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“Best. Christmas. Ever!” (2023) Christmas Movie on Netflix: Yes, more of the same

“Best. Christmas. Ever!” is a movie directed by Mary lambert, written by Todd Calgi Gallicano and Charles Shyer, and starring Brandy Norwood, Heather Graham, Jason Biggs, and Matt Cedeño.

Do you fancy a really cheesy Christmas movie? Well, here it is! Fresh from the oven, we present “Best. Christmas. Ever!”, promising to delight those with the sweetest and most festive spirits.

In terms of cinematography, storyline, and acting prowess… it falls a bit short.

But you know these holiday productions all come out around Christmas and are barely distinguishable from one another.

Plot

Two childhood friends reunite, almost by chance. One’s life is picture-perfect while the other’s… far from it. They and their partners have to spend Christmas together due to a snowstorm, the perfect excuse to rekindle their undying friendship.

Best. Christmas. Ever!
Best. Christmas. Ever!

Review of “Best. Christmas. Ever!”

Heather Graham takes the lead role and looks just as stunning as she did twenty years ago, as if time hasn’t touched her. Those are the good news.

The bad news: it’s just another Christmas movie, and those expecting a bittersweet version of “Bad Santa” should look elsewhere because this one has little to offer fans of subtle irony.

If you love Christmas and sing carols at your neighbors’ doors, two things: I hope you don’t know my address, and… you might enjoy this movie (or maybe not).

It’s sugary sweet, with a weak script, filled with forced and somewhat inconsistent situations. You can tell it was quickly filmed in a studio that likely had several shoots that same week, and the actors don’t seem (or don’t do well) to take their characters and dramatic force seriously.

Our Opinion

Merry Christmas. There will be better movies than this one.

Best. Christmas. Ever!
Best. Christmas. Ever!

Release Date

November 16, 2023

Where to Watch “Best. Christmas. Ever!”

Netflix

The Cast

Brandy Norwood
Brandy Norwood
Jason Biggs
Jason Biggs
Heather Graham
Heather Graham
Matt Cedeño
Matt Cedeño
Best. Christmas. Ever!
Best. Christmas. Ever!

Movie title: Best. Christmas. Ever!

Movie description: When an unexpected turn of events leads Charlotte and her family to stay at the house of her old college friend, Jackie, just days before Christmas, Charlotte seizes the opportunity to delve deeper and uncover the truth behind her friend's seemingly idyllic life, as portrayed in her holiday newsletter.

Date published: November 16, 2023

Country: United States

Duration: 80 mins

Director(s): Mary Lambert

Writer(s): Todd Calgi Gallicano, Charles Shyer

Cinematography: Graham Robbins

Music: Jeff Rona

Actor(s): Brandy Norwood, Heather Graham, Jason Biggs, Matt Cedeño, Abby Villasmil, Wyatt Hunt, Madison Skye Validum, Chase Ramsey

Genre: Comedy, Family, Christmas

Companies: Motion Picture Corporation of America, Netflix

Our Opinion

Merry Christmas. There will be better movies than this one.

Overall
2.4

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