Netflix Announces New Original Holiday Movies & Specials


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Netflix is already getting into holiday mode. The streaming service has announced their lineup of holiday movies and specials. Starting November 1st, Netflix will have all the festive content you’ll need to get into the holiday spirit.

Here’s the lineup.

Holiday in the Wild 

Premieres: November 1
Starring: Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis
What It’s About: To keep her spirits high when their son leaves for college, Manhattanite Kate Conrad (Davis) has booked a ‘second honeymoon’ with her husband. Instead of thanking her, he brings their relationship to a sudden end; jilted Kate proceeds to Africa for a solo safari. During a detour through Zambia, she helps her pilot, Derek Holliston (Lowe), rescue an orphaned baby elephant. They nurse him back to health at a local elephant sanctuary, and Kate extends her stay through Christmastime. Far from the modern luxuries of home, Kate thrives amidst majestic animals and scenery. Her love for the new surroundings just might extend to the man who shared her journey.”

Let it Snow 

Premieres: November 8
Starring: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Kiernan Shipka, Jacob Batalon, Joan Cusack
What It’s About: “When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendships and love lives colliding thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an epic party at the local Waffle Town. Come Christmas morning, nothing will be the same.”

Klaus

Premieres: November 15
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, Joan Cusack, Will Sasso, Norm Macdonald
What It’s About: “When Jesper (Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Jones), and discovers Klaus (Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care.”

The Knight Before Christmas 

Premieres November 21
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Whitehouse, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Isabelle Franca, Ella Kenion, Jean-Michel Le Gal
What It’s About: “After a magical sorceress transports medieval knight Sir Cole (Whitehouse) to present-day Ohio during the holiday season, he befriends Brooke (Hudgens), a clever and kind science teacher who’s been disillusioned by love. Brooke helps Sir Cole navigate the modern world and helps him discover how to fulfill his mysterious one true quest — the only act that will return him home. But as he and Brooke grow closer, Sir Cole begins to wonder just how much he wants to return to his old life.”

Holiday Rush

Premieres: November 28
Starring: Romany Malco, Sonequa Martin-Green, Darlene Love
What Its About: “Popular New York radio DJ Rush Williams (Malco) has been spoiling his four children since they lost their mom. Unfortunately, the kids share their pricey Christmas lists right when he loses his job. To keep Rush on the air, his producer Roxy Richardson (Martin-Green) and his Aunt Jo (Love) plan to help him buy another station — if the Williams family can downsize fast and embrace a simpler life. In this heartwarming film, a loving father reconnects with his children and opens his heart to love when they all learn that true joy comes from not what you have but who you have around you.”

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby 

Premieres: December 5
Starring: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Momo Yeung
What It’s About: “It’s Christmastime in Aldovia, and a royal baby is on the way! Queen Amber (McIver) and King Richard (Lamb) are getting ready to take some time off to prepare for their first child’s arrival, but first they have to host King Tai (Kevin Shen) and Queen Ming (Yeung) of Penglia to renew a 600-year-old sacred truce. But when the priceless treaty goes missing, peace is jeopardized and an ancient curse looms. Amber will have to figure out who the thief is before the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, for the safety of her family and the kingdom.

TV Series Holiday Specials

  • The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Season 2 – November 8
  • Nailed It! Holiday! Season 2 – November 22
  • Super Monsters Save Christmas – November 26
  • True: Winter Wishes – November 26
  • Merry Happy Whatever – November 28
  • Sugar Rush Christmas – November 29
  • Team Kaylie: Part 2, Holiday Episode – December 2
  • Magic for Humans Holiday Episode – December 6
  • Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas – December 6
  • Lost in Space Season 2 – December 25
  • Alexa & Katie Holiday Episode – December 30

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