Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Comes To Netflix This Friday November 13th

Discover a world of wishes and wonder this holiday season!  I love nothing more than curling up on the couch and watching Christmas movies all season long. I love having a good Christmas movie on when I am decorating the house, hanging ornaments on the tree, baking, cooking, etc. I just love hearing a magical Christmas movie on in the background all day and night. I found the movie that will be on all season long every day and night this year and it is a Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. It will premiere on Netflix this Friday, November 13th and it a must watch. It is vibrant, full of magic, music, love, family, dreaming and so much more. I loved it from the moment it started until the very end.

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 whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter and a long-forgotten invention to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.  Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.

We were honored to screen the movie in October and interview the cast. What a "pinch me" moment! The cast includes Forest Whitaker, Keegan Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Ricky Martin, Madalen Mills, Kieron Dyer, Lisa Davina Phillip and more. I also interviewed the amazing husband and wife duo that directed and produced the movie, David E. Talbert and Lyn Sisson Talbert. I seriously fell in love with David and Lyn. They are so sweet and amazing. They have been working on this film for 20 years and you can just tell when you talk to them how excited they are about this film and for people to finally see it. They have put their blood, sweat and tears into this film and it is seriously one of the best Christmas movies I have ever seen.  You can click here to see the interview.

I love when David shared, "It was something that weighed heavily on my mind as I got older, the concept of time.  How do you recapture it?  How do you recapture your magic? It's love that makes everything work again and that is really the spirit of this story."

I also loved chatting with David and Lyn about this 20 year process on the vision of this movie and scenes or songs that they first envisioned being the movie that were cut or things that did not end up making it into the film.  Lyn told me there is a beautiful song by the amazing Anika Noni Rose that did not make the film called With Love and we may be seeing and hearing it very soon.  I can't wait!

It was so fun chatting with Lisa Davina Phillip.  She plays such a fun vibrant positive character throughout the movie and she shared with us that her favorite part was driving the postal truck.  She is so great in the movie.  She will have you laughing and smiling.

Madalen Mills who plays the adorable little girl Journey in the movie loved playing Journey.  She could not get over how much she had in common with her character.  They are both feisty, determined and very into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).  She also shared her favorite song in the film, which is Make It Work.

I loved the film for so many reasons. I loved the music, costumes, story, and the cast. It was all so spectacular. After talking to David and Lyn I found out a soundtrack will be released the day the movie comes out on Netflix, November 13th. I can't wait to play that soundtrack all season long. My favorite song is This Day. The soundtrack features original music by John Legend, so you know this sound track is going to be amazing.  If you can't wait until November 13th for a new Christmas soundtrack, you can download This Day here.

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It was recently announced that Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, will publish The Square Root Of Possible: A Jingle Jangle Story (picture book, ages 4-8) and Jingle
Jangle: The Invention of Jeronicus Jangle (middle grade, ages 8-12) on December 1, 2020. The books are based on the movie.  I am so excited for the books.  I will definitely be picking these up for Carter and Kennedy.

So on November 13th get the entire family together on the couch.  Make some hot coco and warm up some Christmas cookies and get ready for the most amazing holiday movie that will touch your heart, get you off the couch dancing and have you believing that anything is possible!

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