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What to watch on Sky and NOW in December 2023 from Genie to A Very Brassic Christmas

Other highlights include May December and The Heist Before Christmas

Sky and NOW in December will see shows like Dynamo is Dead and A Very Brassic Christmas come out (Sky)
Sky and NOW in December will see shows like Dynamo is Dead and A Very Brassic Christmas come out (Sky)

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Sky and NOW subscribers will have a lot to enjoy in December, with new TV shows and films premiering on the platform over the course of the month.

In December Sky is releasing a number of Christmas specials of its favourite shows like A League of Their Own and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, while original festive films like Genie and The Heist Before Christmas are sure to delight viewers during the holidays.

For those looking for something less festive to dig into, Sky will also be releasing new dramas and reality series that will both shock and amaze.

Read more: Streaming in December

Here is everything that you need to know about Sky and NOW's release schedule in December.

New TV shows premiering on Sky and NOW in December

Smothered | 7 December

Smothered (Sky)
Smothered stars Jon Pointing and Danielle Vitalis (Sky)

In this very different take on a rom-com, Danielle Vitalis and Jon Pointing star as Sammy and Tom, who meet, sing karaoke together and enjoy a one-time fling, except things soon become serious between them.

The only snag is there's another woman in Tom's life, his six-year-old daughter Ellie. And this will challenge his and Sammy's budding relationship, but will it be over before it can properly begin?

Dynamo is Dead | 14 December

Dynamo Is Dead (Sky)
Dynamo will attempt to bury himself alive in a new live show (Sky)

Magician Dynamo is taking on his most difficult challenge yet by attempting to bury himself alive, and he will prepare for this journey with the help of celebrity guests like Kate Beckinsale, Pete Davidson, Tony Hawk and Kesha before attempting the stunt live on Sky and NOW.

Rob and Romesh vs Lapland | 17 December

Rob & Romesh Vs Lapland (Sky)
Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan are heading to Lapland (Sky)

In another festive special, Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan team up for a fun trip to Lapland where they enter the domain of Santa Claus and try their hand at the work that elves and other festive creatures do in order to bring festive cheer over the holidays

A Very Brassic Christmas | 21 December

A Very Brassic Christmas (Sky)
Brassic is getting a festive special called A Very Brassic Christmas (Sky)

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The Brassic crew are back and this time it's Christmas so they are set to enjoy a festive-themed event which sees Vinnie, Erin, Cardi, Carol Ashley and JJ be faced with the need to save the festive season with a heist in a winter wonderland and staging the best Nativity play ever performed.

New movies premiering on Sky and NOW in December

Genie | 1 December

Genie (Sky)
Genie is Richard Curtis' newest Christmas film (Sky)

Richard Curtis returns to the the festive genre with Genie, a Sky Original film starring Melissa McCarthy and Paapa Essiedu that reimagines an old story written by the director.

The film sees the Love Actually writer weave a festive tale of a different kind, one that sees a workaholic dad face Christmas alone only to be given another chance to set things right with his family after discovering a jewellery box housing a magical genie.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie | 25 December

(from left) Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day) in Nintendo and Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie, directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. (Universal/Illumination)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is adapted from the iconic game (Universal/Illumination)

Chris Pratt plays Mario in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, an animated adaptation of the classic Nintendo game, where the plucky Italian plumber is transported to another realm alongside his brother Luigi and must help Princess Peach defeat the power-hungry Bowser — who is looking for love in all the wrong ways.

May December | 8 December

May December (Sky)
May December stars Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore (Sky)

Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman star in this gripping crime drama about an actor (Portman) who takes on the role of a criminal for a true crime film and decides to meet her subject (Moore) in order to better understand her, only to take things further than she ever expected.

Read more: May December director Todd Haynes says Hollywood's approach to true crime is 'exploitative'

Shazam: Fury of the Gods | 15 December

(L-r) ROSS BUTLER as Super Hero Eugene, ADAM BRODY as Super Hero Freddy, GRACE CAROLINE CURREY as Super Hero Mary, ZACHARY LEVI as Shazam, MEAGAN GOOD as Super Hero Darla and D.J. COTRONA as Super Hero Pedro in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods is coming to Sky (Warner Bros.)

The DC universe may be about to hit the reset button but before it does fans can watch the Shazam sequel, Fury of the Gods, which sees Zachary Levi return as Billy Batson who, alongside his friends, must face the Daughters of Atlas as they wreak havoc on Earth.

Here are all the films and TV shows premiering on Sky and NOW in December:

1 December


3 December

Whale with Steve Backshall

7 December


8 December

May December

9 December

Bad Host: Hunting the Couch Surfing Predator


10 December

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

11 December

Who Killed Robert Wone?

13 December

A League of Their Own: Christmas Special 2023

14 December

Dynamo is Dead

Dance First

15 December

Shazam: Fury of the Gods

17 December

Rob and Romesh vs Lapland

18 December

Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?

19 December

Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Christmas Special

Dickens in Italy with David Harewood

21 December

A Very Brassic Christmas

Dickens: Phantoms and Fictions

22 December

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

23 December

The Unofficial Science of Die Hard

Mica Paris A Gospel Christmas

Silent Night

24 December

The Heist Before Christmas


25 December

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

27 December

The Great Rhino Robbery

29 December

Polite Society

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