Christmas movies filmed in LA to watch this holiday season

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, it’s time to switch gears to Christmas. There are tons of light shows and festivals around the state but there are also options to indulge in a Louisiana Christmas experience from home.

Several holiday movies were filmed in Louisiana. Louisiana has been the location of several holiday movies, including some on Hallmark or even in theaters.

Here is a list of some holiday movies filmed in Louisiana.

A New Orleans Noel (2022)

Follows Grace (Keshia Knight Pulliam) and Anthony (Brad James), who, despite having gone to college to study architecture together, are too different, but things between them change after both are hired to work in the same place and end up celebrating Christmas together, according to IMDb.

WATCH ON: Lifetime, Prime Video

All Saints Christmas (2022)

Tells the story of Lisette (Ledisi), a popular singer who’s getting ready to travel home for Christmas. When the media mistakes a photo of her with her ex as an engagement announcement, her family insists that he join her on the trip.

All Saints Christmas was filmed in Vancouver and New Orleans.


The Christmas Contract (2018)

After a devastating breakup with ex-boyfriend Foster (Hunter Burke), Jolie (Hilarie Burton) heads to her hometown in Louisiana for Christmas. However, she begins to dread the thought of going back home after she finds out that Foster will be there with his new girlfriend.

According to Lafayette TravelThe Christmas Contract was filmed all around Lafayette.

WATCH ON: Prime Video

Christmas on the Bayou (2013)

This film follows a divorced New York marketing executive (Hilarie Burton) who goes back to her hometown to spend Christmas with her mother. Through a small miracle and a rekindled childhood romance, she discovers where her heart belongs, according to IMDb.

Christmas on the Bayou was filmed in Lafayette and St. Martinville.

WATCH ON: Prime Video or Philo

Christmas Cupid’s Arrow (2018)

Holly (Elisabeth Harnois) is a single college professional with a long history of dating the guy. After her sister announces that she is pregnant, she decides to sign up for an online dating service in an effort to meet Mr. Right.

Christmas Cupid’s Arrow was filmed in Lafayette, according to IMDb

WATCH: Prime Video, Roku

Hometown Christmas (2018)

This film follows a woman with plans to resurrect a live nativity in her town, a tradition that her mother used to organize. However, things get complicated when she finds out she will have to work with her former high school sweetheart, according to IMDb.

Filming locations included areas in Lafayette and Youngsville.

WATCH ON: Prime Video, Hulu and Philo

Christmas in Louisiana (2019)

A woman rediscovers the magic of the holiday season after she returns home for the town’s Sugarcane Christmas Festival.

Christmas in Louisiana was filmed in New Iberia, according to Iberia Travel.


A Christmas Wish (2019)

In a small town in Louisiana, a wooden wishing box is placed in the park every December for people to write down their wish and slip it into the box. Maddie (Megan Park) makes a wish for her sister Faith (Hilarie Burton) to experience true love. The next day, Faith meets Andrew (Cristian de la Fuente), but is he the one for her?

According to Louisiana Travel, it was filmed in Ponchatoula, La.

WATCH ON: Hoopla or Prime Video

What She Wants For Christmas (2012)

This film follows 10-year-old Abigail (Brianna Dufrene), who makes a secret wish for Christmas and writes to the North Pole asking for something very special. When she doesn’t get what she wants, she captures St. Nick.

What She Wants For Christmas was filmed in Baton Rouge, La.

WATCH ON: Prime Video or Vudu

The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)

Santa (John Goodman) decides to take the year off. However, two elves try to save Christmas and help Santa rediscover the meaning of the holidays.

According to IMDbThe Year Without a Santa Claus was filmed in Shreveport and Natchitoches, La.


Last Holiday (2006)

After learning that she has a terminal illness, Georgia Byrd (Queen Latifah) decides to sell everything and go to Europe, where she lives like a millionaire. Charming everyone she meets; the only thing missing is her longtime crush Sean (LL Cool J).

Last Holiday was partially filmed in New Orleans.

WATCH ON: Prime Video, Paramount+, Vudu, or YouTube

My Southern Family Christmas (2022)

This film follows journalist Campbell (Jaicy Elliot), who must decide whether or not to reveal the truth after she gets the chance to meet her biological father for the first time without him knowing, according to IMDb.

My Southern Family Christmas was filmed in Baton Rouge and Sorrento.


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