Ah, the holiday season: a time to be thankful for the good things in life, a time to reunite with family, and a time to binge-watch the crap out of whatever is on your favorite streaming service. Winter truly is the most wonderful time of the year to get lost in a new movie or television series. There’s nothing more satisfying on a cold December day than cuddling up on the couch in your fuzzy socks, getting buried under a pile of blankets, and drinking hot chocolate on a lazy holiday afternoon.
Is there stuff to do outside? Um … yeah, I’m sure there is. Like hiking? Yeah, hiking, that’s a thing people do. But this isn’t a hiking website, so we’re bringing you everything that’s dropping on Netflix in December. Besides, the outdoors is highly overrated, am I right? (Editor’s note: She isn’t).
Week of December 1st:
8 Mile (12/1)
Astro Boy (12/1)
The Big Lebowski (12/1)
The Last Dragon (12/1)
Bride of Chucky (12/1)
Terminator Salvation (12/1)
Seven Pounds (12/1)
Shaun of the Dead (12/1): You can never go wrong with the first entry into Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy, which introduced audiences to the comedic talents of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
The Man Who Knew Too Little (12/1)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (12/1)
Meet Joe Black (12/1)
Crossroads: One Two Jaga (12/1)
Friday After Next (12/1)
Next Friday (12/1)
Hellboy (12/1): Before the David Harbour reboot hits screens, enjoy Guillermo del Toro’s take on everyone’s favorite pancake-loving BPRD agent.
My Bloody Valentine (12/1)
Reindeer Games (12/1)
Man vs Wild with Sunny Leone: Season 1 (12/1)
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 5 Masterclasses (12/1)
Memories of the Alhambra (12/1)
The Lobster (12/2)
Blue Planet II: Season 1 (12/3)
The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot Season 2 (12/3)
Hero Mask (12/3)
District 9 (12/4)
Happy!: Season 1 (12/6)
Dumplin’ (12/7): We have high hopes for this fish-out-of-water comedy about a plus-size girl (Patti Cakes’ Danielle Macdonald) who enters the world of beauty pageants, much to the chagrin of her pageant queen mom (Jennifer Aniston).
5 Star Christmas (12/7)
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (12/7): Andy Serkis brings this dark, edgy reboot of The Jungle Book with Frieda Pinto and Matthew Rhys.
Bad Blood (12/7)
Pine Gap (12/7)
The American Meme (12/7)
ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay? (12/7)
Nailed It! Holiday! (12/7)
The Ranch: Part 6 (12/7)
The Hook Up Plan (Plan Coeur) (12/7)
Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas (12/7)
Dogs of Berlin (12/7)
Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas (12/7)
Super Monsters and the Wish Star (12/7)
Week of December 8th:
Sin senos sí hay paraíso: Season 3 (12/9)
Michael Jackson’s This Is It (12/10)
Vir Das: Losing It (12/11)
Back Street Girls: Gokudols (12/12)
Out of Many, One (12/12)
Wanted: Season 3 (12/13)
The Innocent Man (12/14)
The Protector (12/14)
Travelers: Season 3 (12/14)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 8 (12/14)
ROMA (12/14): The latest entry from Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), which chronicles a year in the life of a family in Mexico City, is already garnering Oscar buzz.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale (12/14): Our favorite teen witch is back for a holiday special, and we just hope we get to see Salem in an embarrassing pet costume.
Cuckoo: Season 4 (12/14)
Dance & Sing with True: Songs (12/14)
Fuller House: Season 4 (12/14)
Inside the Real Narcos (12/14)
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 3 (12/14)
Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle (12/14)
Sunderland Til I Die (12/14)
The Fix (12/14)
Week of December 15th:
Baby Mama (12/16)
The Theory of Everything (12/16)
Springsteen on Broadway (12/16)
Kill the Messenger (12/16)
One Day (12/16)
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 5 (12/18)
Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (12/18)
Bad Seeds (12/21)
7 Days Out (12/21)
LAST HOPE: Part 2 (12/21)
Derry Girls (12/21): This comedy, about a group of teenage girls coming of age in Northern Ireland in the 1990s, was a smash hit across the pond, earning rave reviews.
Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski (12/21)
Bird Box (12/21): This post-apocalyptic thriller stars Sandra Bullock as a mother desperately trying to navigate the world through a blindfold, in a film that is already drawing comparisons to The Quiet Place.
Greenleaf: Season 3 (12/21)
The Casketeers (12/21)
3Below: Tales of Arcadia (12/21)
Sirius the Jaeger (12/21)
Back With the Ex (12/21)
Tales by Light: Season 3 (12/21)
Wolf (BÖRÜ) (12/21)
Week of December 22nd:
The Magicians: Season 3 (12/24): Winter break is the perfect time to catch up on Syfy’s magical series, just in time for the season four premiere in January.
Hi Score Girl (12/24)
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War (12/25): What more is there to say about Infinity War? Get weepy this holiday season with (part one of) the culmination of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 11 (12/25)
Alexa & Katie: Season 2 (12/26)
When Angels Sleep (12/28)
Instant Hotel (12/28)
Yummy Mummies (12/28)
Selection Day (12/28)
La noche de 12 años (12/28)
Week of December 29th:
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (12/30)
The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man (12/31)
Watership Down: Limited Series (date not yet listed): The animated miniseries based on Richard Adams’ classic novel does not have a release date yet, but it does boast an all-star cast including John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton, and Peter Capaldi, to name a few.
What are you most looking forward to binge-watching this holiday season? Share your recs in the comments!
(via Mashable, image: Marvel Entertainment)
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