The music in a film or TV show can often make or break the final product as the choice of songs can add just the right feeling to each scene.

This is something that is incredibly important in Christmas movies, such as Netflix’s newest arrival The Noel Diary, as festive films attempt to hit viewers right in the feels.

But which songs feature in the music-heavy soundtrack of The Noel Diary and who composed its charming score?

The Noel Diary | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Noel Diary | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Noel Diary release date and plot preview

The Noel Diary arrived on Netflix on November 24, 2022.

Based on the novel of the same name by Richard Paul Evans, the film tells the story of best-selling author Jake Turner (This Is Us’s Justin Hartley) as he returns home at Christmas to settle his estranged mother’s estate.

When Jake discovers an old diary, he finds that it holds many secrets connected to his own past and that of Rachel (Barrett Doss of Station 19 fame), an intriguing woman with her own mission.

Together, they embark on a journey of discovery and by confronting their respective pasts, find a future that is wholly unexpected.

The Noel Diary © Netflix | KC Bailey

The Noel Diary soundtrack

As a festive film, The Noel Diary is packed with music and its soundtrack even features songs performed by cast member Barrett Doss.

The Noel Diary © Netflix | KC Bailey

Who composed the score?

As well as the licensed songs featured in The Noel Diary, the film also features a bright and bubbly original score by composer Dara Taylor.

The Los Angeles-based musician has been working on music for films and TV series since 2013 and has almost 50 composing credits to her name.

Her most notable scores have come in The Tender, Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar, Wildflower, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, and the 2022 horror film, The Invitation.

On top of that, the HMMA-winning (Hollywood Music In Media Awards) musician also has a number of credits in various music department roles including the composer of additional music for The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent, The Boys, 2021’s Tom & Jerry, Lost In Space and Supernatural.

Dara’s festive score for The Noel Diary has been released alongside the film and is available to stream now on Spotify and Apple Music.

The Noel Diary is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on November 24, 2022.

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