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    Thank You Christmas Movie Gods, All Of Netflix's Holiday Releases Have Been Announced


    It's October, which means it's almost November, which means it's basically December, which means it is holiday season, folks! And the most important part of holiday season is the holiday movies. So, I'm happy to announce that Netflix has released their full holiday TV/movies schedule. Here's the calendar, but let's break it down a bit more.


    Oct. 28: Before October is even over (like, Halloween wouldn't have happened yet), we have the first movie coming out. It's called Holidate. It stars Emma Roberts and some hot Australian dude. Here's the trailer:

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    From Netflix: "Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates. 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. With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they make the perfect team. However, as a year of absurd celebrations comes to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love."

    Nov. 5: Next up is Operation Christmas Drop.

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    From Netflix: "Chasing a promotion, congressional aide Erica Miller forgoes family Christmas to travel across the Pacific at her boss’s behest. Upon landing at a beachside Air Force base, she clashes with her guide, Captain Andrew Jantz, who knows her assignment is finding reasons to defund the facility. The pilot’s pet project — Operation: Christmas Drop, a genuine, decades-old tradition where gifts and supplies are parachuted to residents of remote neighboring islands — has lawmakers wondering if his unit has too much spare energy. Despite their initial opposing goals, Erica softens once she experiences the customs and communal spirit of Andrew's adopted home."

    Nov. 10: The Christmas-themed series Dash and Lily comes out in early November. The show is based on the YA books Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. Here's the trailer:

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    From Netflix: "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."

    Nov. 13: On the 13th, a movie called Jingle Jangle comes out. It has no relation to that thing on Riverdale. Here's the trailer:

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    From Netflix: "A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker), whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within."

    Nov. 19: What we've all been waiting for, the sequel to The Princess Switch comes out!!! It's called The Princess Switch: Switched Again. LOOK, TWO VANESSAS TOGETHER AGAIN — AND THERE WILL BE A THIRD!!

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    From Netflix: "When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with boyfriend Kevin, it's up to her double, Princess Stacy of Belgravia, to get these star-crossed lovers back together...but the course of true love is complicated by the appearance of a handsome royal who's intent on stealing Margaret's heart. Throw in the unexpected arrival of Margaret's outrageous party girl cousin Fiona, a third lookalike who has ambitions of her own, and you have the recipe for a Christmas triple trouble!"

    Nov. 20: An animated movie called Alien Xmas comes out. Will watch for that cute puppy.


    From Netflix: "When a race of kleptomaniac aliens attempts to steal Earth's gravity in order to more easily take everything on the planet, only the gift-giving spirit of Christmas and a small alien named X can save the world."

    Nov. 22: A movie in which Dolly Parton has a really big fart!!!!!! JK, she plays a Christmas spirit alongside Christine Baranski in Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square.

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    From Netflix: "A rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, 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. This is a story about family, love, and how a small town’s Christmas spirit can warm the coldest of hearts. Featuring 14 original songs with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton."

    Nov. 25: It's the sequel to The Christmas Chronicles, and it's called...The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two. It stars my fav couple, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, so I will be watching.

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    From Netflix: "It’s been two years since siblings Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack (Jahzir Bruno). Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus (Kurt Russell). "

    Nov. 27: The documentary Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker comes out.


    From Netflix: "From Shondaland, Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker spotlights the career of award-winning entertainer Debbie Allen and follows her group of young dancers as they prepare for Allen’s annual Hot Chocolate Nutcracker production."

    Dec. 4: The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 3 premieres.


    It's baking, but during Christmas!

    Also coming in December, but dates TBD:

    How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding


    From Netflix: "When family rebel and disappointment, Tumi Sello, begrudgingly joins her dysfunctional family for the first Christmas holidays in years, it’s not the merry return of the prodigal daughter everyone was hoping for. She manages to ruin her younger sister’s Christmas wedding before it even takes place, and spends her next 6 days frantically trying to get things back on track."

    And my favorite Norwegian show from last year, Home for Christmas, returns for a second season.


    There's no info on it yet, but I am eagerly awaiting it.

    Thank you, Netflix, for giving me things to look forward to. Now just give me a Hanukkah movie featuring lesbians and we'll be all set!

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