We're currently in that tricky seasonal midway between Halloween and Christmas (for those who celebrate both holidays), which means the entertainment giants are gearing up, but not quite ready to launch their respective holiday content.

Netflix, however, decided to get ahead of the other major streaming services by releasing its first big Christmas movie of the year: the Lindsay Lohan-starring romantic comedy Falling for Christmas. You can bet your bottom dollar that the next six weeks of recommendations will be dominated by new garland-laden movies and TV shows, so enjoy the relative calm before the storm while you can.

Below, we've rounded up seven of the biggest streaming newcomers heading to Netflix, Prime Video, and HBO Max in the days ahead.

La corona season 5 (Netflix)

Netflix's popular royal drama series The Crown returned for its fifth (but not final) season on November 9.

Set during the most tumultuous period in the royal family's recent history, The Crown season 5 explores the high-profile end of Charles and Diana's marriage, John Major's time as Prime Minister and the Queen's annus horribilis in 1992. Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter) inherited the role of the late Queen Elizabeth II from Olivia Colman, while Jonathan Pryce, Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki joined the cast as Philip, Charles and Diana, respectively.

Critics are divided on how, or even how sensitively, the final season of The Crown dramatizes its most controversial historical moments. Despite its faults, however, this true-to-life thriller should still be one of the best shows on Netflix.

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The folks at Amazon Studios aren't getting enough praise for delivering new and consistently original movies and TV shows, and Prime Video is getting another original series this weekend in English.

Co-produced with the BBC, this six-part western, set on the American frontier in the 1890s, centers on a woman's quest for revenge against the man she believes is responsible for the death of her son. Emily Blunt leads the show's cast alongside Chaske Spencer, with Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Ciaran Hinds, Stephen Rea and Tom Hughes in supporting roles.

Critics applaud English, and for different reasons. From “rare and sensational masterpiece” to “delicious straight American cheese”, the verdicts are varied but unanimously positive. We will certainly be adding this to our list of the best Prime Video series very soon.

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Falling in Love with Christmas (Netflix)

And so the season of festive entertainment begins with Falling for Christmas on Netflix.

Starring Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls), this new Netflix film follows a pampered and newly engaged hotel heiress whose life is turned upside down when she suffers a skiing accident that causes amnesia in the days leading up to the world's biggest vacation. .

Granted, this synopsis seems a bit dark, but Falling for Christmas seems as kitsch as Christmas movies. This also seems to be the critical consensus; Critics call it a low-budget but stupidly enjoyable Christmas drama that doesn't do much to mix up the tried-and-true rom-com formula.

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Mammals (Prime Video)

Late Late Show host James Corden is trading the restaurant-based drama for another this weekend with Mammals on Prime Video (thank you, we're proud of it).

From award-winning screenwriter Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem), this six-part comedy-drama stars Corden as Jamie, a Michelin-starred chef whose sanity is tested when he discovers his wife, Amandine (Melia Kreiling), is having various affairs with other men. Sally Hawkins, Colin Morgan and, uh, Tom Jones(?) also star.

Critics praised Corden for his impressive and nuanced performance in Mammals, so we recommend giving the series a try before passing judgment on his admittedly divisive lead.

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Temporada 3 from Mythic Quest (Apple TV Plus)

One of the best shows on Apple TV, Mythic Quest, returns for its third season this weekend.

New episodes of the hit video game developer workplace comedy find Ian (Rob McElhenney) and Poppy (Charlotte Nicdao) working on an all-new game at GrimPop, while back in Mythic Quest, the new boss David struggles to keep things together. Community star Danny Pudi also returns as Brad.

The first two episodes of Mythic Quest season 3 are now available to stream on Apple TV Plus, with the remaining eight installments arriving weekly every Friday through January 6.

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FIFA Uncovered (Netflix)

Just in time for the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Netflix has seen fit to remind soccer fans of the controversial (and frankly immoral) deals that awarded host country Qatar this year's property.

This four-episode series shines a light on the influence of corrupt bureaucrats and keen FIFA bosses on the global game, using archival footage and interviews with responsible parties, including public enemy number one Sepp Blatter, to paint a damning picture of the underbelly of football.

Critics called FIFA Uncovered "almost moving" and "like a particularly repulsive true crime show," making it feel like a surefire contender for a spot on our list of the best Netflix documentaries.

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The Big Brunch (HBO Max)

HBO's new reality series The Big Brunch rounds out this week's selection of streaming recommendations.

Hosted by Schitt's Creek star Dan Levy, who, incidentally, recently joined the cast of Sex Education season 4, this eight-episode show asks ten talented chefs to put a creative spin on their favorite food: the brunch. Unsurprisingly, it's a contest and the winner will take home €300,000 (think how many eggs you could buy with that!).

The first three episodes of The Big Brunch are available to stream now on HBO Max, with the remaining five installments scheduled to land weekly over the next two Thursdays (in batches of three and two, respectively).

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