The fire is blazing and the presents are wrapped. As you anxiously await the arrival of Christmas, reward yourself with some much-needed TLC. We compiled a list of 20 shows that are perfect to binge-watch over the holiday break. Whether you’re looking for a bit of drama, some friendly competition or you’re just in need of a good laugh, here is StyleBlueprint’s 2020 binge-watch list. Grab a cozy throw and take a seat — it’s time to binge!

Our 2020 Holiday Binge-Watch List


“The Queen’s Gambit”

Based on Walter Tevis’ novel of the same name, “The Queen’s Gambit” follows the life of Beth Harmon, an orphaned chess prodigy struggling with addiction. While at first it may not seem like your typical binge-worthy series, each episode leaves you wanting more. And despite only being released in October, the series is already Netflix’s most-watched scripted limited series to date.

Number of seasons: 1
Where to watch: Netflix

“The Undoing”

“The Undoing” is the ultimate whodunnit thriller. When successful therapist Grace Fraser is about to release her first book, her life is turned upside down after her husband is accused of killing a local girl. The series follows the twists and turns of the case and leaves you on the edge of your seat as Grace discovers dark truths about her seemingly perfect life.

Number of seasons: 1
Where to watch: Hulu & HBO Max

2020 binge-watch list: "The Undoing" on HBO Max

A successful New York therapist’s life begins to crumble when her husband is accused of murder. Image: HBO Max

“Home Before Dark”

Based on the life of journalist Hilde Lysiak, “Home Before Dark” keeps your eyes glued to the television screen. When 9-year-old Hilde moves to her father’s hometown, she works to solve a 30-year-old cold case — a murder that has haunted her father for years. Each episode uncovers new secrets about the town, and you’ll be there for every plot twist as you try to solve the case alongside Hilde.

Number of seasons: 1
Where to watch: Apple TV+


A modern-day Wild West-themed show, “Yellowstone” surrounds the Dutton family and their drama. Owning the largest ranch in the United States leads to conflict and violence as the family shares borders with land developers, a Native American reservation, and America’s first National Park. You’ll want to buckle up for this one.

Number of seasons: 3
Where to watch: Paramount Network & Peacock

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“The Crown”

“The Crown” is one of those series that seems to always be in the “Trending Now” category on Netflix, and if you haven’t watched it, now’s your chance. The series is based on Peter Morgan’s award-winning play The Audience and his film The Queen. The storyline follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family, starting with Queen Elizabeth’s marriage in 1947 and continuing into the 21st century. From political drama to whirlwind romances, you can’t help but click “Next Episode.”

Number of seasons: 4
Where to watch: Netflix

"The Crown" on Netflix

The Crown” follows the romances and drama of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Image: IMDb


“Dash & Lily”

Perfect for the holiday break, “Dash & Lily” follows the budding romance of a young New York couple as they trade messages and dares through a notebook. The two showcase the true meaning of “opposites attract,” as Dash is a cynic who hates Christmas and Lily is an optimist who works to change his perspective. The heartwarming series features everything you could want from a romantic comedy and makes for an easy watch.

Number of seasons: 1
Where to watch: Netflix


Who knew the lives of megastore employees could be so hilarious? “Superstore” is a sitcom that sheds an entertaining yet truthful light on the retail world, showcasing events like fight-causing bargains and even addressing what it’s like to be a retail worker in the pandemic. The series just announced it will end after its upcoming season, so there is no better time to binge than now!

Number of seasons: 6
Where to watch: Hulu, Peacock & NBC app

2020 binge-watch list: "Superstore" TV series

Prepare for some grade-A belly laughs as you binge “Superstore.” Image: NBC


After her five-year relationship comes to a screeching halt, Jules Wiley must learn how to rekindle the friendships she lost along the way. As she works to do so, she receives hilarious life advice from Cat Lady — a cat-headed figure who pops up throughout the series. It’s fantasy scenarios such as this one that make the show incredibly unique and addictive. While there is currently only one season streaming on Hulu, it was recently announced the series was picked up for a second season.

Number of seasons: 1
Where to watch: Hulu

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

If you haven’t watched “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” yet, the holiday break is the perfect opportunity to binge it. The sitcom follows Kimmy Schmidt, a young woman who recently escaped a doomsday cult after 15 years. As she re-enters the modern world and adjusts to life in New York City, Kimmy meets a handful of hilarious and witty characters along the way. The award-winning series ended after four seasons, but the episodes are still available to watch on Netflix.

Number of seasons: 4
Where to watch: Netflix


“Alone” (Season 6)

If you’re a fan of “Survivor” or “Naked & Afraid,” chances are you’ll love “Alone.” Watch as 10 contestants test their strength and survival skills after they are dropped in the Arctic for 100 days with only 10 items. Each participant self-documents their journey as they work to find shelter and food. The last one standing gets a grand prize of $500,000.

Number of seasons: 7
Where to watch: Netflix (only streaming season 6), Hulu, Pluto TVHistory Channel app

Cast of "Alone"

Watch 10 survivalists test their skills as they compete for $500,000. Image: Netflix

“The Great British Baking Show”

“The Great British Baking Show” might inspire you to unleash your inner baker. The series features amateur bakers who compete in a 10-week competition to be deemed the U.K.’s Best Amateur Baker. Each episode tests different baking skills and the tasks become increasingly more challenging. This is an easy watch, and it won’t take long for you to pick a favorite contestant.

Number of seasons: 11
Where to watch: Netflix & Amazon Prime (only streaming through season 5)

“Million Dollar Beach House”

If you’re a fan of “Selling Sunset” (another binge-watch option!), chances are you’ll love Netflix’s newest luxury real estate series, “Million Dollar Beach House.” The series follows a group of real estate agents in the Hamptons who compete for the best ocean-side listings. And of course, in addition to the luxe beach houses, there’s also plenty of drama. It’s the perfect guilty pleasure.

Number of seasons: 1
Where to watch: Netflix

“The Pack”

Dog lovers, this one’s for you. “The Pack” is a reality series that follows 12 owners and their dogs as they compete in insane and exciting challenges for the number one spot, which includes a $500,000 prize and $250,000 donated to an animal charity. The series is hosted by former World Cup alpine skier Lindsey Vonn and her dog Lucy.

Number of seasons: 1
Where to watch: Amazon Prime


“Grace and Frankie”

Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein are unlikely friends, but they’re brought together when their husbands announce they are in love with one another and have plans to wed. Now, the two previous rivals are forced to live together as they endure this massive change. The series is hilarious, and Grace and Frankie’s friendship ends up being something you can’t help but cherish.

Number of seasons: 6
Where to watch: Netflix

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

If you’re a fan of musicals, look no further than “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” After Zoey Clarke experiences an unusual life event, she begins to hear people’s innermost thoughts through popular songs. With some guidance, Zoey soon realizes her newfound power may be more of a gift than she initially thought. Each episode features musical numbers that add to the show’s quirky storyline.

Number of seasons: 2
Where to watch: Peacock, NBC app & Hulu

2020 binge-watch list: "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" on Hulu

After an unexpected life event, Zoey Clarke is able to hear people’s innermost thoughts and desires through popular songs. Image: Hulu

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“Virgin River”

If Hallmark movies are your thing, you might also like “Virgin River.” After moving to a small town in Northern California in search of a fresh start, Melinda (aka “Mel”) meets a new man and quickly learns she must find healing and peace before she can truly feel at home.

Number of seasons: 2
Where to watch: Netflix

“One Day at a Time”

A reboot of the popular 1970s sitcom of the same title, this Netflix series revolves around single mother Penelope, a war veteran learning how to re-enter the world. The show tackles everything from immigration to PTSD and coming out, and each episode leaves you with a heartwarming message. If you’re looking for an easy watch for the whole family, this is your show.

Number of seasons: 3
Where to watch: Netflix


“Ted Bundy: Falling For A Killer”

Every true crime lover is familiar with the story of Ted Bundy, but what about the story of his long-term girlfriend and other female survivors? In this docuseries, Elizabeth Kendall, her daughter Molly and other females come forward for the first time to give a female perspective on the crimes.

Number of seasons: 1
Where to watch: Amazon Prime

"Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer" Amazon Prime series

For the first time, a group of women who were close to Ted Bundy — including his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall and her daughter Molly — give their perspective on the famous killer. Image: Amazon Prime

“When They See Us”

“When They See Us” is a Netflix original series that retells the story of five Black and Latino boys deemed “The Central Park Five.” In 1989, the group was falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. The series gives an inside look at both the trial and its aftermath. While the series is on the heavier side, it gives an important perspective on injustice.

Number of seasons: 1
Where to watch: Netflix


If you’re looking for a true-crime series with less violence, check out “McMillions,” a docuseries that recounts an 11-year-old plan a man executed to win over $24 million in fake prizes during McDonald’s famous Monopoly game. The series features firsthand accounts and real FBI footage that brought the scam to a halt.

Number of seasons: 1
Where to watch: Hulu & HBO Max

Here’s to lazy days spent on the couch. Happy binging!


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