2020 needs some Christmas cheer, ASAP. Thankfully, Netflix is handing that feeling out in spades as the days get colder and shorter, and the COVID-19 pandemic shows few signs of slowing down.
But Netflix isn’t just about its original content. The streaming service has also released a handful of independently produced Christmas movies, too, which you may not have heard of yet. All together, there’s a new holiday movie to make anyone feel merry and bright this season.
Here is your guide to every new holiday movie on Netflix, including all the cast information, trailer sneak peeks, and plot details you need. Ho-ho-happy streaming! 1 of 11
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Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth, Cynthy Wu, Jake Manley, Jessica Capshaw, and Andrew Bachelor. Holidate
: For people who believe all
the holidays are worth celebrating. Strangers Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) decide they need a low-stress date for the many holidays that pop up over 365 days. So, they decide to rely on each other — in a scheme that will reach its crescendo just in time for Christmas
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Operation Christmas DropStarring:
Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig, and Virginia Madsen. Emma (Kat Graham) is a congressional aide
who agrees to skip Christmas with her family to investigate a tropical Air Force base. Her job is to find a reason to shut the pricey organization down. But, during her trip, Emma meets Andrew (Alexander Ludwig), who might change her mind.
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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas JourneyStarring:
Forest Whitaker, Madalen Mills, Phylicia Rashad, Keegan-Michael Key, Anika Noni Rose, and Ricky Martin.
Creative partners and couple Lyn Sisson-Talbert and David E. Talbert
realized there weren’t enough Christmas spectaculars that star Black people. So, they made their own. Jingle Jangle
tells the story of Jeronicus Jangle (Forest Whitaker), a toy maker who is betrayed by his former apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key). Jernonicus’ granddaughter Journey (Madalen Mills) appears right on time to save the day.
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The Princess Switch: Switched AgainStarring:
Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens, and Vanessa Hudgens. Also, Nick Sagar, Sam Palladio, and Mia Lloyd.
Each year requires at least one royalty-based Netflix holiday rom-com. In 2020, that film is Princess Switch: Switched Again
, a sequel to 2018’s original Princess Switch flick
. Now, Stacey De Novo (Vanessa Hudgens) is the queen of Belgravia and Lady Margaret (Vanessa Hudgens, again) is about to be crowned Queen of Montenaro. The only person who can stand in the way of their Christmas joy is Margaret’s cousin, Fiona (Vanessa Hudgens, a third time).
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The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two
Starring: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp, Jahzir Bruno, Julian Dennison, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Tyrese Gibson.
Like Jingle Jangle, The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two is a holiday movie for the whole family. In the sequel to 2018’s Christmas Chronicles, Santa (Kurt Russell) and Kate (Darby Camp) must protect Christmas once again — this time with the help of Goldie Hawn as Mrs. Claus.
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A New York Christmas WeddingStarring:
Nia Fairweather, Adriana DeMeo, Chris Noth, Otoja Abit, and Chris Trousdale.
If there’s a Christmas romance climbing its way up your timeline this holiday season, it’s probably A New York Christmas Wedding
. The movie introduces us to Jennifer (Nia Fairweather), a bride-to-be devastated by the recent death of her father and long-ago passing of her best friend Gabrielle (Adriana DeMeo). A guardian angel allows Jennifer — who is bisexual — to see what life would have looked like if she pursued her feelings for Gabrielle so many years prior.
Chris Noth, aka Mr. Big from Sex and the City
, also plays a priest.
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Starring: Emily Alatalo, Franco Lo Presti, and Andrew Bushell.
There is the Netflix Original-level of cheesy holiday rom-coms, and then there are the four movies we’re about to describe. These should come with their own pump of Kraft Liquid Gold. First up is Christmas Catch, which follows all-business detective Mack (Emily Alatalo). As Christmas approaches, Mack is forced to go undercover and romance an alleged diamond thief. But, what if her feelings are real?
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Christmas With A Prince
Starring: Kaitlyn Leeb, Nick Hounslow, and Josh Dean.
Not to be confused with A Christmas Prince, Christmas With A Prince is led by Tasha Mason (Kaitlyn Leeb), a no-nonsense doctor. Following a holiday ski accident, hunky Prince Alexander (Nick Hounslow) winds up in her care. Expect to see Tasha resent this unexpected royal burden… until she doesn’t.
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A Very Country Christmas
Starring: Bea Santos, Greyston Holt, and Greg Vaughan.
A Very Country Christmas is the most fan fiction-y movie you’ll find on this list. Zane (Greyston Holt) is a country music star and oftentimes shirtless man. Jeannette (Bea Santos) is a busy single mom hiding a talent for singing. You know where this is going.
Starring: Sarah Troyer, Bradley Hamilton, Kevin McGarry, and Samantha Gracie.
Here we find a Christmas movie rarity: a man whose obsession with work can be thawed by the holiday spirit and the spark of small town romance. Los Angeles entertainment lawyer Ryan (Bradley Hamilton) is that cold hearted guy — that is until he meets Krista (Sarah Troyer) during a talent scouting trip.