There Are Six New Christmas Films Coming To Netflix And They All Sound Like Masterpieces
If the rest of the year is for watching critically-acclaimed indie films and talking about their narratives with faux-knowledge at work functions, then the two months between November and January must be dedicated to cheesy Christmas movies - which are masterpieces in their own right.
Luckily then that Netflix is launching a delectable selection of six new festive movies for us to numb our minds and warm our hearts as we mainline mince pies.
A standout has to be Vanessa Hudgen's upcoming flick, The Knight Before Christmas, which is hitting the streaming service on the 21st November.
The perfectly-titled film sees a medieval English knight (played by Josh Whitehouse) magically transported to the present day by a sorceress where he falls for an American high school science teacher (Hudgens) who is "disillusioned by love".
You just know this is going to warm the cockles of your soul.
Next up is Holiday In The Wild and it honestly sounds like a The Holiday and Sex and the City mashup - and not just because Kristin Davis is starring.
The film sees stylish Manhattanite Kate Conrad (played by Davis) have her life turned upside down when her husband leaves her just before they were due to celebrate their second honeymoon on an African safari - see, the SATC movie, anyone?!
Kate decides to take the trip by herself and ends up staying right through the Christmas hols as she embarks on a journey of self discovery in the wild, with potentially one hot love interest thrown in (played by Rob Lowe).
This one lands on Netflix on the 1st November.
A week later (8th November), viewers will be able to dig their teeth into Kiernan Shipka-starring Let It Snow, a coming-of-age comedy which follows a group of teenagers in a small midwestern town when a storm hits on Christmas Eve.
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Between a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an party at the local Waffle Town, the teens are tested, as as the official synopsis reads: "Come Christmas morning, nothing will be the same."
The movie is based on the best-selling book by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle, and stars Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Shipka alongside Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Jacob Batalon, and Joan Cusack.
A great animated offering for 2019 is Klaus, the heart-warming tale directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos which follows Jesper, a rejected postal academy student who lives on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle where grumpy locals barely exchange glances.
Jesper soon meets local teacher Alva and Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. Forging unlikely friendships, Jesper and his local community soon find the spirit of Christmas. Klaus hits the streaming service on 15th November.
A week later (28th November), viewers will be treated to Holiday Rush, a story about the importance of family around Christmas time.
When radio DJ Rashon 'Rush' Williams (Romany Malco) loses his job, the single dad must downsize his and his four children's home and embrace a simple life in the lead up to Christmas. Rush ends up reconnecting with his children and the William's family learn valuable lessons about family.
Saving the best until last, if you can bare to wait until the 5th of December you'll be able to nestle down to watch A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby, the sequel to last year's much-praised royal rom-com.
Viewers return to Aldovia and this time and a royal baby is on the way. However, the family are thrown in to jeopardy when Amber and Richard host royals from a faraway kingdom and priceless 600-year-old-treaty disappears.
Honestly, this sound perfect in every way.
Christmas, we are so ready for ya.
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