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The Best International Romances to Watch in December – Acorn TV, BritBox, & Viki

While there are many great romances coming to Acorn TV, BritBox, and Viki this December, there are a few exciting standouts. On Acorn TV, you won’t want to miss the epic (and hugely popular) period drama romance series, Vidago Palace from Portugal. Not to mention a new Agatha Raisin TV movie. Then over on BritBox, you’ll want to watch all the holiday specials. And finally, on Viki, fans of Luther will want to check out the Korean remake, Less than Evil. On top of that, there are many more titles to choose from.

So, let’s take a look at the best international romances to watch in December 2018 on streaming. I’ve organized by streaming site with titles listed in alphabetical order.

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The Best International Romances to Watch in December

(Acorn TV, BritBox, Viki)


Vidago Palace; The Best International Romances to Watch in December - Acorn TV, Britbox, & Viki
Vidago Palace. Photo Courtesy of Acorn TV

Murdoch Mysteries, Season 12 U.S. Premiere (December 24)

Wild Decembers (December 31)

Other Recommendations (that aren’t romances): 

Secret Daughter, Series 1 and 2 (December 10)

Queen Elizabeth’s Battle for Church Music (December 10)


My Boy Jack
My Boy Jack. Photo: ITV

Casualty, holiday special (December TBA)

Coronation Street, holiday special (December TBA)

Eastenders, holiday special (December TBA)

Emmerdale, holiday special (December TBA)

Holby City, holiday special (December TBA)

Upstart Crow, season 3 and 2018 Christmas Special (December TBA)

Other Recommendations (that aren’t romances): 

A Child’s Christmas in Wales (December 7)

Mr. Stink (December 7)

My Boy Jack (Now Available)

Queen’s Christmas Message (Live on December 25)

Snow Queen (2005) (December 7)

The Passing Bells (Now Available)

The Women of World War One (Now Available)


Coffee, Do Me a Favor (December 1)

Encounter (Now Airing)

Fates and Furies (December 1)

Feel Good to Die (Now Airing)

Frankenstein’s Love (Recently Added)

Jang Geum, Oh My Grandma (Now Airing)

The Last Empress (Now Airing)

Less than Evil (December 3) (Remake of the British series, Luther)

Love Alert (Now Airing)

My Strange Hero (December 10)

Twelve Nights (Now Airing)

Other Recommendations (that aren’t romances): 

A Pledge to God (Now Airing)

Children of Nobody (Now Airing)

Like a Flowing River (December 10)

What do you plan to check out on Acorn TV,  BritBox, or Viki this month? Let me know in the comments! 

Featured image credit: Fates and Furies (Viki), Vidago Palace (Acorn TV), Frankenstein’s Love (Viki), and The Last Empress (Viki)

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By on November 30th, 2018

About Amber Topping

Amber works as a writer and digital publisher full-time and fell in love with stories and imagination at an early age. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, contributed as a writer to various magazines, and has an MS in Publishing from Pace University, where she received the Publishing Award of Excellence and wrote her thesis on transmedia, Jane Austen, and the romance genre. Her ultimate dreams are publishing books, writing and producing movies, traveling around the world, and forming a creative village of talented storytellers trying to change the world through art.

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2 thoughts on “The Best International Romances to Watch in December – Acorn TV, BritBox, & Viki”

  1. Oh, I love Viki! I have been watching K-dramas and C-dramas for months now, and I’m not disappointed! there is such a variety of story lines and plots, and not every romance is the same. Plus, I get to learn about a new culture. I need to check out these other dramas from BritBox, seeing as I love dramas and wouldn’t mind some more 🙂 Thank you for this list!


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