Since it's now officially December, we're pleasantly surprised by the relative lack of festive features hitting streaming services this weekend.

Save up for Scrooge: A Christmas Carol on Netflix - there's always one! – The first wave of on-demand content this month is a true mix of genres. That does not mean that there is nothing to watch in the coming days, yes. In fact, the opposite is true, with six different streamers represented in this week's high-profile recommendation series.

Below, we've rounded up seven of the best new movies and TV shows available to watch on Netflix, Prime Video, and HBO Max over the next few days.

Sauce (Disney Plus)

Now, here's a series we didn't expect to see in 2022 (ie before it was announced to be in production). Willow, a Lucasfilm-produced sequel to Ron Howard's 1988 fantasy film of the same name, is now streaming on Disney Plus.

Starring Warwick Davis again as the titular magician Willow Ufgood, this eight-part spectacle, marking Lucasfilm's first non-Star Wars project in five years, is set two decades after Howard's original film and follows six heroes on a cross-country quest to save their homeland.

Aside from Davis, Willow's cast of characters is entirely new. We spoke to Ellie Bamber, who (initially at least) plays Dove, the housekeeper on the show, about keeping the character's true identity a secret from her. And, in a separate interview with TechRadar, Davis himself told us how "everything lined up perfectly" to bring Willow back to the screen.

Now available to stream on Disney Plus.

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One of the best shows on Apple TV, Slow Horses, returns for its highly anticipated second season this weekend.

New episodes of the spy drama starring Gary Oldman are inspired by the second book in Mick Herron's Slough House series – Dead Lions – starring Jackson Lamb (Oldman), River Cartwright (Jack Lowden) and Diana Taverner (Kristin Scott Thomas). ) once again tasked with solving a twisted murder mystery.

The first two episodes of Slow Horses season 2 are available to stream now on Apple TV Plus, with the other four arriving in weekly installments every Friday. The show has already been renewed for its third and fourth seasons, so expect great things from this first sequel.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover (Netflix)

A word of warning: Lady Chatterley's lover is hot. It's a story that has always been and always will be, and Netflix's adaptation of DH Lawrence's novel of the same name is no exception to that rule.

On this occasion, the young British stars Emma Corrin (The Crown) and Jack O'Connell (Unbroken) get into the well-worn skin of Lady Constance Reid and the game warden Oliver Mellors, respectively, two characters from very different worlds who embark on a risky adventure. adventure. Extramarital affair.

Before coming to Netflix, Lady Chatterley's Lover enjoyed a brief theatrical run and received near-unanimous critical acclaim for its authentic and moving portrayal of forbidden love. So, it seems, it could make our list of the best Netflix movies.

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Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (Netflix)

It wouldn't be Christmas without another nonsensical but strangely welcome adaptation of Charles Dickens' old holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol. This year, Netflix is ​​trying to deliver just that, just weeks after Apple followed suit with its own adaptation, Spirited.

The streamer's animation (and musical) tells the story of a miserly old man who comes to learn the meaning of Christmas with the voices of Luke Evans, Olivia Colman, and Jessie Buckley. At first glance, the film is much more familiar than we're used to seeing in A Christmas Carol stories.

The reviews haven't been very kind to this one yet, but if you're looking for an easy party watch this weekend, we hope you'll still find plenty to enjoy here.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Three Pines (Prime Video)

Spider-Man: No Way Home star Alfred Molina returns to the screen this weekend to headline the cast of Prime Video's latest crime series Three Pines.

The Doc Ock actor plays a seasoned detective searching for answers in this macabre drama set in Quebec, which is adapted from Louise Penny's award-winning Inspector Gamache series of novels. As such, he can expect more twists and turns than a helter skelter and enough tension to keep your blood pumping during those cold winter months.

The first episode of Three Pines is available to stream now, with the remaining seven entries scheduled to arrive weekly every Friday until the season finale on December 23. We hope it's one of the best Prime Video shows of the year.

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The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Holiday (El canal Roku)

Roku's streaming device recently got 36 new live channels for free, with the top of that number being an entire channel dedicated to the popular British reality import The Great British Baking Show.

As part of Roku's new licensing agreement, The Roku Channel now also features a holiday-themed celebrity episode of The Great American Baking Show, which originally aired on ABC in the US.

The format is simple: six celebrities, including actor Nat Faxon and former NFL star Marshawn Lynch, compete to produce the best baked creations for judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood. Need we say more?

Now available to stream on The Roku Channel.

Branson (HBO Max)

This week's documentary of choice is Branson, a four-part look at the life and legacy of (you guessed it!) British businessman Richard Branson.

Famous for founding the mega-corporation Virgin Group, which is currently valued at over €5 billion, Branson has lived an undeniably unique life in search of adventure and adventure, and this HBO-produced docu-series takes his hits, his controversies and his take. of risks. personality.

Now available to stream on HBO Max.

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