Holiday Movie Review: Christmas Inheritance
Cast: Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy, Andie MacDowell
Streaming on Netflix
Before ambitious heiress Ellen Langford can inherit her father's business, she must deliver a special Christmas card to her dad's former partner in Snow Falls. When a snowstorm strands her at the town inn, she discovers the true gift of Christmas.
This movie was a new one to Netflix 2 years ago, so this would be my 3rd time watching it. This was before Newtflix started putting references to their other movies in them so there was none of that. But what it does have is characters who are likeable (except for the “villain” of sorts), actors who are more than surface, and a setting that makes you want to move to a smaller town.
Ever notice how there has to be at least one deceased parent in these movies? Yep this one too. Also, there is an important lesson to make sure to wear pretty underwear in case you need to do cartwheels for charity.
But the most important thing, is the way this movie accepts all people regardless of age, sex, gender or size in the most natural way possible. At the end there is a dance scene, and in it we see same sex couples ( whether they were romantic or platonic doesn’t matter), and one or two guys dance with some plus sizes ladies. This warms my heart to no end because not only does it show acceptance but also that they actually cast bigger people in movies in a positive light.
And above all things, acceptance should be the most important thing in the holidays.