Have you ever watched a Christmas movie that is hard to get through? I personally have not. While there are a ton of cheesy holiday movies on Netflix this Christmas such as Christmas Wedding Planner and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, nothing beats the one I'm about to talk about. Hopefully you'll be able to get through the first few minutes, or completely block it from your mind afterwards. Just get ready.
Now, Netflix claims that this new movie, Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas, is a Christmas movie, but it's actually just an episode from a British television series that premiered on Netflix a couple of summers ago. So be warned that this 'movie' is only 57 minutes but it will take everything in you to not shut it off after 10.
Free Rein is about a 15-year-old who spends a summer in England, but she's from Los Angeles. She spends the summer at her moms childhood home, and falls in love with a horse that is a little shy and strange. Having never heard or seen this show, I can assume that if they're doing a Christmas special, then the main character Zoe stayed longer than just the summer.
Not only is the acting really awful, but the storyline makes absolutely no sense if you've never seen the show before. I'm not sure who thought it was a good idea to put just one episode up of the show, but it wasn't a great idea. In the very long Christmas special, there is a Christmas party at Bright Fields which is the stable Zoe's horse is at. Zoe apparently drops a very important ornament while decorating the tree with her grandpa, and somehow that leads to a family secret being revealed.
In the trailer, there is also someone coming to surprise Zoe who looks way older than her. But he's British and she's not, but I'm assuming it's her boyfriend. Again, this storyline makes no sense if you haven't binge watched Free Rein before. A mean girl at the stable's family is throwing their famous mistletoe ball tonight, and it looks like Zoe and mystery man are going to share their first kiss under the mistletoe.
Maybe you'll watch the 57 minute 'movie' and enjoy it, but you can view the trailer below and see for yourself. It was hard to even get through the trailer without saying, "What?" a million times, so just be prepared. You can watch Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas on Netflix now and you can also watch Free Rein on Netflix before committing to the Christmas special. Maybe it would make more sense then.