Halloween is over, which means it’s officially holiday season! (At least according to Mariah Carey.) As we settle into autumn, Netflix is ready to get you and the whole family into the Christmas spirit. Next week, on November 13, the streaming service is set to drop its most merry musical adventure. “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” boasts a star-studded cast (Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Ricky Martin) and original songs from our favs John Legend and Usher.
“The beautiful thing about music is that it’s the universal language,” David E. Talbert says, who wrote and directed the movie. “It’s what brings us together and lowers the walls between us.”
The movie follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle who finds support from his innovative granddaughter when Jangle’s former apprentice steals his most prized creation. Watch the trailer below to take a look at all the magic!
The fun doesn’t stop there. For your little bookworms, the Jingle Jangle tale will also be available as two children’s books starting December 1. Picture book “The Square Root of Possible: A Jingle Jangle Story” (ages 4-8) dives into Journey meeting her grandfather, Jeronicus Jangle, for the first time. Realizing his magic for equations and problem solving is gone, Journey sets out to find her grandfather’s joy. In “Jingle Jangle: The Invention of Jeronicus Jangle” (ages 8-12), Jeronicus and Journey must construct a magical invention in time for the holidays, which could change their lives forever. The stories are published by Penguin Random House and will be available from most places you find books.
The festive family fun continues at Netflix with a string of new releases. Check out their forthcoming lineup below to add to your holiday watch list.
November 20: Alien Xmas
It’s time to get out of this world! What happens when aliens try to steal Earth’s gravity to easily take everything on the planet? Fate will be decided by X, a small alien, and the gift-giving spirit of Christmas.
November 24: Dragons Rescue Riders: Huttsgalor Holiday
Huttsgalor’s favorite winter festival has finally arrived. Come snowfall, Odinyule, the Viking holiday of giving, can finally begin. However, ice-breathing dragons threaten to cancel the tradition— but not unless the Rescue Riders have anything to say about it!
November 27: A Go! Go! Cory Carson Christmas
It’s up to Cory to save Christmas. A snow plow with an uncanny resemblance to Santa Claus crashes into the Carson’s yard, wiping his memory. Cory then must help this familiar stranger remember the magic of Christmas and who he is.
November 29: Wonderoos Holiday Holiday!
There is nothing more exciting than winter in the big city! In the festive spirit, Poppy decides to throw a holiday party for Sully. When the party doesn’t go as planned, the Wonderoos learn that there are so many different holidays and ways to celebrate.
December 1: Angela’s Christmas Wish
Based on characters from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt, this story tells the heart-warming tale of a little girl determined to get her family back together just in time for Christmas. The tender and funny movie focuses on the importance of family and togetherness.
December 3: Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday
The Fix-It Force are on a mission to deliver Blunderberry Cakes to every home as fast as they can. But come Blunderberry Day Eve, Barry the Berry Bear doesn’t show up, so the crew must kick it into high gear to save the town’s most magical holiday!
December 4: Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas
George and Harold take Christmas to a whole new level by upgrading the holiday in a comic: BLISSMAS. Forget red bows and ugly sweaters. It’s all about laser shows, cool capes and creating tree bots. After they convince Santa to implement their holiday ideas, they return home to find the plan didn’t quite work. George and Harold are under a ticking clock to help Santa remember the true meaning of Christmas before it’s too late.
December 5: Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas
Delayed mail— a familiar concept lately. Mandy Mail is set on delivering a load of late Christmas letters to the North Pole. When a big storm hits, all the trains join Santa to help deliver presents and keep Christmas on schedule!
December 8: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers
On a field trip to the North Pole, Sami, Zane Olive and Rocky accidentally cause quite the catastrophe at Santa’s workshop. Have no fear: the eight older Super Monsters swoop in and save Christmas!
December 11: A Trash Truck Christmas
Hanks discovers Trash Truck doesn’t know about the magic of Christmas, so he sets out to show him and their friends what the holiday is all about. Lucky for Santa, this group of friends are just in time to help save Christmas.