We all love a guilty-pleasure festive film, just look at the Hallmark movie success around the world.
No matter how thin the plotline or tenuous the festive connection is, chuck some glitter at it and a bow on top and we’ll be happy.
From Dolly Parton and her musical stylings, to a good old fashioned rom-com, to extra-terrestrials, there’s something for everyone.
Here is some of the trashy Christmas viewing that you can watch now or look forward to in the coming weeks.
The Holidate (out now)
Starring Emma Roberts, this is a feel-good rom-com that fans have been marvelling at saying it’s surprisingly funny. Look out for a fun scene involving a Ryan Gosling lookalike.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square (November 22)
Angel Dolly Parton is here to save 2020 with her Christmas musical. Of course she has a starring role, alongside Christine Baranski complete with 14 original songs. She’s also releasing a Christmas album too.
Dash & Lily (November 10th)
They say opposites attract and cynical Dash and happy-go-lucky Lily are proving this at Christmas, trading messages and dares in a red notebook they trade back and forth across New York City.
The Christmas Chronicles 2 (November 25th)
The sequel to the 2018 smash hit starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, they’re back for more festive hi-jinks. Now-teenaged Kate runs away and lands at the North Pole, where a naughty elf is plotting to cancel Christmas.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (November 13th)
Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful toymaker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter comes into his life. It’s already been described as a Christmas classic in the making.
Operation Christmas Drop (Out now)
This sounds like a cut-and-dried Hallmark genre classic, when a political aide who is a stickler for the rules falls for a big-hearted Air Force pilot while looking to shut down his tropical base and its airborne Christmas tradition.
Alien Xmas (November 20th)
Who doesn’t love aliens at Christmas. A young elf makes a big mistake, thinking a tiny alien is a Christmas gift, not knowing her new plaything has plans to destroy Earth’s gravity — and steal all the presents.
Sugar Rush Christmas (Season 2)
Imagine a more cut-throat Great British Bake-Off and you have Sugar Rush Christmas. There’s no twee niceties here, just sheer determination to win.
Do you love a naff Christmas film?
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