We’ve got your holiday streaming sorted on Telstra TV, with family Christmas adventures, fan-favourite series reboots and star-studded blockbuster movies releasing throughout December.

A Boy Called Christmas (Telstra TV Box Office)

Discover the magical origin story of Santa Claus in the adventure-filled Express Release of A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS, available now on Telstra TV Box Office. Living with his father in the woods of Finland, young Nikolas is one day summoned before the King – who tasks his subjects with finding something enchanting that will restore faith in their kingdom. Determined to prove the existence of Elves, Nikolaus ventures to the North Pole with his pet mouse Miika and a stubborn reindeer he names Blitzen. Thanks to his belief in magic, Nikolas is able to enter the mythical village of Elfhelm – where he stumbles upon an idea that will spark joy for many generations to come.

Christmas on the Farm (Stan)

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a holiday rom-com – and this year we’ve you covered with The Stan Original Film CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM – streaming now, only on Stan. Poppy Montgomery plays New York author Emmy Jones, who is heading back to her childhood home in country Queensland following the death of her mother, Clementine. With a book deadline looming, she takes inspiration from her mum’s journals about life on Fig Tree Farm to ghost-write a much sought-after manuscript set in the present day. But when her handsome publisher (played by Darren McMullen) flies over to experience an authentic Aussie Christmas, she’ll have to put on quite a show to seal the deal – with the help of her cousin (played by Hugh Sheridan) and his husband.

And Just Like That… (BINGE)

Sex and the City fans rejoice! Everyone’s favourite Manhattan gal pals are back with AND JUST LIKE THAT…, streaming now on BINGE. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis reprise their roles as Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs and Charlotte York – exploring the next chapter of their lives as they balance love, careers and friends old and new in the city that never sleeps. While much has changed since they were in their thirties, their friendship lives on in this much-anticipated continuation of the beloved series.

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

From Adam McKay, the director of The Big Short and Vice, comes a prophetic new disaster-comedy DON’T LOOK UP – streaming from Friday 24 December on Netflix. When two astronomers – played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence – discover a giant comet on a collision course with Earth, they’re stunned when the news is met with indifference by the US President (Meryl Streep) and her son (Jonah Hill). Determined to sound the alarm, their concerns are trivialised by the media and largely ignored by a distracted public. With time running out, what will it take to get the world’s attention before it’s too late?

Being the Ricardos (Amazon Prime Video)

Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem star as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in BEING THE RICARDOS, streaming Tuesday 21 December exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, the film ventures behind-the-scenes during a tumultuous week on the set of the iconic sitcom, I Love Lucy. With Lucille being investigated by the FBI for alleged ties to Communism and the tabloids in a frenzy over rumours of Desi’s extra-marital activities, the pair are suddenly faced with threats that could not only jeopardise their careers, but also end their marriage.

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Our picks from December 2021:

The Last Duel (Disney+, Foxtel Now, Telstra TV Box Office)

Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Ben Affleck star in the epic portrayal of France’s last sanctioned trial-by-combat in THE LAST DUEL, available now on Disney+, Foxtel Now and Telstra TV Box Office. Directed by Ridley Scott and based on a true story, the film follows the dramatic events that unfolded when Marguerite (Comer), the wife of respected knight Jean de Carrouges (Damon) accused her husband’s former friend and trusted nobleman Jacques Le Gris (Driver) of brutally assaulting her – a charge that Le Gris strenuously denied. Told from the perspectives of each of the three main characters, the film shows a defiant Marguerite bravely risking her reputation to publicly demand justice, while her attacker and her husband battled to the death in an ego-fuelled fight to protect their own pride and honour.

The Unforgivable (Netflix)

New to Netflix this week is a heartrending tale of devotion and sacrifice in THE UNFORGIVABLE, streaming from Friday 10 December and screening in select theatres. Based on the acclaimed British miniseries, Unforgiven, the film stars Sandra Bullock as Ruth Slater – a woman emerging from a twenty-year prison sentence for murdering a sheriff, during their attempt to evict Ruth and her five-year-old sister Katie from their home. Although Ruth served her time and makes no excuses for her actions, the world outside is an unforgiving place – made all the more difficult by sketchy half-way houses, limited job opportunities and the children of the sheriff unable to accept her release. Despite it all, Ruth’s determined to be reunited with her now adult sister – who has grown up largely sheltered from the memory of her childhood, thanks to her adoptive parents.

Landscapers (Stan)

Olivia Colman and David Thewlis star in the murderously quirky dark comedy series, LANDSCAPERS – streaming weekly each Wednesday on Stan. Inspired by the true-crime story of Susan and Christopher Edwards, the story begins with the mild-mannered couple living abroad in France – her spending more than they can afford on café dining and antique cinema memorabilia, him struggling to find work with a limited command of the language. So when Chris calls his stepmother to ask for a loan and confides in her the reason for their self-imposed exile – the fact that he buried his in-laws in their Nottinghamshire backyard – the ensuing police tip-off suddenly turns the pair’s life upside-down. Returning to the UK to face the music, the inseparable pair find themselves torn apart for the first time since their wedding day. Will they be able to stay strong, stick to the plan and maintain their innocence?

Dopesick (Disney+)

Delve into the incredible story behind one of the greatest drug abuse epidemics in American history with DOPESICK, streaming each Wednesday on Disney+. Adapted from the New York Times bestseller by Beth Macy, this dramatised series charts the rise of opioid addiction and related deaths across the US, following the development and marketing of OxyContin – a pain medication that its makers falsely claimed would lead to less than one percent of patients becoming addicted. From the bizarre family antics in the company’s boardrooms led by Richard Sackler (played by Michael Stuhlbarg), to the doctors like Samuel Finnix (Michael Keaton) in rural coal mining communities who prescribed the drug and eventually became hooked themselves – and the DEA agents (Rosario Dawson) and federal prosecutors (Peter Sarsgaard) who worked tirelessly to combat the problem and bring the company to justice, the series is as compelling to watch as it is eye-opening.

The Many Saints of Newark (Telstra TV Box Office)

Go back to where it all began for Tony Soprano in the much-anticipated new prequel film, THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK – available via Express Release on Telstra TV Box Office. Set in New Jersey in the late 1960s and early 70s, the film explores the teenage years of the future mafia boss (played by the late James Gandolfini’s real-life son, Michael Gandolfini) under the dubious mentorship of his quick-tempered uncle Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola). In a city torn apart by race riots following a police attack on a black taxi driver, rival gangs emerge to take on the dominant DiMeo mob family – while rifts within the family itself pose challenges both personal and professional for the conflicted Dickie. Also starring Vera Farmiga as Tony’s mother Livia, Jon Bernthal as Johnny Soprano, Corey Stoll as Junior, John Magaro as Silvio and Billy Magnussen as Paulie Walnuts.

Yellowjackets (Paramount+)

Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci star in the darkly captivating new drama series, YELLOWJACKETS – with new episodes streaming each Sunday on Paramount+. Twenty-five years ago, on a flight to Seattle to compete in a national soccer tournament, the undefeated girls team from Wiskayok High School crash landed in the remote Canadian wilderness. Stranded without food, medical supplies or adequate supervision, their already fractured team spirit was at breaking point. Flash forward to present day, and we know at least four of them survived what came next – but through a series of flashbacks, we know it descended into savagery, possibly even cannibalism. While they’re all now keen to leave the past behind them, they’re still haunted by what they went through – and now someone is sending them anonymous postcards, threatening to reveal what really happened all those years ago.

Irvine Welsh’s Crime (BritBox)

From the writer behind Trainspotting and Filth comes a gripping new police drama, CRIME – streaming now, only on BritBox. Dougray Scott plays Edinburgh Detective Inspector Ray Lennox, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict assigned to investigate the disappearance of thirteen year old local girl, Britney Hamil. Abducted by a white van while on her walk to school, just out of reach of CCTV cameras, the girl is later tragically found dead. With Britney’s father and grandfather both standing accused of molestation, the two quickly become prime suspects. However, the case bears many of the hallmarks of a convicted killer dubbed “Mr Confectioner” – and Lennox suspects the wrong man could have been incarcerated, leaving the real monster out in the world and free to strike again.

Stronger Challenge (Les Mills+)

Make 2022 your strongest year yet, with the new six-week STRONGER CHALLENGE available now on Les Mills+. Designed to help you feel fitter and more powerful, this structured exercise program can be done at home in front of the TV and is led by international star trainers Kylie Gates and Ben Main who will help you stay focused and motivated to achieve your goals. And by incorporating a variety of popular Les Mills classes enjoyed in gyms around the world, including BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK, GRIT, CORE, RPM and BODYBALANCE, you’re sure to receive a well-rounded workout that will keep you engaged and feeling empowered to achieve more.

Telstra TV customers who are new to Les Mills+ can sign up now for a 30 day free trial to access their full range of workouts. Simply visit lmod.co/telstratv to register, then install the app from the App Store on your Telstra TV and follow the on-screen prompts to sign in and get started.

Enjoy – but above all, stay safe. It’s always advisable to seek medical clearance before starting any new exercise or nutrition program. Make sure to check out the technique videos provided with each program to ensure you’re working out correctly, stay hydrated and don’t push yourself beyond your current fitness abilities.

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