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22nd Oct 2021

Netflix announces six new Christmas movies for festive season

Kieran Galpin


Christmas is getting closer

Netflix has unveiled their seasonal programming, releasing six festive flicks and five additional seasonal series to its already flourishing rosta – but is it too early for Christmas films?

The streaming giant’s “here for the holidays” releases include countless festive favourites but also some Christmas newcomers to kick off this year’s celebrations.

The Princess Switch 3

Vanessa Hudgens is back again this year with another instalment of the Princess Switch franchise.

“When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy enlist the help of Margaret’s audacious look-alike cousin Fiona who teams with a dashing, mysterious man from her past to retrieve it… rekindling the sparks of a tantalizing Christmas romance and resulting in a very unexpected switch,” reads the plot.

Release date: November 18

A Castle for Christmas

Who doesn’t love a romantic comedy at Christmas? A Castle for Christmas stars American acting icon Brooke Shields, The Princess Brides‘ Cary Elwes, and Eastenders actor Lee Ross.

“To escape a scandal, a bestselling author journeys to Scotland, where she falls in love with a castle — and faces off with the grumpy duke who owns it,” reads the Netflix description.

Release date: November 2

Love Hard

If there was one thing we were missing for Christmas then it’s undoubtedly a rosta of super hot actors starring in what will undoubtedly be a cheese-fest.

“After meeting her perfect match on a dating app, an L.A. writer learns she’s been catfished when she flies 3,000 miles to surprise him for Christmas,” says Netflix.

Staring The Vampire Diaries‘ Nina Dobrev, Silicon Valley‘s Jimmy O. Yang and heartthrob on the rise Darren Barnet, this film is going to pair perfectly with some Christmas tipple.

Release date: November 5

A Boy Called Christmas

Now, this is definitely one for the kids if you want to put them in front of the TV and enjoy a much deserved festive nap. The film reportedly looks set to rival beloved classics like the Narnia franchise and with heavy-hitter actors like Maggie Smith on board – it might very well do just that.

The plot reads: “An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny.”

Release date: November 26

Robin Robin

Everyone from mum to grandma loves a Christmas animated movie, especially when the cast list is almost as illustrious as Marvel’s Eternals.

“When her egg fortuitously rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of mice. As she grows up, her differences become more apparent. Robin sets off on the heist to end all heists to prove to her family that she can be a really good mouse – but ends up discovering who she really is.”

I think this one is going to make us cry – but luckily the voice of Gillian Anderson should sort us out.

Release date: November 27

The Claus Family

“When his grandfather suddenly falls ill, holiday-hating Jules learns of his family’s magical legacy and realizes he’s the only hope to save Christmas,” reads the description.

Release date: November 1

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