The holiday season is around the corner, and your favourite streaming platforms are gift-wrapping a sleigh full of Christmas cheer. Here's a sneak peek at the cinematic treasures premiering this year, promising to add warmth to your winter nights.
1. Christmas As Usual - Nordic Noel with a Twist
Directed by Petter Holmsen, and starring Ida Ursin-Holm, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen and Kanan Gill, this title premieres on Netflix on December 6.
Nestled in the snowy embrace of Norway, this romantic comedy unfolds a heartwarming saga as Thea brings her Indian boyfriend home for a classic Norwegian Christmas. Expect a delightful chaos of traditions turned on their heads, making this a festive treat for global audiences.
2. YOH Christmas - Love Under the South African Stars
Created by Johnny Barbuzano, Tiffany Barbuzano and Morishe Matlejoane, starring Katlego Lebogang this releases on December 15 on Netflix.
South Africa paints its Christmas canvas with the series YOH Christmas. Follow Thando, a successful woman facing the one challenge she can't conquer: finding love. A quest for a Christmas date becomes a comedic journey, navigating a shrinking dating pool and challenging societal expectations.
3. Best. Christmas. Ever! - Unwrapping Imperfections
Best. Christmas. Ever! is a festive film releasing on Netflix on November 16.
It follows Jackie's life as her boastful Christmas newsletters meet their match when old friend Charlotte disrupts the facade. A twist of fate intertwines their lives, forcing them to mend broken traditions and rediscover the essence of Christmas. The pursuit of perfection takes an imperfect turn, weaving a tale of laughter and redemption.
4. Candy Cane Lane - PrimeVideo's Whimsical Decorating Duel
Directed by Reginald Hudlin and starring Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross and Jillian Bell, this movie is set to unleash Christmas chaos on PrimeVideo on December 1st, 2023.
This is gonna be one elfed up Christmas movie. Candy Cane Lane premieres December 1st. pic.twitter.com/gVW9yHFuNh— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) November 8, 2023
Enter the whimsical world of competitive Christmas decorating, where a man's determination collides with an elf's enchanting spell. As the 12 days of Christmas come to life, unexpected chaos ensues, challenging the town's sanity in this festive comedy featuring Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross.
5. Dashing Through The Snow - Ludacris Leads a Heartwarming Adventure
Starring: Ludacris, Lil Rel Howery, Kevin Hart and Madison Skye, this title premieres on Disney Plus on November 17.
Ludacris stars as Eddie, a single father on a magical Christmas Eve ride along with his daughter. Encounter Santa Claus and embark on an adventure that might just thaw Eddie's icy feelings toward the holiday. Join the laughter and love with co-stars Oscar Nunez and Teyonah Parris.
6. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Experience the timeless tale of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol in a new light with 'Scrooge,' an animated musical retelling. Join Ebenezer Scrooge on a visually captivating adventure where he discovers the real essence of Christmas, guided by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. You can catch this delightful film on Netflix.
Embark on a festive journey to the North Pole in Elf, where Will Ferrell embodies Buddy, a human brought up among elves. As he searches for his real identity and shares the joy of Christmas, Elf delivers a delightful and heartwarming comedy suitable for all ages. Catch this enchanting movie on Amazon Prime Video.
8. The Polar Express
The Polar Express on Netflix invites you on a captivating animated journey to the North Pole. Based on a beloved children's book, this film beautifully captures the magic of Christmas as a young boy embarks on a magical train ride on Christmas Eve.
This holiday season, let these OTT cinematic gems be your festive companions, adding laughter, love, and a sprinkle of magic to your celebrations. Unwrap the joy, savour the moments, and let the spirit of Christmas illuminate your screens.
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