11 Netflix Original Series And Films To Look Forward To This Christmas

It’s almost December and you know what that means: it’s officially time to start watching Christmas movies in the lead-up to the festive season! Bored of watching the same ones you already know and love over and over again each year? Don’t worry, because Netflix has got quite a lot of jolly newness to offer this 2020. From series set throughout the holidays to Christmas movies bound to become instant classics and even some documentaries, discover eleven Netflix originals to watch this month…

1. Dash & Lily

This is the show everyone is talking about at the moment. A whirlwind Holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City, finding they have more in common with each other than they would have expected…

Available now 

2. Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas

What could be more heartwarming than a festive home makeover series? Tune in as Benjamin Bradley, best known as Mr. Christmas, takes you behind the scenes as he puts his design expertise and vast Christmas collection to good use, to bring holiday cheer to families and communities deserving of a home makeover for the most joyous time of year.

Available now 

3. Sugar Rush Christmas Season 2

Think the food is the best part of the holidays? Then Sugar Rush Christmas needs to go on your watchlist this year. Over six episodes, watch the contestant tackle Christmas-themed challenges as the judges help decide which teams should walk away with the $10,000 prize…

Available from 27th November 2020 

4. Bridgerton

Released on Christmas Day, this is Netflix ultimate festive release of 2020. Bridgerton follows Daphne, the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. In her search for potential suitors, watch as she navigating society’s expectations for her future while figuring out what she really wants herself…

Available from 25th December 2020 

5. Holidate

Still haven’t watched Holidate? Then it’s about time you did. Sloane and Jackson hate the holidays, 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. 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…

Available now 

6. Operation Christmas Drop

In the mood for something a little more unconventional? In Operation Christmas Drop, Erica – a congressional assistant in Washington, DC – is tasked with investigating a US Air Force base with the intention of finding a reason to recommend its closure. Andrew is an Air Force captain, and he is chosen to show her around the USAF base and convince her that it should remain open. Soon, romance starts blooming between the pair…

Available now 

7. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Did you read our interview with the stars of Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Madalen Mills, Keegan-Michael Key and Ricky Martin? Then you’ll know why need to watch this ultimate feel-good musical film right now. Get the whole family together and definitely be prepared with some tissues, as this is an emotional one…

Available now 

8. The Princess Switch: Switched Again

In 2018, we were obsessed withThe Princess Switch starring Vanessa Hudgens – and now we finally find out what happens after the happy end of the first instalment. When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with Kevin, it’s up to her double Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike, party girl Fiona foils their plans.

Available now 

9. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square

A Dolly Parton Christmas movie? We’re already convinced. A rich and nasty woman returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer – right before Christmas. However, 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…

Available now 

10. The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two

The Christmas Chronicles was definitely our favourite Netflix holiday movie of 2018 – and this year we finally get a part two! It’s been two years since Kate and Teddy saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son. Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, she decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, the siblings are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus…

Available now 

11. Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

This new documentary film shines a light on the work of trailblazing icon Debbie Allen and her reimagining of the classic ballet performed annually by the gifted students of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Featuring intimate interviews with Allen, her family, DADA’s world class dance instructors, and her inspirational students, it provides fascinating insights into Allen’s own personal journey pursuing an art form where she did not always see herself reflected in its imagery.

Available from 27th November 2020 

All the essentials you need for a cosy movie night indoors…

 

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