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A Boy Called Christmas Trailer: Santa Claus Gets His Very Own Origin Story

Now that Halloween is in the rearview mirror, the wave of holiday fare is already beginning to wash over everything and everyone. While Lifetime and Hallmark have a stranglehold on the rom-com holiday subgenre, Netflix has proven in recent years to be the go-to source for unique family adventure films, with original offerings like “Jingle […]

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How ‘Jingle Jangle’s’ Costumes Fused the Victorian Era With African Culture

Costume designer Michael Wilkinson is the mastermind behind the looks in “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey,” a period musical that’s now streaming on Netflix. The idea, Wilkinson says of the holiday movie, was to design something viewers hadn’t seen before while paying homage to beloved titles such as “Mary Poppins.”Directed by David Talbert, the film […]

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David E. Talbert Made ‘Jingle Jangle’ So His Son Could See a Musical Christmas Movie With Black Characters

David E. Talbert had been developing “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” as a stage musical for several years, but wasn’t getting anyone to back the project.He shelved it until one day when he was watching “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” with his young son. “He wasn’t into it,” Talbert tells Variety. “I realized it was my […]

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