Lindsay Lohan Unveils Trailer for Her First Movie in Years (Which Includes a Clever Nod to ‘Mean Girls’)

Halloween hasn't even happened yet, but Lindsay Lohan has already got Christmas on our minds, thanks to the first trailer for her upcoming Netflix rom-com, Falling for Christmas.

The Mean Girls star is making her triumphant return to acting in the holiday movie, which marks her first film appearance since 2019's Among the Shadows and her first major film release since Scary Movie 5 (2013).

Lohan shared the teaser on Instagram, where she said, “Christmas has come early and I come bearing gifts [wrapped present emoji]!! I am thrilled to share the trailer for my new film, FALLING FOR CHRISTMAS, only on Netflix November 10th. (Does the song sound familiar [winking emoji]) #FallingForChristmas #Netflix.”

The Freaky Friday actress introduces the trailer at the beginning of the clip, where she repeats the quote from her caption. “Happy holidays, everyone,” she excitedly remarks. “Christmas has come early this year and I come bearing gifts.”

In the teaser, we see that Lohan portrays Sierra Belmont, a spoiled heiress who gets engaged, but ends up falling into a coma after a skiing accident. When she wakes up in a small town and has no idea who she is, things start to heat up as she falls under the care of a local lodge owner, Jake (played by Glee's Chord Overstreet).

Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet in 'Falling for Christmas.'
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“When people look at me, all they see is the spoiled daughter of the hotel magnate,” Lohan's character says in the trailer. But it's clear she goes through a transformation as she falls under the spell of Jake, in a plot similar to hits like The Proposal and The Vow.

But while we're already super excited for this movie, we got even more pumped once we noticed what was playing in the background. It turns out that Lohan is reprising a song that she sang for her hit movie Mean Girls: “Jingle Bell Rock.”

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Scott Everett White/Netflix

For those who may not remember, Lohan and her co-stars—Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert—all do a performance of the holiday classic during one of the more iconic scenes from the 2004 teen comedy. In the moment, the four dance to the song while dressed in Santa costumes, and Amy Poehler (playing McAdams's mother) films from the audience.

Of course, this wink didn't go unnoticed by fans. One user commented, “This looks so funny!! I love the lil’ nod to MG with Jingle Bell Rock.” Another wrote, “Including ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ in the trailer is so meta and delicious.”

Falling for Christmas hits Netflix on November 10. We'll be counting down the days, Lindsay.

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