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Hottest new Christmas TV specials to watch this holiday season

Hottest new Christmas TV specials to watch this holiday season
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The holiday season is the perfect time to curl up on your couch and watch your favourite Christmas TV specials while drinking hot chocolate and digging into delicious sweets. Viewers have enjoyed sharing the holidays with their favorite television characters since the medium’s infancy, but as much as we love classics such as A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Muppet Family Christmas, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, sometimes we just want to watch something new.

Well, if you and your family feel as though you've watched your favorite Christmas specials one too many times — you might find this list helpful.

With so many holiday specials to be watched, we have narrowed down the eight new Christmas TV specials of 2020 that everyone is talking about. Hopefully, one of these specials will appeal to you!

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Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special (Apple TV+)

Synopsis

Faced with a holiday cheer crisis, the North Pole knows there's only one person who can save the day: Santa Claus's great friend, Mariah Carey. Combining musical performances" from Carey, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, "dynamic dancing and groundbreaking animation, the undisputed Queen of Christmas jumps into action to create a holiday spectacular to make the whole world merry.

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Euphoria Christmas Special (HBO Max)

Synopsis

In the aftermath of being left by Jules at the train station and relapsing, the first special episode follows Rue (played by Emmy-winner Zendaya) as she celebrates Christmas. Jules (played by Hunter Schafer) will also appear in the episode. Written and directed by series creator Sam Levinson, the first episode, titled "Trouble Don't Last Always,” also stars Colman Domingo, who appeared in Season 1.

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My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood (HBO Max)

Synopsis

HBO Max is spreading holiday cheer with the debut of Carrie Underwood's new music special “My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood.” In the Max Original, Underwood performs a combination of beloved traditional favorites celebrating the joy and hopefulness of the holiday

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The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special (Disney+)

Synopsis

Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she sets off on an adventure to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious temple, she is hurled into a cross-timeline adventure. Will she make it back in time for Life Day?

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The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (Netflix)

Synopsis

Kate Pierce, now a cynical teen, is unexpectedly reunited with Santa Claus when a mysterious troublemaker threatens to cancel Christmas - forever.

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special (Disney+)

Synopsis

The cast of High School Musical: The Musical - The Series (2019) share anecdotes of memorable holidays from their childhoods, best presents, favorite traditions, family photos, and New Year's resolutions.

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Minions Holiday Special (Hulu)

Synopsis

Illumination presents four new mini-movie escapades along with special guest appearances from some of Illumination's beloved characters from their "The Secret Life of Pets" and "Sing" franchises.

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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Synopsis

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.

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