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Holiday Movies & TV Streaming Guide
Break out the cocoa and wrap up in that snuggly blanket. It’s time to get cozy.
If you’re ready for a little holiday joy, Suddenlink has the scoop on upcoming film and TV releases on all your favorite streaming services, from new discoveries to old favorites.
Holiday Movies & TV on Netflix
Dash and Lily (2020, Available November 10th)
Dash and Lily is an 8-episode series based on the young adult chronicles “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares.” In a tale of opposites attract, the cynical Dash and optimistic Lily exchange a series of dares in a red notebook hidden amongst the mile of books at the Strand bookstore. The challenges take them outside of their comfort zone while taking a moment to appreciate the most wonderful time of the year.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020, Available November 13th)
Jingle Jangle is an all-star musical featuring Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, and Anika Noni Rose. Whitaker stars as Jeronicus Jangle, an eccentric toymaker whose most prized possession has been stolen by his apprentice. With the help of his granddaughter, he’ll work to reclaim the pilfered item through love, magic, and music.
The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020, Available November 19th)
Vanessa Hudgens and... Vanessa Hudgens reprise the dual roles of Duchess Margaret and baker-turned-princess Stacey. This time, they’re also joined by... Vanessa Hudgens, as Margaret’s party girl cousin, Fiona - a third doppelganger. Triple the Hudgens spells triple trouble for Princessly mix-ups and hi-jinx in this family-friendly farce.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (2020, Available November 22nd)
This holiday special puts a modernized spin on “A Christmas Carol” and It’s a Wonderful Life. Christine Baranski stars as Regina Fuller, a Scrooge-like woman, who wants to evict residents of her hometown and sell the land to a mall developer. Real-life angel Dolly Parton portrays a celestial being who shows Regina the importance of the town and the consequences of her actions through a series of original songs.
Holiday Movies & TV on Disney +
The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special
A long time Lego, in a galaxy far far away… a holiday was celebrated by Lego heroes, Lego villains, and Lego droids. Rey and BB-8 journey to discover the deeper meaning of the force when they find themselves thrown through cross-timeline adventures encountering iconic members of the Star Wars universe from the nine Skywalker films. Watch out for appearances from Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Vader, while watching Rey attempt to make it back to her timeline.
‘Twas the Night
Before Bryan Cranston became the pork pie hat-wearing Walter “Heisenberg” White, he starred in another criminal role. Nick Wrigley, a con-artist and irresponsible uncle, takes Santa’s sleigh out for a joyride along with his nephew. Little do they know, the North Pole has a “you break it, you buy it” policy.
Anna Kendrick stars as the eponymous heroine Noelle, daughter of Kris Kringle. Full of joy, cheer, and all embodiments of the Christmas spirit, Noelle wishes she could put her charms to better use. As her brother Nick fails miserably at becoming the next Santa, Noelle advises him to take a break and clear his mind. When he doesn’t return, it's up to Noelle to find him and save Christmas.
A Christmas Carol
Written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, A Christmas Carol brings Dickens' much-beloved tale to life in the form of 3D computer animation. Jim Carrey plays multiple roles, including Ebeneezer Scrooge and the Christmas ghosts who haunt him. Take a journey through this classic holiday tale with an all-star cast featuring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and Robin Wright.
Holiday Movies & TV on HBOMax
Emila Clarke (aka Daenerys from Game of Thrones) trades in her dragon queen robes for an elf outfit in Last Christmas. The film was also written by and stars Emma Thompson - a holiday classic staple in her own right thanks to her role in Love, Actually. Last Christmas tells the story of Kate, an aimless Londoner who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas store. Her life takes a new direction and outlook when she meets the handsome Tom, who gives her reason to love and live during the Yuletide season.
Die Hard (Rated R)
Of course it’s a Christmas movie! Bruce Willis plays John McClane, a grizzled NYPD detective who arrives in Los Angeles hoping to reconcile with his estranged wife during her company holiday party (weirdly scheduled on Christmas Eve). The movie shifts from Hallmark territory to all-out action when Hans Gruber (played by the sublime Alan Rickman) arrives at the party and holds everyone hostage while trying to pull off a heist. With no way in or out of the towering office building, it’s all up to McClane - but can he save the day in his tank top and bare feet?
Two scheming burglars meet their match in the form of Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old child who’s been inadvertently left at home during the holidays. It’s a battle of wills as Kevin prepares for his house to be robbed by said convicts, and counteracts it with an abundance of traps. Enjoy this classic holiday tale and have a merry Christmas, ya filthy animals
Whether you’re a cord-cutter or a cable TV subscriber with an itchy remote finger and DVR memory to burn, you have plenty of options to see you through the winter.
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