‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey’ is the fun, holiday flick to watch this weekend
The star-studded film is streaming now on Netflix.
As we continue to recover from an exhausting election cycle and grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it’s the perfect time to let yourself relax with the family and get into the holiday spirit. Netflix’s Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is the perfect family film to help you do just that.
Written and directed by David E. Talbert, the star-studded holiday film features some incredible performances, gorgeous costumes, and a whole lot of musical magic to lift your spirits.
Forest Whitaker, Anika Nono Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Ricky Martin and Keegan-Michael Key are joined by impressive newcomer Madalen Mills in this innovative offering that’s sure to become an instant Christmas classic.
A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert and featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.
We won’t spoil the plot, but what we will say is that this project is a truly inventive approach to the traditional holiday offerings. The film will have your heart on a bit of a roller coaster ride through a whimsical wonderland full of some pretty tragic moments, coupled with inspiring surprises.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is streaming now on Netflix.
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