In the first season of Netflix’s thriller series, Penn Badgely starred as anti-social bookstore manager Joe Goldberg, who obsessed over and stalked grad student Beck before everyone realized he’s a violent sociopath. The horror continues in Season 2, when Joe moves to Los Angeles to find his next victim. Victoria Pedretti and Charlie Barnett are new additions to the cast.
When: Thursday on Netflix
2. A Christmas Carol
What is the night before Christmas without a hot chocolate in front of the television watching the gold standard for all holiday films: Charles Dickens’ classic story about Ebenezer Scrooge? In British director Brian Desmond Hurst’s 1951 classic adaptation, Alastair Sim stars as the miserable, selfish miser who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
When: Tuesday on CTV
3. Kevin Hart: Don’t F— This Up
Kevin Hart found himself in some hot water this past year and the burns are only now starting to heal. Last December, just 24 hours after the comic was announced as the new Oscars host, he received major backlash when past homophobic tweets came back to haunt him. A six-part docuseries will now hit Netflix, taking a look at the past 18 months of Hart’s life as he attempted to rebuild following the scandal.
When: Friday on Netflix
4. The Price Is Right at Night: A Holiday Extravaganza with Seth Rogen
TV staple The Price Is Right is getting two primetime special slots this holiday season with guests Seth Rogen and the cast of the SEAL Team. Drew Carey hosts both nights. While Sunday will feature David Boreanaz and his co-stars of the popular action series, Monday night will see Seth Rogen play for Hilarity for Charity — the Alzheimer’s non-profit he founded with his wife to raise awareness and accelerate progress in Alzheimer’s care.
When: Monday on CBS
5. A Home for the Holidays With Idina Menzel
Tony winner Idina Menzel helps shine a light on American children in foster care and celebrate heartwarming stories of adoption in this annual special, now in its 21st year. The Frozen star is also set to perform along with guest stars Adam Lambert, Ne-Yo and Kelly Rowland.
When: Sunday on CBS
6. John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch
Comic John Mulaney misses the music-filled Christmas specials from his childhood. He hopes to bring the holiday magic back in his very own musical comedy with the help of special guests Jake Gyllenhaal, Natasha Lyonne, David Byrne and Richard Kind.
When: Tuesday on Netflix
7. Etalk: Rewind 2019
Canada’s entertainment news program says goodbye to ’19 by taking a deep-dive into the year’s most standout moments, such as Justin Bieber’s wedding celebration and Jennifer Aniston’s Friends reunion on Instagram.
When: Thursday on CTV
8. Holiday Baking Championship
Gingerbread houses, chocolate yule logs, candy canes and cookies. Let’s be honest, it’s the most wonderful time of the year because of the sweets. After a competitive sixth season of holiday bake-offs, one chef will be crowned the winner after proving their kitchen abilities to noted judges Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale.
When: Monday on Food Network Canada
9. The Gift
Istanbul actress Beren Saat is one of the most successful stars in her country. She’ll play a painter named Atiye, whose life changes after meeting an archaeologist in the new Netflix series. She then embarks on a personal journey to unveil universal secrets she finds in an ancient temple.
When: Friday on Netflix
10. American Pickers
The holidays are for binge-watching and History has a week dedicated to marathons of some fan-favourite shows, including American Pickers — which kicks things off on Monday — followed by Pawn Stars, Forged in Fire and The UnXplained.
When: Monday on History Canada