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Besides all the warm and fuzzy content coming your way this holiday season, there is also a round of stellar binge-worthy series and films hitting streaming services during the month of December.
Award-season darlings are starting to roll out, including the highly anticipated Netflix film "The Power of the Dog" starring Benedict Cumberbatch, who is already gaining Oscar buzz for his role in it. Another film touted for award season is Aaron Sorkin's "Being the Ricardos" starring Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz.
A second season of the Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated series "Emily in Paris" is also going to satisfy your travel itch as you see Emily (Lily Collins) take over Paris. And for fans of Carrie Bradshaw, the wait is finally over as the "Sex and the City" stories continue with the new series "And Just Like That," which premieres on Crave this month.
Best movies and shows to watch on Netflix
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife (Kirsten Dunst) and her son, Phil torments them and asserts his power. Streams Dec. 1.
After being released from prison, a woman (Sandra Bullock) convicted of murder searches for the younger sister that she was forced to abandon. Streams Dec. 10.
As Emily (Lily Collins) finds her footing in Paris, the fallout from a night of passion could send her stumbling into trouble. Streams Dec. 22.
Two astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence) embark upon a media tour to warn humankind of a destructive comet hurtling toward Earth. The star-studded film also stars Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, Ariana Grande and Timothée Chalamet. Streams Dec. 24.
A college professor (Olivia Colman) confronts her unsettling past after meeting a woman (Dakota Johnson) and her young daughter during a quiet seaside vacation. Things take an unsettling turn when Colman's fixation awakens memories from her past. Streams Dec. 31.
Best movies and shows to watch on Amazon Prime Video
Directed by Aaron Sorkin, "Being the Ricardos" takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage, and behind closed doors with Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) during one week of their ground-breaking sitcom "I Love Lucy." Streams Dec. 21.
A decorated marine, Malik Khan (Riz Ahmed) is trained to identify risk and threat, but what if the risk appears totally ordinary? When Malik begins believing believes alien bugs are seizing control of people, he decides to take it upon himself to protect his two young sons from global parasitic invasion. Streams Dec. 10.
Best movies and shows to watch on Disney+
This series is a Star Wars adventure that was teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian." It finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory. Streams Dec. 29.
The first book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling series comes to Disney+ in the all-new animated adventure “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Greg Heffley (Brady Noon) is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just has to survive middle school first. Streams Dec. 3.
Best movie to watch on Apple TV+
Set in the near future, “Swan Song” is a powerful, emotional journey told through the eyes of Cameron (Mahershala Ali), a loving husband and father. When Cameron is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he is presented with an alternative solution by his doctor (Glenn Close) to shield his family from grief — to clone himself. Streams Dec. 17.
Best movie and series to watch on Crave
In a new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series "Sex and the City," this show follows Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s. First two episodes stream on Dec. 9, followed by new episodes weekly.
Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the country, houses some of the world's worst super-villains. In exchange for their freedom, prisoners join Task Force X and are sent on a mission to destroy evidence of a giant alien starfish. The film stars an ensemble cast including Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Sylvester Stallone, and Viola Davis. Streams Dec. 24.
Best movie and series to watch on Paramount +
This first-of-its-kind drag contest meets global singing competition is hosted by Graham Norton, and a judging panel that includes Vanessa Williams, American drag superstar Trixie Mattel, and Leona Lewis. Streams Dec. 2.