With many of us cooped up in our homes and separated from our friends and family, it can be a very bleak time. Lucky for us, there’s plenty of holiday magic to be found this Christmas. Netflix released few delightful Christmas original films and series. 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.
Holiday in the Wild:
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.
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.
The Knight Before Christmas:
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.
A radio DJ widower and father of four loses his job right before Christmas, because apparently they live in a world full of heartless monster humans. Odds are high this is going to be the biggest tearjerker on the list.
The Christmas Prince: Royal Baby
If you haven’t seen the Christmas Prince, stop what you’re doing and immediately go watch them. The films focus on Amber, a journalist who openly lies to the foreign leaders of the fictional country Aldovia (which I’m pretty sure would be illegal? But Netflix doesn’t seem too concerned with how laws work in Aldovia) and winds up marrying their prince. In the second movie, they get married. This time they’re having a baby. Sorry for the spoilers.