Our December Must-See TV & Movies

’Tis the season to be watching Hallmark specials … just kidding! We wouldn’t subject you to that (unless you want to, in which case we’ve got some corn for popping). This month is all about epic returns, legendary finales, and long-awaited crossovers. Perfect for long nights in this holiday season!

Curling Women’s and Men’s Finals – TSN, December 1

It’s a day of the country’s best curling athletes fighting it out for the 2019 Canada Cup. Start your viewing at 2 pm for the women’s final and 7 pm for the men’s.

The Moodys – FOX, December 4

Based on the Australian miniseries A Moody Christmas, this six-part American adaptation, starring Denis Leary, follows an estranged man who reunites with his dysfunctional family to celebrate Christmas.

Toast of London – IFC, December 4

It’s taken a few years, but this British comedy about an eccentric, middle-aged actor (played by Matt Berry) is finally making its North American debut! After a cringe-worthy career-ending blunder and a divorce, Steve Toast finds himself wading through some bizarre new life circumstances to make it all work.


Vikings – HISTORY Channel, December 4, Amazon Prime, December 5

The sixth and final season of Vikings kicks off with a two-hour premiere. It’s been six months since the battle of Kattegat. Bjorn is now King, and the Vikings continue to build their reputation as raiders and traders as they move along the Silk Road towards the Mediterranean, Russia, and China.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon Prime, December 6

Prime-time Emmys, Golden Globes, SAGs, Critics’ Choice, name the award, this show’s won it and now it’s back for season 3! Midge is hittin’ the road for her first stand-up tour (much to her parents’ and ex-husband’s chagrin). We can’t wait to see what happens next!

The L Word: Generation Q – Showtime, December 8

It’s been fifteen long years since The L Word premiered on Showtime and changed queer TV forever. This spinoff, produced by series creator Ilene Chaiken, follows a community of new characters along with original cast members Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey in a show about a group of L.A.-based friends navigating life, love, and heartbreak.

The Rise of Skywalker – Cineplex, December 20

Rey’s journey continues with the ultimate battle between the Resistance face the First Order, in an effort to finally end the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith once and for all.

Little Women – Cineplex, December 25

A different take on the classic tale. Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has created a Little Women in which Jo March becomes Louise May Alcott’s alter-ego, with reflections on her fictional life. The story of four sisters determined to live on their own terms is as timeless as it is timely.

Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen star as Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March. Laura Dern appears as Marmee, and Meryl Streep takes on the role of Aunt March.

Spies in Disguise – Cineplex, December 25

The family movie you’ll be seeing on Christmas Day! The animated comedy starring Will Smith and Tom Holland follows super spy Lance Sterling and young technical whiz and inventor Walter Beckett.

When Sterling accidentally swallows Beckett’s newest (and experimental) invention, “biodynamic concealment,” it’s up to Sterling to determine how to save the world from the villainous Tristan McFord in his new form … a pigeon.

2019 World Junior Hockey Championships, TSN

Ten teams battle it out for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship title in Ostrava and Třinec, Czech Republic, from December 26 to January 5.