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[10/06/21 - 10:01 AM]
Netflix Is Here for the Holidays - 2021 Holiday Slate with Release Dates
Whether you like raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens or Christmas in California, these new holiday series and films are sure to become a few of your favorite things.

[via press release from Netflix]

On the sixth day of October, Netflix gave to thee... 28 NEW HOLIDAY ADDITIONS, including 11 FESTIVE FILMS, 6 SERIES THAT SLEIGH, 5 GIFTS FOR THE FAMILY, 3 VANESSA HUDGENS, 2 ELVES ON SHELVES, all in 1 MERRY SNEAK PEEK JUBILEE.

Whether you like raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens or Christmas in California, these NEW holiday series and films are sure to become a few of your favorite things. Afterall, the holidays are (almost) here and Netflix is here for it!

November 1
(Film) The Claus Family 🇳🇱

November 5
(Film) Love Hard

November 7
(Film) Father Christmas Is Back 🇬🇧

November 17
(Series) Christmas Flow 🇫🇷

November 18
(Film) The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

November 19
(Series) Blown Away: Christmas 🇨🇦

November 23
(Special) Waffles + Mochi’s Holiday Feast

November 24
(Film) A Boy Called Christmas
(Film) Robin Robin 🇬🇧

November 26
(Film) A Castle For Christmas
(Series) School of Chocolate

November 28
(Series) Elves 🇩🇰

November 30
(Special) Charlie's Colorforms City: Snowy Stories

Coming in December
(Film) A Naija Christmas 🇳🇬
(Series) How To Ruin Christmas: Season 2 🇿🇦

December 2
(Film) Single All the Way

December 3
(Series) The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 4 🇬🇧
(Special) Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas 🇬🇧

December 6
(Film) David and the Elves 🇵🇱

December 14
(Special) StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year 🇨🇦

December 16
(Film) A California Christmas: City Lights

December 22
(Film) Grumpy Christmas 🇲🇽

December 24
(Film) 1000 Miles from Christmas 🇪🇸

NETFLIX FILM

Available November 1
The Claus Family 🇳🇱
When his grandfather suddenly falls ill, holiday-hating Jules learns of his family's magical legacy and realizes he's the only hope to save Christmas.
Directed by: Matthias Temmermans
Written by: Matthias Temmermans and Ruben Vandenborre
Starring: Jan Decleir, Mo Bakker and Stefaan Degand

Available November 5
Love Hard
Hopeless romantic but eternally single LA journalist Natalie (Nina Dobrev) thinks things are beginning to look up when she swipes right on a dreamy guy from the East Coast, Tag (Darren Barnet). Taking a leap of faith she jumps on a flight to surprise her crush for the holidays, only to discover that she's been catfished by Tag's childhood friend who is equally unlucky in love, Josh (Jimmy O. Yang). This lighthearted romantic comedy chronicles her attempt to reel in love. LOVE HARD also stars James Saito, Harry Shum Jr., Mikaela Hoover and Heather McMahan.
Directed by: Hernán Jiménez
Written by: Danny Mackey and Rebecca Ewing
Produced by: McG and Mary Viola
Executive Produced by: Steven Bello, Brendan Ferguson and Max King
Director of Photography: Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Production Designer: Patrick Sullivan
Edited by: Priscilla Nedd Friendly, ACE
Costume Designer: Caroline Cranstoun
Music by: Mark Orton
Music Supervision: Michael Turner
Starring: Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, Darren Barnet, James Saito, Harry Shum Jr., Mikaela Hoover, Heather McMahan, Althea Kaye and Rebecca Staab

Available November 7
Father Christmas is Back
Four feuding sisters get a crash course in family togetherness when their long-lost father shows up for Christmas at their posh ancestral manor.

Available November 18
The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star
When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret (Vanessa Hudgens) and Princess Stacy (Vanessa Hudgens) enlist the help of Margaret's audacious look-alike cousin Fiona (Vanessa Hudgens) who teams with a dashing, mysterious man from her past to retrieve it... rekindling the sparks of a tantalizing Christmas romance and resulting in a very unexpected switch.
Directed by: Mike Rohl
Written by: Robin Bernheim Burger
Based On Characters Created by: Robin Bernheim Burger & Megan Metzger
Producers: Vanessa Hudgens, Brad Krevoy
Executive Producers: Katrina Stagner, Steve Berman, Brian Donovan, AJ Riach, Mike Rohl, Robin Bernheim Burger, Amanda Phillips, Eric Jarboe
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, with Vanessa Hudgens, and Vanessa Hudgens

Available November 24
A Boy Called Christmas
An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible. Adapted from the bestselling book by Matt Haig.
Directed by: Gil Kenan
Written by: Ol Parker and Gil Kena
Based on the novel by: Matt Haig
Produced by: Graham Broadbent, p.g.a., Pete Czernin, p.g.a.
Starring: Henry Lawfull, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman, Zoe Colletti, Stephen Merchant (voice), Joel Fry, Rune Temte with Jim Broadbent and Maggie Smith

Available November 26
A Castle For Christmas
Famed author, Sophie Brown (Brooke Shields), travels to Scotland hoping to buy a small castle of her own, but the prickly owner, Duke Myles (Cary Elwes), is reluctant to sell to a foreigner. Working to find a compromise, the pair constantly butt heads, but they just may find something more than they were expecting.
Directed by: Mary Lambert
Written by: Ally Carter and Kim Beyer-Johnson
Producer: Brad Krevoy
Executive Producers: Amanda Phillips, Brooke Shields, Steven R. McGlothen, Steve Berman, Katrina Stagner, Eric Jarboe
Starring: Brooke Shields, Cary Elwes

Available December 2
Single All the Way
Desperate to avoid his family's judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter (Michael Urie) convinces his best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) to join him for the holidays and pretend that they're now in a relationship. But when Peter's mother (Kathy Najimy) sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James (Luke Macfarlane) - the plan goes awry.
Director: Michael Mayer
Writer: Chad Hodge
Cast: Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Luke Macfarlane, Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Robertson with Jennifer Coolidge and Kathy Najimy
Producer: Joel S. Rice
Executive Producers: Chad Hodge, Michael Mayer

Available December 6
David and the Elves / Dawid i elfy 🇵🇱
Christmas is drawing near, but it's not a happy time for David. After moving to a big city, his parents have been bogged down with work and forgotten the meaning of Christmas. David decides to change that. Together with Albert the Elf, who escaped from the land of Santa to figure out what Christmas is all about, David sets off to Tatra Mountains, where his grandparents live, on a journey full of adventures. They are followed by David's parents and Santa, who completely doesn't get the modern world.
Director: Michał Rogalski
Writers: Mariusz Kuczewski, Marcin Baczyński
Producers: EndemolShine Polska, Magdalena Szwedkowicz
Lead cast: Jakub Zając, Cyprian Grabowski, Anna Smołowik, Monika Krzywkowska, Piotr Rogucki, Michał Czernecki, Cezary Żak

Available December 16
A California Christmas: City Lights
It's been a year since Callie and Joseph fell in love, and they're happier than ever running their dairy farm and winery, until business and family obligations call him back to the city - and threaten to derail their romance.
Director: Shaun Piccinino
Writer: Lauren Swickard
Producers: Ali Afshar / ESX, Daniel Aspromonte
Lead cast: Lauren Swickard, Josh Swickard, David Del Rio

Available December 22
Grumpy Christmas 🇲🇽
In this sequel to the 2016 comedy hit Un Padre No Tan Padre, Don Servando and his "extended hippie family" travel to the beach to spend Christmas with Alma's aunt, Doña Alicia, a demanding older woman who becomes Don Servando's ultimate nemesis. When his position in the family is challenged, Don Servando will stop at nothing to prove that Alicia is a horrible person who only looks out for herself... even if it means ruining Christmas for everyone.
Directed by: Raúl Martínez
Written by: Javier Peñaloza
Director of Photography: Michel Castro
Produced by: Gerardo Gatica and Alberto Müffelmann
Starring: Héctor Bonilla, Benny Ibarra and Jacqueline Bracamontes

Available December 24
1000 Miles from Christmas / 1000 kms de la Navidad 🇪🇸
A comedy that tells the story of Raúl (Tamar Novas), a thirty-something who has suffered all the misfortunes of his life during Christmas time. This is the reason why he really hates Christmas Carols, the Three Wise Men and everything that remotely smells of Christmas spirit. Every year he spends Christmas time on a far-away beach... but this year his boss has different plans for him: Raúl must attend a business trip to audit a "Turrones de Valverde" factory, the most typical Christmas sweet in a town that lives for and loves Christmas. And if this was not enough for Raúl, he will have to share accommodation with local teacher Paula, whose dream is beating the world record of the largest real live nativity scene ever created. Will this Madrilian Grinch be able to overcome his worst nightmare?
Director: Álvaro Fernández Armero
Writer: Francisco Arnal and Daniel Monedero
Producers: Kiko Martínez for Nadie es perfecto
Lead cast: Tamar Novas, Andrea Ros, Peter Vives, Fermí Reixach and Verónica Forqué

Coming in December
A Naija Christmas 🇳🇬
Three sons race to fulfil their mother's wish to bring home wives for Christmas, while she battles to plan a Christmas celebration she will always be remembered for.
Director: Kunle Afolayan
Writer: Kemi Adesoye
Producers: Golden Effects Pictures

NETFLIX SERIES

Available November 17
Christmas Flow 🇫🇷
An unlikely Christmas romance blossoms between a famous rapper and a tenacious journalist. But can they make it work despite their differences?

Available November 19
Blown Away: Christmas 🇨🇦
Blown Away is cranking up the heat for a spectacular holiday showdown! 'Tis the season for redemption as five fan favorites return to the hot shop to compete in a series of Christmas-themed challenges in the quest to become The Best in Holiday Blow. In the spirit of giving, the winner will not only receive a $10,000 cash prize, but an additional $10,000 will also be donated to their charity of choice.
Blown Away: Christmas is hosted by Bobby Berk with resident evaluator Katherine Gray.

Available November 26
School of Chocolate
Eight top pastry and chocolate professionals are coming to School of Chocolate to take their skills and careers to the next level. Their teacher is world-renowned chocolatier, Amaury Guichon, known globally for creating mind-blowing chocolate showpieces and unbelievable pastries. One lucky student who manages to prove themselves 'Best in Class' after eight episodes will win a prize package that includes a career-changing opportunity.
Executive Producers: Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper, Joanna Vernetti, Jeanne Begley, Andrea Richter
Production Company: Super Delicious
Format: Unscripted Series (8 x 45-minute episodes).

Available November 28
Elves 🇩🇰
Hoping to reconnect over Christmas, a family of four travel to a remote island in the Danish archipelago, only to find it controlled by members of a strongly religious community living in balance with fierce creatures in the woods revealed to be... elves. Real, monstrous beings that inspired the folklore and myths we all know. When the girl in the family finds and brings home a baby elf, she inadvertently disrupts the balance and throws everyone on the island into a life-or-death battle for faith, family and pure survival.

Available December 3
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 4 🇬🇧
Deck the halls with sugar, butter and chocolate as competitors from past seasons bake wondrous winter treats for judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.
Executive Producers: Letty Kavanagh, Richard McKerrow, Kieran Smith
Production Company: Love Productions
Format: Unscripted Series (2 x 60-minute episodes)

Coming in December
How To Ruin Christmas: Season 2 🇿🇦
Looking forward to a quiet Christmas this time around, family rebel and black sheep, Tumi Sello's plans get ruined, and so does Christmas. Once again, she has to spend the next couple days before Christmas trying to clear hers and the Sello name.

NETFLIX KIDS & FAMILY

Available November 23
Waffles + Mochi's Holiday Feast
Waffles and Mochi are home for the holidays in the Land of Frozen Food when Steve the Mop calls asking about their holiday traditions. Overeager as always, Waffles makes up a holiday - Freezie Day - and says it is all about the food! Steve invites himself -- and all their friends from the grocery store - over to celebrate, but Waffles and Mochi have nothing to feed their guests at this impromptu party. Mochi ventures out on MagiCart to gather food for the party while Waffles distracts the guests at home. Hijinks ensue (along with trips to Norway and Hawaii!). In the end, Waffles and Mochi learn that holiday traditions are about much more than food -- they're about being together and making memories with the people you love.

Available November 24
Robin Robin 🇬🇧
A stop-motion holiday musical special from Aardman. When her egg fortuitously rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of mice. As she grows up, her differences become more apparent. Robin sets off on the heist to end all heists to prove to her family that she can be a really good mouse - but ends up discovering who she really is.
Directors: Dan Ojari, Mikey Please
Writers: Dan Ojari, Mikey Please, Sam Morrison
Producer: Helen Argo
Voice Cast: Gillian Anderson, Richard E Grant, Bronte Carmichael, Adeel Akhtar

Available November 30
Charlie's Colorforms City: Snowy Stories
In these winter-themed episodes, we meet Charlie's new friend Yetilda D. Yeti who pairs up with Charlie for some stompy snowy adventures!

Available December 3 (excluding UK)
Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas 🇬🇧
In this 30-minute special from Aardman, the world's favourite sheep stars in his very own winter's tale. Shaun's seasonal excitement turns to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock inadvertently leads to Timmy going missing. Can Shaun get Timmy back before he becomes someone else's present? Prepare for a 'Santastic' adventure as everyone learns the true value of Christmas!
Director: Steve Cox
Writer: Giles Pilbrow based on a story by Giles Pilbrow, Mark Burton
Producer: Richard Beek

Available December 14
StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year 🇨🇦
When all of StarBeam's greatest enemies team up on New Year's Eve, Zoey trains her cousin Zane to be the next super hero in the family.

AND THE GIFTS THEY KEEP ON COMING

Available November 1
An Elf's Story
Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas
My Dad's Christmas Date

Available November 14
Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You

Available November 15
Snowbound for Christmas





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· BLOWN AWAY (CANADA) (NETFLIX)
· CHARLIE'S COLORFORMS CITY (NETFLIX)
· CHRISTMAS FLOW (NETFLIX)
· ELVES (NETFLIX)
· GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW, THE: HOLIDAYS (UNITED KINGDOM) (NETFLIX)
· HOW TO RUIN CHRISTMAS (NETFLIX)
· SCHOOL OF CHOCOLATE (NETFLIX)
· STARBEAM (NETFLIX)
· WAFFLES + MOCHI (NETFLIX)





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