We’re less than two months away from Christmas, and although we can’t spread and celebrate the holiday cheer outdoors, there’s always a way to enjoy the Yuletide season right at home. Case in point: having a holiday-themed Netflix marathon with your family! To accompany that thought, Netflix is thankfully coming out with a slew of new movies and TV shows to ignite the holiday spirit in all of us.
Check them all out below!
1. Holidate (October 28)
Sloane and Jackson are lonely singles who’ve grown to despise the holidays. Everything changes one particularly bad Christmas when the two meet and agree to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year, with the promise never to fall in love with each other.
Starring: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey
2. Operation Christmas Drop (November 5)
Captain Andrew Jantz of the U.S. Air Force leads his unit’s annual pet project, Operation: Christmas Drop, every year. The generous, decades old tradition is meant to provide gifts and supplies to remote neighboring islands. Enter Erica Miller, a congressional aide chasing after a promotion who's sent to Andrew’s base over the holidays. Her mission? To find reasons to defund the project. Can Andrew get her hard heart to soften in time after she experiences the communal spirit and Christmas cheer of his adopted home?
Starring: Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig and Virginia Madsen
3. Dash & Lily (November 10)
Based on the young adult novel by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn, the series follows the titular Dash and Lily as they trade dares and messages written down on a red notebook and passed back and forth across New York City. Opposites soon attract as the cynical Dash finds a glimmer of hope in the ever-sunny Lily, triggering a whirlwind romance befitting of the holidays.
Starring: Midori Francis, Austin Abrams
4. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (November 13)
A musical adventure for all ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey begins decades after an eccentric yet jaded toymaker is betrayed by his apprentice. Despite despising the holidays, he soon finds new hope in his bright and inventive granddaughter who suddenly appears on his doorstep one night.
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Madalen Mills, Keegan-Michael Key
5. The Princess Switch: Switched Again (November 19)
Vanessa Hudgens is back for yet another Netflix holiday movie, a.k.a. the second installment to the 2018 Christmas flick, The Princess Switch. As per the streaming service's official synopsis, the film starts with Dutchess Margaret hitting a rough patch with her boyfriend Kevin, and it's up to her lookalike, Princess Stacy of Belgravia, to get them back together. The road to rekindling their romance turns complicated when a new handsome royal shows up with the intent to sweep Margaret off her feet. Add in a third lookalike, Margaret's outrageous party girl cousin Fiona, and it's a recipe for a whole lot of Christmas trouble!
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar
6. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (November 22)
This modern The Grinch story centers on Regina Fuller, a rich yet nasty woman who returns to her small hometown. Faced with her father’s death, she attempts to evict all the locals in the area in order to sell the land to a mall-developer right before Christmas. Will the townsfolk be able to convince her to have a change of heart?
Starring: Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis
7. The Christmas Chronicles: Part 2 (November 25)
The sequel to The Christmas Chronicles finds Kate, now a cynical teenager, as she’s whisked away on a new adventure with Santa Claus when a magical troublemaker threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas forever.
Starring: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Jahzir Bruno, Kimberly Williams-Paisley
Click here for more of Netflix's new releases this November 2020.