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Sorry 'Love Actually,' Netflix's 'Let It Snow' Might Be The Better Xmas Movie

Love actually isn't all around?

There are just 42 days left until Christmas, which means it’s time to plan your well-earned break being a couch potato. Priority number one? Which Christmas movies will go best with your cold cuts and leftover beer.

It’s been sixteen (!!) years since the Christmas classic Love Actually hit cinemas, and it’s a tried and tested favourite – I mean, how could we ever get over this scene?

However, Netflix may have just thrown a spanner in the works with the new Chrissy flick Let It Snow, which is being described as Love Actually for teens. 

According to IMDb, Let It Snow is set in a small town in Christmas Ever where a snowstorm brings together a group of young people. Like 2003’s Love Actually, Let It Snow follows a range of different storylines that crossover and have one common thread – which is of course, love and relationships.

The clearest difference between Love Actually and Let It Snow, is that the latter is focused on a group of young adults, and features a far more diverse cast, some of which are in same-sex relationships. 

While Let It Snow isn’t as ‘star-studded’ as Love Actually – the closest you’ll get to Keira Knightley is Kiernan Shipka – it might just trump the 03 classic come Christmastime. It even racked up 75% compared to Love Actually’s 65% on Rotten Tomatoes, if that’s anything to go by. 

Let It Snow isn’t the only festive film Netflix is flogging this silly season. This year, the streaming platform offers Holiday in the Wind, featuring Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis, the animated Klaus, not one but two Vanessa Hudgens Christmas filmsThe Knight before Christmas and The Princess Switch, Holiday Rush and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby. 

Then there’s all your classics, like the aforementioned Love Actually, The Grinch and how could we forget The Holiday, featuring Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black and Kate Winslet!?

Interestingly, the one thing all these films have in common is that they’re set in the snow because, well, ‘Murica. My question is, when is Australia going to get a true blue Christmas film, complete with prawn peeling, beer drinking and cricket watching in 45 degree heat? Sounds like there’s enough to watch in the meantime, starting with Let It Snow.

Noah Centineo's Awards Speech Was Cooked, Don't Be Surprised

His Twitter feed is a wild ride.

When Noah Centineo blessed our screens in last year’s Netflix hit To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, it seemed like he’d follow the trajectory of other iconic heartthrobs and keep his social and public image stock standard and squeaky clean. But no, we were truly mistaken.

Centineo won Best Comedy Movie Star at this week’s People’s Choice Awards, and let’s just say his acceptance speech was a bit of a curveball. Before he awkward shuffled off the stage, award in hand, Centineo said: “It matters not what you’ve done, but what you do with what you’ve done, for others.”

Sorry?

When you think about it, Centineo’s 2004 Tumblr-vibe quote does make sense, but it hasn’t stopped us (and the rest of his fanbase) from being truly confused:

It’s not the first time Centineo has boggled our minds with his less-than-poster boy behaviour. If you’ve ever had the chance to fall down the weird and wonderful rabbithole that is Centineo’s Twitter feed, you’ll be well aware that he’s quite a philosopher:

Then there was the time, just a few months ago, when Centineo dyed his beard – yes, only his beard – a weird blondey-orange hue. One diehard fan said she was “actually crying,” and was considering closing her fan account because of the crime against fashion. 

Look, Centineo’s dye job might’ve been for a movie role, but there’s no excusing his confusing support of controversial YouTuber Logan Paul. Fans were left stumped last year after Centineo tweeted a message of support for Paul when he was slammed for joking about suicide and making homophobic comments.

“Beautiful man,” Centineo tweeted. “It’s not just about overcoming adversity, it’s about overcoming yourself in the face of adversity. We can all learn a lot from this growth.” 

It’s touching that Centineo recognised the “growth” Paul needed, but his supportive tweet bewildered fans considering the immense backlash the YouTuber was facing at the time.

After his appearance in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Noah Centineo was crowned The Internet’s Boyfriend. Fast-forward to 2019 and it sounds like Centineo is still the Internet’s Boyfriend, with a couple of extra quirks. 

Mean Girls Makes A Comeback With 'Sex Education' Season 2

"...It was awesome."

After we all binge-watched Sex Education in a matter of hours this year, we were left not only thoroughly entertained but hungry for more. 

Well, the Netflix gods have answered our prayers with a teaser trailer for Sex Education season two, inspired by one of Mean Girls’ most iconic scenes.

The clip starts with Maeve saying, “how do I even begin to explain Otis Milburn?” Milburn’s best friend Eric chimes in and adds, “Otis Milburn is a love-making mastermind,” and Aimee suggests “that’s why his helmet is so big…it’s full of secrets.”

The trailer follows the same format of the Mean Girls scene in which various high school students explain their experiences with leader of The Plastics, Regina George. Sex Education character Lily makes the reference clear when she says, “One time, he cured my vaginismus. It was awesome.” 

At less than one minute, the teaser for Sex Education season two gives little away – except for the fact it’s dropping next year. However, Netflix have also released a series of images from the upcoming series that show Ola and Lily exploring a new friendship, Maeve and Aimee in the middle of a police interrogation, and school jock Jackson with his overbearing mothers. 

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

According to MTV News, season two of Sex Education will see Otis and Ola continue their relationship, including “figuring out the ups and downs of ‘newly-discovered sexual urges.’” MTV News also reports that in season two of the show students at Moordale will experience a “chlamydia outbreak” and “a host of new students shaking up life as the core crew know it.”

Considering sexually transmitted infections just reached an all-time high in the U.S., the topics covered in season two of Sex Education couldn’t have come at a better time.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, season one of Sex Education racked up 40 MILLION viewers in just one month. Let’s be honest, if season two is anything like the first, it’s going to be a Netflix favourite once again.

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