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What’s New to Netflix December 2017: Period Dramas & Romance

December is almost upon us, so it’s time to take a look at the period dramas, costume dramas, and romantic dramas/comedies coming to Netflix in December! But first, we want to introduce you to this new monthly feature.

Introducing This Monthly Feature

Previously, our monthly feature included streaming recommendations from different sources all in one post. We’ve now decided to break it up into different articles and only focus on period dramas and romance with a few bonus films/shows influenced by Romanticism (or what we call on our website – Romantic Storytelling).

The new monthly features include:

  • What’s New to Netflix: Period Dramas & Romance
  • What’s New to Amazon Prime: Period Dramas & Romance
  • New to Hulu: Period Dramas & Romance
  • Period Dramas & Romance: What’s New to International Streaming (Acorn TV, BritBox, Dramafever, and Viki)

We’re also looking into adding a few other streaming sources in the future!

Per our site’s focus, the lists are mostly focused on PG-13 like content or below minus a few exceptions (usually for artistic reasons or genre interest). Also, we have not seen everything we include, so if something more explicit sneaks past us, we apologize in advance! If we are unsure of the content, or if it’s Rated R or TV-MA, you will see a note next to the title.

RELATED | Learn more about old-fashioned romance with our handy guide.

We try to link every title, so you can learn more about the Film or TV Show to see if it is something of interest to you.

What Type of Content to Expect

If you’re in search of swoon-worthy love stories and romantic period dramas from around the world in Film and TV without the excess of explicit content – then you’ve come to the right place. We embrace romance unabashedly. From the Jane Austen adaptations to the swoon-worthy Korean dramas, to the BBC period productions, the paranormal romance, and more. Besides romance, we’re on the lookout for wonderful period and costume dramas.

I organized the list by separating period dramas and romance (though some of the period dramas are also romantic) to make it easier to find what you’re looking for! So, without further ado, let’s see what to expect on Netflix in December 2017!

New and Coming Soon to Netflix December 2017

The Young Victoria. Photo: GK Films/Momentum Pictures/Apparition

Period Dramas

Recently Added


Alias Grace (Netflix original); TV-M but is not excessively graphic

The Case for Christ

The Christmas Candle

Fanny’s Journey

The Little Nyonya

The Queen Of Spain (NR; content unclear)

December 1

TURN: Washington’s Spies: Season 4

The Young Victoria

December 4

When Calls the Heart: Season 4

December 8

The Crown: Season 2 (Netflix Original); TV-M but mild – at least season 1 was

December 14

Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4

December 25

Cable Girls: Season 2 (Netflix Original) TV-M; Season 1 included a few scenes of sexuality

Romance Dramas & Comedies

A Christmas Prince. Photo: Netflix
Recently Added

A Christmas Prince (Netflix original)

A Little Bit of Heaven


Good Morning Call: Season 2

Guerra De Idolos: Season 1

Heart of the Country

The Many Faces of Ito: Season 1 (Netflix original)



December 1

August Rush


While You Were Sleeping

December 15

A Five Star Life (NR but sounds PG-13)

Christmas Inheritance (Netflix Original)

December 18

Hello, My Twenties! (aka Age of Youth): Season 2 (Netflix Original)

December 19

Miss Me This Christmas

You Can’t Fight Christmas

December 22

Fuller House: Season 3, New Episodes (Netflix Original); Pick Steve, D.J.! Pick Steve…

Bonus – Other Recommendations 

Recently Added

Broadchurch: Season 3 (Ranges between TV-14 to TV-M but season 3 is not explicit. The final season is brilliant, so I couldn’t leave it off the list!)

Field of Dreams

The Pursuit of Happyness

December 5

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

December 12

Disney’s The Santa Clause (and sequels)

December 15

Erased: Season 1 (Netflix Original; Japanese Time Travel Series)


December 23

Myths & Monsters: Season 1

What do you plan to check out on Netflix this month? Let us know in the comments!

If you’re looking for even more Period Drama Recommendations (that don’t have our mature content restrictions) on Netflix this December, check out another fabulous blog, Willow & Thatch

Featured image credit: The Crown, Season Two. Photo: Netflix

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By on November 29th, 2017

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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