December is our favourite time of the year to cosy up and watch some brilliant movies and TV shows. There will be a lot less socialising and house visits this year thanks to the pandemic so we’re counting on top TV to keep us entertained. December is usually a month spent with family, and so Netflix have lots of family favourites you can enjoy over Christmas.
Check out 10 of the best things coming in December.
The Holiday Movies That Made Us -December 1
A perfect family show to watch during the cosy Christmas period. Unwrap the real stories behind these iconic Christmas blockbusters like Elf, thanks to insider interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks.
Fierce – December 2
A gifted young singer becomes an instant sensation on a popular talent show. But her real goal is earning the love of her father, a member of the jury.
Selena: The Series – December 4
A coming-of-age story following iconic 90s star Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music.
Giving Voice – December 11
Love talent show reality tv? You’re in for a treat with this doc. Students from across the US audition for a spot in the August Wilson Monologue Competition, culminating in a riveting final round on a Broadway stage.
Song Exploder: Volume 2 – December 15
The second edition of Song Exploder is on the way. The show is based on a popular podcast of the same name where musicians break down the meaning behind their songs and how they came to be. This time around it’s The Killers, Natalia Lafourcade, Dua Lipa and Nine Inch Nails.
Bridgerton – December 25
You’ve probably heard a lot about this show. Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dyvenor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Nicola Coughlan aka Derry Girl’s Clare also stars, so you know it’s going to be good.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4 – December 31
CAOS is back! Over the course of Part 4’s eight episodes, The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale. The coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to…The Void, which is the End of All Things. As the witches wage war, with the help of The Fright Club, Nick begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina’s heart, but will it be too late?
The Prom – December 11
Another hugely talked about show from the creators of Glee and The Politician. Dee Dee Allen (Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.
Want a fun action movie full of fabulous leading ladies? This is it! Debbie Ocean is released from jail after serving a prison sentence. She assembles a special crew of seven women to steal a diamond necklace, worth 150 million dollars, from the Met Gala. It stars Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling and loads more amazing ladies.
Romance? Drama? Dance? Yes please. Step Up is one of the best OG dance flicks. The film follows the disadvantaged Tyler Gage and the privileged modern dancer Nora Clark who find themselves paired up in a showcase that determines both of their futures. Realizing that they only have one chance, they finally work together. It features Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan (who ended up getting married after meeting on the film, though they sadly split in 2018.)