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Look-alikes, Dolly Parton, and Christmas cookies in Netflix’s holiday lineup

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DOLLY PARTON’s Christmas on the Square — NETFLIX

STREAMING service Netflix has unloaded its holiday slate for the Philippines which includes a hefty collection of Christmas movies including the second installment of the The Princess Switch film series starring Vanessa Hudgens.

The Princess Switch: Switched Again, directed by Mark Rohl, drops on Nov. 19 and will follow the story of Princess Stacy of Belgravia coming to the rescue of her look-a-like Duchess Margaret who has hit a rough patch with her boyfriend and another look-a-like throws even more chaos in the mix. Netflix has announced that a third movie is currently in the works with a scheduled release in 2021.

American singer Dolly Parton is also landing on Netflix with Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square which drops on Nov. 22. The film, directed by Debbie Allen, follows a rich woman returning to her hometown to evict residents on the land she inherited from her father and how she gets a change of heart with the help of 14 original Dolly Parton songs.

For those who want to celebrate their holidays with reality shows, competitive baking show Sugar Rush Christmas is back for its second season starting Nov. 27 and will see a new crop of bakers create Christmas treats while going against the clock.

Holiday movies are such an integral part of the season that Netflix is taking an in-depth look into two Christmas films in The Holiday Movies that Made Us, focusing on Elf (2003) and Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). The documentary, which streams starting Dec. 1, will use behind-the-scenes footage and cast and crew interviews to show why these films are so iconic.

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A Shondaland documentary, Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, will also be dropping on the service starting Nov. 27 and will follow American actress, dancer, director, and choreographer Debbie Allen and her young group of dancers as they prepare for Ms. Allen’s annual Hot Chocolate Nutcracker production.

Other films that will be streaming for the season include: Over the Moon (currently streaming) which follows a young girl’s dream of proving the moon goddess is real by making her own rocket ship; Holidate, an Emma Roberts-starrer where two people who hate Christmas find each other and promise to be each other’s holiday date throughout the next year (currently streaming); and Operation Christmas Drop (dropping Nov. 5) which follows a congressional aide learning the beauty of Operation Christmas Drop, a decades old tradition of parachuting supplies and gifts to remote islands, through her Air Force guide.

For more information on the Netflix Christmas slate, visit Netflix.com/Holidays. — ZBC

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