The Callisto Protocol, Violent Night, and Ashes of Man all coming in December 2022.

What’s Geeky in December 2022?

What up, Geeks?

The holiday season is almost here, whether we’re ready for it or not. That means frantic shopping, frantic eating, frantic watching the football game (or Lord of the Rings marathons if you’re my family), frantic gift-giving, and above all…


That’s right, ‘tis the season to be Geeky and we at Mygeekology are happy to oblige. There’s a lot of great content on the way, from a former Hawkins Sherriff turned ass-kicking Santa, to a horrifying game about a spider train, to some new books by Mercedes Lackey.

There’s a whole lot to unwrap with this article, so let’s dive right in, shall we?


December 2nd:

Slow Horses, season 2

Slow Horses, season 2

AppleTV’s spy show about a bunch of failed MI5 agents and their grouchy boss is back! When an old Russian spy dies of seemingly normal reasons, the paper-pushing rejects of Slough House are on the case. But what starts out as a simple investigation spirals out of control as the bodies start piling up and old sleeper cells of Cold War-era agents are suddenly woken up.

Violent Night

Violent Night
(from left) David Harbour and John Leguizamo on the set of Violent Night.

When armed men take a wealthy family hostage to get at their family vault on Christmas Eve, there’s only one man who can save the day: Santa Claus. But this hard-drinking Saint Nick is not your normal “Jolly old elf,” and he’ll punch, kick, and beat his way through the Naughty List in order to save one little girl and her family. This movie will premier in theaters.

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol. Cheerlings, Scrooge in Scrooge: A Christmas Carol. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix (C) 2022

And now for something completely different. This Netflix animated musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic follows the adventures of Ebeneezer Scrooge as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Darby and the Dead

Darby and the Dead

This Hulu movie follows Darby Harper, who can not only see dead people but can help them move on to the other side. Unfortunately, she’s also in high school. But her life as a recluse comes to a halt after the sudden death of the school’s cheerleader, Capri, who convinces Darby that the only way for her to move on is for Darby to throw a massive “Sweet 17” party for the now departed Capri.

The Wingfeather Saga, season 1

The Wingfeather Saga, season 1

Based on the best-selling book series, not to mention the largest crowd-funded kids animated series of all time, The Wingfeather Saga is the story of the three Igiby children (Janner, Tink, and Leeli) who discover a family secret. This discovery will put them (and their mother and grandfather) up against sea dragons, flabbits, toothy cows, as well as the venomous and sinister Fangs.

Not to mention the nameless evil the Fangs serve.

Since Wingfeather is not being produced by one of the big-name studios, the best place to watch it will be on Angel Studios’ website:

December 5th:

His Dark Materials, season 3

His Dark Materials, season 3

The war against the Authority is on!

As Lord Asriel gathers an army to defy the Heavens themselves, as Mrs. Coulter tries to stop him and find their daughter, Lyra and Will prepare to meet their Death. Their actions are part of a prophecy that is finally coming to fruition in the final chapter of HBO’s series based on the award-winning series of books.

December 8th:

Doom Patrol, season 4

Doom Patrol, season 4

The HBO Max show about the dysfunctional group of superheroes is back and ready to kick some… asses? Literally, the monsters for this season (created, of course, by military contractors hoping to create a weaponized force of nature) look like butt cheeks with teeth. And they can sing, too! But there’s no job too weird for these weirdos based on the DC comics’ squad of scientific rejects!

December 9th:

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

The story of the puppet without strings, whose nose grew whenever he told a lie, who wanted more than anything else to become a real boy, is given a new look with stop-motion animation in this Netflix movie under the directorship of Pan’s Labyrinth’s Guillermo del Toro, who based his design on the work of author Gris Grimly.

December 14th:

National Treasure: Edge of History, season 1

National Treasure: Edge of History, season 1

The people who originally made us wonder what was really on the back of the Declaration of Independence are back with a new story about 20-year-old Dreamer named Jess Valenzuela, who uncovers a mystery about her family and an ancient map that will set her on a Pan-American quest to discover her family’s secrets.

No word yet if Nick Cage will be a part of this series, but National Treasure veteran Justin Bartha has been confirmed on this Disney+ show.

December 16th:

Avatar: The Way of Water

Avatar: The Way of Water

Set more than a decade after the events of the first movie, The Way of Water follows the Sully family as they struggle to keep each other and their world of Pandora safe even as humans return to strip-mine the peace-loving world. James Cameron’s return to Pandora will only be available in theaters.

December 21st:

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Having already died eight times, the legendary Puss-in-Boots is down to his last life. But, his life in retirement is cut short when he is tracked down by the infamous crime family, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In order to fight off the bear family and a newly returned Big Bad Wolf, Puss will have to work with the enigmatic Kitty Softpaws, and a therapy dog in a cat disguise named Perro, to find the mystical “Last Wish” to restore his lost lives.

The swashbuckling cat’s last life will only be available in theaters.

December 23rd:

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

The ridiculous detective with a thing for doughnuts is back for this Netflix movie! Famous investigator, Benoit Blanc, has been invited to a murder mystery party by a tech billionaire and his friends. But when someone is actually murdered, it is up to the world-famous detective to find out who it is… and to keep them from doing it again.

December 25th:

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical.

The story about a little girl with telekinetic powers, from the renowned children’s author and former spy Roald Dahl, gets a new rendition in this musical adaptation on Netflix. The story follows the adventures of the precocious Matilda Wormwood, who loves to read more than anything else, who must work against her emotionally abusive parents and the physically abusive headmistress of her school, Agatha Trunchbull.

Video Games

December 1st


Inscryption, a card based horror game.


Finally, the card-based horror game comes to the Switch! Originally released in 2021, this spooky one-of-a-kind mystery has “Overwhelmingly Positive” reviews on Steam and…that’s about all I can tell you without spoiling any plot points!

December 2nd

Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Marvel’s Midnight Suns.

PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

An RPG mixed with card-based tactics, this newest installment in Marvel’s universe sees you playing as the Hunter (the first fully customizable original hero from Marvel). Put on your thinking cap for this strategy game against Lilith and the forces of the god Chthon.

Need for Speed Unbound

Need for Speed Unbound, with tons of new cosmetic upgrades.

PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

This is the largest addition to the NFS universe and includes hundreds of cosmetic upgrades to your ride as well as your character, an extensive in-universe gambling system, and a soundtrack featuring A$AP Rocky and AWGE. 

The Callisto Protocol

The Callisto Protocol, a space horror.

PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

In this third-person horror/survival game, you play as Jacob Lee, an inmate of the maximum security Black Iron Prison on Jupiter’s moon, Callisto. Fight your way out of a prison whose inmates are quickly transforming into horrifying monsters and discover the secrets held by the United Jupiter Company in this pulse-pounding sci-fi thriller.

December 6th

Hello Neighbor 2

Hello Neighbor 2, spy on your neighbors.

PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

This stealth horror game finds you playing an investigative journalist intent on revealing the secrets of their creepy neighbors. The twist? All of the neighbors, including the mustachioed main antagonist, are controlled by advanced AI that learns from the player and adjusts their behavior accordingly! Can you outsmart the neighbors and uncover the secrets?

December 8th

Chained Echoes

Chained Echoes, end a war between two kingdoms.

PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, Switch

The 16-bit JRPG of your dreams! Journey the vast continent of Valandis with your sword, magic, or mech to bring an end to a war between three kingdoms. 

December 9th

Choo Choo Charles

Choo Choo Charles, an adult horror game.


When I first read the title, I thought this was a children’s game: it is decidedly not. Charles is, to put it simply, a spider train. He is a locomotive with eight articulated legs and a sharp-toothed clown face. He’s horrifying and he must be destroyed. That’s where you come in! With your trusty old engine, you can complete side quests to gain strength, firepower, and skill to destroy that horrible train creature once and for all finally.

Dragon Quest Treasures

Dragon Quest Treasures, play as siblings searching for treasure.


Siblings Erik and Mia are transported to the magical world of Draconia where treasure is just waiting to be found! With the help of their new otherworldly friends, the siblings are free to explore a vast world littered with treasure.

December 12th


Walk on water as Sigrid in Wavetale.

PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, Switch

When a mysterious shadow grants Sigrid the ability to walk on water she is free to explore both the open sea and her home in the decaying archipelago of Strandville. Details on the plot are a little thin but it promises to be “a heart-warming story about loss and reconciliation” according to Steam. Pair that with the beautiful animation and you’ve got a game worth checking out!

December 13th

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion

An HD remaster of a beloved classic.

PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, Switch

An HD remaster of a beloved classic. This prequel to FF7 was originally released in 2007 (15 years ago!) and has now been totally remastered from the graphics to the dialogue to the soundtrack. Relive the epic story of Zack Fair like never before!

High On Life

High On Life by a co-creator of Rick and Morty.

Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

The co-creator of Rick & Morty, Justin Roiland, is behind this game of talking guns and alien stoners. When a group of aliens intent on using humans to get high invade Earth, it’s up to you and your cadre of talking guns to save the day. 

December 15th


Aka, play as a red panda recovering from the recently ended war.

Switch, PC

In this world of talking animals, you play Aka, a red panda recovering from the recently ended war. In his search for inner peace, Aka explores the small islands around him: helping (or not) those in need, gathering supplies and making new things, or just napping on giant capybaras. How you find inner peace is up to you in this enchanting game from indie studio Cosmo Gatto.


Blacktail a dark fantasy in enchanted woods.

PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Live out the origin of the myth of Baba Yaga in this dark tale featuring intense archery combat in the enchanted woods. You play as Yaga, a 16-year-old girl expelled from her Slavic village under accusations of witchcraft. While unraveling personal mysteries, you must decide the fate of the land and those that live there.


Dec 6th

  • Summer’s End by John Van Stry—action adventure, scifi
  • A Fire Endless by Rebecca Ross—sword and sorcery, dark fantasy
  • Into the West by Mercedes Lackey—2nd installment in The Founding of Valdemar, epic fantasy, action adventure
  • A History of Fear by Luke Dumas—horror, suspense
  • Stella the Starlight Night Dragon by Maddy Mara—kids, fantasy
  • Worlds Long Lost edited by Christopher Ruocchio—anthology of new stories, scifi, aliens
  • Haunted by the Past by Simon R. Green—an Ishmael Jones mystery, dark fantasy, hard-boiled
  • The Shattered City by Lisa Maxwell—4th installment in the Last Magician series, YA, fantasy
  • Lumara by Melissa Landers—YA fantasy, paranormal
  • This Cursed Crown by Alexandra Overy—2nd in These Feathered Flames series, LGBTQ, YA epic fantasy
  • The Cuckoo by Leo Carew—3rd in Under the Northern Sky trilogy, epic fantasy, military
  • The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford—YA sword and sorcery, dark fantasy
  • Game Over, Nebulon by Ray O’Ryan—18th in Galaxy Zack series, kids, scifi
This Cursed Crown by Alexandra Overy—2nd in These Feathered Flames series, LGBTQ, YA epic fantasy

Dec 13th

  • Star Trek the Original Series: Harm’s Way by David Mack—sci-fi, aliens
  • Another 2001 by Yukito Ayatsuji—speculative fiction, horror
  • Race to the Finish by Nate Bitt—5th in Arcade World series, kids fantasy, sci-fi
  • Sword-Bearer by Jennifer Roberson—8th in the Sword Dancer Saga, epic fantasy, military
  • Shenanigans: All Original Stories of Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey—anthology of short stories, sword and sorcery, epic fantasy
  • PJ Riders to the Rescue! by Maria Le—kids sci-fi, superheroes
  • Ashes of Man by Christopher Ruocchio—5th in Sun-Eater series, sci-fi, space opera
Ashes of Man by Christopher Ruocchio—5th in Sun-Eater series, sci-fi, space opera

Dec 20th

  • Henry Heckelbeck and the Great Frog Escape by Wanda Coven—11th Henry Heckelbeck adventure, kids, fantasy
  • The Risen City by Isabelle Steiger—3rd in Paths of Lantistyne series, sword and sorcery, epic fantasy
  • Hush, Little Hero by Annie Bailey—kids, sci-fi, superheroes
The Risen City by Isabelle Steiger—3rd in Paths of Lantistyne series, sword and sorcery, epic fantasy

Dec 27th

  • The Heretic Royal by G.A. Aiken—3rd in The Scarred Earth Saga, fantasy, historical
  • Grime by Sibylle Berg—sci-fi, dystopian
  • Emerald’s Blooming Secret by Samantha M. Clark—part of Gemstone Dragons Series, kids fantasy
  • Topaz’s Spooky Night by Samantha M. Clark—part of Gemstone Dragons Series, kids fantasy
The Heretic Royal by G.A. Aiken—3rd in The Scarred Earth Saga, fantasy, historical

That’s December

That’s December, Geeks!

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