Netflix Is Dropping Four Brand New Christmas Films This Year
If you're looking for something to get excited about, fear not, there are some festive treats on the way that will no doubt cheer you up.
While some people might lament the idea of getting ready for Christmas on 30 September, others are clinging onto the belief that it's the last available part of 2020 that might not be a train-wreck.
So what better way to get pumped for 25 December than a couple of good ol' fashioned festive movies? Netflix is dropping four brand spanking new films to add to the Christmas canon and they look like absolute wild rides.
The first to be released on the streaming service is called Holidate, and it lands on 28 October.
It looks like a fun rom-com about two people who are sick of nosy family members asking if they're dating anyone.
The official synopsis reads: "Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays! Their enduring singledom leaves them subject to the judgment of their meddling family members or stuck with clingy, awkward dates on each festive occasion.
"When these two meet, they pledge to be each other's plus-ones for each holiday celebration over the course of the year."
There's only a few weeks until you can feast your eyes and ears on that movie, which essentially looks like Friends With Benefits with a festive twist.
Next on the calendar is Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, which will drop on 13 November.
The movie looks like more traditional Christmas family fare with all the requisite magic, and features gravity-defying toys and big musical numbers from the cast. If you wanted to liken it to anything, it sounds like we're getting a Christmas version of Pinocchio.
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The synopsis says: "An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever."
Then we'll be blessed with the stacked cast in Christmas on the Square, which features none other than Dolly Parton.
The singer will play the literal hero in the film, while Christine Baranski is portraying a woman who tries to evict everyone from a small town to create a new shopping centre. That will drop on Netflix on 23 November.
Two days later, we will get the highly anticipated sequel the The Christmas Chronicles.
The film will welcome back Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn as Santa and Mrs Claus, respectively, and it will be released on 25 November - giving us plenty of time to know it off by heart for a big Christmas Eve.
The first instalment quickly became an unexpected Christmas classic, proving an instant hit with viewers.
The plot of the sequel will revisit Kate, who is now a disillusioned teenager, and her brother Teddy.
According to Netflix, this time around Kate is 'unexpectedly reunited with Santa Claus when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel (played by Julian Dennison) threatens to destroy Christmas forever'.
Back in 2018, The Christmas Chronicles (OG) had over 20 million views in its first week alone. According to Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos, the festive flick was the 'most successful' movie of Russell's career.
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