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

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Netflix is sharing a never-before-seen glimpse at its December 2023 streaming slate, and it’s even better than expected.

The list is full of recognizable titles, including Black Swan, Man of Steel, She's All That, Suicide Squad, Taken and Wonder Woman. However, the real showstoppers are all the new original titles. While there are multiple debuts—like Maestro—there are also several shows that are returning for new seasons, like The Great British Baking Show: Holidays and The Crown.

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.

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1. Christmas as Usual

  • Premiere date: December 6

If you need a brand-new holiday movie to add to your streaming queue, then look no further than Christmas as Usual. The story follows a woman who’s preparing to attend a typical Christmas celebration with her family in Norway. However, she doesn’t realize that bringing her Indian boyfriend will cause a stir among her traditional parents.

2. The Great British Baking Show: Holidays

  • Premiere date: December 8

The holiday spin-off is returning for season six. The competition series follows amateur cooks as they show off their baking skills in the hope of being crowned the best baker. Each week, they are challenged with creating a specific type of dessert, including pastries, cakes and tarts, to be tasted by an esteemed panel of judges.

3. The Crown

  • Premiere date: December 14

The Crown fans are counting down the days until season six part two, which will take place in the ’90s and early ’00s. Since the first part covers the final days before Princess Diana’s passing, the second half documents the aftermath of the tragic accident.

4. Maestro

  • Premiere date: December 20

Bradley Cooper is nearly unrecognizable in this upcoming film, which he starred in and directed. Maestro is a scripted retelling of the life and career of Broadway composer Leonard Bernstein (who’s best known for West Side Story).

Netflix New Releases: December 2023

December 1
Basketball Wives—Seasons 3 and 4
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Big Brother
—Seasons 6 and 17
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Black Swan
Boyz n the Hood
College Hill: Celebrity Edition
—Season 1
Holey Moley—Seasons 1 and 2
L.A. Confidential
Man of Steel
May December
(Netflix original movie)
Real Husbands of Hollywood: More Kevin, More Problems—Season 1
She's All That
She's the Man
Suicide Squad
Sweet Home
—Season 2 (Netflix original series)
Taken 2
The Meg
The Suicide Squad
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman 1984

December 3
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Welcome to Samdal-ri
(Netflix original series)

December 4
Dew Drop Diaries—Season 2 (Netflix original series) *Family-friendly option

December 5
Stavros Halkias: Fat Rascal (Netflix original special)
Top Chef—Seasons 6 and 15

December 6
Blood Coast (Netflix original series)
Christmas as Usual (Netflix original movie)

December 7
Analog Squad (Netflix original series)
Hilda—Season 3 (Netflix original series) *Family-friendly option
I Hate Christmas—Season 2 (Netflix original series)
High Tides (Netflix original series)
My Life with the Walter Boys (Netflix original series)
NAGA (Netflix original movie)
The Archies (Netflix original movie)
World War II: From the Frontlines (Netflix original documentary)

December 8
Blood Vessel
(Netflix original movie)
Leave the World Behind (Netflix original movie)
The Great British Baking Show: Holidays—Season 6 (Netflix original series)
Women on the Edge (Netflix original movie)

December 9
Love and Monsters

December 12
Kevin Hart & Chris Rock: Headliners Only (Netflix original documentary)
Single’s Inferno—Season 3 (Netflix original series)
Under Pressure: The U.S. Women's World Cup Team (Netflix original documentary)

December 13
1670 (Netflix original series)
Car Masters: Rust to Riches—Season 5 (Netflix original series)
Holiday in the Vineyards
Se Eu Fosse: Luísa Sonza
(Netflix original documentary)
The Influencer (Netflix original series)

December 14
As the Crow Flies—Season 2 (Netflix original series)
Married at First Sight—Season 14
The Crown—Season 6 Part 2 (Netflix original series)
Yu Yu Hakusho (Netflix original series)

December 15
​Carol & The End of The World (Netflix original series)
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget (Netflix original movie)
Face to Face with ETA: Conversations with a Terrorist (Netflix original documentary)
Familia (Netflix original movie)
The Hills—Seasons 3 and 4
Yoh' Christmas (Netflix original series)

December 18
Mush-Mush and the Mushables

December 19
Project Runway—Season 17
Trevor Noah: Where Was I (Netflix original special)

December 20
Cindy la Regia: The High School Years (Netflix original series)
Love Is Blind Brazil: After the Altar (Netflix original series)
Maestro (Netflix original movie)
Taming of the Shrewd 2 (Netflix original movie)

December 21
Flipping Out—Seasons 4 and 5
Like Flowers in Sand (Netflix original series)
Supa Team 4—Season 2

December 22
Gyeongseong Creature—Season 1 Part 1 (Netflix original series)
Rebel MoonPart One: A Child of Fire (Netflix original movie)

December 24
A Vampire in the Family (Netflix original movie)
The Manny
(Netflix original series)

December 25
Ricky Gervais: Armageddon (Netflix original special)
Star Trek: Prodigy—Season 1

December 26
Thank You, I'm Sorry (Netflix original movie)

December 27
Hell Camp: Teen Nightmare (Netflix original documentary)

December 28
Pokémon Concierge (Netflix original series) *Family-friendly option

December 29
Berlin (Netflix original series)

December 31
Blippi Wonders—Season 3
The Millionaire Matchmaker—Seasons 3 and 4

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