Review: A stellar cast makes “Falling for Christmas” more charming than cheesy [MUSE]

Review: A stellar cast makes “Falling for Christmas” more charming than cheesy [MUSE]

Lydia Teeter

As I searched Netflix for a good Holiday movie to watch, I discovered “Falling for Christmas”. The movie was released on Netflix on November 10, 2022 and is only available on Netflix.

I clicked on the movie and read the short description that appeared on the screen. Based on the description I assumed that it would be another cheesy Christmas movie where some girl meets a boy and they fall in love. I will admit, I am a fan of these cheesy movies that so many people hate. So, with a bucket of popcorn in hand I settled into my spot on the couch and pressed play. 

Immediately the screen came to life. Popular actress, Lindsay Lohan, portrays Sierra Belmont. Sierra is a newly engaged heiress. While her and her fiance are skiing the two are separated and she gets into an accident. Unconscious, she is found by the owner of a small ski resort. 

Sierra wakes up in the hospital with a nasty case of amnesia. She doesn’t even remember her own name. She is completely stranded in this strange place. 

Sierra ends up staying with the resort owner and his family.

As you may have guessed, the two fall in love.

Reading over this, I am wondering why I wasted over an hour and a half of my life watching this movie. But something seemed to stick out about this seemingly generic Christmas movie. 

Perhaps it was the stellar cast. From Lindsay Lohan to Chord Overstreet, the movie is full of amazing actors and actresses. Or maybe it was the resort owner’s adorable daughter. Her personality brought the entire movie together.

Whatever it was, as I watched Sierra Belmont fall in love with the handsome ski resort owner, I did not find myself wanting to pull my hair out. I don’t see the movie becoming a Christmas classic anytime soon, but it is definitely worth the watch.

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