What's Worth Streaming: Here’s everything new coming to Disney+ in December 2021

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Disney+ has a rare month featuring both a Marvel and “Star Wars” series, as well as a slew of holiday offerings in December.

Technically, Marvel’s Avengers spinoff miniseries “Hawkeye,” starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, premieres Nov. 24, but four of its six episodes will air in December, with the finale Dec. 22.

And once that’s done, it’s time for everyone’s favorite intergalactic bounty hunter, with the highly anticipated “Mandalorian” spinoff “The Book of Boba Fett” (Dec. 29). The eight-episode series will focus on the seedier side of the “Star Wars” universe, as Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) and his mercenary friend Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) look to take over the late Jabba the Hutt’s criminal empire on Tatooine.

Disney’s DIS, -1.02% streaming service will also have the streaming debut of the upcoming animated movie “Encanto” (Dec. 24), just a month after it hits movie theaters. The fantasy musical is already drawing critical raves.

There’s also an all-new, animated version of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (Dec. 3); the nature-exploration docuseries “Welcome to Earth” (Dec. 8), featuring Will Smith; “Foodtastic” (Dec. 15), a food-sculpture competition series hosted by Keke Palmer; and “The Rescue” (Dec. 3), a NatGeo documentary about the dramatic rescue of Thai children from a deep cave in 2018.

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Disney+ also has a ton of holiday offerings, including “Home Alone,” “High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special,” “The Muppet Christmas Carol” and “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, as well as a slate of animated shorts and a collection of Christmas-themed “The Simpsons” episodes.

Here’s the complete list of what’s on tap, as of Nov. 17 (release dates are subject to change):

What’s coming in December 2021

Dec. 3
Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Christmas… Again?!
Disney Holiday Magic Quest
Edward Scissorhands
Ice Age
Ice Age: Continental Drift
Mickey & Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas
Million Dollar Arm
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
The Rescue

Dec. 8
The Chicken Squad (S1, 4 episodes)
Gabby Duran & The Unsittables (S2, 11 episodes)
Life Below Zero: Northern Territories (S1)
Muppet Babies (S3, 4 episodes)
Spidey and His Amazing Friends (S1, 4 episodes)
Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (S8, 10 episodes)
Welcome to Earth

Dec. 10
Tron: Legacy

Dec. 15
Disney’s Magic Bake-Off (S1, 4 episodes)
Gigantosaurus (S3)
Life Below Zero (S17)
Science Of Stupid (S8)

Dec. 17
Arendelle Castle Yule Log: Cut Paper Edition
Home Alone 4
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist

Dec. 22
Minnie’s Bow-Toons: Party Palace Pals (S1, 5 episodes)

Dec. 24
Lost Tombs of the Pyramids
King Tut in Color

Dec. 29
T.O.T.S. (S3)
The Book of Boba Fett

Dec. 31
‘80s Top Ten (S1)