Candy Cane Lane, the Prime Video holiday adventure film guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit, will premiere on December 1.
The movie follows a man on a mission to win his neighborhood’s Christmas decoration contest, when he inadvertently makes a deal with a mischievous elf who brings the 12 days of Christmas to life, wreaking havoc on the town. Candy Cane Lane is the latest addition to the Prime membership. Prime members in the U.S. enjoy savings, convenience, and entertainment, all in a single membership.
As we wait for the film’s release, Candy Cane Lane has announced the surprise casting of the popular a capella group, the Pentatonix, in the film, as well as a 12-day festive celebration to celebrate the season with fans.
Keep reading for all the information and updates about Candy Cane Lane, coming to Prime Video December 1.
Who’s in the cast?
The film stars Eddie Murphy (as Chris) in the lead role, supported by Jillian Bell as a mischievous elf, and Tracee Ellis Ross as Chris’ wife, who joins him on the race against the clock to break the spell.
The movie reunites director Reginald Hudlin, Murphy, and producer Brian Grazer for the first time since their 1992 hit, Boomerang—and the screenplay comes from Kelly Younger, inspired by his own holiday experiences on Candy Cane Lane in El Segundo, California.
What part will the Pentatonix play in the film?
The Pentatonix will be the voices of “The Carolers,” a group of characters that resides in the Christmas village at Kringle's. The Carolers live alongside fellow villagers Pip (Nick Offerman), Cordelia (Robin Thede) and Gary (Chris Redd) who have all been put under the spell of the mischievous elf Pepper (Jillian Bell). Rather than using conventional speech, The Carolers communicate solely through singing Christmas carols.
How did Director Reginald Hudlin decide to cast the Pentatonix?
“When I read the script and saw reoccurring singing parts, I knew there was only one casting choice–Pentatonix!” Hudline said. “Working with them was so much fun and to experience their vocal mastery in person was pure joy. People are going to love them in this movie.”
What is The 12 Days of Candy Cane Lane?
In celebration of the film’s release, Prime Video will kick off The 12 Days of Candy Cane Lane on Monday, November 20, bringing customers 12 days of festive surprises and special moments counting down to December 1. As an extra sprinkle of cheer, The Candy Cane Lane Truck Tour will travel around the U.S. handing out special treats and free items from the film. Cities include Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, and more. Check out the tour schedule at CandyCaneLaneTruck.com to see if the truck will visit a town near you.
Below is a rundown of each of the special activities and events planned to celebrate the new movie coming to town.
Day 12: Monday, November 20:
Christmas Delivered by Candy Cane Lane and Grubhub
Candy Cane Lane is collaborating with Grubhub to spread the festive cheer with the contest of a lifetime, “Christmas Delivered by Candy Cane Lane.” On November 20th, Grubhub customers in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York can enter to win a holiday home transformation with stunning holiday decorations donated by Balsam Hill®, and smart light products by Govee.
Additionally, the special edition Candy Cane Lane Funny Face Bakery cookies will be available for free from November 20 to November 22. Order Free Candy Cane Lane Custom Cookies from Grubhub and search “Candy Cane Lane” in the app while supplies last.
Day 11: Tuesday, November 21:
Explore Kringle’s Virtual Holiday Shop on Amazon
Welcome to Kringle’s, the enchanting and iconic holiday store famous from Candy Cane Lane! Through the magic of immersive storytelling, Kringle’s Virtual Holiday Shop is opening for business on Amazon just in time for the holidays. Step into the magic of the movie and experience the thrills and delights Kringle’s is known for, and discover unique seasonal treasures so you can be the star and bring home a little piece of Kringle’s for your holidays.
Don’t miss the miniature Christmas Village where you can shrink yourself down to six inches to explore one of the movie’s most memorable sets. You might discover more magic than you were expecting, along with movie-themed artists and playlists from Amazon Music. Kringle’s Virtual Holiday Shop is packed with Easter eggs, Sweepstakes, and surprise-and-delight moments from the film starring Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Day 10: Wednesday, November 22:
Meet the Carver Family
Just as you are getting ready to spend Thanksgiving with your own family, Candy Cane Lane is sharing special new Carver family character posters that will be launched online to introduce you to Chris, Carol, Nick, Joy and Holly Carver–your new favorite Christmas family!
Check out the following social pages on Nov 22nd to meet the Carvers:
@PrimeVideo / @AmazonStudios / @CultureRatedPV / #CandyCaneLaneMovie
Day 9: Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving):
Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade–Candy Cane Lane parade float
For those attending the Bayou Classic Thanksgiving Day Parade in New Orleans, be on the lookout for a Candy Cane Lane themed float and special giveaways like our exclusive Candy Cane Lane Mardi Gras beads, only available at this year's #BayouClassic.
Excitement builds for the big @bayouclasssic74 game featuring @southernu_br vs. @grambling1901 , with performances by all of the top New Orleans area high school bands including St. Augustine High School, who will steal the show by leading the official Candy Cane Lane themed float, kicking off the holiday celebrations.
Day 8: Friday, November 24:
New song “Miracle” from Raphael Saadiq featuring Kelli-Leigh releases exclusively on Amazon Music
An original song from beloved musician Raphael Saadiq featured in the film debuts exclusively on Amazon Music November 24. Don’t miss the accompanying lyric video which can be found on YouTube starting November 24 as well.
Day 7: Saturday, November 25:
Holiday Road opening in Calabasas, and other local holiday events
If you’re in Calabasas, California, come to a special pop-up photo opp at the Carver’s House at Holiday Road for a special immersive family holiday experience. Open every weekend starting November 25 through November 27. Get more details.
Day 6: Sunday, November 26:
To celebrate the new holiday comedy adventure Candy Cane Lane, Prime Video is sending a festive truck around the United States to spread holiday cheer, handing out special treats and free items from the film. Cities include Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, and more. Check out the tour schedule at CandyCaneLaneTruck.com to see if the truck will visit a town near you!
Day 5: Monday, November 27:
Habitat for Humanity gets Candy Cane Lane-ified
Prime Video will decorate a brand new Habitat for Humanity neighborhood in Los Angeles to spread the magic and joy of the holidays and capture the imagination of local communities. Learn how you can get involved in your own neighborhood.
Day 6: Tuesday, November 28:
American Red Cross Blood Drive to celebrate Giving Tuesday
A Candy Cane Lane-themed American Red Cross blood drive will take place on Giving Tuesday at The Culver Theater in Culver City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST, featuring genuine props and set decor from the film. Blood Donors will be treated to a festive extravaganza complete with holiday activities, captivating photo opportunities, entertainment, and more. Sign up here.
To continue the celebration, donors who give blood, platelets, or plasma with the Red Cross between December 1 and 31 will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of 12 extraordinary prize packages, each including a $1,000 Amazon.com Gift Card and one 65-inch Omni QLED Series smart TV courtesy of Fire TV. Terms apply. Get more details and schedule your appointment to give the gift of life.
Day 3: Wednesday, November 29:
Candy Cane Lane Prime Premieres
Amazon Prime members get free tickets to an exclusive advance screening of Candy Cane Lane for one night only on the big screen in select cities. A pre-show reel, free popcorn and soda, and special giveaways will make this a special night out with the family. Tickets are available online starting November 17.
Day 2: Thursday, November 30:
Become a Villager: Filters on TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat
Don’t miss the Candy Cane Lane Augmented Reality lens on Instagram and Snap that allows users to instantly transform into a Christmas Villager, in the same distinct style as in the film. In the background, decorations and colorful lights will surround the scene to create a cheery holiday selfie for you to share online.
Day 1: December 1:
Watch Candy Cane Lane on Prime Video and join the Spill Watch Party
Candy Cane Lane will be available to watch on Prime Video around the globe December 1. Candy Cane Lane will host an official #LiveSPILL within the new black-owned SPILL app. Beginning at 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST, the SPILL community along with influencers will watch Candy Cane Lane in sync on Prime Video and SPILL about it in real-time.
How to watch ‘Candy Cane Lane’ on Prime Video
Candy Cane Lane will premiere globally on Prime Video on December 1.
Prime Video is included with an Amazon Prime membership, priced at $14.99 per month or $139 annually. Amazon has also extended its services to cater to a broader demographic, offering discounted memberships through Prime Access, aimed at those benefiting from certain government assistance programs—and Prime Student, for those enrolled in higher education.
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As we await the film’s release, don’t forget to share your Candy Cane Lane excitement online with @PrimeVideo, @AmazonStudios, @CultureRatedPV and use #CandyCaneLaneMovie on you chosen social accounts.