15 Netflix Originals to Binge-watch This December
01st December, 2020
Winter is here, and so are the holidays. What better way to bring in the festivities than watching a bunch of Netflix originals to wash away the blues? While there is no doubt that we will continue to hibernate for another few months, let’s try and embrace the positive side of being locked in at home. Besides sitting in a cozy nook by the fireplace with your favorite book, you can pick movies or shows from our list of 15 Netflix Originals across genres that cater to all ages. Add fun to your movie nights with family this holiday season. Grab your eggnog, and get, set, Netflix!
Angela’s Christmas Wish – 1st December
If you have watched Angela’s Christmas, you wouldn’t want to miss its sequel, Angela’s Christmas Wish. This year, Angela has taken it upon herself to reunite her family in time for Christmas. With her father working far away in Australia, Angela will have to do everything in her power to make her Christmas wish come true.
Mank – 4th December
Mank, a film by David Fincher, is a black-and-white opus that attempts to deconstruct Hollywood's history in its own language. The film has been hailed as a masterpiece by critics. The movie is a love letter of sorts to cinema and stars Charles Dance, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton, Gary Oldman, and Amanda Seyfried.
Selena – The Series (Season 1) – 4th December
Selena Quintanilla’s biopic starring Jennifer Lopez was quite a hit when it was released in 1997. Selena: The Series was announced in December 2018, and we have been waiting for its release ever since. As the name suggests, it revolves around the tumultuous life story of Selena Quintanilla, the Queen of Tejano music. The show is executive produced by Selena’s family.
Leyla Everlasting – 4th December
If you are in the mood for some dark comedy, you should give Leyla Everlasting a whirl. It tells the story of a married couple entangled in a toxic love triangle with their marriage therapist. The only way they can free themselves from this relationship is by obtaining an antique manuscript.
Mr. Iglesias (Part 3) – 8th December
Mr. Iglesias is set to return to the Netflix screen for part three. The comedy sitcom has gained quite a fan following across the world and has been among the top 10 TV series since it was first released. It tells the story of a teacher who encourages challenging kids to uncover their full potential.
Super Monsters – Santa’s Super Monster Helpers (2020) – 8th December
Here’s another holiday special for you! The super monsters come to the rescue to save Christmas after GrrBus, Sami, Zane, Olive, and Rocky create havoc in Santa’s workshop. They help Santa find his reindeer, and with some monster magic, they manage to deliver Christmas gifts on time. This 24 minutes long feel-good film is perfect for watching with kids.
The Prom (2020) – 11th December
The movie stars Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, Kerry Washington, and Jo Ellen Pellman. It is scheduled for a global release on Netflix and will also premiere in select theaters on the same date. The story revolves around a troupe of self-obsessed theatre stars' efforts to help a high school girl take her girlfriend to the prom.
A Trash Truck Christmas – 11th December
Here’s another short film you cannot miss to watch with your family this holiday season. Hank, a little boy, introduces Trash Truck and his friends to the magical festivities of Christmas. Together they end up helping Santa out.
Song Exploder (Volume 2) – 15th December
Hrishikesh Hirway's podcast will feature artists like Dua Lipa, The Killers, Trent Reznor, and Natalia Lafourcase. The podcast attempts to explore the musicians' creative process of songwriting. Volume two of Song Exploder is set to release on 15th December.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – 18th December
When Ma Rainey and her band gather at a recording studio in Chicago, they find themselves in a hostile environment. This movie by George C. Wolfe’s stars Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. The first reactions from the virtual premiere of the movie garnered critical acclaim. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is hands down one of the highly anticipated films of 2020.
The Midnight Sky – 23rd December
This multi starrer sci-fi thriller tells the story of an astronaut who tries to reach out to other spaceships in the aftermath of global catastrophe and warns them against returning to Earth. The movie stars George Clooney, Felicity Jones, and Kylie Chandler, among others. Don't forget to watch it on your Netflix screen this 23rd December.
Bridgerton (Season 1) – 25th December
The series is based on Julia Quinn’s romance novel series and is created by Shonda Rhimes, who has also made Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, and Scandal. It is said that the show will have eight parts, just like the novel. The show tells the story of eight siblings as they try to find love and happiness.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Season 4) – 31st December
The series is back with a fourth season. For those who haven’t watched the first three parts, the series is made by the creator of Riverdale and is a coming-of-age story of a girl living in a hostile world. Sabrina, who is played by Kiernan Shipka, a.k.a Sally Draper from Mad Men, is in a constant fight with her dual nature.
Robin Robin – To be announced
If you are in the mood to watch a 30-minute short film, give this one a whirl. It’s a heartwarming story of a bird raised by mice. She begins to question where she comes from and sets out to discover who she is.