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What’s Coming to Netflix in December 2023

Take a break with a fun family show this holiday season

Author Kari Hanson

Published on: November 29, 2023

a screen shot from the Netflix show Hilda
“Hilda,” photo credit: Netflix

The holiday season is upon us! Between the cooking, family gatherings and keeping kids entertained during the school break, sometimes you just need a little down time. Well, luckily Netflix has you covered with fun holiday specials, ongoing series and movies the whole family will love.

So kick back with some hot chocolate and enjoy, you deserve it.

Coming to Netflix in December 2023

Dec. 1: DC Movie Collection – If you are a fan of superhero movies, prepare to be entertained for the entire month. This collection is composed of 12 DC superhero movies including “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Wonder Woman,” “Justice League,” “Shazam!,” “The Batman” and a whole lot more!

Dec. 1: “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” – Max is a quiet, normal kid who is a target for bullies. He accidently summons imaginary heroes (Sharkboy and Lavagirl) to protect him. But, unexpectedly, the two heroes end up needing Max’s help to save the world.

Dec. 1: “One Piece: Impel Down” – This anime show follows the story of Monkey D. Luffy, a young boy who wants to become the Pirate King. He is on the search for the ultimate treasure known as One Piece. Fans of adventure will want to check this one out!

Dec. 1: “Holey Moley” – Gather the family together to watch this fun family competition series where contestants battle it out on a mini-golf course. Maybe you’ll be inspired to hold your own family competition.

Dec. 1: “The Meg” (2018) – This movie is a little bit cheesy, but is a whole lot of fun. Scientists accidentally create a way for Megalodons to enter our world, bringing with them the chaos only an extinct mega-shark can bring. This movie is rated PG-13, so best for the tween and older crowd.

Dec. 3: “The Super Mario Bros Movie” (2023) – Bad guy Bowser has captured Luigi and is trying to destroy the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario and his friends go on a fast-paced adventure through the Kingdom on a mission to save him. This animated blockbuster has an impressive cast of voice actors, including Jack Black, Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Pratt. Rated PG, this movie is sure to entertain the whole family, even if you’ve never picked up a joystick.

Dec. 4: “Dew Drop Diaries” (Season 2) – Pint-sized ferries Athena, Phoebe and Eden return in this animated series to help kids solve new problems. With plenty of glitter and magic, this series is intended for younger viewers.

"Three animated ferries from the show 'Dew Drop Diaries'"
“Dew Drop Diaries,” photo credit: Netflix

Dec. 5: “Top Chef” (Seasons 6 and 15) – Sharpen those knives and get ready for some friendly competition and culinary inspiration. In this reality show, chefs compete against one another in challenges and are judged by a panel of experts. This is a fun show to watch as a family, and who knows, maybe it will even inspire your kids to help with dinner!

Dec. 7: “Hilda” (Season 3) – This is the final season of this excellent animated series based on the graphic novel by Luke Pearson. Follow Hilda and her friends on their adventures, which always include a bit of magic. The animation used by this show is beautiful, filled with gentle colors, and provides a nice break from the fast-paced computer graphics seen in so many kids shows. Be sure to check out seasons one and two, and the movie (“Hilda: The Mountain King”) for the full Hilda experience and storyline (all available on Netflix).

"image from the show 'Hilda'"
“Hilda,” photo credit: Netflix  

Dec. 8: “The Great British Baking Show: Holidays” (Season 6) – On your mark… get set… bake holiday food! This year, two more episodes are added to the holiday-themed spin-off of “The Great British Baking Show.” If you are looking for a surefire way to start craving holiday treats, this is it!

"Cast of 'The Great British Baking Show'"
“The Great British Baking Show: Holidays,” photo credit: Netflix

Dec. 9: “Love and Monsters” (2020) – After surviving a monster apocalypse and living underground for seven years, Joel leaves his safe haven in search of his girlfriend (whom he managed to contact over the radio). This movie delivers a lot of slightly ridiculous fun, with plenty of giant bugs and other monsters to keep you on your toes. Rated PG-13, this is a great movie for the adventure-loving tween and older crowd.

Dec. 15: “Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget” (2023) – It’s been more than 20 years since we met Rocky, Ginger and all the other loveable chickens on Tweedy’s farm. This movie finds the chickens living free and happy after their escape, but Ginger and Rocky’s headstrong daughter wants to leave the safety of their new home and explore the world. A familiar foe is up to her old tricks, and it’ll take another wacky plan to save the chickens again. This movie is rated PG and is a great choice for a family movie night.

"image from the new movie 'Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget"
 “Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget,” photo credit: Netflix 

Dec. 18: “The Swan Princess: Far Longer Than Forever” (2023) – This animated movie is the conclusion to the Swan Princess saga (also available on Netflix). Queen Odette and King Derek must go undercover to find out the truth about King Derek’s missing father.

Dec. 21: “Supa Team 4” – Follow the adventures of four teenage girls in the futuristic imagining of Lusaka, Zambia. Recruited by a retired secret agent, the teens harness their superpowers and work together to save the day.

"image from the show 'Supa Team 4'"
“Supa Team 4,” photo credit: Netflix

Dec. 24: “Pinkfong Sing-Along Movie 3: Catch the Gingerbread Man” – This fun sing-a-long is aimed at the preschool crowd. Join Baby Shark, Pinkfong and Hogi as they try to create the most delicious ice cream in the world (a noble cause, if ever there was one). But at the last minute, Gingerbread Man dashes away. Can the friends find him? Tune in to find out.

Dec. 25: “Star Trek: Prodigy” (Season 1) – Boldly go where no one has gone before in this new animated Star Trek series. A group of enslaved teens steal a ship from Starfleet and escape to explore new worlds and new civilizations. It seems to have more of a Star Wars vibe than Star Trek, but space fans will enjoy the adventure.

Dec. 28: “Pokémon Concierge” (Season 1) – In this stop-motion animated series, Haru finds herself working as the concierge of a Pokémon resort, because, apparently, even magical creatures need to relax and unwind. Her job is to keep the Pokémon happy, but she quickly learns that is easier said than done!

"image from the show “Pokémon Concierge” "
“Pokémon Concierge,” photo credit: Netflix 

Dec. 31: “Blippi Wonders” (Season 3) – Netflix’s littlest viewers will love to follow Blippi on his curious adventures in this animated show. Along with his friends, Tabbs and D. BO, Blippi will find the answers to all his questions, such as how a rainbow gets its colors.

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