To celebrate the release of Netflix’s latest original film, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, we sat down with some of its huge ensemble and writer/director to get a little bit festive.

Let’s face it, we all need a big pick-me-up this festive season after the year we’ve had and while Christmas might not be as we know it come December, Netflix’s Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is here to help us through it all. The brainchild of writer/director David E. Talbert, the film is a visual feast full of wonder, joy, and plenty of original music and may soon take its place amongst our favourite festive films.

We spoke to Talbert and his amazing cast, including Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Keegan-Michael Key, Ricky Martin, and newcomer Madalen Mills to chat about the film, their own seasonal recommendations, and much more.

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 (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) – and a long-forgotten invention – to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within.

You can watch the full interviews below:

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey streams on Netflix worldwide from November 13th.