The holidays are right around the corner. But even if you’ve been naughty, Santa will have plenty of gifts (of the streaming variety) for you to watch from the comfort of home while you’re busy wrapping presents or adding another shot to that pitcher of spiked eggnog.
Netflix is getting into the Christmas spirit with a slew of original holiday movies and specials. After this month’s lineup, which included Holiday in the Wild, Let It Snow, Klaus, The Knight Before Christmas, Holiday Rush, Merry Happy Whatever, and more, the streamer will add another instalment to its Christmas Prince franchise (this one dubbed The Royal Baby). There’s also A Family Reunion Christmas, a holiday-themed special of Tia Mowry-Hardrict’s hit Netflix show.
After making bold forays into cinema last month with The Irishman and The King, Netflix will continue its bid for Oscar glory with Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama Marriage Story, starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, and Fernando Meirelles’ The Two Popes, with Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce. But it won’t be all prestige dramas as Ryan Reynolds injects some thrilling popcorn fare into the mix with 6 Underground.
Highly-anticipated new shows will also be available to unwrap, including Spy Racers, a Fast & Furious animated spinoff, and an adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher led by Henry Cavill.
Netflix will also debut sophomore seasons of Lost in Space and the psychological thriller You, with Penn Badgley returning as the charming serial killer Joe Goldberg.
Of interest to true crime buffs is Don’t F**k With Cats, a three-part documentary series about the online sleuths who helped track down the infamous killer Luka Magnotta.
Meanwhile, Tiffany Haddish is ready for her Black Mitzvah in a new stand-up special.
Over at Crave, couch surfers can look forward to The L Word sequel, Generation Q, with returning stars Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig joining new characters played by Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, Rosanny Zayas and Sepideh Moafi.