Every year at Christmas, Jackie sends a cocky newsletter to her friend Charlotte. Fate brings Charlotte to Jackie's doorstep. As a result, Charlotte tries to prove that her friend's life is not perfect.
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"Best Christmas Ever" originally dropped on Netflix November 16th, 2023. And it went a little something like this...
The Jennings are a type of family that still sends out Christmas newsletters because their family is perfect. They excel in everything! So, of course, you want everyone to know.
Charlotte gets that newsletter and she's not having it. She's like, “who does these?! My family is great but not really newsworthy.” Her son sees the newsletter and is like, “we should go see your newsletter friend - they seem great!”
It's 5 days before Christmas and Charlotte and her family hop in the minivan to head to her sisters for the holidays. But after they pull up to a massive house DECKED out for Christmas (and taking way longer then she thought it would) they realize it's not her sister’s house at all - it's Jackie's! Turns out she asks her son Grant put in Jackie's address in the GPS.
Well, now that she's there and it's midnight, they agree to stay the night. Apparently, Charlotte’s husband Rob had a bit of a thing with Jacks back in college. They wake up the next morning and they're. completely snowed in, so they're gonna be stay with Jacks and her family including her crazy hunky husband, Valentino. Charlotte believes Jacks must be lying in her newsletter cuz no family is this perfect, so she starts poking around and finds out that everything is checking out. She then sees that for some reason, Jacks gets a letter in the mail from her husband Rob - what's up with that?! She snoops around and finds this secret passageway, so she goes to check it out. She then gets kicked in the stomach from Valentino cuz he thought it was burglar. And that's when Valentino sees the Christmas gift that Jacks has been building - it's a doll house replica of the house he grew up in....which Charlotte accidentally destroys.
Everyone is mad at her including her husband. Also, it turns out that the letter from Rob is a secret newsletter he's been sending to his family and friend for years. But once again Jacks is the best person ever and just forgives her. THEN her husband forgives her and they kiss big honken ones.
She decides she wants to buy her husband his dream house but that becomes problematic when the company she works for is collapsing and her stock is plummeting. She is freaking out and Jacks is like it'll all work out and Charlotte is like, “it all works out for you, not for me.”
Charlotte leaves and ends up crashing her van. A woman in an angel costume comes to help and says she's happy to hear that Jack's has guests, especially at this time of year. When Charlotte gets back on the road, she thinks about what that means and then sees a sign for a Jenning's memorial fund and she puts it together - the son that is supposedly out of the country doing amazing work actually passed away. So she goes and talks to Jacks and she's like, “he passed away and we started the fund and wrote about what that money did as if he was the one doing it, cuz in a sense he did.”
She then shows her that they have created his dream solar powered hot air balloon. The ladder is hanging down and ends up picking up a decorative Santa and reindeer. Knowing that their kids are doubting the existence of Santa, she climbs down the ladder, into the sleigh to act like Santa. They then land, and the real Santa is there to help disconnect the sleigh and then he vanishes with Christmas magic.
And that my friends was “Best Christmas Ever!”