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7 TV Shows and Movies to Watch the Week of December 15, 2019

We’re only 10 days away from Christmas, so I’m sure you have a lot of holiday shopping to do. But what if you just…procrastinated on that? Just for a few days? There are a few holiday-themed TV shows and movies airing this week that deserve your undivided attention. And a few non holiday-themed ones, too! I mean, come on, what’s more appealing: braving the outside cold to buy your mom a candle she’ll only use once, or watching a Netflix comedy special? Thought so.

Below, all the TV shows and movies to watch this week:

Sunday, December 15

Alice in Christmasland: A follow-up to January’s Alice in Winterland, which starred Chad Michael Murray and centered on “a final contestant on a dating show who must face her high school sweetheart when she is chosen for the Hometown Date.” 8 P.M. ET on Hallmark

Monday, December 16

Love & Hip Hop: New York: Watch the super trailer for season 10, below. 8 P.M. ET on VH1

Tuesday, December 17

Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America!: Ronny Chieng’s latest standup special, which Netflix says includes his take on “all the stuff in America” and the “nightly content competition.” Streaming on Netflix

Wednesday, December 18

Soundtrack: Netflix’s official description reads, “Love, loss, and transformative luck intersect in this musical drama about two struggling artists experiencing life at full volume in Los Angeles.” Streaming on Netflix

Thursday, December 19

2020 Miss America Competition: Karamo Brown and Kelly Rowland are two of the judges of this year’s pageant, which takes place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Streaming on Netflix

Friday, December 20

The Witcher: Netflix’s new fantasy series should satiate those looking for some Game of Thrones–adjacent content. The official description reads, “Geralt of Rivia, a mutated monster-hunter for hire, journeys toward his destiny in a turbulent world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.” Streaming on Netflix

Saturday, December 21

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: Read Hallmark’s synopsis of this movie, below: 8 P.M. ET on Hallmark

“As mayors of neighboring New Hampshire towns, longtime rivals Liam and Sarah are determined to best each other on their way to leading their hamlets to victory in the annual statewide “Christmas Spirit Competition.” When both towns unexpectedly advance to the contest’s final round, the mayors decide their best hope lies in working with, rather than against, each other. As they collaborate on a celebration showing what Christmas means to their communities, they discover their own holiday miracle: love.”

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