The Christmas Chronicles 2
A follow up to the 2018 film, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus return when a new threat against the holiday emerges. They recruit their old friends, the Pierce siblings, to stop a troublemaker from cancelling Christmas. There’s only one problem: the sister, Kate, has grown more cynical of the holiday now that she’s older. On Netflix now.

The life story of Herman J. Mankiewicz, a struggling writer that gets a second shot from Orson Welles: co-writing Citizen Kane. The task brings new challenges for him, though. This includes personal ones, creative ones with Welles, and reputational with the inspiration for Kane: William Randolph Hearst. Directed by David Fincher. On Netflix December 4.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
An adaptation of August Wilson’s classic play. Rainey fights with her manager over control over her music as a trumpet player sparks a debate between the other musicians nearby. Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman, in his final role, star in this film. On Netflix December 18.

The Midnight Sky
George Clooney stars in and directs this post-apocalyptic tale. He plays a scientist alone in the Arctic that discovers a group of astronauts who are on their way home. He treks across the harsh land to stop the group from returning home to an unknown disaster. Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, and Kyle Chandler also star in this film. On Netflix December 23.

The Prom
A group of wannabe Broadway stars are at their lowest point when an opportunity for redemption rises. A teenage girl is unable to go to prom with her girlfriend. What starts as a vanity project for the four turns into something more personal over time. Starring Meryl Streep, Andrew Rannells, and Nicole Kidman.
On Netflix December 11.

A man loses his soul’s connection with his body after an accident. He enters an area called the Great Before where he sees how souls develop their personalities. With the help of one of them, he goes on a journey to get back to his body. Starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. On Disney+ December 25.