It’s officially that time of year! While Hallmark and Lifetime debut nearly 40 original holiday movies each year, Netflix has officially joined the party. Beginning November 1, the streaming giant will begin rolling out original holiday content. From new movies and sequels to special episodes of popular series, they’re not holding back!
Starting off the TV series, Netflix is rolling out six new specials. The Great British Baking Show: Holidays is returning for the second season on November 8! Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith act as judges and some favourite former competitors return. The second season of Nailed It! Holiday! debuts on November 22 and the guest judges include Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, David Burkta, Bridget Everett, Jason Mantzoukas and Ron Ben Israel. The last show kicking off its season 2 is Lost in the Space, which picks up with the Robinson family seven months later, on Christmas day! It launches on December 24. Additionally, season 2 of Magic for Humans will follow magician Justin Willman as he embraces the holiday spirit by visiting Santa school and teaching kids about the magic of giving. It debuts December 6.
Three other series are set to launch during the holidays. On November 28, Merry Happy Whatever debuts, following the life of strong-willed patriarch Don Quinn (Dennis Quaid) in the hectic days leading up to Christmas. While he does his best to balance the holiday stress and his family’s demands, it all gets turned upside down when his youngest daughter Emmy (Bridgit Mendler) brings home her new boyfriend, struggling musician Matt (Brent Morin).
Sugar Rush Christmas, debuting November 29, is the latest holiday cooking competition series with six episodes. Hunter March, Candace Nelson and Adriano Zumbo will be joined by guest judges Tiffani Thiessen, Liza Koshy, Donal Skehan, Jeanine Mason and many more.
Netflix is also rolling out the family content:Super Monsters Save Christmas (November 26)
True: Winter Wishes (November 26)
Team Kaylie: Part 2 (December 2)
Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas (December 6)
Alexa & Katie (December 30)
Holiday in the Wild (November 1)
Manhattanite Kate Conrad (Kristin Davis) heads to Africa for a solo safari after her son goes to college and her husband suddenly ends their relationship. During a detour through Zambia, she helps pilot Derek Holliston (Rob Lowe) rescue an orphaned baby elephant. Together, they nurse him back to health and she extends her trip through the holidays.
Let it Snow (November 8)
A group of high school seniors find their friendships and love lives colliding during a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. The group includes a stranded pop star, a squad of competitive dancers and a mysterious woman covered in tin foil. Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Kiernan Shipka, Jacob Batalon and Joan Cusack star.
Klaus (November 15)
In the animated comedy, the postal academy’s worst student Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) gets stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle. The people are just as cold as the weather and he’s about to give up when he meets local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones) and mysterious carpenter Klaus (J.K. Simmons). These unlikely friendships light up the town.
The Knight Before Christmas (November 21)
After being magically transported to Ohio during the holidays, medieval knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) meets Brooke (Vanessa Hudgens), a clever science teacher who’s been heartbroken many times. In order to get home, Sir Cole must fulfill his mysterious one true quest; but as the pair gets closer, he’s unsure he wants to go back at all.
Holiday Rush (November 28)
Popular New York DJ Rush Williams (Romany Malco) has been spoiling his four children since they lost their mom, but when he loses his job, everything changes. His producer, Roxy Richardson (Sonequa Martin-Green), and his Aunt Jo (Darlene Love) plan to buy him a new station if they can downsize and live simpler.
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (December 5)
In the third installment of A Christmas Prince films, Queen Amber (Rose McIver) and King Richard (Ben Lamb) are ready to take time off to prepare for the arrival of their first child. However, when a snowstorm hits Aldovia on Christmas Eve and a 600-year-old sacred truce goes missing, Amber must find the thief before midnight to avoid an ancient curse the looms on her family and the kingdom.