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What to Watch in December on Fire TV

With all of us now deep in the winter months, it’s time to settle down on the sofa, or your comfy chair of choice, and plug in or use your enabled Amazon’s Fire TV (Order one here if you’re thinking of it!) to enjoy a plethora of entertainment at your fingertips. This selection below is stuff we think you’ll enjoy and all of the content is newly available on Fire TV this December across free and subscription-based apps such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, Prime Video, UKTV Play, Netflix, and more.

Are you ready? Just click the Channel Link below the title to go straight there, so let’s begin…

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Prime Video
Available Now

The second season of the Golden Globe-winning and nominated series from Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) follows Midge’s triumph at the Gaslight and the fallout from her takedown of Sophie Lennon looms large, making her climb up the comedy ladder more challenging than ever. As the grind of being a comic begins to take its toll on Midge, the pressure to come clean to her family weighs on her.

Prime Video
Available Now

Exclusive to Prime Video, this documentary is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Whitney Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.

25 Classic SEGA Games
SEGA Classics
Available Now

Yes, this is a thing! To celebrate the 30th anniversary of SEGA Mega Drive, Amazon and SEGA have teamed up to offer SEGA Classics, featuring 25 of the most popular SEGA Mega Drive games in one awesome deal, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and more. The SEGA Classics bundle is available on Fire TV for £11.99.

Available Now

Director Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of domestic life and social hierarchy set against Mexico’s political turmoil of the 1970s. The story chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City.

Bear’s Mission with Gareth Southgate
20th December, 9:00pm

Adventurer Bear Grylls takes on the wild with England football manager Gareth Southgate for a one-off special this Christmas, available to watch for Fire TV users on the ITV Hub app!

The Big Short
Prime Video
23rd December

In 2008, Wall Street guru Michael Burry realises that a number of subprime home loans are in danger of defaulting. Burry bets against the housing market by throwing more than $1 billion of his investors’ money into credit default swaps.

Watership Down
BBC iPlayer
25th December

A modern retelling of the Richard Adams’ classic novel, Watership Down, tells the story of a group of rabbits fleeing human violence and the impending destruction of their home. Click here to see a whole host of stills as well!

The Queen’s Speech
BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub
25th December

The Queen’s Christmas Message is a broadcast made by the sovereign of the Commonwealth realms to the Commonwealth of Nations each Christmas. The tradition began in 1932 with a radio broadcast by King George V. Since 1952, the message has been read by Queen Elizabeth II. This year’s message will be available via the ITV Hub and BBC iPlayer apps.

Avengers: Infinity War

25th December

The Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain. Here’s our review!

Doctor Who Special
BBC iPlayer
1st January

There’s been a Doctor Who special every year since 2005 on Christmas Day, but this year’s hour-long episode will instead go out on New Year’s Day. In another twist, it’s also thought that it won’t have a festive theme and instead will see the Time Lord face a new alien threat. Don’t forget to check out our Doctor Who Blog right here!

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