Adam Hurtig (James Smith), John B. Lowe (Bill Walters), Karen Malina White (Sonia Hendricks), Paul Essiembre (Joe Manning), and Micaela Lozano (Julie).
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