It seems almost unfair that most pop culture critics and reporters have to put together best-of-the-year lists before the year is actually over. That's because the end stretch of the year is often disproportionately stacked with high-quality content. J. Cole's new album, which comes out a week from tomorrow, was only announced today, for instance, and what if it turns out to be an all-timer? But even with advance screenings and album streams, it’s a mighty marathon to make it through all this year-end material, let alone properly digest it and put it in context with the rest of the year’s offerings. In fact, the line-up of what’s to come for December looks like it could double as a best-of-the-year list itself. Have a look at Co.Create’s festive foreword to the most promising movies, shows, albums, and books coming your way this December, which is sure to keep you busy well into 2017.
The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis, out on December 6.
18 and Life on Skid Row by Sebastian Bach, out on December 6.
Glop: Nontoxic, Expensive Ideas That Will Make You Look Ridiculous and Feel Pretentious by Gabrielle Moss, out on December 6.
[Photo Mash Up: Adriana C. Sánchez for Fast Company; Source Photos: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Jonathan Olley, ILM/Lucasfilm, courtesy of Universal Pictures; La La Land: Dale Robinette, courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment inc.; Jackie: Pablo Larraín, courtesy of Fox Searchlight Films; Assassin's Creed, Why Him?, Hidden Figures, courtesy of 20th Century Fox Films; Sing: courtesy of Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures; Barry: Linda Kallerus, courtesy of Netflix; Pacific Heat, Trollhunters: courtesy of Netflix; Paterson: courtesy of Bleecker Street Media; The Eyes of My Mother: courtesy of Magnet Releasing; Office Christmas Party: courtesy of DreamWorks Pictures; Nerdland: courtesy of Tribeca Enterprises; Things To Come: courtesy of IFC Films; I, Daniel Blake: courtesy of Entertainment One; Hairspray Live!: Brian Bowen Smith, Andrew Eccles, courtesy of NBC; Star: courtesy of Fox Broadcasting Co.]