Christine Taylor admits it was a bit challenging to film a Christmas movie not only in May, but with the stifling Californian heat.

The actress stars in 'Farewell Mr. Kringle' (premiering Dec. 4 on The Hallmark Channel) as Anna Walls -- a woman disenchanted with the holidays after her newlywed husband dies. But Taylor reveals that it was a bit difficult to get into the right spirit.

"It was May and we'd be deep in the Valley and there was a day when it was 95 degrees," she explains to PopEater. "And the poor guy playing Santa is in this Santa suit and everyone's bundled up in coats and scarves. It's supposed to be northern California, so it's still could be sunny, but it was boiling hot. It was hard. It was very hard."

The mother of two also chatted about what it's like being a working mom, and how she and husband Ben Stiller celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.

"Ben actually grew up celebrating both as well, because his mom [Anne Meara] grew up Irish-Catholic and then converted when she married Jerry [Stiller]," she says. Read more of our chat inside!