A Christmas Story Christmas
Warner Bros. Pictures and HBO Max present the family comedy, “A Christmas Story Christmas” starring Peter Billingsly The sequel to the 1983 holiday favorite, Ralphie is now grown up and must deal with Christmas as a dad. Available Nov. 17 on HBO Max.
Apple TV+ presents their new children’s series with the Jim Henson Company, “Slumberkins.” Created by two moms, Kelly Oriard and Callie Christensen, “Slumberkins” started as a children’s education and emotional health brand known for its plush characters and books. Now the popular characters from the books come to life in this mixed media pupped/2D animation series. Available Nov. 4 on Apple TV+.
A Gingerbread Christmas
Food Network and discover+ team up to deliver a delicious story, “A Gingerbread Christmas,” staring “Ace of Cakes” host, cookbook author and bakery owner Duff Goldman. The original holiday feature follows Hazel Stanley who discovers the family bakery is in decline. She hopes to save the family business by winning a gingerbread house competition led by food celebrity Mark Clemmons (Duff Goldman). To make your own taste of the holidays, check out Duff’s snickerdoodle recipe he shared with us last winter. Available Nov. 11 on Discovery+.
Gigi & Nate
Lionsgate presents “Gigi & Nate,” an inspiring story inspired by actual events. Nate suffers a near fatal illness weeks before going off to college, leaving him quadriplegic. His mother helps him bring home a service animal named Gigi, a curious and intelligent capuchin monkey. Together, Nate and Gigi develop an unbreakable bond. Available Nov. 15 on Blu-ray and DVD.
Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg was inspired to express his gratitude for the world in the pandemic. Hoping to uplift others during such a difficult and unpredictable, he created the documentary “Gratitude Revealed,” which features stunning nature footage, intimate conversations with thought-leaders like Deepak Chopra and Jack Kornfield and more. Now available on VOD.
In the new documentary, “Everybody Dance,” filmmaker and former dancer and dance teacher Dan Watt follows five kids with different disabilities on a journey toward their dance recital over the course of 10 months. Their inspiring stories show how powerful arts education can be.
My Father’s Dragon
Netflix and Academy Award-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon presents the animated feature, “My Father’s Dragon.” Inspired by the Newbery-honored children’s book by Ruth Stiles Gannett, “My Father’s Dragon” follows Elmer, who struggling to cope after moving to the city with his mother, runs away in search of Wild Island and a young dragon who waits to be rescued. Available Nov. 11 on Netflix.
DreamWorks Animation presents the newest season of “Gabby’s Dollhouse,” the preschool show that follows the adventures of Gabby and her Gabby Cats in Gabby’s magical dollhouse. Season six promises even more fantastical adventures and crafts, and a magical holiday moment with Santa Kitty and their Kitty reindeer. Available on Netflix.
For more movie and TV show recommendations, check out our October roundup.