Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist follows the story of a young woman (Jane Levy) who discovers she has the ability to hear the inner thoughts of the people around her as songs and musical numbers. The series also stars Mary Steenburgen, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, and Peter Gallagher. Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas will follow Zoey (Levy) on her first holiday after her father’s (Gallagher) passing as she attempts to create a magical Christmas for her family just like he used to. (synopsis via Collider)
If ever there was time to deck the halls and make things merry and bright, it’s this Christmas which comes hard on the heels of a COVID-stained year that is most definitely on Santa’s naughty list.
We assuredly need a little Christmas, right this very minute, and while there are lots of way to make that happen, might we suggest you jump right into the festive wonder that is Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist‘s movie Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas.
The release of this joyous, all-singing, all-dancing delight is a miracle of epic Christmas proportions because it comes hard on the heels of the show’s cancellation by NBC, a development which was greeted with understandable dismay until Roku stepped in and gave it a film fit for the most wonderful time of the year.
The very good news is that if this special festive movie does well, Roku may commission more episodes of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist which is, whatever note you hit, a gorgeously rich and heartfelt delight.
Just how delightful it is comes right to the fore in the teaser trailer for the film which shows Zoey (Jane Levy) and her friend Mo (Alex Newell) out shopping in the lead up to Christmas, with the former struggling to get into the spirit of the occasion, weighted as she is by grief.
We can look forward to more fun-filled singing and dancing but also a fitting exploration of grief and how it has a huge impact on you.
Cannot wait to see when Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas screens on Roku Channel starting 1 December (exact streaming details in Australia TBA)