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01st Dec 2022

This Netflix Christmas film is being dubbed the perfect rom-com

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Another on the list.

A new Netflix Christmas movie (the best kind) is being dubbed as the “perfect” festive rom-com after it headed onto the streaming service this week.

Starring This Is Us star Justin Hartley alongside Barrett Doss, The Noel Diary sees a successful author returning home for the holidays to settle his estranged mother’s estate.

Of course, there’s nothing better than curling up on the couch and delving into a cringey Christmas film to really get you in the mood for the festive season.

Based on the novel by Richard Paul Evans, we see Jacob sorting through the contents of his house when a mysterious woman arrives who ends up being someone from his past.

A synopsis from Netflix says: “Cleaning out his childhood home at Christmas, a novelist (Justin Hartley) meets an intriguing young woman (Barrett Doss) searching for her birth mother.

“Will an old diary unlock their pasts — and hearts?”

And viewers are big fans, deeming it the perfect Christmas film.

One tweeted: “The Noel Diary a perfect, 10/10, 5 stars, no notes, classic christmas romcom. it had laughs, it had tears, it had romance, it had infidelity. It had it ALL.”

Another said: “The Noel Diary was such a good movie, got me teary eyed & Barrett Doss from station 19 she’s so beautiful, & Justin Hartley, I haven’t seen him since This Is Us, that is one fine, handsome man he kind of looks like Jensen, the cast of those 2 did amazing job!!”

A third said: “i absolutely LOVED The Noel Diary, the perfect choice to cheer you up, so so beautiful, i can’t wait to watch it again on christmas night with my family.”

Another added: “The Noel Diary is such a heartwarming treat to watch. Perfect for a winter night.

“Lifts up a sad heart and would bring a smile on your face.”