Netflix announces its Christmas movies for 2019 and fans can’t wait

There are a few other non-festive films to look forward to as well!

Netflix has revealed its Christmas film schedule, and festive fans have given it a thumbs up.

The streaming service has done a pretty good job of competing with Hollywood film studios recently, with Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box and The Christmas Chronicles starring Kurt Douglas making a huge impact within the last year.

Thriller Bird Box, starring Sandra Bullock, left Netflix viewers terrified (Credit: YouTube/Netflix)

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This week, Netflix unveiled their seasonal offerings – which include a film starring Hollywood heavyweight Rob Lowe and Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis.

The film Holiday in the Wild is described as a touching new film about a divorcée who embarks on a safari in Zambia.

There, she discovers herself while working at a local elephant sanctuary.

Holiday in the Wild will be released on Friday 1 November.

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Kiernan Shipka and Shameik Moore lead teen Christmas comedy Let It Snow, set during a snowstorm in a small town on Christmas Eve.

But you won’t have to wait that long to watch it, as it’s available to watch from Friday 8 November.

A week later, on Friday November 15, Swedish Tomb Raider actress Alicia Vikander can be seen in Ridley Scott thriller Earthquake Bird.

The film, based in Tokyo, follows an enigmatic ex-pat who is suspected of killing her friend.

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Earthquake Bird isn’t your traditional Christmas film but looks gripping (Credit: Netflix)

Meanwhile, Klaus is a fresh animated take on Santa’s origins from the writer/director of Despicable Me.

The Knight Before Christmas follows last year’s success story The Princess Switch, and stars Vanessa Hudgens again – this time in a holiday romance involving a time-travelling Medieval knight.

She plays a kind science teacher, who has to help a “cursed medieval knight” return to his own time – probably falling in love with him while she’s at it.

You might have to suspend disbelief for that one!

While that fantasy romcom is available from Wednesday November 21, a week later gritty Martin Scorsese drama The Irishman stars old favourites Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel.

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The Knight Before Christmas starring Vanessa Hudgens on Netflix (Credit: Netflix)

One Thursday December 5, a pregnant Amber must find out who stole a priceless Aldovian artefact before Christmas Eve arrives in the third Christmas Prince movie, The Royal Baby.

In the film, “Amber and Richard host royals from a faraway kingdom to renew an ancient truce. But when the priceless 600-year-old treaty disappears, peace is put in jeopardy and an ancient curse threatens their family”!

Meanwhile, Marriage Story-starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson have their Blue Valentine moment in Noah Baumbach’s offering, and Michael Bay’s latest action flick Six Underground stars Ryan Reynolds and is released in Friday December 13.

On Friday December 20, The Two Popes sees Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins play Pope Benedict opposite Jonathan Pryce’s Pope Francis in this account of “the most dramatic transition of power in the last 2000 years”.

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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby is released on December 5 (Credit: Netflix)

Fans received the news with Christmas glee, with one writing about The Knight Before Christmas: “This looks awful I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH IT.”

Another said: “I’m so so ready for all of the crappy Netflix Christmas films. I live for them every year!”

A third added: “The announcements for Netflix’s Christmas romance films are up and I am ready.”

“This morning I woke up to that warm, fuzzly, cinnamon-spiced, heart-bubbling joy that only the announcements for Netflix’s next batch of Christmas romance films can bring,” gushed one more.

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