Why wait for December to get into the holiday spirit? There’s the Netflix Original movie Jingle Jangle to look forward to, starring Forest Whitaker and Keegan-Michael Key, as well the Dolly Parton series Christmas on the Square plus Sugar Rush Christmas Season 2 for all of us counting down the days until the festive season begins.
Here are our highlights. Keep reading to see the listing by date.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey | 13 November 2020
A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.
More family picks
The Crown Season 4 | 15 November 2020
In the 1980s, Elizabeth clashes with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher while Prince Charles enters a tumultuous marriage with Lady Diana Spencer.
More British period drama
The Princess Switch: Switched Again | 19 November 2020
Days before Duchess Margaret’s coronation, her double Stacy swoops in with a plan to fix her love life. But a new look-alike may royally mess things up.
More for tweens
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square | 22 November 2020
Seasonal cheer comes to a screeching halt when a cold-hearted woman tries to sell her hometown’s land. Can music, magic and memories change her mind?
More feel-good picks
Shawn Mendes: In Wonder | 23 November 2020
Over the course of a world tour, this unguarded documentary follows Shawn Mendes as he makes sense of his stardom, relationships and musical future.
More about being a musical star
Virgin River Season 2 | 27 November 2020
Engagement. Babies. Heartbreak. Murder. For a small town, Virgin River has its fair share of drama — and Mel Monroe is often in the middle of it.
More shows that are all about setting
Sugar Rush Christmas Season 2 | 27 November 2020
This competition series challenges bakers to create holiday treats that look festive and taste amazing — all against a ticking clock.
More reality series
What else is on?
Look out for our Plum Picks in bold.
1 November 2020
Can You Hear Me? (M’entends-tu?): Season 2
3 November 2020
Mother | Felix Lobrecht: Hype
4 November 2020
Love and Anarchy
5 November 2020
Paranormal | Operation Christmas Drop | The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run | Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta?
6 November 2020
- Sister Sister
Country Ever After | Citation
9 November 2020
Undercover (BE): Season 2
10 November 2020
Dash & Lilly | Trash Truck
11 November 2020
- The Liberator – Netflix Original Series: Based on “Operation Avalanche” in WWII, this film follows the Allied invasion of Italy and the story of the regiment known as the “Thunderbirds.”
A Queen Is Born (Nasce uma Rainha) | What We Wanted | Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun
12 November 2020
13 November 2020
- The Minions of Midas – Netflix Original Series: A millionaire publisher gets a blackmail note just as a reporter is about to break a story that implicates him. His decision can mean life or death.
The Life Ahead – Netflix Original Film
17 November 2020
- We Are The Champions – Netflix Original Series: Explore an array of unique competitive sporting events, from the quirky to the bizarre, and meet their passionate communities in this docuseries.
The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 4
18 November 2020
Bitter Daisies (El sabor de las margaritas): Season 2 | Holiday Home Makeover with Mr Christmas
20 November 2020
- Alien Xmas – Netflix Original Film: While on a not-so-joyful mission to steal from Santa and his pals at the North Pole, a tiny alien learns a thing or two about the Christmas spirit.
- If Anything Happens I Love You – Netflix Original Film: If Anything Happens I Love You is an elegy on grief. Writer/directors Will McCormack and Michael Govier bring a beautifully illustrated animated short film which takes us on an extraordinary emotional journey of two parents struggling to overcome the hurt left by a tragic event that leaves their family changed forever.
- Voices of Fire – Netflix Original Series: This docuseries follows Pharrell Williams’ hometown church as it builds the world’s best gospel choir with undiscovered talent in the community.
Flavorful Origins: Gansu Cuisine
24 November 2020
Hillbilly Elegy – Netflix Original Film: Based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown.
Notes for My Son (El Cuaderno de Tomy) | Wonderoos | Dragons: Rescue Riders: Huttsgalor Holiday
25 November 2020
The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two | Great Pretender: Season 2
26 November 2020
27 November 2020
- Riding with Sugar – Netflix Original Film: As painful memories spin in his head, a young refugee pedals toward a new future under a charitable mentor when fate challenges his BMX racing hopes.
- Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker – Netflix Original Documentaries: This documentary chronicles the production of a yearly musical theater phenomenon produced by the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles.
Over Christmas (Überweihnachten) | The Call | Don’t Listen | The Beast (La Belva) | A Go! Go! Cory Carson Christmas
28 November 2020
- The Uncanny Counter – Netflix Original Series: Demon hunters called Counters come to Earth disguised as employees at a noodle restaurant in order to capture evil spirits in pursuit of eternal life.
29 November 2020
- Wonderoos: Holiday Holiday! – Netflix Kids & Family: It’s winter in the city and despite the lack of snow, a power outage and an ill-fated party, the Wonderoos learn the true meaning of the holidays.
30 November 2020
Finding Agnes | A Love So Beautiful – Netflix Original Series
Watch while you wait
Please note that dates and times are subject to change.