Where Did They Film I Believe in Santa?

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Christina Moore as Lisa in I Believe in Santa
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At what age did you stop believing Santa is real? Most people realize that Santa isn't real when they become teenagers. The new Christmas movie, I Believe in Santa, explores this idea and gives it a different twist-- an adult who believes Santa is real.

The movie has already made its premiere on Netflix and is among the top films this week. The question is, where did they shoot the movie?

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When Is I Believe in Santa Coming Out?

John Ducey as Tom, Christina Moore as Lisa in I Believe in Santa
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I Believe in Santa is actually available to stream on Netflix since it made its premiere last December 14, 2022. Apart from Netflix, the film can be watched on HBO, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime.

The movie has a total runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

What Is I Believe in Santa Story About?

John Ducey as Tom in I Believe in Santa
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The movie follows a writer named Lisa (played by Christina Moore) who starts dating a lawyer named Tom (played by John Ducey) in the summer. Lisa believes she's found the perfect guy but can't be too sure about it until the relationship rolls into Christmastime.

As she learns, Tom is super into Christmas while she hates it. To make things worse, Tom believes Santa is real.

Tom does his best to convince Lisa and her daughter, Ella (played by Violet McGraw), that Christmas isn't so bad.

Will the two survive this challenge? How will they move on in their relationship.

Where Did They Film I Believe in Santa?

John Ducey as Tom, Christina Moore as Lisa in I Believe in Santa
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Since it doesn't snow in Los Angeles, California, many are wondering where they filmed I Believe in Santa. This is why some scenes of the movie were shot in Hollywood in September 2021. There were also some scenes that were shot in Malibu.

They also shot some of the scenes in Denver, Colorado, which Ducey documented on his Instagram account.

The whole movie wrapped up filming in November 2021.

Who Stars in I Believe in Santa?

John Ducey as Tom, Christina Moore as Lisa, Violet McGraw as Ella in I Believe in Santa
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The movie was directed by Alex Ranarivelo with a script written by John Ducey, who also stars in the film alongside his real-life wife, Christina Moore. The other cast members include:

  • Violet McGraw (as Ella)
  • Sachin Bhatt (as Assan)
  • Lateefah Holder (as Sharon)
  • Matthew Glave (as Grant)
  • Paxton Booth (as Freckles)
  • Brooke Dillman (as Trivia Master)
  • Mark W. Gray (as Santa Claus)
  • Kim House (as the Waiter)
  • Tim Mollen (as Mr. Cranky)
  • Shaun Paul Piccinino (as Freckle's Dad)
  • Missi Pyle (as Missi Toe)

Is There an I Believe in Santa Trailer Online?

Christina Moore as Lisa in I Believe in Santa
Credit: Netflix
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Yes, there a trailer for I Believe in Santa was released in time for the film's premiere on Netflix. You can watch the trailer here:


I Believe in Santa is currently available to stream on Netflix, HBO, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime Video.



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