The Netflix, Prime and Disney+ TV shows new for December

Streaming services are one of the best ways to settle down over Christmas.

What could be better than putting your feet up and letting your eyes feast on the new series or movie that everyone is talking about?

Streamed shows have the power to capture people's imagination and take social media by storm. Just look at Squid Game earlier this year or the release of Making a Murderer way back in 2015.

Whatever the show, new releases usually bring something for everyone and popular streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video will have a wide selection for you to choose from.

So what are the top choices coming up at the end of this year?

Netflix

If you are a fan of reality TV, then Twentysomethings: Austin may just have you covered.

A group of twentysomethings are moved into a big house together in Austin, Texas. They have never met before and it is a huge test to see if they will become friends.

It is sure to be an interesting dynamic to watch play out in front of us, though anyone with experience of living with strangers may just be recalling some experiences in horror.

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If you feel a little more on the sophisticated side, then The Hand of God is an Italian film produced by award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino. It follows young Fabietto in 1980s Italy, when footballing legend Diego Maradona comes to Naples.

You can watch both of these from December 15.

Other titles new to Netflix include:

  • Selling Tampa – December 15
  • The Witcher (season 2) – December 17
  • Emily In Paris (season 2) – December 22
  • Don't Look Up – December 24
  • Queer Eye (season 6) – December 31
  • Stay Close – December 31

Disney+

Disney has a whole range of shows to choose from on its channels. New episodes of Family Guy and Dopesick will be added as the final month of the year goes on.

Our pick is Being The Queen, an in-depth look and never-heard-before interviews of people who know her majesty personally.

In fact, Disney is good for history enthusiasts this year as on the same day, December 17, Eyewitness D-Day will also come to the streaming service.

Other titles new to Disney+ include:

  • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (season 2) – December 15
  • Atlas of Curse Places – December 15
  • Malcolm in the Middle – December 15
  • JoJo Rabbit – December 17
  • King Arthur – December 17
  • The Wonder Years – December 22
  • The Con – December 22
  • Far From the Tree – December 24
  • Downhill – December 24
  • Life of Pi – December 24
  • The Salisbury Poisonings – December 29
  • Paddington – December 31

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video has a new Aaron Sorkin film for people to get their teeth into. It is a little on the more serious side, but that will be familiar to fans of the writer who has penned The West Wing and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Being the Ricardos looks at the lives of Lucille Ball and her first husband Desi Arnaz, played by Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem.

It will appear on Prime from December 21.

Other titles new to Amazon Prime Video include:

  • Theory Of Everything – December 16
  • The Town – December 19
  • Sing – December 21
  • The Big Short – December 23
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard 2 – December 28
  • The Protégé – December 31
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Amazon will also host a round of the Premier League's festive football fixtures.

December 28:

  • Premier League – 12:30pm – Arsenal v Wolves
  • Premier League – 3pm – Southampton v Spurs
  • Premier League – 3pm – Crystal Palace v Norwich City
  • Premier League – 3pm – Watford v West Ham
  • Premier League – 5:30pm – Leeds United v Aston Villa
  • Premier League – 8pm – – Leicester City v Liverpool

December 29:

  • Premier League – 7.30pm – Chelsea v Brighton
  • Premier League – 8.15pm – Brentford v Man City

December 30

  • Premier League – 7.30pm – Everton v Newcastle
  • Premier League – 8.15pm – Man Utd v Burnley

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