Film – UPROXX – October 7, 2020 at 10:36AM:
The upcoming holiday season might be extra challenging to navigate this year with group gatherings remaining a bad idea for months to come. What will you do to fill those hours? Netflix has you covered with sleighs full of content, including the traditional and not-so-typical holiday offerings.
Plenty of original offerings are on the way, including Dolly Parton’s delight of a Christmas gift to the world. Kurt Russell will return as the coolest Santa around to help put a stop to all the mayhem-loving grinches out there, and Shondaland’s bringing us a dance-filled wonderland while Emma Roberts has the festive-romcom corner all tied up. Oh, and expect aliens and a heist and more of The Great British Baking Show to counteract the Captain Underpants-loving young man in the next room.
Holidate (Netflix film streaming 10/28)
As unexpected as it sounds, McG produces this early arrival. Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey star as two strangers who hate the holidays, so they pledge to be each other’s date for every blasted family-and-friends occasion for the next year. They have absolutely no romantic interest in each other, so you know how this will turn out, right? Well, Kristin Chenoweth co-stars, and she’s sure to spice things up.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (Netflix film streaming 11/22)
Everyone loves Dolly, so at least there’s one thing that you won’t be arguing about with your relatives this season. Featuring an album full of original Dolly music, this film (which co-stars Christine Baranski) revolves around how the coldest of hearts can melt in the face of family, love, and the enduring Christmas spirit of a small town.
The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (Netflix film streaming 11/25)
Kurt Russell’s hot Santa returns two years after Kate and Teddy saved Christmas. Kate’s now a cynical teenager with family drama, and for some reason, she’s not thrilled to spend Christmas in Cancun. The trouble truly begins when a mysterious toublemaker, Belsnickel, plots to destroy Christmas and make a ground zero out of the North Pole. Russell’s here to help save the day, and yes, Goldie Hawn’s along for the ride.
Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (Netflix documentary streaming 11/27)
Shondaland brings us this career spotlight for Debbie Allen, who’s steadfastly guiding a group of stellar young dancers as they gear up to launch Allen’s yearly “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” production. This film looks like a blast.