Festive Musings

Netflix in December

At this time of year, is there anything nicer on a cold day, than lighting the fire and snuggling down with a feel-good festive movie? Very little in my humble opinion and I confess, on more than one occasion in November I did just that with the help of Netflix. Festive viewing aside, there are some amazing shows and movies currently available on Netflix. One thing is for certain, we will not be short on viewing content in the run-up to the holidays.

Original Series

Dark: Season 1 (1 December)

This sounds really good. A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers. Their search for a culprit unearths a small town’s sins and secrets.  

Easy: Season 2  (1 December)

Returning characters and new faces navigate the ups and downs of relationships, friendships, family and more.  

 The Crown: Season 2  (8 December)

This is without a doubt one of my favourite Netflix shows of all time, I love it and can’t wait to get stuck in again. As a new era begins, Queen Elizabeth struggles to uphold longstanding traditions while navigating a world that’s changing around her. 

The Indian Detective: Season 1 (19 December)

In this comedy series, a Canadian cop feels out of touch with his heritage when he investigates a murder case while visiting his father in Mumbai.  

 Travelers: Season 2  (26 December)

FBI agent Grant MacLaren and his team investigate a mysterious fellow traveller while resisting the Faction, a renegade splinter group from the future. 

Hello, My Twenties!: Season 2  (18 December)

One year after the Season 1 finale, the Belle Epoque residents say goodbye to one of their own and hello to a new housemate and love prospects.

 The Toys That Made Us: Season 1  (22 December)

For the casual to the hardcore collector, Toys is an international journey through parts of our history and culture shaped by popular toys.

 Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 2: Part 1 (29 December)

The Emmy-nominated series returns as Bill talks sleep, drugs, internet security and more with a fresh batch of famous guests and science experts.

Original Movies

A Christmas Prince (Streaming Now)

I’ve watched this. It’s a nice, easy watch, feel-good movie. Christmas comes early for an aspiring young journalist when she’s sent abroad to get the scoop on a handsome prince who’s poised to be king.

Christmas Inheritance (15 December)

To inherit her father’s company, socialite Ellen must first visit his small hometown, where she learns the value of hard work and helping others.  

My Happy Family (1 December)

A middle-aged wife and mother of two shocks her traditional, multigenerational Georgian household when she announces she’s going to live by herself.  

Todd Barry: Spicy Honey (26 December)

Dry wit personified, comic Todd Barry chats with a vocal crowd as he dissects everything from CVS and hoarding to pricey soap and dollar pizza.

Russell Howard: Recalibrate (19 December)

Comedian Russell Howard brings his manic energy to a new stand-up special that tackles politics, childhood and why he’s a jerk.

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity  (31 December)

Comedy legend Dave Chappelle returns to his roots with an all-new stand-up special filmed at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Original Kids Content

A StoryBots Christmas  (1 December)

Bo thinks her holiday gift-giving isn’t good enough, so she heads north to study under Santa Claus — only to find he’s missing.

 A StoryBots Christmas

All Hail King Julien: Season 5  (1 December)

Ted’s alter ego Snake returns, social media comes to the jungle, Uncle King Julien tries to take over the kingdom again, and wedding bells ring.

 DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays  (1 December)

Oh takes it upon himself to introduce Christmas joy to his fellow Boovs. Unfortunately, his well-meaning mission nearly destroys the city.

Trollhunters: Part 2  (15 December)

Backed by loyal friends, once-ordinary teen Jim Lake Jr. advances his battle to protect Arcadia and the Troll world he’s pledged to keep safe.

Beat Bugs: All Together Now  (21 December)

The Beat Bugs go on their biggest adventure yet, journeying beyond the Garden to compete in a huge bug talent show and to search for Walter’s long-lost twin sister Freda.

Christmas at a glance

 On December 14th we have…..Love Actually!

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So many movies…must make time!

A wealth of entertainment for young viewers.

And of course…..Mariah!

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Disclaimer: As a member of the Netflix Ireland Stream Team I have received complimentary Netflix membership and in return will be featuring Netflix related blog posts. All opinions are my own!


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