Undercover Holiday is a romantic comedy film that premiered on December 4 2022 on the Hallmark channel. It stars Selena: The Series actress Noemi Gonzalez and Return to Christmas Creek actor Stephen Huszar. Undercover Holiday is the perfect movie to get you in Christmas spirits because it has comedy, romance, and just a pinch of drama.
It follows the story of pop star Jaylen Rodriguez who has recently risen to fame and is about to go on tour, but before that, she wants to head home to have a traditional Rodriguez family Christmas. However, due to her increasing popularity, she has been receiving some concerning emails from a ‘secret admirer’ which made her team a little worried, so they decided to hire a personal some security guard named Matt for her.
Ever since Jaylen became a pop star, her family has always been concerned about her because of all the hate a star receives along with love so in order to keep the security guard and emails from some ‘secret admirer’ a secret, she decides to introduce her bodyguard Matt as her boyfriend. Matt hesitantly agrees to her idea and goes to her house while pretending to be her boyfriend. Jaylen’s family is glad to see her dating someone and welcomes Matt into their house with open arms.
Matt and Jaylen maintain their fake relationship in front of her family while trying not to get in each other’s business when they aren’t around. But that starts to seem like an impossible task when they have to spend so much time together. As the holiday progresses, Jaylen and Matt start letting down their walls and making their way into each other’s hearts. Matt becomes overprotective of Jaylen for an entirely different reason as he lines between bodyguard and boyfriend start to blur.
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Undercover Holiday Filming Locations
Undercover Holiday is a Hallmark rom-com that was aired on December 4. Most of the filming took place in Ontario, Canada but specifically in Brantford and Hamilton. Ontario consists of several swoon-worthy lakes and rivers which are perfect for a Hallmark movie. Without further delay, let’s see in detail where the filming of Undercover Holiday took place.
Most of Undercover Holiday was filmed in the Southwestern part of Ontario in Brantford. Filming in Brantford began from October 12 to October 14 and took place in several streets including George Street, Dalhousie Street, Darling Street, Market street of Brantford. The production department had to use artificial snow-covered Christmas decorations to make up for the lack of snow.
The Civic Center, where most of the athletic organizations and fundraisers took place were used as a base camp for the cast and crew. A lot of films have been shot in Brantford due to its picture-perfect locations and beauty. The films shot there include Let It Snow, Riverfront Romance, and several others.
A few of the scenes were shot in Hamilton which is in the southern part of Ontario whose date is not specified. Hamilton is famous for its history which dates back to the colonial era. Moreover, Hamilton’s location makes it one of the top commercial and transportation centers in North America.
Undercover Holiday Film Reviews
Undercover Holiday received both negative and positive reviews from its viewers. They showed their love and hated towards the film on Twitter writing things to show their excitement to watch the movie or giving their review by saying things like ‘Very progressive of Hallmark to cast a woman who can’t sing to play a popstar’ and ‘ I love Noemi Gonzalez, she lights up the screen.” Here is what else the fans said about the Undercover Holiday film released on 4 December.
— MJK (@becoreageous) December 7, 2022
UNDERCOVER HOLIDAY was…fine. Could have used more spark between leads, but mostly fewer public domain Christmas songs. And the costume design on Noemí González was borderline mean. She’s lovely, her styling was not. At one point she couldn’t stop fussing with ill-fitting pants. pic.twitter.com/eP4N8m4bCP
— Ho! Ho! Holiday Viewing! (@SleepyKittyPaw) December 8, 2022
@hallmarkchannel what the heck!?!?! I just watched a new 2022 Holiday Movie “Undercover Holiday” and although it was ok but there was NO ALMOST KISS!!!!! I want the ALMOST KISS ???? back
— Tina Marie Mauerman (@zzzdeprived) December 15, 2022
Actually came across a hallmark movie I didn't enjoy ????
— Kari (@kariiiland) December 10, 2022
@hallmarkchannel omg ur wokeness is ruining all your movies. #undercoverholiday is so bad I turned it off. All this woke shit is embarrassing. I used to like ur movies. Anyone know if there is an alternative to woke #Hallmark ?
— Jazzminn (@overwolken) December 12, 2022
Undercover Holiday Cast
The amazing cast of Undercover Holiday includes Noemi Gonzalez, Stephen Huszar, Gabriela Reynoso, Ann Pirvu, Juan Chioran, Mishka Thebaud, Diana Salvatore, Karn Kalra, and others. Users who haven’t watched the movie yet can stream it on Philo of Fubo TV which is more expensive than Philo. But, if you decide to purchase Fubo TV, you can watch other popular shows like Yellowstone, The Voice, Saturday Night Live, and More.