10 Netflix holiday releases to get you in the Christmas spirit without having to leave your couch

To many of us, the holiday season means hitting the malls for gift shopping and catching all the spectacular Christmas light displays and performances happening all over the island.

But what if you are a certified homebody and the idea of fighting your way through the holiday crowds isn’t exactly your cup of tea? Fret not! Netflix has recently announced an exciting line-up of holiday releases to get you into the festive mood while chilling out in the comfort of your home. So grab a hot drink, get your snacks ready, and let these movies and shows bring the Christmas spirit to you.

Holiday in the wild

Recommended for: Those who enjoy shows about self-discovery like Eat, Pray, Love
Release date: Now available on Netflix Singapore
Run time: 1h26m
Starring: Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis

Kate Conrad (Kristin Davis) embarks on a solo safari to Africa after her husband abruptly ends their marriage. Amidst the majestic animals and scenery, Kate falls in love with her new surroundings and the man who shares her journey.

Let it snow

Recommended for: Those who enjoy novel adaptations and romantic comedies
Release date:
Now available on Netflix Singapore
Run time: 1h33m
Starring: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Kiernan Shipka, Jacob Batalon, and Joan Cusack

During a snowstorm on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendships and love lives colliding thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an epic party at the local Waffle Town. The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle,

Klaus

Recommended: Those who enjoy beautiful animation with solid plots
Release date:
Now available on Netflix Singapore
Run time: 1h38m
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones

When postman Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) is stationed on Smeerensburg – a cold, dark island with hostile residents, he forms unexpected friendship with local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones) and mysterious carpenter Klaus (Oscar® winner J.K. Simmons). Together they return laughter to the town, forging a new legacy of generous neighbours, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care.

The Knight Before Christmas

Recommended for: Those who enjoy romantic comedies (with far-fetched plots)
Release date:
21 November 2019
Run time: 1h32m
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Whitehouse, Emmanuelle Chriqui

A magical sorceress transports medieval knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) to present-day Ohio during the holiday season, where he befriends Brooke (Vanessa Hudgens), a high school science teacher disillusioned by love. As friendship blossoms into romance, Sir Cole begins to question his quest to return home.

Nailed It! Holiday! Season 2

Recommended for: Those who love reality TV meets cooking show meets game show
Release date:
22 November 2019

Hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres, season 2 of Nailed It! Holiday features the best of the worst baking fails. Whether wrecking the halls or destroying the dreidel, jaws will drop as the bakers attempt all new challenges inspired by the holidays. Guest judges include: Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, David Burkta, Bridget Everett, Jason Mantzoukas and Ron Ben Israel.

Holiday Rush

Recommended for: Those who are looking for a feel-good movie with heart-warming moments
Release date:
28 November 2019
Run time: 1h33m
Starring: Romany Malco, Sonequa Martin-Green, Darlene Love

Popular New York radio DJ Rush Williams (Romany Malco) loses his job right before Christmas. In order to buy another station and keep him on the air, Rush and his four spoilt kids, so used to luxury and comfort, are forced to embrace a simpler life and learn the true value of family love.

Merry Happy Whatever

Recommended for: Those who love family comedies
Release date:
28 November 2019
Episodes: Eight
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Bridgit Mendler, Brent Morin, Ashley Tisdale

A strong-willed father and the head of a close-knit but quirky family, Don Quinn (Dennis Quaid) does his best to balance the stress of the holidays and the demands of his children. However, when his youngest daughter Emmy (Bridgit Mendler) comes home with her new boyfriend – struggling LA musician Matt (Brent Morin), Quinn’s tight grip on the family is put to the test.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby

Recommended for: Those who love fantasy stories and enjoy looking at breathtaking landscapes
Release date: 5 December 2019
Run time: 1h25m
Starring: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige

Queen Amber (Rose McIver) and King Richard (Ben Lamb) of Algovia are expecting their first child this Christmas, but first they have to host King Tai (Kevin Shen) and Queen Ming (Momo Yeung) of Penglia to renew a 600-year-old sacred truce. However, when the treaty goes missing, Amber has to find the thief before the clock strikes twelve on Christmas to save her family and the kingdom from an ancient curse.

Lost in Space: Season 2

Recommended for: Sci-fi fanatics who love action and heart-warming films
Release date: 24 December 2019
Episodes: 10
Starring: Molly Parker, Toby Stephens, Taylor Russell, Maxwell Jenkins and Mina Sundwall

The Robinson family are back with more adventures and dangers coming their way! This time, they are stranded on an ocean planet as they search for their beloved Robot while trying to make it back to their colony ship, the Resolute.

Super Monsters Save Christmas

Recommended for: Parents who want a quiet day in with their kids or child-free adults who are young at heart
Release date: 26 December 2019
Run time: 24m
Starring: Elyse Maloway, Vincent Tong, Erin Mathews

It’s Christmas Eve in Pitchfork Pines, and the Super Monsters are joining forces to deck the halls, find Santa’s missing reindeer and save the holiday!

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