Let it Snow makes for a holiday movie must-see


“Let is Snow’s” main characters Stuart, Tobin, Angie, Addie, Dorrie, and Julie face many life adventures together on a snowy Christmas Eve in Illinois. The Netflix movie was released on November 8th, along with several other original films, and has become a popular choice for Netflix users.

Elizabeth Thompson, Scoop Editor

A pig in a Santa hat, a party in a waffle house, and a Christmas-lit W on the roof— the road ended here along with their animosities toward each other. From the throng of holiday films flooding your recommended list comes the Netflix original Let it Snow.


There are three relationships between main characters that form the foundation of the plot. Famous singer Stuart and independent Julie meet on a snow-blocked train and foster a friendship while walking back to town, finding understanding in each others situations. Stuart faces the loneliness of fame that comes with his dream of making it in the music industry while Julie is conflicted between staying in her small town to care for her sick mother or pursuing her dream of leaving for Colombia University. They share a tender and sweet relationship that is soon interrupted by the prospect that their paths may never cross again. In contrast, friends Tobin and Angie, “The Duke,” share a quirky relationship full of crass remarks and playful teasing that becomes compromised when their classmate JP enters the picture. Tobin quarrels with his jealousy over JP becoming close to the girl he has secretly loved for years without being able to tell her. Similarly, Waffle Town worker Dorrie has a falling out with her friend Addie over her obsessive tendencies toward her boyfriend and struggle with anxiety, leaving her out in the cold even as she needs her friend to help confront her own emotional dilemma.


The drama of these conflicts occasionally yield to laughter though. The movie includes a plethora of subtle humor from a game of broomball gone wrong to a minor wound that causes awkward speculation. But perhaps the greatest scene is the car chase that goes down between Tobin and the ominous Reston brothers, rumored to have done time in jail. After stealing the keg from their party, Tobin escapes with JP and Angie in his old car named Carla with Reston brothers in tow. Just as it seems they are out of harm’s way, Carla stalls on a steep hill and begins rolling backwards, closing the distance between the two cars. Tobin and his friends manage to escape but not before skidding into a ditch. Later, Tobin finally makes it to Waffle Town and meets the brothers in a comical standoff for the keg.


Eventually, all pairs end up there for a holiday party where they confront and resolve their conflicts.


The film’s focus on different types of bonds promotes healthy relationships and resolving differences. Heartfelt moments are shared between characters as they reconcile such as Addie gifting Dorrie the miniature pet pig she wanted for Christmas and Julie finding and replacing the W on the neon Waffle Town sign, covering it in Christmas lights. It also reminds people not to judge someone based on appearances through the character of the town kook, notable for her unexplainable tendency to cover herself in tin foil. When Addie gets stranded in the snow because the buses stop running, she hitches a ride with the tin foil woman and soon learns from her kindness and blunt advice that helps her make up with Dorrie, showing that “a little bit of snow can make a big difference.”


The film is a holiday must-see that will pull on your heart strings, put a smile on your face, and warm your heart on a cold, snowy day.