Luckily though, Netflix has a heap of stuff that we can binge on during the evenings and weekends to help us through the gloominess.

There really is something for everyone from stand-up comedy in the series 'Comedians of the World' to home makeover series 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.'

Returning shows include 'Friends from College' (season 2), 'Grace and Frankie' (season 5) and 'Star: Trek: Discovery' (season 2). The second half of the fourth and final series of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' will be available from the 25th. Another series drawing to a close, 'A Series of Unfortunate Events', airs its final season from the 1st.

Season 2 of 'Marvel's The Punisher' is also coming, but no date has been confirmed yet.

New original series which should attract attention include 'Sex Education'. Available from January 11th, it's about an awkward high school student whose mum is a sex therapist (played by Gillian Anderson). Superhero series 'Titans' should also prove popular among fans of the genre.

There are loads of great movies coming to Netflix as well. Will Smith rom com 'Hitch', sci fi blockbuster 'Pacific Rim', comedy sequel 'Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me', and Oscar winner 'The Blind Side' all launch on the 1st of January.

Later in the month, 'The Fault in Our Stars' (8th), 'Inception' (15th), 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (20th) and 'Fifty Shades Darker' (26th) arrive on the platform.

There are also some great documentaries coming to Netflix. Among them is 'Conversations with a Killer', which examines the notorious Ted Bundy. A doc based on the infamous Fyre festival arrives on Netflix on the 18th of January.

You can watch the highlights reel for what's new to Netflix next month below: