‘The Witcher’ on Netflix + More

We are getting closer and closer to the ha- ha- holidays! Anyone else feeling the Christmas spirit? As a native New Yorker, this author is definitely feeling the need to stay indoors until this COVID wave has passed; and what better way to pass the time indoors is there than by binge-watching a bunch of movies and shows on streaming? And whether you use Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or all of the above, your favorite streaming platforms are dishing out some top-notch entertainment all weekend long. We advise checking out the freshest titles first, so let us here at Decider help you figure out what to watch this weekend and where to stream it.

New Movies and Shows to Stream This Weekend: The Witcher Season 2, Mother/Android and Christmas is Canceled

While you hunker down and quarantine in preparation for seeing your loved ones this holiday break, the best new movies and shows on streaming are here to keep you company. On Netflix, fantasy epic fans will rejoice as the popular series The Witcher is finally returning for Season 2. Hulu is taking a more sci-fi approach with the release of Mother/Android, their latest original film that will make you rethink purchasing that Google Home or Aleza for your loved ones this season. And Amazon Prime Video is really leaning into the holidays through Christmas is Canceled, the hysterical new comedy film starring Dermot Mulroney, Janel Parrish and Hayley Orrantia. Curious to find out more? Check out the rest of the hit titles new on streaming this weekend below:

New on Netflix December 17: The Witcher Season 2


After an infuriatingly-long two-year wait, The Witcher Season 2 is new on Netflix this weekend. Henry Cavill returns as Geralt of Rivia, the titular monster-hunting witcher who is trying to find his place in the magical, monster-filled world of which he is part. However, this new season will follow Geralt as he is forced to do what he spent all of the first season trying to avoid doing: making connections with people. But will the new relationships this former lone wolf forges strengthen his missions, or will their different goals and values put the witcher in a vulnerable position? Undoubtedly, this season will be filled with even more drama, action, incredible magic and even more incredible beings, making The Witcher one of the top shows on Netflix this month.

Stream The Witcher on Netflix

New on Hulu December 17: Mother/Android

New on Hulu this weekend is Mother/Android, a thrilling new film that will never allow you to trust Alexa or Siri ever again. This sci-fi epic takes place in the near future — a future in which humans have waged war against artificial intelligence. In it, expecting couple Georgia (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Sam (Algee Smith) attempt to make an escape to the safe haven that is Boston, by way of No Man’s Land. But as they make the two-week trek, are the people they see humans or androids? Mother/Android will leave your heart pounding, adrenaline spiking and your mind considering turning off all smart devices for the next 24 hours.

Stream Mother/Android on Hulu

New on Amazon Prime Video December 17: Christmas is Canceled

Nothing is worse than coming home to family drama during the holidays, and that could not be more true for Emma in Christmas is Canceled, the uproarious film new on Prime Video this weekend. This holiday comedy centers on Emma, a young woman who loves nothing more than spending Christmas with her father and best friend. But when she heads home for the holidays and finds her high school frenemy has started dating her dad, all holiday cheer goes right out the window. It is up to her to break up the happy couple and save Christmas. Starring Dermot Mulroney, Hayley Orrantia (The Goldbergs) Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) and more, Christmas is Canceled is a laugh-out-loud comedy flick that must be checked out this weekend.

Stream Christmas is Canceled on Amazon Prime Video

Full List of New Movies and Shows on Streaming This Weekend

The options above only scratch the surface, so you know that this weekend’s full lineup will have amazing options for what to watch this weekend! For the full breakdown of the best movies and shows to stream now, or if you’re still undecided on what to stream this weekend, then check out the complete list below:

New on Netflix- Full List

Released Friday, December 17

Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 6: Homecoming *NETFLIX FAMILY
The Witcher: Season 2 *NETFLIX SERIES

Released Saturday, December 18

Bulgasal: Immortal Souls *NETFLIX SERIES

Released Sunday, December 19

What Happened in Oslo *NETFLIX SERIES

New on Hulu – Full List

Released Friday, December 17

Mother/Android (2021) (Hulu Original Film)
The Nowhere Inn (2021)

New on Amazon Prime Video – Full List

Released Friday, December 17

Boxing Day (2021)
Christmas Is Cancelled (2021)
UNINTERRUPTED’s Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers: Season 2 *IMDb TV Original (IMDb TV)
With Love: Season 1 *Amazon Original Series

Released Saturday, December 18

When Hope Calls Christmas (2021) (IMDb TV)

Released Sunday, December 19

Joy for Christmas (2021)

New on HBO Max- Full List

Released Friday, December 17

A Forbidden Orange, Max Original Premiere

New on Disney+ – Full List

Released Friday, December 17

Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition (Premiere) *Disney+ Original
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