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Where Was Lifetime’s Ghosts of Christmas Past Filmed? Who is the Cast?

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Lifetime is the perfect destination for a wonderful list of Christmas-themed movies to watch with friends and family, especially the ‘It’s A Wonderful Lifetime’ series. ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’ is one such holiday delight, directed by Virginia Abramovich. It follows Ellie, who is notorious for constantly ghosting men on dating apps. However, when a fortune teller warns her that she will never find true love if she doesn’t make amends with her past within a week, Ellie gets horrified. She then sets out to find each man she has ever ghosted and apologize to them before midnight on Christmas Eve.

On Ellie’s quest to avoid her destiny of being lonely forever, she meets a dashing stranger who could become the possible love of her life. Set amidst beautiful holiday decorations and the excitement of the week before Christmas, the movie highlights the importance of correcting past mistakes to be truly happy in life, as well as the magic of romance during Christmas time. If you are curious to know where this fun movie was filmed, we’ve got you covered!

Ghosts of Christmas Past Filming Locations

‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’ was filmed in Ontario, specifically in Toronto and Hamilton. Principal photography seemingly commenced at the end of August 2021 and was completed in September 2021. The province of Ontario is a widely popular filming location as it provides great tax and funding incentives for film and television production. It is well equipped with the best technology used in production setups and gives production houses access to the best crew and artists in the region.

Some of the prominent filming sites in Ontario are Niagara Falls, Rockwood Conservation Area, and Parkwood Estate. The region also has stunning landscapes and magnificent buildings, which enables the creation of different scenic backgrounds for filming. ‘ The Knight Before Christmas ,’ ‘Repo Men,’ and ‘ The Shape of Water ‘ are some of the movies that were filmed in Ontario. Now, let’s find out more about the exact filming locations where the Lifetime film was shot!

Toronto, Ontario

The capital city of the province of Ontario, Toronto, serves as one of the major filming locations for ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past.’ A bustling metropolitan region with dynamic skyscrapers and several lush green spaces, Toronto has gorgeous lakes and ravine forests. With its well-established and technologically updated studios as well as the tax concessions, the city has witnessed the filming of numerous movies and TV shows. That explains why it is an essential part of what is popularly called the “Hollywood North.”

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Toronto also hosts the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival every year, where some of the most prominent movies are premiered. City Hall, Lower Bay Station, the University of Toronto, and Distillery District are some popular filming spots in the city. Movies like ‘Cinderella Man,’ ‘What If,’ and ‘Chicago’ were filmed in Toronto.

Hamilton, Ontario

Important parts of ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’ were shot in Hamilton, a port city situated on the western tip of Lake Ontario. The cast and crew filmed specifically near Gore Park and Red Church Cafe on Carlisle Road, in downtown Hamilton. The production crew used fake snow and Christmas decorations to create a holiday backdrop for the movie.

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The Niagara Escarpment, a lush forest ridge with waterfalls and conservation areas, runs through Hamilton. Significant artifacts of Canadian military history are also placed in the city, including the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Hamilton is a highly preferred location for filming, and some of its notable credits are ‘ The Santa Squad ,’ ‘Man of the Year,’ and ‘Exit Wounds.’

Ghosts of Christmas Past Cast

Annie Clark plays Ellie, a serial “ghoster” on dating apps, who tries to correct her past errors to evade the prophecy of an unhappy future. Clark has also done notable work in the television teen drama ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation,’ as well as the movie ‘Solo.’ Opposite her is Dan Jeannotte as Ellie’s handsome love interest. You may recognize Jeannotte from popular TV series such as ‘Good Witch,’ ‘ Reign ,’ and ‘ The Bold Type .’ Other cast members of ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’ include Morgan David Jones (Hunter), Connie Wang (Caroline), Angelica Alejandro (Marina), Joey Belfiore (Kevin), Jamaal Grant (Todd), and Andrea Carter (Lana).

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Ellie, a serial "ghoster" on dating apps, is told by a fortune teller that she must resolve her past and make amends with all of those she ghosted before Christmas, or she is destined never to find true love.

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Original Language: English

Director: Virginia Abramovich

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Writer: Shannon Latimer

Runtime: 1h 30m

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‘Ghosts Of Christmas Past’ Lifetime Movie Premiere: Trailer, Cast Synopsis

Lifetime’s “It’s A Wonderful Lifetime” programming event continues tonight with the premiere of “Ghosts of Christmas Past,” starring Annie Clark and Dan Jeannotte.

Fans will be in for a treat with the film, as it will be introducing them to two new faces to Lifetime. Clark is best known for her role as Fiona Coyne on “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” while Jeannotte is better known for a myriad of other roles. Along the ones he has portrayed in recent years have been Ryan Decker on “The Bold Type,” Brandon Russell on “The Good Witch” and James Stewart on “Reign.”

In addition to this being the pair’s first Lifetime films, it is also their first film together as well. So what can fans expect to see? Let’s find out.

“Ellie (Clark), a serial ‘ghoster’ on dating apps, is told by a fortune teller that she must resolve her past and make amends with all of those she ghosted before Christmas, or she is destined to never find true love,” a synopsis reads. “Over the course of one week, she takes it upon herself to track down all the men she ghosted before the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve and discovers love in the process.”

Will she find that love where she least expects it?

“Ghosts of Christmas Past” airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.

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It’s that time of the year when people gather and celebrate the festival of Christmas with one another. People have already started making plans for the holidays and Lifetime has already made your holiday season even better with their slate of Christmas movies. There are a lot of movies that will be making their way to the network, however, one movie that has managed to captivate the minds of people is ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’. The network’s upcoming offering revolves around a woman named Ellie (Annie Clark), who is known for ghosting people on dating apps. However, things get a bit intense when a fortune teller tells her that she needs to make amends with all of those she ghosted before Christmas or else, she might never find true love.

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The movie is a worthy addition to Lifetime’s list of Christmas movies that already includes ‘ Blending Christmas ’, ‘ Christmas Movie Magic ’ and ‘ A Fiance for Christmas ’. The makers will be hoping to get a rousing response for the upcoming movie as well. Here’s everything we know about the movie.

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When does ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’ release and where can you watch it

The upcoming Christmas movie will be premiering exclusively on Lifetime on Tuesday, December 14. According to the network, the movie will be airing at 8 pm EST. Viewers can watch the movie on Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network. Lifetime is also available on Hulu, Sling TV, Philo, Vidgo, AT&T TV, and FuboTV. If you are not based in the United States, using a VPN will help you to catch all movies from the network.

What is ‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’ all about?

The official synopsis reads, “Ellie (Annie Clark), a serial “ghoster” on dating apps, is told by a fortune teller that she must resolve her past and make amends with all of those she ghosted before Christmas, or she is destined to never find true love! Over the course of one week, she takes it upon herself to track down all the men she ghosted before the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve and discovers love in the process.”

Who stars in the upcoming Lifetime Christmas film

The upcoming movie will see Annie Clark playing the role of Ellie while Morgan David Jones will be seen portraying the character of Hunter.

Annie Clark

Born in 1992, Annie Clark started her professional career at the age of 16 when she was cast in a cameo role in the television movie ‘Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman’. However, she received a lot of praise for her role in the series 'Degrassi: The Next Generation’. Since then, she has appeared on projects such as ‘Degrassi Takes Manhattan’, ‘Solo’, ‘Teen Lust’ and ‘Semi-Famous’.

Other actors in the movie include Connie Wang as Caroline, Jamaal Grant as Todd, Joey Belfiore as Kevin, Angelica Alejandra as Marina, and Dan Jeannotte. 

The upcoming Lifetime movie has been directed by Virginia Abramovich while the story is written by Shannon Latimer. On the other hand, Tom Berry, Suzanne Chapman, Barbara Fisher and Lexi Lewis serve as executive producers on the show.

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Ellie (Annie Clark), a serial “ghoster” on dating apps, is told by a fortune teller that she must resolve her past and make amends with all of those she ghosted before Christmas, or she is destined to never find true love! Over the course of one week, she takes it upon herself to track down all the men she ghosted before the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve and discovers love in the process.

Ghosts of Christmas Past is produced by Champlain Media. Lexi Lewis, Barbara Fisher, Tom Berry and Suzanne Chapman serve as executive producers. Virginia Abramovich directs from a script by Shannon Latimer.

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It's important to have a work-life balance. Open u

Ellie is talented and works hard. She's a perfecti

The female lead, Annie, is a character artist for

Mention of death of a father.

Kisses on lips. Frequent mention of dating apps an

Mention of Atari and Venmo money app. Lead charact

Characters drink alcohol at a party, wine with din

Parents need to know that Ghosts of Christmas Past is a lighthearted festive romance likely to appeal to adults, teens, and older kids who enjoy an upbeat holiday movie. Central character Ellie (Annie Clark) is told by a fortune teller that if she doesn't make amends with all the men she's "ghosted" online…

Positive Messages

It's important to have a work-life balance. Open up, be honest, and take risks. Admit when you are wrong and make amends.

Positive Role Models

Ellie is talented and works hard. She's a perfectionist in her career and doesn't like to take risks in life, which makes her scared to commit to relationships and "ghost" men on dating apps, talking to them for a while then never messaging them back. She's encouraged to make amends and learns to communicate and show empathy and courage in contacting those she has treated badly. Charlie is fun-loving and doesn't let work time spill into his personal life, but is scared to commit to a higher role at work because of a difficult work-life balance in the past. He's kind, supportive, and encouraging toward Ellie.

Diverse Representations

The female lead, Annie, is a character artist for computer games -- an industry often portrayed as majority male. Her boss is a Black woman, showing further diverse representation within the industry. While the central family is mostly White, Annie's best friend and sister-in-law is played by Chinese-Canadian actress Connie Wang. Among the list of her exes are names of Hispanic and Middle-Eastern origin, including Jose and Amir. Annie's mother raised her and her brother as a single parent after the death of her husband, and the family is shown to be close and well-provided for.

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Kisses on lips. Frequent mention of dating apps and going on dates.

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Mention of Atari and Venmo money app. Lead character shops for presents at a Christmas market.

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Parents need to know that Ghosts of Christmas Past is a lighthearted festive romance likely to appeal to adults, teens, and older kids who enjoy an upbeat holiday movie. Central character Ellie (Annie Clark) is told by a fortune teller that if she doesn't make amends with all the men she's "ghosted" online before Christmas Day, she will never find true love. It has representation of women within the video games industry, and has positive messages about opening up, communicating, and being honest, as well as showing empathy and courage. Characters drink alcohol, but are not seen drunk, and there is kissing and frequent mention of dating. It's fairly predictable stuff, but the acting is solid and there's good chemistry between Annie and fellow lead Charlie (Dan Jeannotte), making this an enjoyable, if a little cheesy, Christmas romance with a sprinkle of festive humor. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails .

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In GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST, Ellie (Annie Clark) is told by a fortune teller at an office Christmas party that if she doesn't make amends with all the men she's "ghosted" online before Christmas day, she's doomed to never find true love. Tracking down her list is going to take time, which she has even less of thanks to a last-minute work deadline. Luckily her colleague Charlie (Dan Jeannotte) is happy to help with both tasks. But as Christmas Eve draws near, can she find the courage to contact the mysterious final name and repair the past before it affects her future?

Is It Any Good?

This festive TV movie is a play on the familiar Christmas theme of a character being given an ultimatum to change their ways before the clock strikes midnight. Ghosts of Christmas Past even references A Christmas Carol on a number of occasions and takes a fun angle on this tried-and-tested territory that owes a lot to the performances of its leads. This isn't as wide-eyed and cheesy as some holiday romances, with Clark making for a relatable lead and the relationships with both her brother and sister-in-law, as well as her colleague Charlie, believable and with a welcome dose of knowing sarcasm in places. It still has enough of the requisite warmth, with some sweet family moments and fittingly romantic ending, and the modern take doesn't diminish any of the positive messages or festive magic, making this a solid addition to the Christmas line-up.

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Families can talk about the theme of making amends and changing your ways in Ghosts of Christmas Past . It's one that comes up often in Christmas movies -- can you think of any others and how do they compare? Why do you think the holidays are a good time for that kind of personal reflection and reaching out to others?

Annie learns better communication skills, and shows courage and empathy during the film. Why are these important character traits ? Can you think of times in your life when you've displayed any of these?

The film centers on the idea of "ghosting" -- speaking to someone for a while then suddenly cutting them out of your life and not messaging them back. Why do you think it was important for Annie to make amends for this? How might treating someone like that make them feel? What might you have done instead in Annie's situation?

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming : December 14, 2021
  • Cast : Annie Clark , Dan Jeannotte , Morgan David Jones , Connie Wang
  • Director : Virginia Abramovich
  • Inclusion Information : Female actors
  • Studio : Lifetime Television
  • Genre : Romance
  • Topics : Holidays
  • Character Strengths : Communication , Courage , Empathy
  • Run time : 87 minutes
  • MPAA rating : NR
  • Last updated : December 4, 2023

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Lori Tan Chinn is a second-generation Chinese/Vietnamese American, born and raised in Seattle, Washington. An actress, dancer, singer, writer, choreographer, musician, speaker of the original Chinese dialect, Hoisanese (the first Chinese immigrants in America and Canada), she celebrates 53 years in the performing arts, landing her first role on the NY stage, as well as, her Broadway debut, after being plucked from the chorus and placed into the show’s female comic lead role.

She is considered by Mary Rodgers (Richard’s daughter), members of the Hammerstein Family, and R&H devotees as the Definitive Bloody Mary, having won the Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of the role at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, followed by two later stage productions, and the ABC-TV movie, starring Glenn Close and Harry Connick, Jr.

Awards she has received include The New Dramatists Charles Bowden Actor Award; the O’Neill Theater Center/American Theatre Wing/Clarence Ross Fellowship; seven seasons at the prestigious O’Neill Theater Center, and another four seasons working directly with artistic director, Lloyd Richards and is currently on the advisory board of Dancers Over 40 & Friends. A veteran of three Broadway shows and recently, Half Time, a musical that was Marvin Hamlisch’s last project.

Film credits include Mickey Blue Eyes, She-Devil, What About Bob?, Glengarry Glen Ross and Disney Pixar’s Turning Red. Television credits include “Roseanne,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens,” and soon, the much-anticipated Nathan W. Pyle book series-adapted-into-animation on Apple TV+, “Strange Planet.”

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve (1999)

When a young girl finds herself sleeping in an abandoned theater on Christmas Eve, the Christmas spirits living there come to life just long enough to help her find her way through music. When a young girl finds herself sleeping in an abandoned theater on Christmas Eve, the Christmas spirits living there come to life just long enough to help her find her way through music. When a young girl finds herself sleeping in an abandoned theater on Christmas Eve, the Christmas spirits living there come to life just long enough to help her find her way through music.

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Jewel

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Daryl Pediford

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Tommy Farese

  • Lead Singer 'This Christmas Day'
  • Vocal Recording 'Good King Joy'

Babi Floyd

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  • Trivia The Trans Siberian Orchestra is made up of members of Savatage. The song "Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 is in fact the original Savatage version not TSO.
  • Goofs During the Christmas Canon scene, the lineup of the children changes.
  • Soundtracks Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Performed by Jewel Written by Felix Mendelssohn (uncredited), Charles Wesley (uncredited) and George Whitefield (uncredited) P.D., "1999 Nervous Music"/Connotation Music adm by Warner Tamerlane Publishing Corp, BMI, Deniz Music, BMI [Plays @ 12 minutes]

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  • Dec 25, 2008
  • December 14, 1999 (United States)
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