Viewers are loving subtle Mean Girls nods in new Lindsay Lohan Christmas film
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It might have been nearly 20 - yes, 20 - years since Mean Girls was released, but Lindsay Lohan's new Christmas film proves she's still got a bit of Cady Heron in her.
The actor returned to the screen in time for the festive season as she stars in Netflix's new film Falling For Christmas, a good old Christmassy rom-com in which she plays a 'young and newly engaged heiress'.
However, things take a turn for Lohan's character, Sierra, when she gets into a skiing accident and is diagnosed with amnesia, leaving her in the care of 'the handsome lodge owner'. Bet you can't guess what happens next...
Viewers have been delighted to see Lohan back in action following her more sporadic acting credits over the last few years, and she gave a nod to her longtime fans in one particular scene in Falling For Christmas.
It takes place when Sierra sings 'Jingle Bell Rock' - a good choice for Christmas, but one made all the more fun by the fact that it's the exact same song Cady sang alongside Regina George, Karen Smith and Gretchen Weiners on stage in Mean Girls.
I'm sure I don't need to remind you of the moment the speaker gets kicked off stage and Cady launches into her own rendition of the song, beginning with the line: "What a bright time, it's the right time, to rock the night away."
It just so happens to be this exact moment that Lohan recreates in Falling For Christmas, and needless to say, fans are in love with the Easter Egg.
One excited viewer commented: "the way they got Lindsay Lohan to sing "Jingle Bell Rock" on Falling for Christmas to match up with the exact same part of the song when she sang it on Mean Girls after the radio got kicked off the stage is CHEFS KISSSSSSS."
Another wrote: "My friend and I were just watching ‘falling for Christmas’ and Lindsay Logan [sic] sang ‘jingle bell rock’ and she just went “isn’t that the song they sang in mean girls?” #shook."
While another said: "when lindsay lohan sang jingle bells rock in falling for christmas as a subtle reference to mean girls", tagging a picture which said 'Poetic cinema'.
Lohan discussed the scene during a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, where she explained it all began as a 'joke'.
"I was kidding around with the producers and the director, and I was like 'oh it would be great to do a Jingle Bell Rock skit'," she recalled.
The actor said that the creators tried to run with the idea by recreating the Mean Girls talent show scene, but Lohan was against that idea, saying, 'you can't touch Mean Girls'.
Instead, they compromised by having Sierra sing the song from the scene - a decision which, evidently, has gone down well.