From Kid-Friendly Films to OG Series, Here's What's Streaming This December

Kiarra Sylvester | Nov 25, 2016 TV

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Winter is finally here -- so it's safe to say that no one will judge you for becoming a couch potato in the months to come. And, frankly, with the new series and movies available for streaming in December, naysayers might even join you for a binge marathon or two. 

There are plenty of original series in store for us, from both Netflix and Amazon. Plus, there are some throwbacks coming your way as well. And, we promise, you'll want to carve out time and money in your budget for take-out, as you won't want to miss these 14 newcomers doing something crazy like cooking, now would you? Here's what you and your kids (yes, there are some appropriate for the whole fam!) will be cozying up to.

  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

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    When inventor Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) leaves his latest invention unattended -- completely unaware that it actually works -- his kids sneak into his lab and accidentally shrink themselves. Szalinski ends up destroying the device and throwing it in the trash -- with his kids inside! Tune in with your own kids -- on December 1 via Netflix -- as the young stars (at only a quarter of their size!) journey back to the house.

  • Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (Season 2)

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    In this Bravo series, best-selling author Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein) is still discovering life after divorce. Part of this discovery means falling back into the bed with her ex-husband, who admittedly still loves her. But, will things end how she hoped? Guess we'll have to tune into Netflix for season 2 on December 1 to find out. 

  • Black Snake Moan

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    When a religious bluesman (Samuel L. Jackson) finds a troubled girl with a sex addiction (Christina Ricci) in the road, he holds her captive in order to help her, as he's convinced that he found her battered for a greater purpose. Watch this drama unfold beginning December 1 on Netflix.

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  • D2: The Mighty Ducks

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    After winning once, the Mighty Ducks set out to do it again. However, they prove to be back at square one and ill-equipped for the competition -- until, that is, they're unified as a team. This is the ultimate tale of underdogs (we see a teachable moment here), and you can watch it on Netflix starting December 1. 

  • Blood Diamond

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    Set during the Sierra Leone Civil War, this film follows the fight for a rare stone -- a pink diamond. Watch as a white South African mercenary (Leonardo DiCaprio) and a black Mende fisherman (Djimon Hounsou) team up to find this diamond for two very different reasons. This heart-wrenching thriller (that exposes the blood diamond conflict) comes to Amazon on December 1. 

  • The Little Rascals

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    A classic indeed! Watch Alfalfa (Bug Hall) work hard to win the affection of Darla (Brittany Ashton Holmes) despite all his friends' silly attempts to put an end to the young romance. Alfalfa tries to hide Darla from his role in the "He-Man Woman Haters Club" led by Spanky (Travis Tedford) and Buckwheat (Ross Elliot Bagley) -- but that only leads her to cozy up to another kid (whose wealthy father is played by none other than Donald Trump). Take that as you will when you introduce your kids to this timeless reboot circa 1994 that is streaming on Netflix starting December 1.

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  • Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure

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    This animation is a modern spin on the classic Wizard of Oz that follows a young Dorothy as she is is taken away from Kansas. Of course, she must find her way back home -- but only after she helps some others out along the way. Gather the kids and get a taste of nostalgia with this fun Amazon original special streaming December 2. 

  • Fuller House (Season 2)

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    In season 2 of the Full House reboot, we continue to see how DJ Tanner navigates being a single mom after the death of her husband. Of course, she's getting along a little better with the help of her childhood best friend Kimmy Gibbler and younger sister Stephanie. But on December 9, we also get to meet the other Gibbler in this Netflix Original -- scary thought, we know.  

  • The Man in the High Castle (Season 2)

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    This eye-opening Amazon Original, based on a novel, is in season 2 and it's picking up where it left off -- giving us a frightening look at an alternate reality in which the Axis Powers (including Nazi Germany) won World War II and have the United States under their control. Tune in beginning December 16. 

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  • Barry

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    We are in denial about having to say goodbye to President Barack Obama, so this Netflix original is arriving right on time. This biopic (streaming on December 16) is all about a young Barack Obama (er, Barry) and his move to New York City to finish his education at Columia University in 1981. It highlights some of his struggles as a biracial man in America, and we get to watch him triumph over said struggles in order to become the man we know and love today.

  • Miss Stevens

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    While high school teacher Miss Stevens (Lily Rabe) is trying to find herself, she helps a group of her students to do the same by taking on the task of chaperoning them for a state drama competition. This lighthearted indie comedy comes to Netflix on December 19.

  • Café Society

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    On December 22, this long-awaited Woody Allen film (which was actually distributed by Amazon Studios) comes to the streaming service as an original. This is a twisted love story about Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg), who sets out to find some excitement in his life, but in doing so he falls for his uncle's mistress, Vonnie (Kristen Stewart). Upon accepting that he will never be more, he moves forward with his life and falls for a socialite (Blake Lively), but of course he and Vonnie eventually cross paths again. 

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  • Trollhunters

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    This Netflix Original is definitely one for the kiddos, as it's a fun animation all about a boy whose destiny is to save the good trolls from evil (i.e., the bad trolls). Bestowed with the title of "Trollhunter," he trains to take on the task. Watch him kick butt (as you're doing last-minute holiday prep) on December 23.

  • Captain America: Civil War

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    Your favorite Marvel characters are coming to Netflix on December 25, as they try to resolve the political tension among them. While Captain America (Chris Evans) believes it's in the best interest of the people for superheros to do their due diligence without being governed, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) doesn't agree -- this divides the team as the rest must figure out where they stand.

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