Following what’s been a very long and weird year, it’s amazing to think we’re officially in the last month, one that is filled with festive cheer and of course a new Netflix line-up. We’ll need it especially since most of us we’ll be looking to wind down and put our feet up enjoying some good TV. In December Netflix will be launching two new local originals this month, the supernatural drama, Kings of Jo’Burg and the 3 part Romantic Comedy, How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding. The highly anticipated, Bridgerton – a Shondaland first on the service, will also be launching this Christmas (literally on Christmas day) as well Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, starring the late great Chadwick Bosman and Viola Davis. Let’s checkout the rest of our picks below.
Kings of Jo’Burg – Netflix Original Series 12/4/2020
The Masire brothers rule Johannesburg’s criminal underworld, but a supernatural family curse and a tangled web of betrayal threaten to destroy them.
How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding – Netflix Original Series 12/16/2020
Prodigal daughter Tumi goes home for the holidays and manages to ruin her sister’s wedding plans. Now she must make things right before it’s too late.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Netflix Original Film 12/18/2020
Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson’s play.
Bridgerton – Netflix Original Series 12/25/2020
Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all. The series also stars Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown. The series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s novels.
The Holiday Movies That Made Us – Netflix Original Series 12/1/2020
Unwrap the real stories behind these iconic Christmas blockbusters, thanks to insider interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks.
Selena: The Series – Netflix Original Series 12/4/2020
Mexican-American singer Selena and her family work hard and rise to fame in the Tejano music world, navigating challenges along the way.
The Prom – Netflix Original Film – 12 12/11/2020
A group of down-on-their-luck Broadway stars shake up life in small-town Indiana as they rally behind a teen fighting to bring her girlfriend to prom.
The Midnight Sky – Netflix Original Film 12/23/2020
This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe. Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning, Midnight, co-starring David Oyelowo, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir and Tiffany Boone.
Silver Linings Playbook – 12/1/2020
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Leap Year – 12/31/2020
Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.
Hannibal – 12/31/2020
Living in exile, Dr. Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with the nowwith now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.
Ouija – 12/31/2020
A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
As always, if the above is not enough to wet your appetite then click here to checkout the entire line-up. It’s one of the perfect ways to wrap up the year it’s been and we for ones welcome it and there’s no doubt we’ll be taking it easy by enjoying some very welcome festive watching on Netflix.