For most people, the month of December is all about gearing up for the holidays. People spend their time shopping for and wrapping presents, baking sweet Christmas cookies, and decorating their house in festive red and green. Of course, not everyone celebrates Christmas, and for those that don't, it can be kind of a weird time. If you're one of the people without holiday plans, here are some movies on Netflix Canada you can watch to keep you busy.

Of course, there's plenty of holiday movies on Netflix right now (the platform literally spent all of November putting out new movies almost every week), but there are just as many movies from other genres waiting for you to enjoy them.

If you're the kind of person who finds yourself wasting hours of your time scrolling through Netflix deciding what to watch, worry not — we've got a list of some of the trendiest and most popular films right now that have nothing to do with the holiday season for you to enjoy.

Throw on your comfiest clothes, make yourself a mug of tasty hot chocolate and start curating yourself the perfect list of non-holiday films to watch on Netflix this December.

The Lovely Bones

Rating: 32% on Rotten Tomatoes

Based on a novel of the same name The Lovely Bones tells a harrowing story of 14-year-old Susie Salmon, who's viciously murdered by her unsuspecting neighbour just as she's finding out what love and life is all about.

The movie is definitely an emotional one, but if you can handle the tears then it's well worth the watch.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Rating: 76% on Rotten Tomatoes

If you want some action-packed comedy in your life, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the perfect film for you. Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Nick Jonas, the film revives the classic story from decades ago.

As a bonus, watching this film at home will give you an excuse to go see Jumanji: The Next Level in theatres.

Marriage Story

Rating: 96% on Rotten Tomatoes

Marriage Story is one of the latest Netflix originals to hit the platform. The film stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as a couple in the midst of a messy divorce.

What people love about this film is that it's raw, relatable, and doesn't hold back, which is exactly why it's rated so high on Rotten Tomatoes.

6 Underground

Rating: 43% on Rotten Tomatoes

6 Underground may have just come out, but people are already raving about the Ryan Reynolds film. The movie tells the story of a group of secret agents who, after faking their deaths, work as a team to fight crime while remaining off the radar.

Like many other Michael Bay projects, the film is full of action and will keep you on the edge of your seat with its near-constant explosions.

Dinner for Schmucks

Rating: 41% on Rotten Tomatoes

People love Steve Carrell for his time on The Office as Michael Scott, but if you're getting tired of watching the show over and over again, check him out in Dinner for Schmucks, the hilarious workplace comedy that came out back in 2010.

The Greatest Showman


Rating: 56% on Rotten Tomatoes

If you're a fan of musicals (or Hugh Jackman), be sure to add The Greatest Showman to your Netflix list this December.

The film also stars Zac Efron and Zendaya and tells the story of worldwide show business sensation, P T Barnum (played by  Jackman) as his wild and imaginative ideas help to grow his place in people's hearts.

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