A New Feel-Good Christmas Classic



Character Addie and her best friend Dorrie are taking a selfie with Dorrie’s newly aquired pet pig.

Rachel Bush, Editor

Let It Snow shows that sometimes all people need is a little push to bring them together.

For the teens in the movie, that push happened to be a snowstorm, and a small breakfast joint called Waffle Town. If you want a movie with a small town feel featuring love-sick teenagers, this is the holiday film for you!

The characters are played by familiar faces such as Isabela Merced, Kiernan Shipka, and Liv Hewson. Merced played Dora in Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Shipka plays Sabrina Spellman in the Netflix original The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Hewson played Abby Hammond from the Netflix original Santa Clarita Diet.

Unlike Christmas movies before it, Let It Snow features diverse characters–from same-sex couples to non-white main characters, the film tries its hardest to relate to a wide range of teenagers while still being enjoyable for parents.

Let It Snow is based on the book  Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle. In the book, there are three separate stories. On the contrary, in the movie, the stories were combined. The film could have done a better job melding the characters and story-lines together.

Although the movie was overall enjoyable, it felt choppy switching from one main character to another. Just as the viewer becomes invested in one of the characters, the scene would switch and leave them with whiplash. What was meant to be a cliff hanger ended up being an annoyance.

This movie is not one that a watcher is supposed to think hard about. From the first time the characters are introduced you know exactly how the movie is going to end: happily ever after. Much like Christmas, everything ends wrapped up with cute little bows.

If you’re into action and thrillers, Let It Snow isn’t the movie for you. This is simply a film that’s supposed to showcase the wonders of Christmas Eve, and what a little snow can do.