It’s time to deck the halls and put up that tree as you cozy up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate to settle in and stream some good movies and series. While there’s a selection of feel-good Christmas movies, there’s also a range of neo-noir thrillers, exciting new films and series from the minds of Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, as well as a tribute series about the late Selena. Check it out!
Feel-Good Festive Cheer
Angela’s Christmas Wish (Dec. 1) is a sweet film that drives home the true meaning of Christmas as a young Irish girl tries to reunite her family in time for Christmas.
If you’ve seen The Movies That Made Us, you’ll know that this original doc takes you behind the scenes of iconic films. In The Holiday Movies That Made Us (Dec. 1), we get to unwrap the stories behind iconic Christmas blockbusters, with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks.
Just Another Christmas (Dec. 3), also known as Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem, follows a man named Jorge, who wakes up each year on Christmas Eve to find himself reliving the same day over and over.
A California Christmas (Dec. 14) is an original film that follows a wealthy charmer who poses as a ranch hand to get a hardworking farmer to sell her family’s land before Christmas. You know sparks will fly with this duo!
For a list of everything holiday streaming on Netflix, click here.
The Prom (Dec. 11) is the latest from creator/showrunner Ryan Murphy. When high school student Emma Nolan (Jo Ellen Pellman) is banned from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose), four Broadway stars (Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells) rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.
If you’ve seen the film Selena, you’re likely to become invested in Selena: The Series (Dec. 4), a coming-of-age story following Selena as she starts to realize her potential. However, her family makes tough choices during her journey to success, love and music.
An Indian Netflix original series, Bhaag Beanie Bhaag (Dec. 4) follows a young woman named Beanie (Swara Bhaskar) who decides to leave her cushy, comfortable life behind and pursue a career in stand-up comedy, despite her parents’ disapproval.
Mank (Dec. 4) walks us through 1930s Hollywood from the perspective of alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish Citizen Kane. Starring Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried. We can’t wait to watch this one!
Adapted from August Wilson’s play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Dec. 18) follows the trailblazing Mother of the Blues (Viola Davis) and her band, including her ambitious horn player Levee (Chadwick Boseman) as they gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927.
Directed by George Clooney, The Midnight Sky (Dec. 23) follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.
From the minds of Shonda Rhimes and creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton (Dec. 25) follows Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina returns for a fourth and final showdown on December 31. The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale. The coven must fight each terrifying threat, all leading up to The Void. Also, Nick begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina’s heart, but will it be too late?
The thriller Ava (Dec. 7) follows the titular character (Jessica Chastain), a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization until the job goes horribly wrong and she then has to save her family and herself from multiple threats.
Based on the novel of the same name by Darcey Bell, A Simple Favor (Dec. 28) follows Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a blogger in a small town whose new best friend Emily (Blake Lively) goes missing shortly after asking Stephanie for a favor.
For those who’d prefer hearty laughs, there are rom-coms and comedies to satisfy your needs. Isn’t It Romantic (Dec. 28) stars Rebel Wilson as a young woman who doesn’t believe in romantic comedies, until her life becomes one.
The Spy Who Dumped Me (Dec. 28) follows a young woman (Mila Kunis) who finds out that her ex is actually a CIA agent and she is now being targeted by deadly assassins. She goes on an undercover mission in Europe along with her best friend Morgan (Kate McKinnon).
And of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the classic, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (Dec. 5). It is the holidays after all, so watch it with your loved ones as we all reflect on the year 2020.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! ~Marriska Fernandes
Check out the entire list of what’s coming and leaving this December.
Angela’s Christmas Wish – Netflix Film
The Holiday Movies That Made Us – Netflix Original
Natalie Palamides: Nate – A One Man Show – Netflix Comedy Special
A Christmas Catch
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Christmas with a Prince
Don’t Let Go
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Odd Squad: Seasons 1-2
Super Wings: Season 3
They Shall Not Grow Old
Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: Season 2
Alien Worlds – Netflix Documentary
Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic – Netflix Comedy Special
Big Fat Liar
Children of Men
Fierce – Netflix Film
Hazel Brugger: Tropical – Netflix Comedy Special
Workin’ Moms: Season 4
Break – Netflix Film
Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday – Netflix Family
Just Another Christmas (Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem) – Netflix Film
Bhaag Beanie Bhaag – Netflix Original
Big Mouth: Season 4 – Netflix Original
Bombay Rose – Netflix Film
Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas – Netflix Family
Christmas Crossfire (Wir Können Nicht Anders) – Netflix Film
Kings of Joburg: Season 1
Leyla Everlasting – Netflix Film
MANK – Netflix Film
Selena: The Series – Netflix Original
Detention – Netflix Original
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas – Netflix Family
Emicida: AmarElo – É Tudo Para Ontem – Netflix Documentary
Lovestruck in the City – Netflix Original
Mr. Iglesias: Part 3 – Netflix Original
Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure – Netflix Family
Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers – Netflix Family
Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: Christmas – Netflix Family
The Big Show Show: Christmas – Netflix Family
Rose Island (L’Incredibile storia dell’Isola Delle Rose) – Netflix Film
The Surgeon’s Cut – Netflix Documentary
Alice in Borderland – Netflix Original
A Trash Truck Christmas – Netflix Family
Canvas – Netflix Film
Giving Voice – Netflix Documentary
The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas) – Netflix Original
The Prom – Netflix Film
A California Christmas – Netflix Film
Hilda: Season 2 – Netflix Family
Tiny Pretty Things – Netflix Original
PAW Patrol: Season 7
Pup Academy: Season 1-2
Song Exploder: Volume 2 – Netflix Original
Anitta: Made In Honório – Netflix Documentary
BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America – Netflix Documentary
How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding – Netflix Original
Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
The Ripper – Netflix Documentary
Run On – Netflix Original
Vir Das: Outside In – The Lockdown Special – Netflix Original
Guest House (2020)
Home for Christmas: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Netflix Film
Sweet Home – Netflix Original
London Hughes: To Catch a D*ck – Netflix Comedy Special
Rhyme Time Town Singalongs – Netflix Family
The Midnight Sky – Netflix Film
Your Name Engraved Herein – Netflix Film
A Dog’s Way Home
Holmes & Watson
Bridgerton – Netflix Original
Grandma’s Last Wishes (El testamento de la abuela) – Netflix Film
Asphalt Burning (Børning 3) – Netflix Film
DNA – Netflix Film
Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 3: Sahara – Netflix Family
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 3 – Netflix Family
The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone – Netflix Family
A Simple Favor
Cops and Robbers – Netflix Film
Isn’t It Romantic
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Best Leftovers Ever! – Netflix Original
Equinox – Netflix Original
Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Chapter 2: Earthrise – Netflix Anime
Wentworth: Season 8
A Nice Girl Like You
Best of Stand-Up 2020 – Netflix Comedy Special
The Children Act
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4 – Netflix Original
Dragon Ball Super: Broly
Sorry to Bother You
Leaving Dec. 2
2 Fast 2 Furious
Fast & Furious
Fast & Furious 6
The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Leaving Dec. 30
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Seasons 1-6
Leaving Dec. 31
Forensic Files: Collections 1-9
Gossip Girl: Seasons 1-6
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