An ideal holiday break is one that includes lots of relaxing — and what's more relaxing than snuggling up with your favorite screen and streaming platform? Good thing that while you're off for the holidays, there's plenty of material to work with in the form of new shows and movies on Hulu and Netflix.
If you're a fan of the Penn Badgley-starring psychological thriller You, the highly-anticipated second season of the show — taking place in Los Angeles and starring The Haunting of Hill House's Victoria Pedretti as Joe's new victim love interest — is dropping Dec. 26 on Netflix. (If you're not a fan yet, you can find out what the hype is all about by watching Season 1 that's still available on the streaming service.) For those who haven't watched it already, Marriage Story — Noah Baumbach's new movie starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a couple going through a messy divorce — is available on Netflix as well. The emotional film led the 2020 Golden Globes nominations with six nods, and is bound to appear on the 2020 Oscars nominations list once it's out next month.
From new releases to cult classics that just landed on the streaming platforms, ahead, 10 shows and films you'll want to stream over the holiday.
'Marriage Story' (Netflix)
The film that launched a thousand memes is now available to stream on Netflix. Why listen to your own parents fight over the holidays when you can watch Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson have a marital breakdown instead?
'You': Season 2 (Netflix)
The second season of the hit show You finally arrives on Netflix this month, and it looks just as suspenseful as the first. Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley gives a masterclass in red flags to avoid and stalker behavior to watch out for.
'The Crown' (Netflix)
It's not exactly new — the most recent season arrived on Netflix last month — but given the hype around this historical drama, as well as its many Golden Globes noms, you'll want to catch up on every season of this hit if you haven't already.
'Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah' (Netflix)
Tiffany Haddish's new, conceptual, original Netflix special is a reminder and a confirmation of the comedian's talent.
'Michelle Wolf: Joke Show' (Netflix)
Michelle Wolf, one of the first comedians to successfully roast the Trump era, has a new Netflix special that sticks to her formula of progressive politics mixed with cutting humor.
'Black Jesus': Season 3 (Hulu)
The third season of this Adult Swim comedy landed on Hulu last month. Catch up on Jesus' adventures in modern-day Compton, California, as an antidote to all those boring Christmas specials.
'American Gangster' (Hulu)
Hulu has added several recent classics to its queue this month, including 2007's American Gangster, which follows the rise of drug dealer Frank Lucas as he ascends the criminal underworld in 1970s Harlem, starring Denzel Washington.
'Almost Famous' (Hulu)
This 2000 cult hit starring a young Kate Hudson is perfect material for a lazy week home for the holidays.
Ditto the 1984 classic Footloose, starring Kevin Bacon as a teen with just the right style and dance moves to shake up a sleepy, conservative town. Sounds like your typical holiday break!
'Fast & Furious' (Hulu)
As the Fast & Furious franchise prepares to release its ninth (!) installment this year, why not revisit the 2009 original that kicked it all off?