Let it Snow
I know, I know, It seems a little early to be talking about Christmas movies. It’s really not though. It seems like humanity decided that at 12:01 on Halloween it was automatically the holiday season, which I think is unfair. They skip right over Thanksgiving and go straight to Christmas every year. Thanksgiving deserves more love y’all. It’s the favorite holiday of some of my favorite people and I could honestly eat stuffing every day and be happy.
Still though, the unseasonably freezing weather and the availability of Netflix persuaded me and my dog to wrap ourselves in cozy blankets and watch Let it Snow and I’m glad I did.
The thing is, it’s not really a Christmas movie. It’s a movie about 4 different groups of people hanging out over one day and weaving in and out of each other’s stories. The real bonus is that Joan Cusack’s tinfoil adorned tow truck driver character is the narrator that helps to tie all of the stories together and I lurve me some Joan Cusack.
It’s based on a book co-written by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle. Three teen authors that I very much enjoy although I had never read this particular book. Turns out it’s really fun and kind of sweet. The characters are charming and the plot doesn’t feel too contrived. Just your average teens pining over their best friends and planning to throw parties while their parents are out of town and hating their jobs and sledding with pop stars.
It has everything you could want in a snow day movie. I’m talking low speed car chases, sexually explicit reindeer statuary, Harry Potter themed waffles, and a rager throw in said waffle restaurant after close. It also features a hella catchy pop song that you’ll be humming for days. Grandpa sweaters and an actual grandpa doing a pretty passable Mick Jagger impression. A dope ass holiday pagent. D’Arcy Carden simply existing. Christmas piglets. Truly it has something for everyone. So if you have Netflix and a snuggly blanket I recommend checking it out. I might even add it to my holiday movie rotation along with Christmas Vacation and Gremlins.