To get the electric chemistry between the leads, they went away together for a week of bonding. Unfortunately Vanessa Hudgens couldn't make it, so it was just Josh Whitehouse and his horse.
When decorating the Christmas tree, Madison mentions that her parent got the acorn ornament while on a trip to Aldovia. This is a reference to "The Christmas Prince" trilogy, another Netflix Christmas movie.
When Brooke turns on the TV, The Holiday Calendar plays on the screen, and then Sir Cole watches Holiday in the Wild. Both are Netflix originals.