A new monthly feature letting you know what to watch in the romance, Romanticism, and period drama genres. From TV to Streaming to Movie Releases and even Video On Demand.
With Christmas coming soon, there’s no shortage of romantic Christmas movies to watch this month. Besides that, you won’t want to miss the fantasy period drama, Mary Poppins Returns which hits theaters on December 19th. You’ll also want to watch live (or set your DVD) for the Timeless 2-hour series finale on NBC, December 20th. And then to top it off, the holiday specials for Call the Midwife and When Calls the Heart air on Christmas Day. For more to choose from, check out the rest of the list below…
Below you’ll find watchlist highlights for premieres, standout episodes of current shows (IE: season finales), new movie releases, and new VOD for the month of December 2018. What you won’t find are all the repeats, movies on every paid cable channel (HBO, Showtime, STARZ, etc.) or streaming, and other extraneous content. This watchlist is for what’s new or a special standout in the genres of romance, Romanticism, and Period Drama! So, it’s not inclusive of everything. Schedules and release dates are subject to change. Times are EST.
(NOTE: We typically aim to share less explicit content that has PG-13 “like” content and below minus a few exceptions for artistic merit and/or genre interest. If a program is Rated R or TV-M, we will let you know.)
ROMANCE AND PERIOD DRAMA WATCHLIST:
New Releases in Theaters
12/7 Mary, Queen of Scots (Rated R) (Nationwide Release)
12/7 Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (Netflix and Limited Release)
12/7 Schindler’s List: Remastered (Rated R) (Limited Release)
12/14 If Beale Street Could Talk (Rated R) (Limited Release)
12/14 Mortal Engines (Nationwide Release)
12/19 Mary Poppins Returns (Nationwide Release)
12/21 Aquaman (Nationwide Release)
12/21 Cold War (Rated R) (Limited Release)
12/21 Second Act (Nationwide Release)
12/21 Welcome to Marwen (Nationwide Release)
12/25 Holmes & Watson (Nationwide Release)
12/25 On the Basis of Sex (Limited Release)
12/28 Stan and Ollie (Limited Release)
New on VOD
12/3 Dog Days
12/4 God Bless the Broken Road
12/4 Mission: Impossible – Fallout
12/4 Operation Finale
12/11 Colette (Rated R)
12/12 A Boy. A Girl. A Dream (Rated R)
12/18 Life Itself (Rated R)
12/18 The House With a Clock in its Walls
12/18 Little Women (2018 – modern adaptation)
12/21 Cold War (Rated R)
New TV Highlights
12/2 Christmas Catch (UP TV – 7 pm)
12/2 Merry Christmas (TV One – 7 pm)
12/2 Nightflyers, Series Premiere (Syfy – 10 pm)
12/9 A Snow White Christmas (ION – 9 pm)
12/9 Christmas With a Prince (Up TV – 7 pm)
12/10 No Sleep ‘Til Christmas (Freeform, 9 pm)
12/15 Country Christmas Album (ION, 9 pm)
12/16 A Christmas in Royal Fashion (ION, 9 pm)
12/16 Coins for Christmas (TV One, 7 pm)
12/20 Timeless TV Movie (NBC, 8 pm)
12/21 Marvel’s Runaways, Season 2 premiere (Hulu)
12/25 Call the Midwife: Holiday Special (PBS, 9 pm)
12/25 Watership Down (Netflix)
12/25 When Calls the Heart: Christmas Special (Hallmark, 8 pm)
Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas Movies
Check out our articles with dates for all the romantic Christmas movies coming to Hallmark and Lifetime in December.
New to Streaming
For what’s new to streaming (including new originals), check out our lists for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and International (Acorn TV, Britbox, Viki) below:
- To find out the times for the many romances and period dramas on TCM, check out the full schedule HERE.
- For current shows airing on Viki (Asian Dramas), go HERE.
What’s on your Romance and Period Drama Watchlist this month? Let me know in the comments!
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