‘Angela’s Christmas’ Netflix Release Date Moved to November 30th

‘Angela’s Christmas.’ Copyright: Brown Bag Labs

Netflix’s animated Christmas movie Angela’s Christmas has been delayed from its original release date. The movie will still be releasing in 2018 but has been pushed back to the end of the month. Here’s what we know about the movie and why its drop date has been delayed. 

As you’re well aware, Netflix is producing a handful of Christmas movies this year with the majority of them being live-action romantic comedies. Netflix has also bought up an animated movie for the holiday season called Angela’s Christmas.

The movie is produced by Brown Bag Labs who are an Irish animation studio who have worked on titles for RTE and the BBC.

The film was picked up for Netflix in 2018 but actually aired first in Ireland last year. The 30-minute short movie is set in the early 1900’s and tells the story of a young girl who tries to help baby Jesus stay warm over Christmas.

The movie features the voice of Ruth Negga, an Oscar-nominated actress who’s known for Loving and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Lucy O’Connell voices Angela who voiced Saoirse in Song of the Sea from 2014.


When will Angela’s Christmas be on Netflix?

Damien O’Connor who serves as the co-writer and director of the new movie, took to Twitter to confirm that the movie has, in fact, been moved to November 30th. A blog post on Brown Bag Labs website also confirms the move.


Why has it been delayed?

We asked O’Connor as to why Angela’s Christmas has been delayed from November 1st to November 30th and he suggested it could have something to do with a more strategic release date for Christmas.

We also believe that Netflix has likely delayed the release to throw a bit more marketing behind the movie. Before today, we had only heard about the title’s November 2018 release with images, a trailer, and an IMDb page only surfacing in the last couple of days.


Are you looking forward to Angela’s Christmas coming to Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.