Netflix Reveals Release Dates for ‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby’ and Other Holiday Movies
Forget holiday parties. Netflix knows that all you’re really going to want to do this Yuletide season is curl up on your couch and binge-watch Christmas movies. And the streaming service has definitely got you covered. Half-a-dozen new movies featuring snow, Santa, and sleighs are coming to Netflix this year, plus special episodes of Netflix original series like Nailed It! and The Great British Baking Show.
‘Holiday in the Wild’
Sex in the City’s Kristin Davis play Kate Conrad (Davis), a stylish Manhattanite whose life is turned upside down when her husband decides to leave her just before they’re about to depart on an African safari. She decides to make it a solo vacation and ends up staying all the way through the Christmas holiday after she meets a safari pilot (Rob Lowe) who takes her to meet a baby elephant.
Streaming from November 1.
‘Let It Snow’
A snowstorm hits a small town on Christmas Eve, which affects the lives, and futures of a group of high school seniors. This romantic comedy is based on a book by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green.
Streaming from November 8.
This animated movie features Jason Schwatzman as the voice of Jesper, the worst student at the postal academy who ends up stationed at a frozen island above the Arctic Circle. The town’s unfriendly residents never send any letters, and he’s about to quit when he becomes friends with a teacher named Alva (Rashida Jones) and meets Klaus (J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter with a cabin full of homemade toys.
Streaming from November 15.
‘The Knight Before Christmas’
“A medieval English knight is magically transported to the present day where he falls for a high school science teacher who is disillusioned by love,” according to Netflix’s description of this rom-com starring Josh Whitehouse and Vanessa Hudgens.
Streaming from November 21.
Single dad Rashon “Rush” Williams loses his job as a radio DJ right as his four spoiled kids present him with their extravagant Christmas wish lists. His producer and aunt devise a plan to keep Williams on the air, but it means his family will have to embrace a much simpler life. Starring Romany Malco, Sonequa Martin-Green, and Darlene Love.
Streaming from November 28.
‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby’
Netflix knows you love holiday movies, no matter how bad they are. That’s why we’re getting a second follow-up to A Christmas Prince, the widely mocked (even by Netflix itself) Christmas flick from 2017.
After getting married in last year’s sequel, Queen Amber and King Richard are having a baby. But before welcoming the little one, they must host two other royals from a faraway kingdom, who’ve come to Aldovia to renew an ancient truce. When the 600-year-old treaty disappears, peace is put in jeopardy and an old curse threatens their family.
Streaming from December 5.
Netflix’s other holiday programming
In addition to all-new holiday movies, you can treat yourself to special holiday editions of The Great British Baking Show (available November 8) and Nailed It! (available November 22), as well as Sugar Rush Christmas (available November 29).
Netflix will also debut Merry Happy Whatever, a new sitcom starring Dennis Quaid. Quaid plays Don Quinn, a strong-willed patriarch who is trying to balance the stress of the holidays with the demands of his close-knit family. (Available November 28).
New holiday-themed kids programming includes Super Monsters Save Christmas (available November 26), Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas (available December 6), and A Family Reunion Christmas (available December 9).
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