Netflix in December


Netflix has so many new shows and movies to watch during this time of year

Ella Valania and Francie Mueller

Festive movies and shows popping up on the TV screen when scrolling through Netflix is a sure sign that December is here. Whether people are looking for a classic holiday movie or a new binge-worthy show, it has all kinds of options for every kind of person.

One classic Christmas movie that can be watched on Netflix is White Christmas, a 1954 musical comedy starring Vera-Ellen, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, and Danny Kaye. Throughout the movie, four singers perform to raise money for a World War II commander who is struggling to keep his inn up and running.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is another classic holiday movie available on the platform. Although the original 1966 version is not included, the 2000 live-action remake is. With Jim Carey as the Grinch, it brings the magic of Dr. Suess’s children’s story to life.

Netflix has several newer festive movies for those who prefer a more modern take on the holiday season. One such movie is The Princess Switch, a romantic drama with Vanessa Hudgens. She plays two look-alike characters, one who is a duchess, one who is a regular person from Chicago. They switch places and fall in love with each others’ significant other.

Another popular modern holiday movie is The Christmas Chronicles, where Santa, played by Kurt Russell, attempts to save Christmas with the help of two siblings, Teddy and Kate Pierce.

For those looking to binge-watch a festive series, there are plenty of options. One such show is The Great British Baking Show: Holidays, where contestants from the normal version of the series face off in a holiday-themed baking competition.

People who do not celebrate the season have plenty of options for watching on Netflix, as December brings with it the release of new regular shows and movies.

The Prom, the movie adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, and Nicole Kidman, features a variety of dance numbers songs, such as “Tonight Belongs to You”, “Love Thy Neighbor”, and “You Happened”. The Prom was added to Netflix on December 11th and is currently ranked number four on Netflix’s top ten movie list.

If you are a fan of Ariana Grande, her documentary excuse me, i love you, arriving on Netflix on December 21st is a great movie option for you. Excuse me, i love you follows Ariana as she gets ready to take the stage for her Sweetener World Tour.

If you are looking for a new show to binge-watch, check out Selena: The Series, starring Christian Serratos and Julio Macias. A new show added to Netflix on December 4th, Selena: The Series highlights the life of Mexican-American singer Selena as she and her family navigate her newfound fame.

Another show coming to Netflix this December is Bridgerton, starring Nicola Coughlan, Regé-Jean Page, and Phoebe Dynevor. Set to be released on December 25th, Bridgerton is a romantic drama about the Bridgerton siblings’ journey to find love and happiness in London, based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novel of the same name. 

From Christmas movies like How The Grinch Stole Christmas to musicals such as The Prom, Netflix has a variety of new shows and movies to satisfy your binge-watching needs this December.