Netflixable: New and noteworthy for the Christmas holidays

The Christmas holidays are approaching, which means yuletide logs (we don't even know what these are, to be honest) and lots of time spend huddled around the television. And that means you need things to watch and binge, which is why we're here. In this latest edition of Netflixable, we've got a compelling true crime series, Bill Murray mixed with Christmas and more.

Making a Murderer

In the style of thefamous podcast Serial, the first season of this new Netflix show focuses on a true crime case, unraveling all the threads throughout the entire season of episodes.

It's the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who went to prison for 18 years for a crime he didn't commit. When he got out and decided the sue the local police, well, that's when things started to unravel for him.

The best part about this series? Unlike Serial or The Jinx, you don't have to wait a full week before watching the next episode.

A Very Murray Christmas

You know Bill Murray, so you know what to expect here. This is the classic Murray dry wit and humor, except he's wrangled up a group of his Hollywood friends to create a Christmas special unlike anything you've seen before. There's a lot of whining and drinking, but there is also music. It's worth a watch, no matter how weird it gets.

The Ridiculous 6

Look, we aren't recommending this. Not unless you have literally nothing else to watch. This is one of Adam Sandler's new flicks under his Netflix-exclusive deal. We watched the first ten minutes of this and decided we'd rather literally do anything else. Like, anything else at all.

We're actually including this here to steer you away from it. Don't watch it. You have better things to do with your time.


This is an old show—it was originally aired in 2013—but as it's one of the best things we've ever seen on TV, we'd be remiss if we didn't include it here.

This story of a small English tourist town rocked by the murder of a small boy is heart-wrenching and emotional from beginning to end. It shows just how everyone, even those on the outside, can be affected by tragedy.

The show isn't quite as good in season 2, mind you. But season 1 is TV at its finest.

World War II in Color

There are plenty of World War 2 documentaries on Netflix and beyond, but few of them show the world as it actually was during those days and years of horror. This documentary series paints it in a new light, and quite literally so, adding color to tons of historical footage. It'll give you a whole new perspective on one of the most horrific events in human history.

League of Denial

With the new Will Smith movie "Concussion" hitting soon, we thought it was a good time to point out this excellent PBS series covering the same topic: traumatic brain injury in the National Football League. It spawned a book of the same name and now and movie and, perhaps down the road, a sport drastically different from the one we currently see every Sunday.

What do you think?