As the Christmas and new year vacations are approaching, people are making plans to spend these days joyously. The silver screen mingled with the Christmas vibe always doubles this expectation. The web-series and movie lovers are looking for exciting shows to watch. Popular OTT platform Netflix has brought a bunch of new shows targeting these festivals. Let’s take a look at 10 Netflix movies and web series to watch on Christmas and New Year vacation times.
10 New Netflix Shows to Celebrate Christmas and New Year
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Release: November 18, 2022
The famous 1970 film Scrooge has been remade by director Stephen Donnelly. The screenplay for this 2022 version of A Christmas Carol was written by Donnelly and Leslie Bricks. Leslie has also written a new theme song for this fantasy musical film.
The computer-animated film features voiceovers by Luke Evans, Jessie Buckley, Olivia Colman, Jonathan Pryce, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Johnny Flynn, and James Cosmo.
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Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio
Release: November 24, 2022
Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has adapted this time Carlo Collodi's famous 1883 Italian novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. Matthew Robbins and Del Toro himself jointly rewrote the 1930 story of the renowned character. Toro then turned their story into a screenplay, collaborating with Patrick McHale.
Mark Gustafson teamed up with del Toro to direct the film with stop-motion animation based on Grease Grimley's designs for the 2002 version of Pinocchio. The animated characters in the musical film are voiced by Ewan McGregor, Gregory Mann, David Bradley, Bern Gorman, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Finn Wolfhard, Tim Blake Nelson, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, and Christoph Waltz.
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Release: November 25, 2022
Lady Chatterley's Lover is originally a 1928 novel by English author D. H. Lawrence, which was the last work of his life. Based on the novel, David Magee wrote the screenplay of this romantic film. Directed by Laure de Clermont-Toner, the movie stars Jack O'Connell and Emma Corinne.
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It is the story of a depressed aristocratic woman who develops an unorthodox relationship with the gamekeeper of her husband's estate. The solid performances of the actors and the freshness of the mature story have made it stand out.
The Noel Diary
Release: November 24, 2022
Noel's Diary is the story of a man who returns to his village home for Christmas and encounters a forgotten past. The main focus here is a diary where an important chapter of his life is carefully hidden, all of which is covered by a beautiful woman.
The screenplay of the Christmas-themed movie was done by a team of four writers- David Golden, Rebecca Connor, Richard Paul Evans, and Charles Shire. Directed by Charles Shire, the casting of the romantic comedy film includes Essence Atkins, Justin Hartley, James Reimer, Barrett Doss, and Bonnie Bedelia.
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Release: November 11, 2022
This biographical film is set against the backdrop of war-torn Syria. Yushra and Sara, two sisters, embarked on a terrifying adventure with the dream of becoming a swimming champion. Sally El Hosseini did the screenplay as well as the direction for the drama movie.
In the screenplay, she was accompanied by Jack Thorne. In the role of Yushra and Sara, the film casts Nathalie Issa and Manal Issa, who are also sisters in real life. Moreover, the film stars Kinda Alosh, Ahmed Malek, Matthias Schweiger, James Krishna Floyd, Ali Suliman, and Elmi Rashid Elmi.
Release: September 30, 2022
Entergalactic is a must-watch TV special for fans of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The animated film was created by Kid Cudi, who is a musician and actor at the same time. This movie has basically served as the visual representation of the album which was released prior to this film.
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Fletcher Moles directed the musical film in which Cuddy himself lent his voice in the title role. Other voiceover artists include Jessica Williams, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Harrier, Jaden Smith, Ty Dolla Sign, Vanessa Hudgens, 070 Shake, Christopher Abbott, Teyana Taylor, Macaulay Culkin, Keith David, and Arturo Castro.
Release: November 23, 2022
It is a standalone series based on the character Wednesday Addams from the popular TV series The Addams Family. Alfred Gough and Miles Miller created this comedy horror series. The title role is played by Jenna Ortega, who is seen trying to solve the mystery of her school's monster.
The coming-of-age series also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Christina Ricci, Isaac Ordonez, Riki Lindholm, Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, and Fred Armisen. Acclaimed horror and thriller filmmaker Tim Burton directed four out of the eight episodes of the supernatural mystery show.
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Enola Holmes 2
Release: October 27, 2022
Harry Bradbeer has already introduced the sister of Sherlock Holmes, the world-famous fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The main story was taken from American author Nancy Springer's book The Enola Holmes Mysteries. By this time, this is the second feature-length screen appearance of Enola Holmes under the screenplay by Jack Thorne.
The popular drama series Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown played the title role. And Superman-fame Henry Cavill has played the role of Sherlock Holmes. The mystery movie also stars Louis Partridge, Helena Bonham Carter, Susie Okuma, and Adil Akhtar in other roles.
The Good Nurse
Release: September 11, 2022
Christy Wilson-Kearns Charles screenplays the drama film based on the story of Graeber's 2013 book The Good Nurse. Here, director Tobias Lindholm shows from a nurse’s point of view how a notorious caregiver becomes a serial killer in a hospital.
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The movie stars Oscar-winning actresses Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne in lead roles. Other performers include Kim Dickens, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Noah Emmerich. The film received the most views in Netflix history on October 27, 2022, the day after its release on Netflix.
Along for the Ride
Release: May 6, 2022
One summer before college, Auden met fellow insomniac, Eli. While the entire seaside town sleeps, they embark on a strange adventure to experience a free and independent life.
This is the story of Sarah Dessen's novel Along for the Ride. And Sofia Alvarez used this novel to come up with the screenplay for her own directed romantic-comedy film. She kept the title of the novel unchanged for the movie. The film stars Belmont Cameli, Emma Passaro, Kate Bosworth, Andy McDowell, Laura Kariuki, and Dermot Mulroney.
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These 10 new Netflix shows for Christmas and New Year can make the holiday season exhilarating for any cinephile. Not just a mere time pass, watching these movies and series with loved ones can be an everlasting memory. These shows can surely serve as great companions for introverts to laugh, cry, fear and wonder.