In fact, some viewers are dubbing it the worst Christmas film they’ve ever endured, which is ironic as the film’s title is Best. Christmas. Ever!
Not even the all-star cast of Heather Graham, Brandy Norwood, and Jason Biggs, could save them from the savage reviews.
*Spoilers ahead so if you’re brave enough to attempt a watch then scroll right down.*
The festive film begins with Charlotte (Heather) receiving a newsletter from college friend Jackie (Brandy), which gives details of her perfect life.
Charlotte sarcastically says that she’d love to turn up at Jackie’s house without warning to see if she’s telling the truth. Her son Grant decides to override the sat nav and take the family to Jackie’s house, rather than the intended destination of Charlotte’s sister’s house. Someone needs to teach this child about sarcasm and the cost of petrol pronto.
Of course, they get trapped at the house following due to major snowfall forcing them to spend time together over the holidays. Charlotte is still determined to expose Jackie’s ‘fake’ life, so snoops around the house and even ends up smashing a dollhouse.
After finally leaving the house, Charlotte feels compelled to return after discovering Jackie’s son died but she keeps him alive in the newsletter.
The whole thing ends with a chaotic hot-air balloon ride and some much-longed-for harmony between the frenemies. We’re massively summarising here as there about a million sub-plots too.
It currently has a pretty shoddy 38% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 1.8 out of 5 average audience rating.
‘#BESTCHRISTMASEVER is probably my the worst Christmas movie I’ve seen in a long time…,’ shared one viewer on X, formerly Twitter. Please, tell us how you really feel.
Another viewer also didn’t mince their words: ‘On a scale of 1-10, the new Netflix movie “Best. Christmas. Ever!” is the worst movie of all time #BestChristmasEver.’
‘Do they intentionally make these Christmas movies bad or?’ asked another. Ouch!
Others were able to enjoy the more bonkers elements of the film.
‘I live for a cheesy, confusing holiday movie with a plot I can barely understand,’ one person typed.
Another added: ‘#BestChristmasEver is the greatest Christmas movie of all time. You will laugh. You will cry. You will be confused at the plot changing every 10 seconds. And you will hate the main character whatever her name is. 10/10 loved every second.’
Well, it may not be the next Elf or It’s A Wonderful Life, but if you like a cheesy Christmas comedy with a happy ending then maybe give it a go (with caution).
The director Mary Lambert, who is also responsible for A Castle For Christmas, shared her intention in creating the new film.
‘For me, the movie is about joy and faith,’ she told Screen Rant.
‘That’s where we are in the Winter Solstice. Is the sun ever going to come back again? It is! I think people will watch this movie and they’ll have their faith renewed. Whatever they need to have faith in, it will be renewed.’
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