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Will There be a ‘Holiday Rush’ Sequel?

November 28, 2019
4 min read

It’s that time of the year again, and though you’re looking forward to spending some time with your family as well, you might want to snuggle up in your bed from time to time and watch a heart-warming corny Christmas rom-com. And if you’ve grown tired of Hallmark Christmas movies, Netflix has the perfect catalog of films which will force you to engage in your time-honored tradition of vegging out in front of the TV with your favorite festive flicks. No matter what you’re looking for—classics, horror, comedy, animation or just nostalgic drama—Netflix has a bit of everything.

Out of this long repository of Christmas, ‘Holiday Rush‘ is Netflix’s recent family friendly Christmas drama, which revolves around the life of a widowed DJ named Rush Williams. After his wife’s death, he ends up spoiling his three kids by giving in to all of their demands and pampering them with all kinds of unnecessary luxuries. Everything seems to be going just fine and the four of them live as a happy family. But unexpectedly one day, despite being really good at what he did, he gets fired from his job and is left with nothing.

While he tries to introduce his family to a whole new lifestyle where he expects them to scale down all of their needs, with Christmas around the corner, they start expecting him to coddle them even more with lavish Christmas presents. But amidst all of this chaos, he does manage to find his way back and even ends up reinventing himself as DJ. While he’s at it, even his kids start adapting to their new lifestyles, and eventually, they learn that as much as they value all of their materialistic belongings, no amount of anything can replace their family. So if you’re already cherished some quality family time while watching ‘Holiday Rush’ with your loved ones, you’re probably wondering if it will get a sequel. Here’s everything we know about it.

Holiday Rush Sequel: What Can it Be About?

More often than not, quite a lot of movie producers intentionally leave certain plot points as mysteries so that they can further take cues from that and renew a film for the silver screen. When it comes to ‘Holiday Rush’, the movie’s ending is not at all a closed book and the entire storyline of the film comes in full circle. Even when it comes to other major plot points of the film, there isn’t much room for a whole new sequel. However, taking its characters into context, just like many other Christmas dramas out there, ‘Holiday Rush’ can potentially expand itself into a whole franchise.

In the second half of the film, it is revealed that Rush’s son gets into and Harvard, but unfortunately for him, after losing his first job, Rush struggles to keep his head afloat and even expresses his concerns on how it is out of his reach. Somewhere near the end of the film, he assures his son how he will sell anything he has to make sure that his son attends Harvard. A sequel could further explore the family’s trials and tribulation as they try to handle bigger problems that go beyond their need for celebrating a sumptuous Christmas.

Since the movie does not really reflect on Rush and his girlfriend’s stance at their new business, a direct sequel could also further explore all the hardships and struggles he faces while climbing up the ladder of success all over again. On the surface, ‘Holiday Rush’ is all about finding happiness in the ones around us, but at the same time, it also slightly reflects on the challenges faced by a single parent and how he struggles to balance between not being too protective about his kids and not being overly stern with them. So a sequel could very work on these grounds. It could also further explore Rush and Roxy’s relationship with their two daughters as they grow up to become teenagers while his son goes to college.

Holiday Rush Sequel Release Date: When will it premiere?

As of now, there isn’t much we can say about Holiday Rush 2 since no official announcements have been made regarding it. For the most part, only if the film manages to encourage a positive response from most viewers, it will be considered for renewal. Moreover, if there were to be a sequel, based on all the potential plot points we’ve discussed above, we might get to see the return of almost all the cast members, especially Romany Malco and La La Anthony. However, for now, a follow-up film seems less prudent and we’ll just have to wait and see with this one.

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