Netflix's new 'Best. Christmas. Ever!' branded ‘worst movie of all time’ by viewers

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By James Kay

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It's that time of year when most of us will settle down to watch a Christmas movie, but Netflix's new festive release hasn't gone down too well with viewers.

There are very few things in the world that are as good as getting cozy during the colder months and watching a Christmas flick with your house decorated for the season.

Everyone has their personal favorites when it comes to what to watch, and for me, it's a toss-up between Love Actually and Home Alone.

Christmas movies are so adored that whenever a new one arrives on the block, it is met with great anticipation, making it harder when it misses the mark.

Netflix has released a movie titled Best. Christmas. Ever! and it appears it's left a lot of people fairly disappointed.

Watch the trailer for Best. Christmas. Ever! below:

The movie features Jason Biggs, Heather Graham, Matt Cedeño, and Brandy Norwood and is centered around a twist of fate bringing two families together on December 25 and putting friendships to the test.

While the film currently holds the second spot on Netflix's global Weekly Top 10 list of most-watched movies, it could all be for the wrong reasons.

At the time of writing, it has a score of 41% on Rotten Tomatoes and a lowly 4.4 on IMDb.

Viewers also took to social media to express their distaste for the movie, as one person wrote: "Trying to figure out the plot of #BestChristmasEver."

Another Twitter user bluntly stated: "'Best Christmas Ever' is probably [the] worst Christmas movie I’ve seen in a long time."

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Settling down to watch a Christmas movie is one of life's simple pleasures. Credit: valentinrussanov/Getty

Another used very strong words, stating: "On a scale of 1-10, the new Netflix movie 'Best. Christmas. Ever!' is the worst movie of all time."

"I didn’t like the new movie with Brandy in it 'Best Christmas Ever' I still don’t understand the plot," another X user wrote.

It's not all doom and gloom though, as Courtney Howard from Variety wrote: "Perhaps the greatest gift of all is that Best. Christmas. Ever! not only ties into the Netflix Holiday Cinematic Universe (as characters are seen watching Falling for Christmas and The Princess Switch 3 on TV), but also enhances it by providing a solid new entry filled with charm and sweetness."

Jeffrey Lyles from Lyles Movie Files wrote: "Christmas can fall into the more, more, more trappings, but Best.Christmas.Ever! serves as a pleasant reminder that it’s also good to stop and appreciate what you have. This makes for a nice Christmas movie season kickoff."

Though Benjamin Lee from the Guardian gave it only one star while writing: "At less than 80 minutes, it’s barely even a movie, more one long montage of bits that never run on long enough to be defined as scenes [...] It might be the year’s first Netflix Christmas film to come barreling out of the production line but it’s hard to imagine it getting any worse."

I want to watch this movie just to see if it's as bad as people are making out, so that really proves that there is no such thing as bad publicity.

Featured image credit: NurPhoto / Getty

Netflix's new 'Best. Christmas. Ever!' branded ‘worst movie of all time’ by viewers

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

It's that time of year when most of us will settle down to watch a Christmas movie, but Netflix's new festive release hasn't gone down too well with viewers.

There are very few things in the world that are as good as getting cozy during the colder months and watching a Christmas flick with your house decorated for the season.

Everyone has their personal favorites when it comes to what to watch, and for me, it's a toss-up between Love Actually and Home Alone.

Christmas movies are so adored that whenever a new one arrives on the block, it is met with great anticipation, making it harder when it misses the mark.

Netflix has released a movie titled Best. Christmas. Ever! and it appears it's left a lot of people fairly disappointed.

Watch the trailer for Best. Christmas. Ever! below:

The movie features Jason Biggs, Heather Graham, Matt Cedeño, and Brandy Norwood and is centered around a twist of fate bringing two families together on December 25 and putting friendships to the test.

While the film currently holds the second spot on Netflix's global Weekly Top 10 list of most-watched movies, it could all be for the wrong reasons.

At the time of writing, it has a score of 41% on Rotten Tomatoes and a lowly 4.4 on IMDb.

Viewers also took to social media to express their distaste for the movie, as one person wrote: "Trying to figure out the plot of #BestChristmasEver."

Another Twitter user bluntly stated: "'Best Christmas Ever' is probably [the] worst Christmas movie I’ve seen in a long time."

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Settling down to watch a Christmas movie is one of life's simple pleasures. Credit: valentinrussanov/Getty

Another used very strong words, stating: "On a scale of 1-10, the new Netflix movie 'Best. Christmas. Ever!' is the worst movie of all time."

"I didn’t like the new movie with Brandy in it 'Best Christmas Ever' I still don’t understand the plot," another X user wrote.

It's not all doom and gloom though, as Courtney Howard from Variety wrote: "Perhaps the greatest gift of all is that Best. Christmas. Ever! not only ties into the Netflix Holiday Cinematic Universe (as characters are seen watching Falling for Christmas and The Princess Switch 3 on TV), but also enhances it by providing a solid new entry filled with charm and sweetness."

Jeffrey Lyles from Lyles Movie Files wrote: "Christmas can fall into the more, more, more trappings, but Best.Christmas.Ever! serves as a pleasant reminder that it’s also good to stop and appreciate what you have. This makes for a nice Christmas movie season kickoff."

Though Benjamin Lee from the Guardian gave it only one star while writing: "At less than 80 minutes, it’s barely even a movie, more one long montage of bits that never run on long enough to be defined as scenes [...] It might be the year’s first Netflix Christmas film to come barreling out of the production line but it’s hard to imagine it getting any worse."

I want to watch this movie just to see if it's as bad as people are making out, so that really proves that there is no such thing as bad publicity.

Featured image credit: NurPhoto / Getty