November is just around the corner and Netflix is releasing some of its Christmas shows a little early this year. Hurray for that — we all could certainly do with a bit of Christmas cheer to make those dark evenings seem a little brighter. Here are some of the best new kids' TV shows and movies coming this November, along with a few top picks for parents to enjoy while the kids are tucked up in bed.
Nov. 1: “Angry Birds” (Season 4) —This popular animation based on the video game keeps going with a new batch of birdie adventures.
Nov. 1: “The Claus Family” — A Dutch movie about a young boy who discovers his grandfather is the real Santa Claus.
Nov. 2: “Ridley Jones” (Season 2) — Feisty Ridley Jones is back for another series, saving baby sloths, braving the frozen tundra and enjoying more adventures with her EyeTeam.
Nov. 11: “A Boy Called Christmas” — An ordinary boy called Nikolas, together with his pet mouse and reindeer, set out on an extraordinary adventure to find his father.
Nov. 23: “Waffles + Mochi’s Holiday Feast” — Waffles and Mochi are home for the holidays, learning about holiday foods and the importance of celebrating the holidays together.
Nov. 24: “Robin Robin” — This new stop-motion animation from the studio behind “Chicken Run” and “Shaun the Sheep” is all about a bird that has been raised by mice.
Nov. 28: “Elves” (Season 1) — This Danish Christmas horror series is about elves who are not the kind of elves you read about in books! We couldn't find any age guidelines for this one yet, but we sense this one might be better for older kids.
Nov. 30: “Charlie's Colorforms City: Snowy Stories” — In this winter-themed series, Charlie meets a new friend called Yetilda D. and they enjoy lots of snowy adventures together.
Nov. (date TBD): “Green Eggs and Ham” (Season 2) — The second series of this classic kid’s tale is due to land sometime in early November, but Netflix has yet to confirm the date.
Top picks for the grown-ups
Nov. 17: “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness” (Season 2) — Love it or hate it, this pandemic hit is back for a second series.
Nov. 19: “tick, tick … BOOM!” — This new musical based on the autobiography of Johnathan Larson (creator of “Rent”) stars Andrew Garfield and promises to be full of drama.
Nov. 24: “Bruised” — This new movie directed by Halle Berry is a story about an MMA fighter (played by Berry) who has fallen on hard times and is trying to get her life back on track.