Falling For Christmas (2022) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)

While it doesn’t have the makings of a classic, you might be surprised how much you enjoy this likable but forgettable Christmas movie.


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Title Card for Falling For Christmas (2022)

While it doesn’t have the makings of a classic, you might be surprised how much you enjoy this likable but forgettable Christmas movie.

Director(s) Janeen Damian
Screenplay By Jeff Bonnett, Ron Oliver
Based On N/A
Date Released (Netflix) 11/10/2022
Genre(s) Comedy, Romance, Holiday
Duration 1 Hour 35 Minutes
Content Rating Rated TV-PG
Noted Cast
Beauregard Jack Wagner
Sierra Lindsay Lohan
Tad George Young
Jake Chord Overstreet
Avy Olivia Perez

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Film Summary

Thanks to her father, Beauregard, being a hotel magnate who allowed his daughter, Sierra, to be waited on hand and foot, she has a limited ability to do anything for herself. Combine this with dating a  social media influencer named Tad, and Sierra can be borderline insufferable. But, after an accident that leaves her with memory loss, she finds herself in the care of a widow named Jake, from whom she learns all the things her father should have taught her and discovers the kind of love Tad may not be capable of.

Things To Note

Why Is “Falling For Christmas” Rated TV-PG

  • Dialog: Nothing worth noting
  • Violence: Nothing worth noting
  • Sexual Content: Nothing worth noting
  • Miscellaneous: Light drinking

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. What did Sierra’s mom die from?

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Beauregard

Beauregard (Jack Wagner) walking away from a conversation
“Beauregard (Jack Wagner) walking away from a conversation,” Falling For Christmas, directed by Janeen Damian, 2022, (Netflix)

Beauregard owns the high-tech, luxury Belmont brand and, like Jake, is a widower. But, with having an older daughter, he just hopes to be able to secure her a life that will allow the privileges he has bestowed her to continue.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: Dominick Marone and Dominick Payne in “The Bold and the Beautiful”

Sierra

Sierra (Lindsay Lohan)
“Sierra (Lindsay Lohan),” Falling For Christmas, directed by Janeen Damian, 2022, (Netflix)

Born into wealth and spoiled quite a bit, Sierra isn’t above doing work, but with being waited on hand and foot, she has never had to try, and therefore, she doesn’t.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: Anna Coleman in “Freaky Friday” and Cady Heron in “Mean Girls”

Tad

Tad (George Young) in his limo
“Tad (George Young) in his limo,” Falling For Christmas, directed by Janeen Damian, 2022, (Netflix)

Tad is Sierra’s boyfriend, who is a major social media influencer with over one million followers.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: Victor Cannerts in “Containment” and Kekoa Shaw in Malignant

Jake

Jake (Chord Overstreet)
“Jake (Chord Overstreet),” Falling For Christmas, directed by Janeen Damian, 2022, (Netflix)

Jake owns the North Star Lodge, something he inherited from his father and law and his wife, and he is struggling. Luckily, his mother-in-law helps raise his daughter, but with financial troubles with the lodge and some form of longing for the city, it isn’t clear how much longer he may stay in Summit Springs.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: Sam Evans in “Glee”

Avy

Avy (Olivia Perez)
“Avy (Olivia Perez) ,” Falling For Christmas, directed by Janeen Damian, 2022, (Netflix)

Avy is Jake’s daughter, who is the light of his life, precocious, and very friendly.

  • You May Also Know The Actor From Being: Iris in “In The Heights”

Review


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Our Rating: Mixed (Divisive)

Highlights

Recognition That Sierra Was Always Capable Of More, Just Never Trained Or Given Patience

One of the things which becomes clear once Sierra is in Jake’s care is that the only reason she is so privileged could be that no one taught her how to live otherwise. Never mind, didn’t have the patience. In a way, you can almost see Sierra as a young Tanya from “The White Lotus” before her accident. She has access to a ton of money but doesn’t seem to have any friends, and she falls in love with men like Tad, who seem more geared towards using her than loving her.

It makes for a sad story when you think of it, but one which turns into something quite sweet as Jake shows Sierra how the other side lives.

Low Points

Tad And The Social Media Influencer Humor

The jokes used at Tad’s expense, and just the jokes in general, are corny holiday movie jokes. They’re not funny, not even insulting, just lazy.

On The Fence

While A Lot Of It Is Generic, It’s Still Likable

“Falling For Christmas,” like almost all Christmas movies, is formulaic. There is a widow, someone who has a privileged life, a cute kid, an issue with money or a frightening opportunity, and so much more. Now, while “Falling For Christmas” is run by the numbers, that doesn’t mean it isn’t likable. Jake and Sierra don’t have explosive chemistry, but they’re still cute together.

And when it comes to Avy, being that she is the first to really invest in Sierra, even give her the name “Sarah,” when Sierra doesn’t remember her own name, you can enjoy their relationship. Does it get deep, especially with them both losing their mothers at a young age? Nope. But there is just enough there, as with any Christmas or holiday movie, to remind you as much as there is an element of fantasy, some people have real problems.

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Title Card for Falling For Christmas (2022)
Falling For Christmas (2022) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)
Overall
“Falling For Christmas” might be forgettable, but it is likable and worth checking out if you don’t wish to watch a movie you have seen for years.
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Highlights
Recognition That Sierra Was Always Capable Of More, Just Never Trained Or Given Patience
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While A Lot Of It Is Generic, It’s Still Likable
Tad And The Social Media Influencer Humor
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