Netflix Christmas Movies 2020
'Jingle Jangle' & 'Holidate': New Christmas Movies Coming to Netflix
By: Domonique Cox-Salberg
While it’s nice to revisit those lovely classic Christmas movies—How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Nightmare Before Christmas—it’s also nice to have some new festive stories to add to the collection. Thankfully and just in time, Netflix announced four modern and perfectly merry films that include Jingle Jangle, Holidate, Christmas on the Square, and The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (November 13th)
Starring Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker as a Santa Claus persona, and Emmy Winner Keegan-Michael Key as the villain, Jingle Jangle is a musical adventure promised to be a visual spectacle for the ages. So as we can see in the trailer, the gloriously vibrant setting is in the town of Cobbleton following the legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Forest Whitaker). His inventions are regarded for their whimsy and wonder. Though, when his trusted apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it is up to Jangle’s equally clever and imaginative granddaughter (Madalen Mills)—and long-forgotten invention—to heal past slights and revive the magic within.
Jingle Jangle is written and directed by David E. Talbert, who brought us “Almost Christmas” and “First Sunday.”
Holidate (October 28th)
Holidate stars the American Horror Story actress Emma Roberts and Aussie actor Luke Bracey as Sloane and Jackson in this fun and light comedy. Both single—which they hate to be during the holidays where they face constant judgment from their meddling families—come together to ease the pressure. So to get through it all, they pledge to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion in the year ahead.
Christmas on the Square (November 22nd)
In this modern concept tale, an embittered “Scrooge” of a woman played by Christine Baranski (Mamma Mia!), plans to sell her small town, regardless of the consequences to the people who live there. Upon returning to her small town, Baranski encounters an angel (Dolly Parton) who helps her rekindle an old romance and stories from the local community; she has a change of heart. And surprisingly, veteran actress Debbie Allen most recently in Greys Anatomy directs while Emmy-winner Maria S. Schlatter wrote it.
The Christmas Chronicles: Part II (November 25th)
A sequel to the popular Netflix holiday movie starring Kurt Russell, Chronicles, directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter), shows the family returning for another festive adventure. This time around, Kate Pierce, who is now a cynical teenager, is unexpectedly reunited with Santa Clause when a mysterious troublemaker threatens to cancel Christmas forever.
My Note To The Reader:
Which holiday movie are you most excited to see?