New Christmas Movies & TV Series on Netflix for 2020

new christmas tv series movies on netflix 2020

Looking for a list of all the new Christmas movies and TV series added to Netflix? You’ve come to the right place as we’ve got every Christmas title added to Netflix in the US up to November 19th, 2020. Let’s dive in. 

If you want to see what we currently know is coming up on Netflix for Christmas, check out our Christmas 2020 preview.

Note: titles are listed from the date they were released on Netflix. 


Full List of New Christmas TV Series Released on Netflix

Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas

Released on Netflix: November 18th
Genre:
Reality-TV
Cast: Benjamin Bradley

If you love house make-over shows and Christmas, this is a match made in heaven for you. Following decorated interior designer Benjamin Bradley who is known by his alter-ego Mr. Christmas, he helps people transform their homes into winter wonderlands.


Dash & Lily

Released on Netflix: November 10th
Genre: Romance
Cast: Austin Abrams, Dante Brown, Midori Francis, Troy Iwata

Netflix’s featured TV series for the holiday season has undoubtedly been Dash & Lily. Adapted from the books, the series has scored highly with audiences and instantly led people to ponder whether a second season is on the way (our intel says it is).

Here’s what you can expect from the series:

“Opposites attract at Christmas as cynical Dash and sunny Lily trade messages and dares in a red notebook they pass back and forth around New York City.”


Full List of New Christmas Movie Released on Netflix

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (2020)

Released on Netflix: November 22nd
Genre: Musical, Christmas, Drama
Director: Debbie Allen
Cast: Dolly Parton, Treat Williams, Christine Baranski, Jenifer Lewis
Runtime: 98 mins

Dolly Parton isn’t a stranger to Netflix having premiered her big TV series, Heartstrings last year on Netflix. Now, she along with her production company are back with a new Christmas adventure.

The movie itself follows a town that’s on the brink of being sold by a Grinch-like figure but will a bit of Christmas spirit (and some helping from Dolly) help the town?


The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020)

Released on Netflix: November 19th
Genre: Romantic, Family
Director: Mike Rohl
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Sagar, Sam Palladio, Mia Lloyd, Lachlan Nieboer, Ricky Norwood
Runtime: 97 mins

The Princess Switch returns for its second outing with a sequel that ups the ante by giving us not one, not two but three Vanessa Hudgens. We’re convinced that The Princess Switch resides within the Orphan Black universe but that’s a topic for another time.

Here’s what you can expect from the second movie:

“When Margaret’s Christmas coronation complicates her love life, her double Stacy steps in to save the day. But will a third look-alike ruin their plan?”


White Christmas (1954)

Released on Netflix: November 15th
Genre:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen
Runtime: 120 min

White Christmas has streamed on Netflix a number of times in the past but it’s always a pleasure to see it back especially at this time of year.

In case you haven’t seen the all-singing and dancing Christmas movies from the mid-1950s, here’s what you can expect:

“Two war buddies fall for two sisters and follow the girls to a resort owned by their former commanding officer, who is in danger of losing the place.”


A Very Country Christmas (2017)

Released on Netflix: November 15th
Genre: 
Family, Romance
Director: Justin G. Dyck
Cast: Greyston Holt, Bea Santos, Greg Vaughan, Deana Carter
Runtime: 84 min

On November 15th, Netflix scooped up the license to two of Justin G. Dyck’s recent movies.

The romantic movie has a bit of a country twist with plenty of songs from the genre present too.

Here’s what the story is about:

“When an unfulfilled country music star hides out in his hometown, he meets a budding interior designer who finds her way into his heart.”


Hometown Holiday (2018)

Genre: Romance, Christmas
Director: Justin G. Dyck
Cast: Sarah Troyer, Bradley Hamilton, Kevin McGarry, Samantha Gracie
Runtime: 84 min

Based on the novel by Caro Carson, this Christmas movie is another romantic serving from Justin G. Dyck.

The movie follows an entertainment lawyer who is trying to sign up a new act but ends up falling for someone.


Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

Released on Netflix: November 13th
Genre: Family, Musical
Director: David E. Talbert
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Madalen Mills, Phylicia Rashad
Runtime: 124 mins

Netflix’s big family event movie for the holidays is undoubtedly Jingle Jangle which according to the reviews at least, is a runaway success.

Featuring a big cast of names headlined by Forest Whitaker and Hugh Bonneville, the movie takes you on a holiday adventure (including parts filmed in What’s on Netflix’s hometown of Norwich, England!) with one girl’s quest to save a small robot who has the power to change everything.

If you love the VFX of the movie, check out our interview with the team behind it from Framestore.


A New York Christmas Wedding (2020)

Released on Netflix: November 5th
Genre: 
Romance, LGBTQ, Christmas
Director: Otoja Abit
Cast: Chris Noth, Denny Dillon, Tyra Ferrell, Joe Perrino
Writer: Otoja Abit
Runtime: 89 mins

Many regions of Netflix picked up this brand new Christmas movie (not an Original). Early reviews suggest this romance movie may not be the best you’ve ever seen but if you’re running out of Christmas romance movies on Netflix (which is hard to do) then check this out.

If you’re wanting to dive in, here’s what you can expect:

“As her wedding nears, a bride-to-be is visited by an angel who reveals what could have been if she’d followed feelings for her childhood best friend.”


Midnight at the Magnolia (2020)

Released on Netflix: November 5th
Genre: 
Romantic, Comedy, Christmas
Director: Maxwell McGuire
Cast: Natalie Hall, Evan Williams, Michael Gordon Shore, Steve Cumyn, Albert Brooks
Runtime: 87 mins

Another familiar romance story that bears a remarkable resemblance to the plot of Holidate seen further down this list.

It’s about two radio hosts that decide to team up to help each other out over Christmas as a couple. Of course, once they start to do so, they begin falling for each other.


Operation Christmas Drop (2020)

Released on Netflix: November 5th
Genre:
Comedy, Family, Romance
Director: Martin Wood
Cast: Alexander Ludwig, Virginia Madsen, Kat Graham, Aaron Douglas
Writer: Gregg Rossen, Brian Sawyer
Runtime: 95 min

The second Netflix Original Christmas movie of 2020 probably got lost for most given it arrived around the election.

It’s about a congressional aide who is traveling to an airforce base in the hopes to close it down over Christmas. What she didn’t expect to find is an airforce pilot who she doesn’t click with at first but that relationship soon blossoms.


Christmas Catch (2018) & Christmas with a Prince (2018)

Released on Netflix: November 4th
Genre: 
Comedy, Crime, Romance
Director: Justin G. Dyck

We’re teaming two titles up for this entry given they’re both by the same director and released in the same year.

Christmas Catch is about a cop working undercover to hunt down a diamond thief but ends up falling for him. The movie stars Emily Alatalo, Andrew Bushell, Franco Lo Presti and Genelle Williams.

Christmas with a Prince, on the other hand, will be familiar if you enjoyed the two A Christmas Prince movies. That movie stars Kaitlyn Leeb, Nick Hounslow, Josh Dean and Melinda Shankar.


Elliot the Littlest Reindeer (2018)

Released on Netflix: November 1st
Genre:
Animation, Family
Director: Jennifer Westcott
Cast: Morena Baccarin, Josh Hutcherson, Martin Short, John Cleese
Writer: Jennifer Westcott
Runtime: 89 min

As with some of the titles below, Elliot The Littlest Reindeer has featured on Netflix before.

The movie which lasts just over an hour and a half is about the retirement plans by Blitzen putting Christmas at risk with a new member of the team having to get in the saddle with four days until Christmas.


Christmas Break-In (2018)

Released on Netflix: November 1st
Genre: 
Family
Director: Michael Kampa
Cast: Denise Richards, Danny Glover, Cameron Seely, Katrina Begin
Writer: Spanky Dustin Ward (screenplay)
Runtime: 87 min

Christmas Break-in was a fixture in last year’s Christmas releases but is a welcome return despite not being the best-reviewed title.

Here’s what you can expect if you missed the movie last year:

“Stranded at school before holiday break, a precocious girl gets into the spirit of saving when a trio of robbers trespass and hold the janitor hostage.”


Elf Pets: A Fox Cub’s Christmas Tale & Santa’s Reindeer Rescue (2019 & 2018)

Released on Netflix: November 1st
Genre:
Children’s, Kids, Animated
Director: Chanda Bell
Cast: Brad Hyland, Drew Barber, Ashley Roberts, Lowrey Brown, Kristyl Tift, Manny Mahen
Runtime: 28 mins & 26 mins

For the kids, two animated specials got added to Netflix on the first of November. Both of which have streamed on Netflix previously.

Both specials we follow the furry friends of the Christmas elves with one title about bringing joy to a young boy who may lose his Mom for Christmas.


Holidate (2020)

Released on Netflix: October 28th
Genre:
Comedy, Romantic, Christmas, Holiday
Director: John Whitesell
Cast: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth, Frances Fisher, Jessica Capshaw, Andrew Bachelor
Writer: Tiffany Paulsen
Runtime: 104 mins

Kicking off the holiday season for Netflix was Holidate which released just before November kicked off.

Reviews from critics were mixed for this one but reviews from audiences have been far kinder.

The movie puts a familiar twist on the classic Christmas rom-com formula. It’s about two strangers who agree to be each other’s plus one at holiday times to avoid the embarrassment of being seen single.