7 Magical Christmas Movies That Were Actually Filmed Or Recorded Here In Toronto

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7 Magical Christmas Movies That Were Actually Filmed Or Recorded Here In Toronto

You might see some familiar sights when watching these holiday flicks.

These Toronto Christmas movies owe some of their magic to the city as many scenes were either filmed or recorded here.

Classics such as A Christmas Story and The Santa Clause include several local locations, such as the Toronto Zoo and Queen Street West.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, one of the most iconic holiday films, actually had its voice-overs recorded in the city.

Grab a mug of hot chocolate and curl up with one of these movies that feature some local love.

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A Christmas Story

Rating: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why You Need To Watch It: This beloved tale about a boy and his one Christmas wish, a Red Ryder BB Gun, includes many scenes that were filmed in Toronto and St. Catherines. According to IMDb, the schoolyard, Christmas tree farm, and more were all shot at these locations.

One Magic Christmas

Rating: 69% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why You Need To Watch It: A heart-warming story about finding the Christmas spirit, One Magic Christmas was filmed across Ontario in places like Scarborough, Owen Sound, Meaford, and Collingwood according to IMDb.

The Christmas Chronicles

Rating: 77% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why You Need To Watch It: This holiday adventure film was shot in several Toronto studios and locations listed on IMDb. You can enjoy the movie on Netflix this season.

Let It Snow

Rating: 46% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why You Need To Watch It: This holiday rom-com was filmed in Toronto and surrounding areas such as Brantford and Millbrook, according to IMDb.

The Santa Clause

Rating: 65% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why You Need To Watch It: This lighthearted holiday film starring Tim Allen was filmed across the GTA. IMDb lists locations such as the Toronto Zoo, Hillcrest Park, and Blythwood Junior Public School.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why You Need To Watch It: It may surprise you to find out that this cherished Christmas classic actually has roots in Toronto. According to IMDb, the voice-overs for the animated film were recorded in the city and featured Canadian talent.

Scrooged

Rating: 71% on Rotten Tomatoes

Why You Need To Watch It: Featuring actor Bill Murray, this modern take on A Christmas Carol had some shots filmed in Toronto according to IMDb.

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