Jennifer Aniston as a pushy pageant mom? Yes please!

Jennifer Aniston as a pushy pageant mom? Yes please!IMAGE: Netflix

It might be a month of socialising and shopping but Netflix is bringing loads of reasons to just stay on the couch. The Christmassy, December line up is a doozy!

Along with some of our faves – Legally Blonde! The Holiday! About A Boy! – there’s a heap of original films and shows. From the true crime documentary everyone will be talking about to Jennifer Aniston playing a pushy beauty queen mom, here's our pick of the best. 

The Innocent Man (Streaming 14 December)

Based on the only non-fiction book by renowned author John Grisham, The Innocent Man is a six-parter focusing on two shocking murders that took place in the small town of Ada, Oklahoma in the 1980s.

Dumplin (Streaming 7 December)

We have high hopes for this one. Jennifer Aniston is an under-appreciated comic actor and she’s a brilliant fit for this. Opinionated Texas teen Willowdean Dickson (what a name!) enters a local beauty pageant to honour her beloved late aunt  - and to annoy her former beauty-queen mum, played by Jennifer.

Mowgli (Legend of the Jungle) (Streaming 7 December)

Yes, it’s another version of the Rudyard Kipling classic story but it looks gorgeous – and has a serious cast attached. Acclaimed actor and director Andy ‘Gollum’ Serkis directs, produces and stars - so you know it’ll be good! Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Freida Pinto, Matthew Rhys and Naomie Harris are all in there too.

Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (Streaming 18 December)

It’s easy to forget that Ellen, queen of the feel-good tv show these days, used to be a stand up comic. This is her first special since 2003, and covers her journey to fame. Expect a lot of laughs, real honesty about life as a celeb – and of course those Ellen dance moves!

Aaaaaand, if you haven't seen it yet, Kurt Russell's turn as an unexpectedly hot Santa in Christmas Chronicles is one to watch. 

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