Top 10 Things to Read, Watch & Listen to from December 10th- December 16th

We hope you are having a great holiday season so far! If you are looking for some new ways to entertain yourself this season, here are the hottest releases of this week. Check it out below:

1) Heartstopper: Volume Five – Alice Oseman

New from author Alice Oseman is her novel Heartstopper: Volume Five. In this story, follow along as Nick and Charlie become friends and ultimately fall in love. Rated in the top books of the year, Heartstopper: Volume Five is definitely a must read this holiday season. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and pop in a couple marshmallows and sit back with this sweet, heart stopping love story. Tune in this Tuesday to get the initial release on e-book and make sure to pick up a physical copy next week!


Timothèe Chalamet is back in this beautiful new story about the candy master Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory. It is such a creative take on the classic story and is definitely worth the trip to the theater. Watch along to see how Willy meets his Oopma-Loompa crew and creates his candy empire. You don’t want to miss out on this magical musical experience. Check it out in theaters this Friday December 15th, 2023. 

Check out the official trailer below:

3) Taylor Swift – “You’re Losing Me” Vault Track

Attention Swifties, in honor of miss Taylor being the top global artist on Spotify this year, she has released one of her vault tracks that was only available as a bonus track on the 2022 release of Taylor’s album Midnights. Now, it is available everywhere as a thank you from her to her fans for listening to her music. Check out the new song “You’re Losing Me” by Taylor Swift – now available for streaming wherever you get your music today.  

Taylor Swift – You’re Losing Me (From The Vault) – YouTube

4) The Family Plan

This week on Apple TV is the new action-comedy from Mark Wahlberg and Skydance: The Family Plan. Follow this suburban family as their dad, former government assassin Dan, takes his entire family on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Las Vegas in an effort to outrun some enemies from his past. Gather the whole family and make a plan to see this new film on Apple TV this Friday. 

5) “Science Fair; The Series”

Check out the premiere of this new series “Science Fair; The Series” this week. Tune into National Geographic to watch as two thousand teenage geniuses work together to solve the world’s problems using science. Join in with these teens as they navigate this competitive science fair environment in an effort to participate in an international science fair. And keep an eye out for YEM’s exclusive interview with the creators of this epic new series. 

6) Seven Minutes in Candyland – Brian Wasson

This Tuesday, pick up this brand new novel from author Brian Wasson to read one of the newest and most heartwarming romantic comedy stories. Read as Kalvin Schmelton and Sterling Glistern navigate the ups and downs of high school life as well as the ups and downs of Kalvin’s new candy business. You definitely don’t want to miss out on this week’s must-read from Brian Wasson Seven Minutes in Candyland.

7) Dillon Francis – This Mixtape is Fire TOO

Dillon Francis’ freshly released album This Mixtape is Fire TOO is a stacked new album project that is following the previously released album from Dillon Francis This Mixtape is Fire. It is quick and upbeat and everything that you could ask for out of a EDM dance mixtape from a world class DJ. If you are looking to get down to some new good music, you are definitely going to want to listen to this album when you get the chance. Available wherever you get your music now!

8) “Frog and Toad’s Christmas Eve”

Check out this special episode event reimagined from the 1970s original Frog and Toad’s Christmas Eve. If you are looking for a wholesome, family-friendly holiday special to enjoy with everyone this season, you for sure need to check out this premiere. Watch this special episode airs this week on Apple TV+ with the series “Frog and Toad” so check it out now!

9) Taylor Swift Eras Tour Theater Experience

This week on December 13th, the queen herself, miss Taylor Swift, is having a birthday and she wants to share her special day with all of you. Join her in theaters for a special showing of her concert tour movie about the Eras Tour. This December 13th, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this special birthday event. 

10) Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

This claymation masterpiece of a sequel has been long in the making. Watch as Ginger and Rocky freshly out of the farm go out and add a little adventure to their lives. If you saw the original, or even if you are just looking for some family friendly entertainment for the whole gang this holiday season, you are definitely not going to want to miss out on Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.

We hope you are having a happy holiday season and are enjoying this week’s hottest releases. Thanks for tuning in and check back next week for more.