It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Literally. Christmas carols. Christmas presents. Family get-togethers (although, this year may look a little different for some) and all that delicious food.
Undoubtedly the most underrated part of the festive season is the epic line-up of holiday-themed films that services like Netflix roll out each year.
Of course, there are the all-time favourites like The Holiday, Love Actually and Elf, however, it’s also the additional brand new content that is released that makes us scream with glee.
This year, Netflix has released a whole host of films for the young and young at heart. So, without further adieu, here is Netflix’s holiday line-up for 2020 (cue the little drummer boy’s drum roll, please…).
☆ Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Netflix released the trailer to Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey and oh boy! It looks fun.
The film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker), whose boss (Hugh Bonneville) demands he deliver a wondrous invention or he’ll have to pay back the advance he was given.
Jangle finds himself in trouble when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most-prized creation (an animated toy played by Ricky Martin). His granddaughter Journey (Madalen Mills) is tasked with healing old wounds and saving the magic of Christmas.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey will drop on Netflix worldwide on November 13.
☆ The Princess Switch: Switched Again
Fans of the original film will be thrilled with the addition of the sequel to 2019’s The Princess Switch, The Princess Switch: Switched Again.
The Vanessa Hudgens-led film will be released on November 19 and will feature not two but three characters played by the former High School Musical star.
Hudgens will not only play Duchess Margaret and Princess Stacy but takes on a third doppelganger: Margaret’s party-girl cousin Fiona. Does this mean a third accent?
According to Entertainment Weekly, who released the first exclusive photos, “Duchess Margaret inherits the throne to Montenaro and finds trouble in her relationship with boyfriend Kevin, prompting Princess Stacy of Belgravia to brainstorm a plan to reconnect the lovers. But a handsome royal with designs on Margaret complicates the scenario, as does the arrival of Fiona, who has a joie de vivre as well as a troubled past”.
The Princess Switch: Switched Again premieres on Netflix on November 19.
☆ Christmas on the Square
Fans of Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings will no doubt love Christmas on the Square.
Also starring Christine Baranski, Christmas on the Square is a musical (yesss!) which follows Baranski “a rich and nasty woman” named Regina Fuller who “returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer — right before Christmas”.
Parton plays an angel (duh!) and “after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel, Regina starts to have a change of heart”.
Christmas on the Square premieres November 22 only on Netflix.
Seriously, this film will speak to all of those singletons who have ever had to spend Christmas fielding questions about the state of their love lives.
Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids’ table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year.
With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they make the perfect team. However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love.
We can’t wait.
Holidate will drop on Netflix worldwide on October 28.
For the full line-up for Netflix’s Here for the Holidays, check out Netflix’s announcement below!
The holiday season is upon us!
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— Netflix Queue (@netflixqueue) October 7, 2020