With Janine Damien as director, Falling For Christmas is a romantic thriller about Sierra, an engaged new heiress, and her amnesia after falling off a cliff. Starring Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, and George Young in the lead roles, the film explores the hilarious atmosphere of Christmas combined with the lovable relationships that thrive on the holidays, while also delving into Sierra’s amnesia and her journey to rediscover herself. But what’s a good rom-com without a knight in shining armor? Overstreet plays the charming Jake, a local hotel owner who rescues and takes care of her.
Lindsay Lohan has been a part of plenty of blockbuster movies from “Mean Girls” to “Just My Luck,” but seeing her in a true blue love story satiated her fans’ appetites. If you’re looking for more romantic holiday movies that encapsulate that warm and cozy feeling of warmth and show two unlikely strangers falling in love, then the movies on this list are just for you! You can watch most of these movies similar to Falling For Christmas on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
8. Eid (2006)
The Holiday is one of the best holiday romantic comedies, featuring A-list actors Cameron Diaz as Amanda, Jude Law as Graham, Kate Winslet as Iris, and Jack Black as Miles. Amanda and Iris swap homes for vacations in an attempt to change the pace. But when they meet local men in their area, things take a romantic turn. “Falling For Christmas” and “The Holiday” share a similar quaint country house as one of their settings. Sierra and Amanda both come from well-off families and are fairly rich in their own films. They share a sense of pride in their success and wealth.
7. Last Christmas (2019)
Directed by Paul Feig, “The Last Christmas” is another romantic vacation story that makes every viewer swoon. Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding lead the cast of the film as Catarina and Tom, respectively. The film focuses on Katrina, an aspiring singer but works as a dwarf to live in London. You see the world from a different perspective once you meet Tom, a simple but happy man. Sierra and Katarina better explore themselves with the help of their peers and their life-changing views as love enters their lives.
6. Hard Love (2021)
The heroine of this movie, Natalie (Nina Dobrev), is a writer living in Los Angeles who decides to see the online dating app crush Josh in person for the holidays only to find out he’s a catfish (Jimmy Oo Yang). But if she plays her and acts like his girlfriend on the holidays, he assures her that he will introduce her to the man she already loved. Directed by Hernán Jiménez, “Love Hard” shares strangers in falling in love with “Falling For Christmas.” Moreover, the protagonists of both films have a hidden arc to rediscover themselves and mend their ways.
5. Holidate (2020)
With an intriguing agreement that they each be a date for family events to avoid scary questions from their relatives, two strange young men come together for this hot, romantic holiday. With Emma Roberts and Luke Prause in the lead, the movie explains the void of fake relationships, too. Like most of the other entries on the list, this rom-com also features strangers who fall in love with each other despite the difficulties and obstacles along the way. Like many others, their romance is fueled by the festive season that spreads joy all around.
4. Vacation in the Wilderness (2019)
Starring Kristen Davis as Kate and Rob Lowe as Derek, two unlikely crows to fall in love, this rom-com puts a new vacation in a post-divorce light. Set in the wilderness of Africa, Kate and Derek find each other comforting company and form a loving bond. With Ernie Barbarash as director, “Holiday in the Wild” does a great job of moving the spirit of Christmas celebration away from home. The difference is that Sierra is forced to walk away due to her amnesia, but Kate chooses to do so in order to find her place again. But they both step back from their real lives and make the most of their place.
3. The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
This Christmas romance features historical knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse), who is teleported to the present day and falls in love with a Brooke High School science teacher (Vanessa Hudgens), who no longer believes in love. Couples from “The Knight Before Christmas” and “Falling For Christmas” help significant others find themselves again and understand their surroundings when they feel out of place. Jake helps Sierra remember and find herself again, while Brooke helps Sir Cole adjust to the modern-day world and believe him when no one else does.
2. Castle for Christmas (2021)
Set in an elegant Scottish castle, this romantic comedy tells the life of an author (Brooke Shields) who stays in a castle to escape a scandal caused by one of her books. He develops a love-hate relationship with the owner of the castle, the Duke (Carrie Elwes). Directed by Mary Lambert, “A Castle For Christmas” shares some similarities with “Falling For Christmas.” For example, both films see the protagonist fall in love with the owner of the property in which they reside, and both are accustomed to a luxurious and luxurious lifestyle due to their wealth.
1. The Princess Switch (2018)
The Duchess (Vanessa Hudgens) switches places with a regular Chicago woman (also Vanessa Hudgens) who looks just like her a week before Christmas, and the two become intrigued by each other’s suitors (Nick Sagar and Sam Palladio). Lately, Vanessa Hudgens has been dominating the holiday romance genre and this movie is a very relaxing watch too.
The film was a smash hit that was followed by two story sequels. ‘Falling For Christmas’ and ‘The Princess Switch’ totally glow in the holiday vibe and make best use of the seasonal theme to highlight how hard it is to be in a place where you don’t feel like you belong.
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