The house that they used for Holly's parents' house was also used in another Hallmark Channel movie Meet the Santas (2005) for Beth's mother's house.
Filmed in Whittier, CA: Whittwood Mall, Whittier Courthouse Filmed in Los Angeles, CA: Ice Skating Rink at Pershing Square
The second of five (as of 2015) Christmas/Santa Claus themed movies directed by Kevin Connor, beginning with Santa, Jr. (2002), A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004), Farewell Mr. Kringle (2010), Annie Claus Is Coming to Town (2011), and most recently, A Christmas Kiss II (2014).
While visiting her parents at home, a touch football game between Holly's old boyfriend, Ted (Bruce Thomas) and her "pretend" boyfriend, Ryan aka Douglas Firwood (Patrick Muldoon) escalates into a ruckus as both men try to best the other. Patrick Muldoon played football for USC.