Another week, another fresh crop of new movies and TV shows on streaming services. But for the second December weekend in a row, there's a noticeable lack of holiday-themed arrivals to add to your winter watch list. We may all be on the naughty list this year.

Still, holiday frustrations aside, companies like Netflix, Prime Video, and HBO Max have offered up an eye-catching set of new content to enjoy in the days to come, with Pinocchio season 3 and Guillermo Del Toro's Dark Matters on the way. head.

Below, we've rounded up seven of the best new movies and TV shows available to watch on streaming services this weekend.

(*7*)Pinocchio by Guillermo Del Toro (Netflix)

Who said Netflix had lost its taste for originality? With Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio, the streamer breathes new life into Carlo Collodi's beloved 1883 fairy tale about a wooden puppet who longs to become a real boy.

Shot entirely in stop-motion (in a similar fashion to the Netflix series The House), del Toro's darker adaptation is set in the 1930s under the fascist regime of Mussolini and features a star-studded voice cast that includes Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Cate Blanchett, and more.

Forrest Gump filmmaker Robert Zemeckis recently brought Pinocchio to life on Disney Plus, though we called the film "a somewhat magical remake whose threads finally hold it back." However, del Toro's version of this ancient story is undoubtedly one of the best Netflix movies in years. Viewing required.

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Dark Matter Season 3 (HBO Max)

After a hysterical start to 2019, HBO and the BBC's His Dark Materials series have failed to maintain the same level of popularity in the years since. Therefore, the third and final season of the series comes with the weight of responsibility on its shoulders.

Based on The Amber Spyglass, the third novel in Philip Pullman's trilogy of titular novels, His Dark Materials season 3 begins right after Lyra (Dafne Keen) is kidnapped at the hands of her mother, Marisa Coulter (Ruth Wilson). , in the season 2 finale, and follows Will's (Amir Wilson) attempts to save her.

In our review, we called the series' final outing a "wonderful but inconsistent ending to one of HBO Max's best shows." The first two episodes of His Dark Materials Season 3 are now available to stream on HBO Max, with the remaining six episodes scheduled to arrive each Monday. UK fans will have to wait until December 18 to see the series return to BBC iPlayer.

Now available to stream on HBO Max.

Harry and Megan (Netflix)

Cue the influx of scurrilous tabloid headlines: Harry and Meghan have started streaming on Netflix.

This six-part docuseries, split across two volumes, sees the former Duke and Duchess of Sussex give their side of a controversial true story, which has gone on since the couple's seemingly fairytale wedding in 2018.

The first three episodes of the series tackle themes of duty, race, and alleged betrayal, though the next three episodes, premiering on December 15, will further intensify the drama. Expect long spin-offs from (and for) Harry and Meghan.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Emancipation (Apple TV Plus)

Will Smith returns for his first film role since the Oscars controversy with Emancipation on Apple TV Plus.

A historical drama based on a true story from Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua, it follows Smith as a runaway slave, Peter, who must outwit hunters and navigate the deadly Louisiana swamps on his journey to safety in the north. .

Reviews for Emancipation have been decidedly mixed so far, with some critics calling Smith's return "torture porn" and others calling it "a tough, taut chase thriller." Once we've seen it this weekend, we'll decide if it deserves a spot on our list of the best Apple TV movies.

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A Muppet Christmas Carol (Disney Plus)

Granted, The Muppet Christmas Carol isn't a new movie (in the traditional sense), but Disney's beloved holiday classic is now available to stream on Disney Plus for the first time.

To commemorate the film's 30th anniversary, which falls on Sunday, December 11, this version of Michael Caine's adaptation starring Charles Dickens includes an additional "lost" song, When Love Is Gone, performed by Caine and co-star Meredith Braun.

You shouldn't need a reason to rewatch The Muppet Christmas Carol, inarguably one of the best Christmas movies, in December, but now you've got a pretty compelling one all the same.

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Little America Season 2 (Apple TV Plus)

Joining Emancipation on Apple TV Plus this weekend is Season 2 of Little America.

Again based on a series of inspiring immigrant stories published in Epic magazine, this eight-part comedy anthology, from producers Lee Eisenberg (The Office), Siân Heder (CODA) and Kumail Nanjiani (Eternals), aims to warm her heart with its varied stories of hope and happiness.

Sure, that may sound a little too sweet for your tastes, but the second season of Little America has been almost universally acclaimed as "a vital treasure on the television landscape." Trust us: check this one out before it gets too cool.

Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus.

Something Tiffany (Prime Video)

Okay, so maybe we were telling a white lie that there were absolutely no new Christmas movies to enjoy this weekend.

Something From Tiffany's on Prime Video is your quintessential holiday rom-com. According to the film's official synopsis, it follows a woman (Zoey Deutch) whose life is turned upside down when an engagement ring meant for someone else leads her to the person (Kendrick Simpson) she's meant to be with.

We doubt this will make our list of the best Prime Video movies, but we'll admit that Something From Tiffany sounds like a pretty lovely tale for those cold winter months.

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