December Streaming Guide December Streaming Guide

As the holiday season rolls along, streaming services continue to serve up seasonal content to subscribers.

Netflix has two original animated features on its December Calendar, the cg musical Scrooge: A Christmas Carol and the stop-motion Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. The former is produced by Timeless Films in association with Axis Studios and got its first trailer last month. The latter is one of the year’s most hyped animated features and a favorite to get a best animated feature nod at the upcoming Oscars.

The final season of Disney fan favorite The Owl House will finally hit Disney+ in December, along with several kids and family titles. HBO Max has a glut of holiday specials from some of Warners’ most popular animated kids and family IPs. And Apple TV+ will make A Charlie Brown Christmas free to stream from December 23-25.

Otherwise, December sees the return of a load of catalog content headlined by Dreamworks’ Puss in Boots, which will land on Prime Video and Peacock ahead of the theatrical premiere of its sequel, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

A few notes on the list: The list includes announcements for new seasons of existing shows, however we do not list new episode releases of existing seasons, as some streamers roll out new episodes in monthly batches. Streamers also often announce new animation releases mid-month. Our guide only catalogs what the streamers announce at the beginning of the month, but, when possible, we try to update the schedule if there are mid-month announcements. The list only includes content that is premiering on the U.S. versions of these services.

Here’s a look at the streaming animation release calendar for December:

Netflix
  • Blippi Wonders: S2 (series, Dec. 1)
  • Blippi & Meekah (series, Dec. 1)
  • Chhota Bheem ki Citi Pitti Gul (series, Dec. 1)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean (series, Dec. 1)
  • LEGO Friends: Heartlake Stories (series. Dec. 1)
  • Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (feature, Dec. 2)
  • The Magic Roundabout / Doogal (feature, Dec. 2)
  • Mighty Express: Mighty Trains: S1 (series, Dec. 5)
  • Storks (feature, Dec. 6)
  • The Boss Baby: Christmas Bonus (special, Dec. 6)
  • Dragon Age: Absolution (series, Dec. 9)
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (feature, Dec.9)
  • Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure (series, Dec. 10)
  • Sonic Prime (series, Dec. 15)
  • Violet Evergarden: Recollections (series, Dec. 15)
  • Paradise PD: S4 (series, Dec. 16)
  • Trolley (series, Dec. 19)
  • Trolls (feature, Dec. 19)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 1 (series, Dec. 20)
  • Chicago Party Aunt: Part 2 (series, Dec. 30)

Disney+
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Rodrick Rules (feature, Dec. 2)
  • Alice’s Wonderland Bakery (series, Dec. 7)
  • Gigantosaurus: S3 (series, Dec. 7)
  • Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again (special, Dec. 9)
  • Broken Karaoke (shorts, Dec. 14)
  • The Owl House: S3 (series, Dec. 14)
  • Eureka! (series, Dec. 14)

Hulu
  • Banyana: S1 (series, Dec. 1)
  • Bleach: S1-26 (series, Dec. 1)
  • Rio (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer: S1 (series, Dec. 21)

HBO Max
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Blippi Wonders: S2 (series, Dec. 2)
  • Lellobee City Farm: S2 (series, Dec. 2)
  • Batwheels Holiday Special: Holidays on Ice (special, Dec. 6)
  • Bugs Bunny Builders Holiday Special: Looneyburg Lights (special, Dec. 6)
  • Sesame Street Mecha Builders Holiday Special (special, Dec. 6)
  • Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (feature, Dec. 9)
  • Adult Swim Yule Log (special, Dec. 12)
  • Meet the Batwheels: The Best Present in the World (series, Dec. 13)

Criterion
  • The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales (feature, Dec. 24)
  • April and the Extraordinary World (feature, Dec. 31)

Prime Video and Freevee
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (feature, Dec. 1)
  • The Angry Birds Movie (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Balto (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Hotel Transylvania (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Monsters vs. Aliens (feature, Dec. 1)
  • The Smurfs (feature, Dec. 1)
  • The Smurfs 2 (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Puss in Boots (feature, Dec. 1)
  • We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (feature, Dec. 29)
  • Justice League Action: S1 (series, Dec. 30)
  • Teen Titans: S1-5 (series, Dec. 30)

Paramount+
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Sherlock Gnomes (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire (special, Dec. 3)
  • Robbie the Reindeer: Legend of the Lost Tribe (special, Dec. 3)
  • The Story of Santa Claus (special, Dec. 3)
  • Paw Patrol: S7 (series, Dec. 7)

Peacock
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (feature, Dec. 1)
  • The Happy Elf (feature, Dec. 1)
  • The Peanuts Movie (feature, Dec. 1)
  • The Pirates! Band of the Misfits (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Puss in Boots (feature, Dec. 1)
  • The Smurfs (feature, Dec. 1)
  • The Smurfs 2 (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Space Jam (feature, Dec. 1)
  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (special, Dec. 20)

Apple TV+
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (special, Dec. 22 – 25 without a subscription but available year-round to subscribers)

Pictured at top: The Owl House, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, A Charlie Brown Christmas


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