What’s Coming to Netflix in December Will Make Your Month
Now that the turkey has been fully digested, it’s time to turn our attention to the TV. We’re smack in the middle of cuffing season, people. If there ever was a month to Netflix and chill, December is it. Here’s everything that’s going to be streaming on a Netflix account near you this month that you can’t miss, including a star-studded Christmas special featuring Bill Murray. Check out the list below!
First off, Billy Murray’s Christmas special A Very Murray Christmas (12/4) is going to be a new holiday classic you’ll watch year after year. For laughs, don’t miss comedian Brent Morin’s special I Am Brent Morin (12/1) and Mike Epps’ Mike Epps: Don’t Take It Personal (12/18).
Then, Netflix is jumping right into the Western genre with The Ridiculous 6 (12/11), a tale about Tommy “White Knife” Stockburn and his five brothers. Straight from comedian Bill Burr is F is for Family: Season 1 (12/18), a series about a family in the ’70s. The Trailer Park boys and their antics are back with Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High and Unemployed Live in Austin (12/9). If you’re looking for some thrills, don’t miss Making A Murderer: Season 1 (12/18), a crime thriller 10 years in the making.
Everyone’s fave fairytale kitty is also back in The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 2 (12/10). The kids will also all be tuning in to Glitter Force: Season 1 (12/18), a show about five preteens defending the planet against evil fairytale villains, as well as Dawn of the Croods: Season 1 (12/24).
MOVIES COMING TO NETFLIX IN DECEMBER
Director Sean Baker filmed his much-talked-about movie Tangerine (12/1) entirely on the iPhone 5S, and it’s about two working girls and their escapades through the city. Also debuting in December is Jamie Foxx in his award-winning role as Ray Charles in 2004’s Ray (12/1). Got love on the brain? You’ll like Manhattan Romance (12/31), an entangling documentary about modern love in NYC. Also, check out Katherine Heigl as a lesbian woman coming out to her family in Jenny’s Wedding (12/1).
If you want some chills, check out the thriller Amnesiac (12/1), which is about a man who loses his memory after a car accident, or watch Tom Hanks as a symbologist in The Da Vinci Code (12/14). If thrills are more your style, catch DMX and Jet Li in diamond heist action film Cradle 2 the Grave (12/1), Vin Diesel in Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (12/1) or 1990 anti-hero flick Darkman (12/1).
Don’t worry — since it is the holidays and all, there are plenty of movies that have lots of yuletide cheer. There’s A Christmas Star (12/1), which is all about Christmas miracles. The kiddies will also like Magic Snowflake (12/20), the tale of boy who will become the next Santa Claus, as well as Santa’s Apprentice (12/20).
TV SHOWS COMING TO NETFLIX IN DECEMBER
Hooray! The Braverman clan is back with Parenthood: Season 6 (12/30) for you to laugh ’til you can’t breathe and sob your eyes out. You can also catch all seven seasons of Nurse Jackie (12/31) starting at the end of December. Also, follow along Rachel Bilson as your fave country doc in season four of Hart of Dixie (12/15).
Geektastic series Broadchurch (12/1) starring David Tennant (swoon) is back with season two. As is Helix: Season 2 (12/16), which features scientists at an Arctic lab discovering a dangerous new virus. Also in the sci-fi genre is the Christmas episode of technological thriller series Black Mirror with their “White Christmas” episode (12/25).
If you need some humor injected into this cold, cold December, you’ll appreciate BBC’s The Detectorists: Season 1 (12/1), which is about two quirky friends who share a penchant for metal detecting. You’ll also like Rob Schneider’s comedy series Real Rob: Season 1 (12/1), a Netflix exclusive look into the life of the comedian. Also back and still funny is Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 4 (12/4) with more hilarious episodes that bring the popular podcast to TV.
And of course, we can’t forget the little ones. The kids won’t want to miss Phineas and Ferb: Season 4 (12/9) and season five of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (12/28).
What will you be adding to your Netflix queue in December? Let us know in the comments!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!