If you’re lucky, Christmas morning means there are presents waiting for you under the Christmas tree. This year, you may have some traditional presents to unwrap, but the best gift of all is already streaming on Netflix!
Everyone’s favorite mother-daughter duo made a comeback this holiday season the day after Thanksgiving. If you guessed that I was talking about Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, you were right! Rumors started circulating in May that there would be a new release of Gilmore Girls and fans spent months waiting in anticipation. Finally, as the ultimate kick-off to the holiday season and the greatest gift a fan could receive, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was released on November 25th.
Written by Amy Sherman-Palladino, Gilmore Girls has gained quite a following over the show’s seven season lifespan. With the return of the fast-talking Gilmore duo, fans have been reminded of the reason they fell for the brunettes in the first place. The revival has definitely taken viewers back down memory lane and reminded us all why we loved the show so much to begin with. Looking at how the kooky residents of Stars Hollow used to spend the holidays has many of us feeling nostalgic. You might remember the episode from the original series where Lorelai and Rory attempted to scarf down four Thanksgiving meals in one day… or the one where Rory wanted to make the world’s biggest pizza for Lorelai’s birthday.
The revival that aired a few weeks ago had true fans going a little crazy; some Netflix lovers binge-watched the entire series leading up to the revival so they felt prepared for the new story line. The Treetopia team was so excited about the return of Gilmore Girls that they went through the script for each season’s holiday episode to see how often Rory and her mom wished each other a Merry Christmas. They also broke down the discrepancies between holiday greetings to see if the residents of Stars Hollow would be more likely to wish everyone a “Merry Christmas” or a “Happy Holiday” around this time of year.
Interestingly, there weren’t a whole lot of well wishes during the early episodes, but in the final season things really picked up.
If you ask me, I think in real life they would probably say both and say it often, because these fast-talking ladies sure do have a lot to say! Either way, we want to say “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays” to the folks at Netflix and send them a big hug for giving us the best gift of the season!