Here are a few things to look forward to in December.

In sports: Lots of NFL action this month. College football bowl games start December 16th And the World Cup runs through December 18th. USA plays the Netherlands in the Round of 16 this Saturday.

In movies: The action-comedy Christmas flick “Violent Night” opens tomorrow, “Emancipation” with Will Smith hits Apple TV on the 9th, “The Whale” with Brendan Fraser hits theaters the same day. “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” hits Netflix, also on the 9th. And the long-awaited sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water” hits theaters December 16th. It’s 3 hours and 12 minutes long!

On TV: Lots of holiday specials. Also, The People’s Choice Awards next Tuesday . . . “Too Hot to Handle” on Netflix next Wednesday . . . and Harrison Ford’s new “Yellowstone” prequel series “1923” hits Paramount+ the 18th.

And finally, the holidays: The big ones are Christmas . . . Hanukkah from the 18th to the 26th . . . and Kwanzaa from the 26th to January 1st.