What to watch at home this week – November 27 to December 3

By Alexandra Heilbron on November 28, 2023 | 5 Comments

Eddie Murphy, Jillian Bell and Madison Thomas in Candy Cane LaneFind out what’s new to watch this week on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Paramount+, Apple TV+, Crave, BritBox, CBC Gem and more, including the film Candy Cane Lane starring Eddie Murphy, the movie Family Switch starring Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms, and new episodes of Virgin River. There are also new DVD and Blu-ray releases, including Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice. View the full list of new titles below and watch the trailers. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Candy Cane Lane – Chris (Eddie Murphy) and his family live on Candy Cane Lane. After Chris loses his job, he discovers that the annual neighborhood Christmas home decoration contest will be televised and the winner will get a substantial prize. Desperate to win, he makes a deal with a mischievous elf to better his chances. However, she casts a magic spell that wreaks havoc on the whole town. Debuts December 1 on Prime Video.

Reginald Hudlin talks about working with not only Eddie Murphy, but a cast of comedic talent — including Robin Thede, Nick Offerman and Chris Redd — and how they had the cast and crew laughing even between takes. He reveals that Candy Cane Lane is about how Christmas is more about family and love than snow and decorated trees.

Candy Cane Lane screenwriter Kelly Younger reveals that the story of the movie is based on his own childhood experience growing up on Candy Cane Lane in El Segundo, California. He also describes what it was like to have comedic geniuses like Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross play the lead roles.

Aaron Osborne describes how he came up with the huge 12 Days of Christmas tree that Eddie Murphy’s character puts up on his front lawn in Candy Cane Lane. He also reveals that they filmed the outdoor scenes on Wisteria Lane at Universal Studios, while tour buses went past.

May December – Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, married couple Gracie (Julianne Moore) and Joe (Charles Melton) buckle under the pressure when an actress (Natalie Portman) arrives to do research to play Grace in a film about their past. Debuts December 1 on Netflix.

Virgin River: Season 5 Part 2 – Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge) adjusts to a different pace of life, Jack (Martin Henderson) works to grow his business, and the town faces new threats as secrets begin to surface in Virgin River. Debuts November 30 on Netflix.

Family Switch – Jess (Jennifer Garner) and Bill Walker (Ed Helms) are doing their best to keep their family connected as their children grow older, more independent, and more distant. When a chance encounter with an astrological reader causes the family to wake up to a full body switch on the morning of the most important day of each of their lives, can the Walkers unite to land a promotion, college interview, record deal and soccer tryout? Debuts November 30 on Netflix.

A Haunting in Venice – Post World War II, retired Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) is living in Venice from his self-imposed exile. When approached to attend a séance and figure out its secrets, he reluctantly agrees. All is fine until a guest is murdered during the ritual, and Poirot must find who did it. Available November 28 on DVD and Blu-ray.

November 27
Go Dog Go: Season 4 (Netflix)
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 17, Episode 9 (CBC Gem)
This Farming Life 6B (BritBox)

November 28
A Bad Mom’s Christmas (Paramount+)
FX’s A Murder at the End of the World, New Episode (Disney+)
American Dad: Season 19, New Episode (Disney+)
Ancient Aliens: Season 18 (DVD)
Bad Santa (Paramount+)
Bad Santa 2 (Paramount+)
Chasing Shadows: Season 1 (BritBox)
Comedy Royale (Netflix)
Dancing with the Stars: Season 32, New Episode at 5pm PT / 8pm ET (Disney+)
Digman!: Season 1 (Paramount+)
Fremont (Digital)
Love Like a K-Drama (Netflix)
Love The Coopers (Paramount+)
The Manchurian Candidate (Paramount+)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (Prime Video)
My Home Hero: Season 1, New Episode (Disney+)
Onmyoji (Netflix)
Point Break (Paramount+)
Smashing Glass (Paramount+)
Standing Up, Falling Down (Paramount+)
Tokyo Revengers: Season 2, New Episode (Disney+)
Verified Stand-Up (Netflix)
Marvel’s WandaVision (Collector’s Edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook/Blu-ray Steelbook)

November 29
FX’s American Horror Stories: Season3, Four-Episode Premiere (Disney+)
American Symphony (Netflix)
The Artful Dodger: Season 1 (Disney+)
Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife (Netflix)
Black Cake, New Episode (Disney+)
Eternal Spring (CBC Gem)
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Loki: Season 2 (Disney+)
Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage (Paramount+)
The Santa Clauses: Season 2, New Episode (Disney+)
Shetland: Season 8 (BritBox)
The Silencing (Netflix)
Slow Horses: Season 3, First 2 Episodes (Apple TV+)
Vigilante: Season 1, New Episodes (Disney+)

November 30
3 Idiot Heroes (Prime Video)
Avatar Purusha Sequel (Prime Video)
The Bad Guys: A Very Bad Holiday (Netflix)
Bookie (Crave)
Classified: Season 1 (Paramount+)
Family Switch (Netflix)
Hard Days (Netflix)
No Country for Old Men (Netflix)
Obliterated (Netflix)
Reasonable Doubt (Netflix)
Selena + Chef: Home For The Holidays: Season 5, Episode 1 (Crave)
Virgin River: Season 5 Part 2 (Netflix)

December 1
A Paris Christmas Waltz (Crave)
The Art Of Woo – Starz (Crave)
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner – Starz (Crave)
Bad Boys – Starz (Crave)
Bad Boys II (Netflix)
Binged to Death (Paramount+)
Breaking the Waves (MUBI)
Call The Midwife: Season 12 Holiday Specials (CBC Gem)
Candy Cane Lane (Prime Video)
CTV’s Children Ruin Everything: Season 3 (Crave)
Christmas Time Is Here (Crave)
Chronicle (Netflix)
Clouds of Sils Maria (MUBI)
Confess, Fletch (Netflix)
The Craft (Netflix)
Das Boot: Season 4 (CBC Gem)
Deliver by Christmas (Paramount+)
The Exorcist: Believer (Digital)
Explorer: Lake of Fire (Disney+)
Five Nights at Freddy’s (Digital)
Heist 88 (Paramount+)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Netflix)
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Disney+)
Insidious: The Red Door (Crave)
It’s Complicated (Netflix)
Joy Ride – Starz (Crave)
Julia (MUBI)
Julie & Julia (Netflix)
Kill Bill Vol. 1 – Starz (Crave)
Kill Bill Vol. 2 – Starz (Crave)
The Killing Kind: Season 1 (Crave)
Mad Heidi (Paramount+)
May December (Netflix)
The Mill (Disney+)
Much Ado About Christmas (Crave)
My Man is Cupid (Prime Video)
The Next Step: Season 5 (CBC Gem)
New Year’s Eve – Starz (Crave)
Nurse Fighter Boy – Starz (Crave)
The O.C.: Season 1-4 (Crave)
Odd Squad: Season 2b (CBC Gem)
Office Christmas Party (Netflix)
Oh, Woe Is Me (MUBI)
Personal Shopper (MUBI)
Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3, Episode 1 – Starz (Crave)
Pride & Prejudice (Netflix)
Rise of the Footsoldier: Vengeance (VOD/Digital)
The Shepherd (Disney+)
Shrek (Netflix)
Sleepless In Seatle (Crave)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Disney+)
Stories We Tell – Starz (Crave)
Swallowed (Paramount+)
Sweet Home: Season 2 (Netflix)
CTV’s The Take Back: special premiere (Crave)
Timeless Heroes: Indiana Jones & Harrison Ford (Disney+)
Torment (MUBI)
Transplant: Seasons 1-3 (Netflix)

December 2
Alvinnn!!! And The Chipmunks: Season 3 (Crave)
Doctor Who: Wild Blue Yonder (Disney+)
Paw Patrol: Seasons 4-5 (Crave)
Thriller 40 (Paramount+)

December 3
Bob’s Burgers: Season 14, New Episode (Disney+)
The Great British Baking Show: Season 13 Christmas Special (CBC Gem)
Heartland: Season 16, Episode 11 (CBC Gem)
The Simpsons: Season 35, New Episode (Disney+)
Welcome to Samdal-ri (Netflix)

Comments & Discussion

  1. Aline Wright • November 30, 2023 @ 10:03 AM

    The Family Stone

  2. Lynn White • November 30, 2023 @ 10:21 AM

    Best Christmas movie ever is Christmas Vacation!!

  3. Shelley Kapach • November 30, 2023 @ 12:52 PM

    The original Grinch movie from the 1960s.

  4. Leslie Moore-Bunney • November 30, 2023 @ 1:48 PM

    Home Alone 1 & 2 Is my favorite Christmas Movies

  5. Irene D • November 30, 2023 @ 2:21 PM

    It’s a Wonderful Life

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