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Netflix's New Christmas Movie 'Jingle Jangle' Lands On Friday

Netflix's New Christmas Movie 'Jingle Jangle' Lands On Friday

We are only six weeks before Christmas and Netflix are helping us get into the festive spirit with a large slate of brand new Christmas movies and series.

The latest film, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey looks truly magical.

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker stars as Jeronicus Jangle, an iconic toymaker in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton.

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With the help of his whip-smart granddaughter (Madalen Mills) and their magical creations, must track down his apprentice Gustafson (Keegan-Michael Key) after he steals one of his inventions!

The cast also includes some major Hollywood talent from both the music and film and TV industries, including Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and Hugh Bonneville and Ricky Martin.

Forest Whitaker as Jeronicus Jangle, the iconic toy maker of Cobbleton (Credit: Netflix)
Forest Whitaker as Jeronicus Jangle, the iconic toy maker of Cobbleton (Credit: Netflix)

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey combines two of our favourite things; Christmas, adventures and Christmas music. Yes, the film is actually a musical too and features songs by John Legend, Usher, Ricky Martin and the rest of the cast. Keegan-michael Key's Gustafson also has his own musical number called 'Magic Man G'.

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This larger than life festive feature was filmed in Norwich last summer.

According to a local paper, Elm Hill was covered in fake snow while the cobbled streets were magically transformed back to the Victorian era with market stalls.

Forest Whitaker and Madalen Mills in Jingle Jangle (Credit: Netflix)
Forest Whitaker and Madalen Mills in Jingle Jangle (Credit: Netflix)

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey director David E. Talbert also wrote and directed the 2016 Christmas film Almost Christmas.

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Netflix are releasing four new Christmas movies this year. One of the first to drop, Holidate, proved to be incredibly popular.

Starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey, the film focuses on two strangers, Sloane and Jackson, who - fed up of the judgement from their family members - pledge to be each others date for upcoming Christmas parties and family events.

Hollywood legend Phylicia Rashad provides the voiceover in the Jingle Jangle trailer (Credit: Netflix)
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Country music legend Dolly Parton is also joining in on Netflix's festive celebrations. She is starring in Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square and she recorded 14 original songs for the extravaganza!

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The film focuses on the story of Regina Fuller (played by Christine Baranski) - a wealthy but cold hearted woman who tries to evict everyone in her hometown and sell the land to a property developer - just before Christmas.

Dolly plays an angel sent to guide Regina into changing her mind and embracing the festive spirit.

Last but certainly not least, the long-awaited The Christmas Chronicles 2 will premiere on the streamer on 22 November.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is available to stream on Netflix from Friday 13th November.
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Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Christmas, TV and Film, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

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Gregory is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, he has worked for both print and online publications and is particularly interested in TV, (pop) music and lifestyle. He loves Madonna, teen dramas from the 90s and prefers tea over coffee. Get in touch gregory.robinson@tyla.com