The Princess Switch: Switched Again
1. Switched Again
The Princess Switch: Switched Again, Again is a 2020 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Mike Rohl. A sequel to The Princess Switch, it stars Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Suanne Braun, and Nick Sagar. is an easy and lighthearted watch.
2.Dolly Parton’s Christmas On the Square
Starring Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis, and Treat Williams, the plot follows the wealthy Regina Fuller (Baranski), returning to her hometown to evict the residents and sell the land to a mall developer. Netflix released the film on November 22, 2020.
3.Angela’s Christmas Wish
One of a few sequels on the list, Angela’s Christmas Wish, is a short animated film and a follow-up to Angela’s Christmas. Angela and her brother Tom decide they’ll embark on an adventure to bring their father home for Christmas. It’s definitely aimed at a younger audience, but it’s only 47 minutes long, so you might as well watch it either way.
Holidate is a 2020 American romantic comedy holiday film, directed by John Whitesell, from a screenplay by Tiffany Paulsen. It stars Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Jake Manley, Jessica Capshaw, Andrew Bachelor, Frances Fisher, Manish Dayal, and Kristin Chenoweth. The film was released on Netflix on October 28, 2020.
Sloane and Jackson hate being single on holidays where they face constant judgment from their meddling families. So, when these two strangers meet, they pledge to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion in the year ahead
5. Alien XMas
Alien Xmas is another animated short that will warm even the coldest hearts this winter. While it’s definitely aimed toward children, I was surprised at how entertaining it was to watch a small alien named X discover how special it is to put others first. Also, who doesn’t love cute aliens?
6. The Christmas Chronicles 2
The follow-up to the 2018 Netflix film surprised me in the best possible way. The Christmas Chronicles 2 featured a teenage Kate back again with Santa on another quest to save Christmas. The film is great for anyone looking for an action-packed family film. Come for the adventure, stay for Santa’s random singing outbursts.
7. Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
I loved Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, a documentary about the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. The film follows the academy’s annual production of the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. Not only did it remind me how much I can’t dance, but it was a really special inside look at the world of ballet. I ranked it slightly lower because, like Holidate, it isn’t overly full of Christmas cheer. However, if Netflix ever wants to release a film of the entire production (hint, hint) it’d go straight to the top.
8. Operation Christmas Drop
As far as cheesy, rom-com-style Christmas movies go, Operation Christmas Drop was my favorite released on Netflix this year. It seemed to subvert certain cliches – set on an island instead of a small town, for example – while also keeping true to the genre in which it exists. Plus it stars Kat Graham, and after the Holiday Calendar two years ago, I was happy to see her return to the streaming site.
9. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
was the best Netflix holiday movie released this year. It had all the essential elements to go down as a seasonal classic: adventure, signing, family, a vibrant setting, beautiful costumes, and of course, a toy store. The soundtrack is amazing and the story heartwarming – it’s definitely a film I’ll revisit year after year.