Mean Girls fans, this one’s for you: Lindsay Lohan just released an official cover of “Jingle Bell Rock.”
In case you don’t understand why this is culturally important and instantly iconic, allow us to explain. In 2004’s coming-of-age classic Mean Girls, there’s a scene in which Lindsay, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, and Lacey Chabert perform a “sexy” rendition of the holiday tune at their high school’s Winter Talent Show.
When the audio track for their performance becomes, er, unavailable, Lindsay’s character Cady leads the crowd in an a capella chorus so the clique can finish their choreography. The scene is one of the most notable in the entire film, and has birthed many a meme. (Amy Poehler with her camcorder? Classic.)
Now, nearly 20 years since Mean Girls was released, Lindsay Lohan is giving us the gift of nostalgia well before the holiday season officially begins. The actress’s cover of the beloved song belongs to the soundtrack of her forthcoming Netflix holiday rom-com Falling for Christmas.
The movie will follow Lindsay as a newly engaged and spoiled hotel heiress who suffers from total amnesia after a skiing accident. Former Glee star Chord Overstreet will play the handsome, blue-collar lodge owner who takes her under his care in the days leading up to Christmas. The movie will hit the streamer next week, on November 10. Lindsay is making her lead actress comeback with the Christmas flick; she recently signed a multi-picture deal with Netflix that will give us another Lohan rom-com in 2023 called Irish Wish.
In a interview with People earlier this week, Lindsay shared that she cried when Falling for Christmas wrapped production. “I hadn’t been on a romantic comedy movie set in so long—it was almost like a rebirth,” she said.