December means a long holiday, good food, wine, and the perfect time to chill with family. And if your family time often turns into family binge-watching nights then all you want for Christmas might be a good long list of shows that can bring comfort in these chilly days.
From newly arrived fantasy horror, Sweet Home Season 2 to the evergreen period romance of Bridgerton, Netflix has something for everyone.
So, as the year ends, check out the 30 Popular shows to watch on Netflix this December for an entertainment-filled month.
Welcome to Samdal-ri
Welcome to Samdal-ri is a romantic comedy Korean show starring Shin Hye-sun, Ji Chang-wook and Kang Yeong-seok. Cho Sam-dal once left behind her quiet life in the small town of Jeju to pursue the glittering life of being a renowned photographer in Seoul. But after achieving success and then a sudden fall, she returns to her hometown, only to cross paths with her childhood best friend and ex-boyfriend, Jo Yong-phil.
Crown is a historical drama starring Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, and Elizabeth Debicki. Following the reign of British Queen Elizabeth who held the reins of affairs of state and also the throne of British Monarchy, experienced numerous trials and tribulations in her career as a Queen.
Sweet Home is a fantasy horror Korean show starring Song Kang, Go Min-Si, and Lee Do-hyun. Cha Hyun Soo is a loner who holes up in his apartment room by his own choice until a mysterious phenomenon starts causing humans to turn into monsters, then Do-hyun has to step out and with the help of the surviving residents of his people, try to escape this hell.
Obliterated is an action comedy series starring Shelling Hennig, Nick Zano, and Alyson Gorske. An elite team of agents from Navy SEAL, CIA, U. S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps gather to eliminate a terrorist threat in Las Vegas. After deciding what they presumed to be the real deal, the agents let go and partied until they came to realize that the threat might be still looming upon the city.
Wednesday is a dark fantasy comedy show starring Jenna Ortega, Emma Myers, and Christina Ricci. After being expelled, Wednesday Addams is to start school at Nevermore, a school for misfits and people with supernatural abilities. Not happy with this decision, Wednesday plans to escape as quickly as possible until she finds herself becoming entangled with a centuries-old enemy.
Gyeongseong Creatures is a horror thriller series starring Park Seo-joon, Han So-hee, and Wi Ha-joon. In 1945, during the
Japanese-occupied Korea, fear, and greed gave birth to a monster that is responsible for countless missing people. On the scene, Jang Tae-sang, the best informant in Gyeongseong, and Yoon Chae-ok, a specialist hired to find missing individuals arrive to solve this mystery.
My Life With the Walter Boys
My Life With the Walter Boys is a teen romantic drama starring Nikki Rodriguez, Ashby Gentry, and Noah LaLonde. Jackie has to leave the life she knows behind in New York and move in with the Walter family who have 10 sons. Dealing with personal loss, complicated high school life, and a confusing romance where she finds herself falling for two of the Walter boys, Jackie has too much on her plate.
Carol & the End of the World
Carol & the End of the World is an animated comedy-drama with voice actors such as Martha Kelly, Beth Grant, and Lawrence Pressman. The world is about to come to an end as various reports conclude an approaching planet is rushing through Earth and the impact would obliterate the planet’s existence. The end of the world gives people the license to go hedonic and lawless but one among them finds herself a slave to her monotonous routine, unable to let it go.
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho is a live-action adaptation of the Japanese animated series that goes by the same name and stars Takumi Kitamura, Jun Shison, and Kanata Hongô. Yusuke Urameshi is a bad student who spends his day frivolously but when he ends up saving a little kid and dies as a result, he finds himself resurrected with new powers and is given the responsibility to be an investigator for the supernatural beings.
Stranger Things is a sci-fi and horror series starring Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, and Sadie Sink. The show follows four young boys from the small town of Hawkins, Indiana who find themselves suddenly becoming part of something hidden and sinister and befriend a young girl, Eleven who has the power of telekinesis.
One Piece is a fantasy adventure series starring Mackenyu, Iñaki Godoy, and Emily Rudd. The series follows Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji, the ‘Straw Hat’ pirates who endeavor to cross the Grand Line and explore the treacherous sea full of treasures and sea monsters.
The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a biographical crime drama series starring Evan Peters, Molly Ringwald and Niecy Nash. The series follows the life of a real-life American serial killer who was active between 1978 to 1991. Narrated by various acquaintances of Jeffery Dahmer, his family, friends, and victims, the series explores the life he lived.
Squid Game: The Challenge
Squid Game: The Challenge is a reality TV show with a competitive theme that invites 456 real-life players to play and win the whopping reward amount of 4.56 million dollars. Based on the concept of Squid Game, 2022’s most popular South Korean drama, the reality TV show has adapted games shown in the K-drama.
Young Sheldon is a sitcom series starring Iain Armitage, Zoe Perry, and Annie Potts. Sheldon Cooper is a child prodigy with a high IQ who lives with his normal family consisting of a football coach father, a home-maker mother, and two rowdy siblings in Texas. Intelligent beyond people his age, Sheldon tries to understand science, relationships, and his family.
Bridgerton is a historical romance series starring Regé-Jean Page, Phoebe Dynevor, and Nicola Coughlan. It’s the season for debutante balls in high London society and the eight Bridgerton siblings are welcoming love and marriage while also dealing with notorious gossips and enemies.
World War II: From the Frontlines
World War II: From the Frontlines is a military and war documentary mini-series narrated by John Boyega. Well-restored footage and archival videos from the frontlines of World War 2 give a life-like view to the audience to experience the tragedy that was war and follow countless soldiers as they defended their nations bravely.
The Queen’s Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit is a coming-of-age, period drama starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Camp, and Moses Ingram. The series follows Elizabeth Harmon, an orphan who is a chess prodigy and after she is adopted by her new family and with their support, she starts to take part in various chess competitions becoming one of the top chess players in the world. But her addiction to drugs and alcohol soon starts to become a roadblock in her career.
Stavros Halkias: Fat Rascal
Stavros Halkias: Fat Rascal is a comedy special by Stavros Halkias, an American comedian and podcaster. In the special, he comically pins and pricks air traveling, technology culture, breakups, relationships, and even himself to give his audience a good laugh hour.
School Spirits is a teen mystery drama series starring Peyton List, Milo Manheim, and Spencer MacPherson. Maddie finds herself a part of the afterworld after disappearing from the living world. She endeavors to find out what exactly happened with her while she is made to attend school in the afterlife and get acquainted with the non-living living in it.
The Night Agent
The Night Agents is an action thriller series starring Gabriel Basso, Luciane Buchanan, and Sarah Desjardins. Peter Sutherland works in the White House as an FBI Night Action agent. When he receives information about a mole in the upper levels of government, his life takes a turn and he is sent on a chase to find the mole before it can cause heavy repercussions for his nation.
Squid Game is a thriller K-drama starring Jung Ho-yeon, Lee Jung-jae, and Wi Ha-joon. Seung Gi-hun, a debt-ridden man is approached by a mysterious man who offers him millions and asks him to participate in a game. Kidnapped among several hundreds of people with the same debt problems as him, Seung Gi-hun is thrown into a deadly game of survival imitating their childhood games.
Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife
Bad Surgeon: Love Under the Knife is a crime documentary that leads an investigation into the scandalous operations of Dr. Paolo Macchiarini. Renowned for his revolutionary finding of stem cell-infused windpipe transplants but soon a lot of his patients couldn’t make it out alive once they lay on his operating table.
Virgin River is a mystery romance series starring Alexandra Breckenridge, Martin Henderson, and Tim Matheson. Melinda Monroe seeks to restart her life in the scenic small town of Virgin River full of lakes and mountains but instead finds herself entangled with numerous mysteries and hidden secrets of this seemingly normal town.
Blue Eye Samurai
Blue Eye Samurai is an animated action series with voice actors such as Maya Erskine, Brenda Song, and Darren Barnet. Mizu is a mixed-race bushi, a female sword master with blue eyes. In the Edo period, she starts her journey of revenge against four white men living in Japan illegally.
Lupin is a mystery thriller series starring Omar Sy, Shirine Boutella, and Ludivine Sagnier. Assane Diop is a suave French thief who is a master of disguises and changing faces. With detectives hot on his trail, Assane is on a mission to exact revenge from the Pellegrini family who were responsible for his father’s death.
Who Killed Sara?
Who Killed Sara is a crime thriller series starring Manolo Cardona, Ginés García Millán, and Carolina Miranda. Álex Guzmán comes out of prison after 18 years after fulfilling his sentence for murdering his sister. Álex is wrongfully accused and believes the perpetrators to be the Lazcano family, whose son was his former best friend and had dated Sara before she was killed.
Money Heist is a crime drama series starring Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Antonio García Pérez and Itziar Ituño Martínez. A man who goes by the name ‘Professor’ recruits eight people to execute an elaborate heist at the Royal Mint of Spain and steal €984 million without getting caught.
All of Us Are Dead
All of Us Are Dead is a horror thriller K-drama series starring Park Solomon, Cho Yi-hyun, and Yoon Chan-young. In a high school in Seoul, due to their deranged Chemistry teacher, a new virus is born and spread amongst the students, turning them into zombies. As the students are abandoned to die inside the school by the government and authorities, they unite to fight for their survival.
Elite is a thriller teen drama series starring María Pedraza Morillo, Itzan Escamilla Guerrero, and Miguel Ángel Bernardeau Duato. Las Encinas is an elite school for wealthy children in Spain. When the school suddenly brings in three students who belong to the working class, the students are thrown for a loop and thus start a chain of bad events.
The Witcher is a fantasy series starring Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Joey Batey. In a world of magic and monsters, Geralt of Rivia wields a magically powerful sword in order to protect the Princess of Cintra, Ciri.