What's new on Disney Plus in December 2022

Lisette Olivera as Jess in National Treasure: Edge of History
Lisette Olivera as Jess in National Treasure: Edge of History (Image credit: Disney Plus)

What's new on Disney Plus

Tis the season for festive fun and Disney Plus has got you covered on that front, including new episodes of The Santa Clauses, Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays and the extended edition of The Muppets Christmas Carol coming along to bolster the platform’s impressive Christmas collection (don’t forget to check out our list of the best Christmas movies for more holiday highlights).

Before we get to the big day, though, there’s plenty to keep you entertained, with fresh episodes of Willow, The Mysterious Benedict Society season 2 finale and the premiere of National Treasure: Edge of History. Plus, viewers in the UK can look forward to streaming The Banshees of Inisherin.

Here's everything that we know is coming to Disney Plus in December, plus we’ve pulled out a few must-watch picks for the month if you're struggling to choose what to watch.

Best movie on Disney Plus in December: The Banshees of Inisherin (December 21, UK only) 

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin (Image credit: Jonathan Hession/20th Century Studios)

Martin McDonagh's lyrical Irish black comedy is being counted among some of the best movies of the year (check our WTW's five-star The Banshees of Inisherin review to find out why). In this unique film, lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson) find themselves at odds following Colm's decision to bring their friendship to an abrupt end, bringing increasingly alarming consequences for them both.   

Best TV show on Disney Plus in December: National Treasure: Edge of History (weekly from December 14) 

Justin Bartha and Lisette Olivera in National Treasure: Edge of History

Lisette Olivera as Jess in National Treasure: Edge of History (Image credit: Disney/Brian Roedel)

Building on the National Treasure movies that starred Nicholas Cage, National Treasure: Edge of History sees us going on an adventure with Jess Valenzuela (Lisette Olivera), a 20 year old whose life is turned upside down after she's given a clue that could be connected to the death of her father. Soon enough, she and her friends set off on a journey of a lifetime to uncover her family history and recover history's greatest lost treasure. 

The series gets underway with a two-episode premiere on Wednesday, December 14, with new episodes coming weekly thereafter.

Best Documentary on Disney Plus in November: If These Walls Could Sing (December 16) 

An internal view of Abbey Road Studios, Studio 1

An internal view of Abbey Road Studios, Studio 1 (Image credit: Mercury Studios/Tim Cragg)

If These Walls Could Sing takes us to the heart of the music industry and delves behind the scenes at Abbey Road Studios. This personal documentary from Mary McCartney guides us through the studio's nine-decade history and features interviews with music legends like Sir Paul McCartney, Elton John, Celeste and John Williams to reveal the creative magic that goes into running the most famous and longest-running music studio in the world. 

What's new on Disney Plus in December 2022

(Some content is region-specific and subject to change). 

 December 2

  • Akashinga: The Brave Ones (US)
  • Heroes of the Meditteranean (US)
  • Patagonia Wings (US)
  • The Territory (US)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
  • Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays
  • Darby and the Dead (UK)
  • Criminal Minds: Evolution episode 3 (UK)
  • Our Only Chance

December 7

Chris Carmack and Kim Raver in Grey's Anatomy

Chris Carmack and Kim Raver in Grey's Anatomy (Image credit: ABC/Liliane Lathan)

December 8

  • Solo Amor Y Mil Canciones

December 9

  • Area 51: The CIA's Secret (US)
  • CMA Country Christmas (US)
  • Ocean's Breath (US)
  • Shark vs Tuna (US)
  • Retrograde
  • Idina Menzel: Which Way to the Stage?
  • Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again
  • The Muppets Christmas Carol (full-length edition)
  • Weekend Family Christmas
  • Mickey Saves Christmas

December 14

  • Alaska’s Deadliest season 1 (US)
  • Broken Karaoke (US)
  • Drain the Oceans season 5 (US)
  • The Great Christmas Light Fight season 10 (US)
  • The Owl House season 3 (US)
  • Positive Energy
  • National Treasure: Edge of History (two-episode premiere)
  • The Santa Clauses episode 6
  • Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t! episode 9
  • Willow episode 4
  • 9-1-1 season 6 new episode (UK)
  • American Horror Story: NYC new episode (UK)
  • Family Guy season 21 new episode (UK)
  • NCIS: Hawaii season 1 new episode (UK)

December 15

December 16

Key art for Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration

(Image credit: ABC)
  • Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration
  • Heroes of the Long Road Home with Martha Raddatz (US)
  • Mafia Confidential (US)
  • Muppets Most Wanted (sing-along version)
  • Where Oceans Collide (US)
  • If These Walls Could Sing
  • Le Pupille
  • Criminal Minds: Evolution mid-season finale (UK)

December 21

  • Ancient X Files season 2 (US)
  • Born in Africa season 1 (US)
  • Danger Decoded season 1 (US)
  • The Flagmakers (US)
  • Port Protection Alaska seasons 1-5 (US)
  • National Treasure: Edge of History episode 3
  • Sumo Do, Sumo Don't! episode 10
  • Willow episode 5
  • American Horror Story: NYC new episode (UK)
  • Family Guy season 21 new episode (UK)
  • 9-1-1 season 6 new episode (UK)
  • NCIS: Hawaii season 1 new episode (UK)
  • Big Bet
  • The Banshees of Inisherin (UK)

December 23

  • From the Ashes (US)
  • Jaguar Beach Battle (US)
  • Little Giant (US)

December 28

  • Generation X season 1 (US)
  • Savage Kingdom seasons 1-4 (US)
  • Street Genius seasons 1-2 (US)
  • Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks Showdown season 1 (US)
  • Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl
  • National Treasure: Edge of History episode 4
  • Willow episode 6
  • Family Guy season 21 new episode (UK)
  • 9-1-1 season 6 new episode (UK)
  • Big Bet new episode (UK)
  • NCIS: Hawaii season 1 new episode (UK)
  • American Horror Story: NYC new episode (UK)

December 30

  • Black Pharaohs: Sunken Treasures (US)
  • Generation YouTube (US)

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Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.