My heart is glad!
It really is beginning to look a LOT like Christmas as trailers begin to drop like snow upon a traditional festive scene and we get to see all the new Christmas shows that will be joining old classic favourites in our viewing schedule.
Of course, until we actually watch the shows and hopefully forge some sort of emotional connection and get enveloped by a nebulously important sense of Christmasness, then we won’t actually know if they’ll joining the year-in, year-out roster.
For now, it’s all eggnog-soaked and tinsel-draped anticipation, much like waiting for Santa to come down the chimney (and yes of course he will; surely you believe?!), and with trailers as enticing as this, it’s hard not to believe that things won’t be merry and bright.
This holiday season is going to be out of this world. Star-Lord, Drax, Rocket, Mantis, and Groot engage in some spirited shenanigans in an all-new original special created for Disney+. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is both written and directed by the American writer / filmmaker James Gunn, director of the movies Slither, Super, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and DC’s The Suicide Squad previously; he also wrote the screenplay for Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead and Greg McLean’s The Belko Experiment. He also directed the next MCU sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 due out next year. Executive produced by Kevin Feige. (courtesy First Showing)
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special streams from 25 November on Disney+
Scott Calvin is back! After being Santa Claus for nearly thirty years, he’s as jolly as ever. But as Christmas declines in popularity, so does his Santa magic. Scott struggles to keep up with the demands of the job, as well as being there for his family. Upon discovering there is a way to retire from his post, Scott considers stepping down as Santa Claus and finding a worthy successor so that he can become a better father and husband. The Santa Clauses is a mini-series for Disney+ directed by American filmmaker Jason Winer, director of the films Arthur and Ode to Joy. It’s created by Jack Burditt (The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Last Man Standing). Writing by Emalee Burditt, Hayley Frazier, Alison Bennett, Katy Colloton, Ariana Berkowitz, Eugene Garcia-Cross, Kevin Hench, Katie O’Brien, and Jack Burditt. Executive produced by Jon Radler, Jason Winer, Tim Allen, Richard Baker, Jack Burditt, Kevin Hench, Rick Messina. (courtesy First Showing)
The first two episodes of The Santa Clauses drop on 16 November with episodes dropped weekly until 30 November.