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December: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week


By Sarah Finnan
19th Dec 2022

Stéphanie Branchu/Netflix © 2022

December: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week

Whether you're looking for another podcast to get stuck into, are trying to find your next big read or are simply wondering what to watch on Netflix this evening, we've rounded up the best of new TV, books and podcasts to check out this December.

Monday, December 19

Bah Humbug: A Christmas Movie Podcast, wherever you get your podcasts

Hosted by Irish journalist Helen O’Hara, Bah Humbug is a podcast all about holiday movies. Served up with an equal dose of humour and genuine cinematic critique, O’Hara is joined by a slew of different guests who help her dissect some of our favourite festive flicks – think everything from It’s a Wonderful Life to the Original Star Wars Holiday Special, The Santa Clause, and Home Alone. The perfect festive listen as you tie up some last-minute work bits before putting your OOO on for the rest of the year… oh the excitement!

Tuesday, December 20

I Hate Suzie Too, Sky

The sequel to the original series, I Hate Suzie Too sees the return of child star-turned-actress Suzie Pickles, played by Billie Piper. Back with a new agent, a new PR and a new job, Suzie is just trying to keep it all together for her young son Frank (Matthew Jordan-Caws). According to co-creator Lucy Prebble, this three-part anti-Christmas Christmas special will be even “funnier and angrier” than last season.

Wednesday, December 21

Emily In Paris: Season 3, Netflix

A year after moving to Paris for her dream job, Emily arrives at a career and romantic crossroads that will force her to decide where her future lies. Season two debuted in the Global Netflix Top 10 and topped the list in 94 different countries – racking up 107.6 million hours viewed in its first four days of airing. What can we expect from season three? “More love triangles, more drama, more laughs, more fashion, more locations, more France.” At least that’s what lead Lily Collins told Entertainment Tonight at the Ralph Lauren SS23 fashion show earlier this year. So bad, it’s good… or maybe so bad, it’s bad but you just can’t look away. It’s addictive, I’ll give it that. 

Thursday, December 22

The Banshees of Inisherin, Disney+

The latest masterpiece from Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin is set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland and stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two lifelong friends, Pádraic and Colm. Finding themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly ends their friendship, Pádraic tries to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer… but his repeated efforts only strengthen Colm’s resolve.

Friday, December 23

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Netflix

In the follow-up to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of colourful suspects. Featuring quite the ensemble cast, Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista are among the high-profile names to feature throughout. Catch it on Netflix from December 23. 

Saturday, December 24

All the Dark Places, by Terri Parlato

“A savage murder rocks a quiet Massachusetts suburb, revealing the dark secrets at the centre of a group of friends and setting two women – one with a traumatic past, the other a Boston police detective – on a hunt for truth.” So reads the Penguin Random House description for this debut thriller from author Terri Parlato. Sold? Me too.

Sunday, December 25 

Soul, Disney+

One of Disney’s newer releases, Soul centres on Joe, a middle school band teacher who feels unfulfilled because he dreams of being a full-time jazz musician. On the same day he lands the biggest gig of his career, Joe almost dies… but he’s given the chance to return to his body if he can figure out what his purpose in life is first.