Spring has sprung, but if you’ve been practicingdue to the , you might not have even noticed. With many of us cooped up in our homes and separated from our friends and family, it can be a very bleak time. Which is why some families have found a way to bring a little magic back into their lives: holiday magic, that is.
Last weekend the Hallmark channel ran a Christmas movie marathon to help brighten folks’ spirits up. And Hallmark is doubling down on the joy by running a second holiday movie marathon this weekend as well (aptly called We Need a Little Christmas). Some folks are really getting back into the holiday spirit and reportedly even turning their Christmas lights back on and redecorating.
Lucky for us, Netflix released a ton of delightful Christmas original films and series in 2019. So if you haven’t yet watched the the long awaited conclusion to the The Christmas Prince trilogy, A Royal Baby, here’s your chance.
Netflix original films
Kristin Davis plays a mother who plans a romantic trip to Africa with her husband after their son heads away to college. Unfortunately for her, her husband opts for a divorce instead. Obviously Davis decides to go to Africa anyway, presumably to Eat Pray Love her impending divorce blues away. And given that it’s a holiday movie, the odds seem astronomically high that she’s going to fall in love with Rob Lowe, who plays her pilot on her leg to Zambia. Also Netflix assures us there are baby elephants.
Snowstorm on Christmas Eve? Check. High school seniors? Check. An important party to attend and a stolen keg? Check. If this isn’t Christmas Superbad meets every John Hughes film ever, I’ll be highly disappointed. Kiernan Shipka will hopefully be playing some sort of blonde Molly Ringwald.
This animated original comes from Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos and features a fantastic cast of voice actors including Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones and J.K. Simmons. It’s also about a postal employee, but I’m going to give it the benefit of the doubt that it’s jam-packed with Christmas magic.
Vanessa Hudgens becomes friends with a medieval knight who ends up in present-day Ohio. I’m assuming this is going to be a Christmas-version of Kate & Leopold, which I’m totally OK with. Plus Emmanuelle Chriqui co-stars and the tween girl in me is very excited to see if she’s still as beautiful as she was in Snow Day.