In this movie, Barbara Niven plays the mom of the girlfriend to the character portrayed by Marcus Rosner. In A Christmas Detour (2015), Niven was Rosner's mom. In both movies, the girlfriend's flight is delayed because of snow.

In an act of obvious product placement, the Christmas card from Ryan to Allie accompanying the gift of the tree is shown to be a Hallmark card.

Allie, Ryan, and Zoe bake cookies together. On How I Met Your Mother (2005), Ashley Williams's character was a baker.