New on Netflix Canada This Week (November 23rd)

Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, and Judah Lewis in ‘The Christmas Chronicles.’ Image: Michael Gibson

Happy weekend! This has definitely been a quiet week for titles. While there isn’t an abundance of new additions, there are some pretty quality options. We take a look at some of the highlights and round up all of the titles that have been added over the last seven days.

Let’s start with some holiday spirit. Released just in time to kick things off right is the new Netflix Original The Christmas Chronicles. I have to be honest here, I went in with some skepticism. We all know the formula these movies go by and the bag of tricks that go with it. But this movie is a delight! Kurt Russell is a wonderful Santa, there are big cameos, and it isn’t schmaltzy. (That’s high on the list for me.) Is it going to win an Oscar? Nope. Is it a weird, fun film? Yup.You should add this movie to your queue.

I’ve never been one to strictly follow what most people watch for the holidays. In my book, Die Hard and L.A. Confidential are Christmas classics, and Goodfellas has always been one of my go-to must-watch movies for the holidays. Maybe it’s that warm, fuzzy feeling you get when you see that look in Jimmy’s eye and you just know he’s going to wack somebody. If you’ve never seen it, stop whatever you’re doing and watch it now.

A solid addition to the Netflix Original Comedy library, Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia was added this week. Host of The Daily Show, this is his second Netflix special. His humor is fun, smart, and he is a master storyteller. His look at life is to find the nugget of funny in every situation. I think we can all use a little more of that in our lives.

Here are the new titles added this week:

12 New Movies

  • GoodFellas (1990)
  • I Feel Pretty (2018)
  • Puppy Star Christmas (2018)
  • Sabrina (2018) Netflix Original
  • Target (2018) Netflix Original
  • The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Netflix Original
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • The Hangover (2009)
  • The Hangover: Part II (2011)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  • The Tribe (2018) Netflix Original

9 New TV Series

  • Fugitiva (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Kulipari: Dream Walker (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Motown Magic (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Oh My Ghost (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Paap-O-Meter (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Sick Note (2 Seasons) Netflix Original
  • The Final Table (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • The Last King (Season 3) Netflix Original

5 New Documentaries/Docu-series

  • Big Dreams, Small Spaces (Season 3)
  • Fake or Fortune? (Season 1)
  • Monty Don’s French Gardens (Season 1)
  • Monty Don’s Italian Gardens (Season 1)
  • The Great Escapers (Season 1)

2 New Stand-up Specials

  • Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012)
  • Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (2018) Netflix Original
Cheryl Greenway

Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.