You know every single year a new Christmas special is released. You know the type: cheesy, romantic, and full of Christmas cheer! Yep, those are the type I am reviewing here.
Directed by Ernie Barbarash
Written by Dinah Eng
Starring Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy, Neil Crone, Andie MacDowell and more!
Before ambitious heiress Ellen Langford can inherit her father’s gift business, she must deliver a special Christmas card to her dad’s former partner in Snow Falls, the hometown she never knew. When a snowstorm strands her at the town inn, she’s forced to work for her keep, and in the process, finds romance and discovers the true gift of Christmas.
So here is the thing, I love cheesy Christmas movies. Sign me the heck up for them EVERY SINGLE YEAR! Yes, I live for them. Those cheesy stories with a cheesy reason why the female lead character goes to the middle of nowhere and meets some handsome guy at Christmas and they fall forever in love. I should hate these, I mean I haven’t even read a romance novel like ever because it doesn’t seem my speed, but these OMG EVERY SINGLE YEAR! I watch them! These movies melt my icy heart so much. I sit there with googly lovey eyes, like a lovesick puppy! It doesn’t matter how bad they are, I still love the darn things.
This is clearly no exception to loving these types of movie rule. The story revolves around an heiress to a prominent fortune because why not right? She has gotten a horrible reputation and her dad wants to teach her a lesson in Christmas spirit. She is sent to a town where she is told that she is not allowed to reveal who she is because the people in the town know the last name. One person recognized her, but everyone pretty much just thought she was a weirdo lady waiting on someone to deliver an important letter to. Of course there is romance, what did you think this was? Seriously? Come on now! The local Inn is ran by a cutie, which helps out our lead character, who just happens to also have been engaged, because again WHY NOT? The story has a lot of cutesy Christmas moments, which you expect from this type of film. Every moment builds up to a wonderful ending that is cheesiness personified. Yes, this is a cookie cutter mold movie, but sometimes that is all you need from a film. You don’t need it to be anything but what the heck you are expecting from it. I don’t want it to veer off pattern when I watch these. I want to sit there with my head laying on my upright arms and resting on my head as I stare off into romantic Christmas oblivion. If it doesn’t deliver on that, I don’t want to see it, so I was happy that “The Christmas Inheritance” stays true to formula. Thank you for delivering a Christmas treat, Netflix. I enjoyed it and I think others looking for a Christmas formulaic movie will enjoy this as well.
Netflix has made a couple of these cheesy holiday movies. “A Christmas Prince” is another of these specials that you can find on Netflix, if you are looking for Christmas movies to watch in this same type of style and genre.