A standout Christmas musical, a freaky horror comedy and a bro dramedy unlike no other top our weekly streaming/movie picks for this terrific week. “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey”: An original holiday musical is good reason to break out the eggnog early, and perhaps spike it with something extra, if your tolerance for Christmas heartwarmers is strong enough.

Even Scrooges might agree that Netflix “sleighs” it with this brassy, lavish and extraordinary spectacle — destined to be a holiday perennial. Everything about “Jingle Jangle” clicks. The original tunes (mostly R&B) from John Legend, Philip Lawrence and Davy Nathan are smooth and seamless and make you want to sing along, while the energetic dance numbers — created and staged with flair by choreographer Ashley Warren — provide a Broadway fix we’ve been craving since theaters were shuttered by the pandemic.

And the story –while largely predictable — is heartfelt and sweet, as a resourceful granddaughter (Madalen Mills) helps her inventive grandfather (Forest Whitaker) reclaim his creative mojo. Director/writer David E. Talbert has crafted a holiday movie that seems destined to become iconic. Details: 3½ stars out of 4; available Nov. 13 on Netflix

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