What’s new and streaming in Canada in December 2021?
What to watch on Netflix, Apple TV +, Prime, and Disney + this month.
Here are the most animated and addicting TV shows and movies streaming in Canada this month.
What to broadcast on Apple TV +
A Charlie Brown Christmas: This melancholy childhood classic is all about the spirit of friendship and togetherness for the holidays.
Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special: The undisputed queen of Christmas pop culture, Mariah turned her annual hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” into a month of celebration.
Ted Lasso: The Missing Christmas Mustache: Missing the pep talk from your favorite football / soccer coach? There’s a new holiday animated short (it’s only four minutes long) and features cast favorites like Roy (insert curse word here) Kent, Keeley, and Higgins. (In the great tradition of British television, there is also a standalone Christmas episode of Ted Lasso in season two.)
What to broadcast on Disney +
A Christmas Carol: Nothing says Christmas like three ghosts visiting in the middle of the night. This 2009 film is one of the more exuberant versions thanks to the immense physical presence of Jim Carrey.
Black Widow: If this is a Marvel movie that you skipped (or if you don’t want any Marvel movies at all), it’s definitely worth watching as a great standalone movie (no need to have a doctorate in Avengers). It’s surprisingly funny, the performances are fantastic, and the fight scenes are amazing.
Die hard: Each year, this debate returns on social networks.
Encanto (December 24): A magical story set in the mountains of Columbia, it’s a new Disney classic. (Prepare the handkerchiefs.)
The Premise: The 30-minute star-studded episodes center on the moral and philosophical dilemmas of the modern world, tackling topics such as social media trolls and gun violence. Created by writer and The Office star BJ Novak, it’s a captivating alternative to quaint vacation flicks.
Hawk Eye: Unlike many modern streaming shows, Hawkeye episodes drop one at a time. The good news is there is still time to catch up on this entertaining star from the Marvel Universe.
The Nightmare Before Christmas / Edward Scissorhands: For dual functionality, Tim Burton’s dreamy emo aesthetic goes hand in hand with sweet tales of nostalgia and love during the holidays.
The Beatles: Come Back: Need something to watch with your parents? This documentary-in-a-documentary sheds light on their creative process, their connection and their eventual rupture.
What to broadcast on Amazon prime
Being the Ricardos: This biopic stars Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as real-life superstar couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as they face a time of personal and professional crisis.
Palm Springs: This critically acclaimed film slipped through the cracks in Canada as it was released in the spring of 2020 in the United States and took months to become available in Canada. The story, with nuances of both Groundhog Day and the Russian Doll’s “Time Loop”, centers on three people glued together, reliving the same day over and over again.
The curse of Von Dutch: The early 2000s were a crazy time for high-end fashion, and this documentary (about a business built on the popularity of trucker caps) is unpredictable and incredibly entertaining. Note: Check the rating before viewing with younger people.
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Cook in the oven : Combining the calming cadence of pastry shows and several former SNL cast members, Cook in the oven (hosted by Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg) is less about cookies and cakes and more about humorous lines.
Treehouse week: The Wiggles, Peppa Pig, Bubble guppies: Because school is out and activities and are all playdates but canceled, some TV time can be a big break for parents and caregivers.
Tarek & Heather: The big one I do: Fans of both Netflix Sunset sale and HGTV Flip or Flop might like a special wedding that combines these two sun-kissed California reality TV stars with blindingly white teeth.
Real Housewives of Miami (Season 4): After a multi-year hiatus, the nastiest Real Housewives franchise is back with a lot of what we’d expect (drama and bling) and some soap opera-worthy storylines (like a widow confronting the ex- presumed lover of her husband). Dun dun dunnnnnnn.
What to broadcast on Netflix
Emilie in Paris: The show everyone seems to love to hate is back, promising more ridiculously priced outfits and an “American in Paris” perspective. Is it so bad, is it good?
The witcher: The story of a medieval monster hunter (played by Henry Cavill) is a fantasy escape at its best.
Cobra Kai (December 31): Who would have thought that an adult Karate Kid sequel would be so popular, heartwarming, and enduring? This season Daniel and his former karate nemesis Johnny are fighting on the same side.
Oscar baits and modern classics:
The power of the dog: An American Western starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, and Jesse Plemons (expect to see multiple Oscar nominations in 2022).
Do not search (December 24): A cast filled with Oscar winners (Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence) on climate change and the end of times. (It is a comedy.)
Fast and Furious: several titles: Ridiculous and ridiculously fun, this franchise includes nine movies and everything about fast cars and (the voice of Domenic Toretto) “the family.”
Holiday movies (and adjacent to holidays) that you may have missed:
A boy called Christmas
Lily & Dash
Little Women (2019)
Single until the end
Insomnia in Seattle
ALL PEPPA PIG PARENTS CAN HANDLE
If there are several people looking for a select sofa space to gorge on their favorite TV show while on vacation, it might be time to separate the accounts.
Amazon Kids + is specially designed for children under 12 years old. The streaming service has thousands of options that go way beyond TV – there are educational apps and plenty of books (with options in English and French), on top of what they still want to watch. and again, like Peppa Pig, Sesame Street, Sonic and Star Wars.
The Parental Controls dashboard offers options for time limits, age filters, multiple profiles (for more than one child), a bedtime setting and the ability to encourage children to “Learn first” (reward them with games and television when educational milestones are reached). And there is no need to worry about them accidentally buying gems or chatting with strangers. There is a filtered web browser, and in-app purchases are password restricted. Additionally, there is no social media component. The current offer is a one month free trial and then it’s less than $ 5 / month for Prime members. Fire 7 Children and Fire Pro include a one-year subscription.
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