It’s the most wonderful time of the year and not just because the holiday season is upon us. December is a banner month for the streaming sites. Between family-friendly holiday films and pitch black sci-fi series designed to keep you guessing — there’s plenty of new shows, old favorites, and first-rate films to occupy the whole family.
Below, you will find a list of the shows and movies streaming this December that can’t be missed. From The Crown Season 2 to the cult classic one-and-done series Bunheads, here’s your streaming guide for December.
This German sci-fi drama is a total head trip in the best possible way. A small town is rocked by the disappearances of two boys, but the question isn’t where are they, it’s when are they.
Kristen Stewart offers up an exquisite performance in one of the year’s best psychological thrillers. It may not earn any major awards this season, but it’s still well worth a watch.
Charles Dickens’ classic characters live side by side on a dangerous street in Victorian London in this literary series.
Watching Kevin McCallister take down two criminals with his scarily intricate traps is a Christmas tradition that can’t be missed.
GOTG, Vol. 2 is the rare sequel that actually lives up to the original. Weird, heartfelt, and a hell of a lot of fun — if you’re feeling the holiday stress, this is the perfect film to decompress with.
Netflix’s luscious period drama returns with a more confident Queen Elizabeth II. Season 2 is sure to be as buzzy as the first, so prepare for a binge-watch by stocking up on tea and biscuits now.
Hugh Jackman imbues Logan with a world-weariness that just might break your heart in this superhero masterpiece.
This compelling horror film mostly slipped through the cracks in 2017, but it’s a taut mystery that will keep you guessing until the credits roll.
Sutton Foster’s frothy TV Land series is as addictive as it is good, and the show’s never been better in its fourth season.
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Embrace the ’90s nostalgia and indulge in this marvelous bit of Tim Allen ridiculousness. The Santa Clause is cheesy and very much of its time, but for adults of a certain age, it’s also a certified holiday classic.
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Gilmore Girls’ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino’s ode to dance was cut down in its prime. But that’s no reason not to enjoy every quirky, visually stunning moment of Bunheads’ first and only season.
Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders are the comedy duo that you didn’t know you needed in your life. Sit back and laugh along with seven Christmas specials featuring the queens of sketch comedy.
Game of Thrones’ fans, this one’s for you. Kit Harington stars as Robert Catesby, the man behind the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. If you miss seeing Harington glower as he fights against seemingly insurmountable odds as Jon Snow, then you’ll love this miniseries.
In 1965, British soldiers and their wives live together in Aden. The Last Post chronicles the experience from the points of view of the women and the men whose families were put to this test.
Close out the year with six new installments of Black Mirror that are sure to revel in the horrors of technology.
Get busy everyone, because there’s still plenty of binge-watching to be done before 2017 comes to an end!