Netflix New Releases: The Best Shows & Movies to Watch in December

Netflix is sharing a never-before-seen glimpse at its December 2022 streaming slate, and it’s even better than expected.

The list is full of recognizable titles, including 21 Jump Street, My Girl and Peppermint. However, the real showstoppers are all the new original titles. While there are multiple debuts—like Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery—there are also several shows that are returning for new seasons, like Firefly Lane and Emily in Paris.

Keep reading for our top picks from Netflix’s new releases, followed by a complete list of TV shows and movies that are coming to the streaming service beginning in December.

1. Firefly Lane

  • Premiere date: December 2

The series (which is based on the best-selling book by Kristin Hannah) is returning for season 2. The story follows the decades-long friendship between Tully (Katherine Heigl) and Kate (Sarah Chalke).

2. Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery

  • Premiere date: December 15

Join Senior Detective Terry Seattle (Will Arnett) as he teams up with Jason Bateman and Maya Rudolph to answer the burning question: Who killed Santa?

3. Emily in Paris

  • Premiere date: December 21

Meet Emily (Lily Collins), a tech-savvy American who moves to Paris to work at the French branch of her company. Season 3 is supposed to pick up where the previous installment ends, with the employees starting their own marketing firm and asking Emily to join them.

4. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

  • Premiere date: December 23

In the sequel, Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) travels to Greece to solve another head-scratching mystery. But this time, he’s joined by a whole new crew of A-list stars.

5. The Circle

  • Premiere date: December 28

The series follows contestants who are only allowed to communicate through a social media platform, dubbed “The Circle.” The players can choose to be themselves or take on a completely new identity. Either way, they are all competing for a grand prize of $150,000.

Netflix New Releases: December 2022

December 1
21 Jump Street
Basketball Wives
—Seasons 1 and 2
Coach Carter
Dead End
(Netflix original series)
Forged in Fire: Knife or Death—Season 1
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
—Season 1 (Netflix original series)
LEGO Friends: Holiday Special
Love Island USA
—Season 3
Meekah—Season 1
My Girl
(Netflix original movie)
The Happytime Murders
The Masked Scammer
(Netflix original documentary)
Troll (Netflix original movie)

December 2
Big Brother—Seasons 10 and 14
Firefly Lane—Season 2, Part 1 (Netflix original series)
Hot Skull (Netflix original series)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (Netflix original movie)
My Unorthodox Life—Season 2 (Netflix original series)
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (Netflix original movie)
“Sr.” (Netflix original documentary)
Supermodel Me: Revolution—Season 1
Warriors of Future (Netflix original movie)

December 3
Bullet Train
The Best of Me

December 4
The Amazing Race—Seasons 17 and 31

December 5
Mighty Express: Mighty Trains Race (Netflix original series) *Family-friendly option

December 6
Delivery by Christmas (Netflix original movie)
Sebastian Maniscalco: Is It Me? (Netflix original comedy special)
The Boss Baby: Christmas Bonus (Netflix original series) *Family-friendly option

December 7
Burning Patience (Netflix original movie)
Emily the Criminal
I Hate Christmas
(Netflix original series)
Smiley (Netflix original series)
The Marriage App (Netflix original movie)
The Most Beautiful Flower (Netflix original series)
Too Hot to Handle—Season 4 (Netflix original series)

December 8
In Broad Daylight: The Narvarte Case (Netflix original documentary)
Lookism (Netflix original series)
The Elephant Whisperers (Netflix original documentary)

December 9
CAT (Netflix original series)
Dragon Age: Absolution (Netflix original series)
Dream Home Makeover—Season 4 (Netflix original series)
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix original movie)
How to Ruin Christmas: The Baby Shower (Netflix original series)
Money Heist: Korea—Joint Economic Area—Part 2 (Netflix original series)

December 10
Alchemy of Souls—Season 1, Part 2 (Netflix original series)

December 13
Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure (Netflix original series)
Last Chance U: Basketball—Season 2 (Netflix original documentary)
Single’s Inferno—Season 2 (Netflix original series)
Tom Papa: What A Day! (Netflix original comedy special)

December 14
Don't Pick Up the Phone (Netflix original documentary)
Glitter (Netflix original series)
I Believe in Santa (Netflix original movie)
Kangaroo Valley (Netflix original documentary)

December 15
Sonic Prime (Netflix original series)
The Big 4 (Netflix original movie)
The Hills—Seasons 1 and 2
Violet Evergarden: Recollections (Netflix original series)
Who Killed Santa? A Murderville Murder Mystery (Netflix original special)

December 16
A Storm for Christmas (Netflix original series)
BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Netflix original movie)
Cook at all Costs (Netflix original series)
Dance Monsters (Netflix original series)
Far From Home (Netflix original series)
Paradise PD—Part 4 (Netflix original series)
Private Lesson (Netflix original movie)
Summer Job (Netflix original series)
The Recruit (Netflix original series)
The Volcano: Rescue from Whakaari (Netflix original documentary)

December 18
Side Effects

December 19
Trolley (Netflix original series)

December 20
A Not So Merry Christmas (Netflix original movie)
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh—Part 1 (Netflix original series)

December 21
Disconnect: The Wedding Planner (Netflix original movie)
Emily in Paris—Season 3 (Netflix original series)
I Am a Killer—Season 4 (Netflix original documentary)

December 22
Alice in Borderland—Season 2 (Netflix original series)
Mathieu Dufour at Bell Centre (Netflix original comedy special)

December 23
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Netflix original movie)
Piñata Masters! (Netflix original series)

December 25
After Ever Happy
Daughter From Another Mother
—Season 3 (Netflix original series)
Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical (Netflix original movie)
Time Hustler (Netflix original series)
The Witcher: Blood Origin (Netflix original series)
Vir Das: Landing (Netflix original comedy special)

December 26
No Escape
(Netflix original series)

December 27
Chelsea Handler: Revolution (Netflix original comedy special)

December 28
7 Women and a Murder (Netflix original movie)
A Night at the Kindergarten (Netflix original movie)
Stuck with You (Netflix original movie)
The Circle—Season 5 (Netflix original series)

December 29
Brown and Friends (Netflix original series)
Rise of Empires: Ottoman—Season 2 (Netflix original documentary)

December 30
Alpha Males (Netflix original series)
Chicago Party Aunt—Part 2 (Netflix original series)
Secrets of Summer—Season 2 (Netflix original series) *Family-friendly option
White Noise (Netflix original movie)

December 31
Best of Stand Up 2022
Lady Voyeur
(Netflix original series)

Date Not Yet Announced
God's Crooked Lines (Netflix original movie)
My Next Guest with David Letterman and Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Netflix original series)
The Glory (Netflix original series)
The Interest of Love (Netflix original series)

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