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December is when we prepare ourselves for the festivities that Christmas brings. What better way to wind down than by bingeing a few titles whilst snuggling up on the sofa? From new releases to returning favourites, Netflix Hong Kong has all your streaming needs sorted. Here’s a list of what’s worth checking out on Netflix Hong Kong this December.
Mich is a confident and grounded teenager trying to navigate high school life, social standards, and family traditions. If you think this is just another high school drama, prepare to be surprised. The Most Beautiful Flower is a heartfelt comedy about love, sexuality, and traditions, and is the perfect series to binge-watch over the holidays.
Christmas is all about spending time with your family, which is why Sr. is the perfect documentary. Paying tribute to his late father, Robert Downey Jr. chronicles the life and career of the ground-breaking filmmaker in a heartfelt story centred on family and love.
Netflix’s Italian Christmas series is ironically anti-Christmas. If you’re not a fan of lovey-dovey romance and family drama, this series might be the one for you. Following Gianna’s strong belief in personal independence, I Hate Christmas questions the importance of love’s contribution to personal happiness and subverts the many expectations of women and their relationship status as the festive season draws near.
Brand-new episodes of the Korean fantasy drama series Alchemy of Souls will be rolling out in time for Christmas. If you’re not familiar with the plot, here’s a quick round-up of events that are spoiler-free: Set in a fictional country, the series follows the love and growth of young mages as they work to overcome the misfortunes that led them to stumble across a forbidden spell. In the new season, things are about to get even more heated as our mages encounter a mysterious prisoner who seeks help in reclaiming her freedom.
If you’re a fan of horror, even the festive season doesn’t stop your craving for a fright-filled watch. New to Netflix Hong Kong this December is Somebody, a series that follows a software developer as he realises the dating app he created might be involved in a murder case. Watch how love turns bitter through code in this suspense thriller.
If you’re looking for something that embodies the Christmas spirit, Falling for Christmas is the perfect film to watch while snuggling up with a cup of hot chocolate. In this Hallmark-esque production, the story follows a young heiress who gets into a skiing accident during the holiday season. As she wakes up with amnesia, she finds herself in the care of a gentle cabin owner and his daughter. Without any memory of her life before the crash, our young heiress starts to find love once again on her terms—just in time for Christmas.
Uncharted is coming to Netflix Hong Kong this December for everyone who missed it in theatres during the lockdown earlier this year. Following the adventures of Nathan Drake, Uncharted recreates the story behind the popular video game franchise of the same name in stunning visuals and the same level of excitement. Swing along with Tom Holland as Drake (not Peter Parker) as you indulge in a modern-day Indiana Jones-like tale.
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of your favourite K-dramas? Or who organises the jaw-dropping concerts of K-pop bands? Behind Every Star takes audiences on an exclusive tour to see who makes the magic happen behind the curtains: celebrity managers. In the season of being thankful, this ensemble series stars Lee Seo-jin, Kwak Sun-young, Seo Hyun-woo, and Joo Hyun-young and pays tribute to all the hard work put into the Korean entertainment industry by people behind the scenes.
South African comedy series How to Ruin Christmas is returning this December with a new season, and it promises to be just as chaotic and hilarious as the last two. Be prepared for a whole lot of laughs and ridiculous feuds as you wind down this festive season.