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It’s The Most Wonderful Time To Watch Everything Coming To Netflix In December

Sure, it’s almost finals season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a break every so often with a little bit of Netflix. (Just kidding, focus on your studies!) 

In order of release, here are five shows and films you should watch on your next Netflix binge:

1. Dumplin’ – December 7

A comedic drama starring Jennifer Anniston with a female director AND screenwriter behind it? Count me IN.

This adaptation of the young adult novel written by Julie Murphy is about Willowdean Dickson, the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest and inspires other contestants to follow in her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.

2. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle – December 7

This Warner Bros. Pictures film adapted from Rudyard Kiplings’ classic, The Jungle Book, follows Mowgli, a human child raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the harsh rules of the jungle, with the company of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own. In this moment of acceptance, Mowgli comes face-to-face with his human origins and struggles finding his place between nature and humans.

The film is star-studded, featuring the voices of Andy Serkis (Baloo), Benedict Cumberbatch (Shere Khan), Christian Bale (Bagheera), Cate Blanchett (Kaa), and Naomie Harris (Serkis).

3. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale – December 14

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming back to Netflix for a holiday special and December 14th can’t come soon enough.

According to W Magazine, the series will follow the Church of Night’s winter solstice celebration, featuring pagan rituals and haunting tales, and flashbacks to a simpler time—before Sabrina Spellman ever had to face the decision in pledging her soul to the Dark Lord.

4. Bird Box – December 21

If The Quiet Place feared sight rather than sound, you’d get post-apocalyptic horror film Bird Box.

According to Netflix, the film follows Mallory, a survivor, and her two children as they make a desperate bid to reach safety five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide.

With a cast featuring Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Rosa Salazar, Jacki Weaver, Sarah Paulson, Lil Rel Howery, and Machine Gun Kelly—plus female director Susanne Bier—it’s a must watch.

5. Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War – December 25

Talk about a Merry Christmas! If you haven’t seen one of the most-talked about Marvel movies of the year (don’t worry, I haven’t even seen it either, whoops)—Netflix has your back.

In the latest Marvel film, the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet, the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality.

Check out the rest coming soon on Netflix:

Dec. 1:

  • 8 Mile
  • Astro Boy
  • Battle
  • Bride of Chucky
  • Christine
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Crossroads: One Two Jaga
  • Friday
  • Friday After Next
  • Hellboy
  • Man vs Wild with Sunny Leone: Season 1
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Memories of the Alhambra (Streaming Every Saturday)
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Next Friday
  • Reindeer Games
  • Seven Pounds
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Terminator Salvation
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 5 Masterclasses
  • The Last Dragon
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little

Dec. 2:

  • The Lobster

Dec. 3:

  • Blue Planet II: Season 1
  • Hero Mask
  • The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot Season 2

Dec. 4:

  • District 9

Dec. 6:

  • Happy!: Season 1

Dec. 7:

  • 5 Star Christmas
  • Bad Blood
  • Dogs of Berlin
  • Dumplin’
  • Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas
  • Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
  • Nailed It! Holiday!
  • Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas
  • Pine Gap
  • ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?
  • Super Monsters and the Wish Star
  • The American Meme
  • The Hook Up Plan (Plan Coeur)
  • The Ranch: Part 6

Dec. 9:

  • Sin senos sí hay paraíso: Season 3

Dec. 10:

  • Michael Jackson’s This Is It

Dec. 11:

  • Vir Das: Losing It

Dec. 12:

  • Back Street Girls: Gokudols
  • Out of Many, One

Dec. 13:

  • Wanted (Season 3)

Dec. 14:

  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale
  • Cuckoo: Season 4
  • Dance & Sing with True: Songs
  • Fuller House: Season 4
  • Inside the Real Narcos
  • Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 3
  • Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle
  • ROMA
  • Sunderland Til I Die
  • The Fix
  • The Innocent Man
  • The Protector
  • Tidelands
  • Travelers: Season 3
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 8

Dec. 16:

  • Baby Mama
  • Kill the Messenger
  • One Day
  • Springsteen on Broadway
  • The Theory of Everything

Dec. 18:

  • Baki
  • Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 5

Dec. 21:

  • 3Below: Tales of Arcadia
  • 7 Days Out
  • Back With the Ex
  • Bad Seeds
  • Bird Box
  • Derry Girls
  • Diablero
  • Greenleaf: Season 3
  • LAST HOPE: Part 2
  • Perfume
  • Sirius the Jaeger
  • Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski
  • Tales by Light: Season 3
  • The Casketeers
  • Wolf (BÖRÜ)

Dec. 24:

  • Hi Score Girl
  • The Magicians: Season 3

Dec. 25:

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 11
  • Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War

Dec. 26:

  • Alexa & Katie: Season 2
  • YOU

Dec. 28:

  • Instant Hotel
  • La noche de 12 años
  • Selection Day
  • When Angels Sleep
  • Yummy Mummies

Dec. 30:

  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Dec. 31:

  • The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man 
Maci is currently a junior at California State University, Northridge with a major in Entertainment Media Management. When she's not writing posts for Her Campus, she can be found managing her YouTube channel simplymaci, reading at a local bookstore, training for the LA Marathon, and taking pictures of Instagrammable food. Maci loves Harry Styles, traveling, Harry Potter, and watching British television shows in the hope that one day, she too will live in England. You can keep up with her adventure on Instagram and Twitter @simplymacix
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