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The best new Netflix Christmas specials for 2021

From baking to animation to even horror, there's lots of holiday series and specials on Netflix this season.
November 9, 2021
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There are already a ton of old and new Netflix Christmas movies to stream for the 2021 holiday season. However, if you really want to go overboard with holiday content, there will be a ton of Christmas Netflix specials and holiday-themed TV shows dropping on the service this year as well.

Here’s a quick look at the new Netflix Christmas specials and Netflix Christmas TV shows that have already been released, or will make their debut in 2021. As you will see, there’s a lot of variety, from drama to horror to baking specials.

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Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.

Best new Netflix Christmas specials:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best Netflix Christmas specials regularly as new ones make it to the streaming service.

Christmas Flow (November 17)

A famous rapper and a journalist discover that they are attracted to each other in this Netflix drama series from France. Can these two potential lovebirds find each other before the holiday season is over? 

Blown Away: Christmas (November 19)

This Christmas special version of the glass art competition Blown Away sees five former losing contestants coming back to try and get some redemption with their glass-blown holiday art.

Elves (November 28)

Want something scary in your Christmas TV series? Check out this new Danish show that centers on a family that’s traveling to a remote island for the holidays. However, the community that they are traveling to has a relationship with real elves in the woods. You can expect some dark turns in this six-episode series.

How to Ruin Christmas Season 2 (December 10) 

Here’s another new international Christmas Netflix series that looks very fun. This show from South Africa centers on a woman who is not only traveling to visit her family for the holidays but is also attending her sister’s wedding. Hijinks ensue.

Round Robin (November 24)

Aardman Animation has created a new Netflix Christmas special for the kids. A young orphan bird name Robin is raised by a family of mice. Now Robin must prove to her adoptive family that she is just like them by stealing a Christmas tree star from a nearby human house.

The Great British Baking Show – Holidays Season 4 (December 3)

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The popular UK series will launch this holiday season via Netflix in the US. This year, we will get a Christmas-themed episode and one that follows traditions on New Year’s Day. Expect plenty of great-looking baked goods, along with some disasters as well.

Shawn The Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas (December 3)

This Netflix Christmas special will bring back Shawn the Sheep in a new 30-minute short subject. Shaun is trying to find his friend Timmy, who has gone missing. Will Shawn find Timmy, and will Timmy be found safe and sound?

That’s a look at the best new Netflix Christmas specials and TV shows for 2021. Remember, there are also a ton of original Netflix Christmas movies being released this year as well.