Left: In an image from FX’s A Murder at the End of the World, Darby (Emma Corrin) is standing in the dark, wearing a puffy blue jacket; only half of her face is seen as she peeks around the corner of a stone wall, looking at something offscreen to the left. Middle: In an image from Disney+’s Dashing Through the Snow, Nick (Lil Rey Howery) is wearing a Santa Claus-type suit, hat, and glasses and is standing in a kitchen, holding a cookie up to his mouth. He’s smirking and looking at something offscreen to his left. Right: In an image from Disney+’s Goosebumps, Mr. Bratt (Justin Long) is seen holding a shovel in one hand (which is resting on one shoulder) and a flashlight in the other. He’s wearing gloves, a dark gray jacket, jeans, and glasses.

5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend Presented by State Farm®

By Courtney Potter

Sure, we’re still early in the holiday season—but that doesn’t mean we can’t start peppering in some real holly-jolly fun. Cases in point: last week’s premiere of The Santa Clauses’ second season, and this week’s debut of a brand-new holiday adventure starring Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Lil Rey Howery, both on Disney+. There’s also a new mystery series from Hulu; a sure-to-be-thrilling season finale; a birthday celebration for a certain beloved mouse; and the utterly magical 2021 animated feature (Oscar® nominated, to boot!) from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Here’s more on what to expect:

In an image from FX’s A Murder at the End of the World, Darby (Emma Corrin) is standing at a lectern in a library room, surrounded by tall bookshelves full of books—from floor to ceiling. She is wearing a red hoodie and jacket, and has headphones around her neck, and there is an open book in front of her on the lectern.

FX’s A Murder at the End of the World—now streaming on Hulu
This fresh mystery series has a new kind of detective at the helm: a Gen Z amateur sleuth and tech-savvy hacker named Darby Hart (Emma Corrin). Darby and eight other guests are invited by a reclusive billionaire (Clive Owen) to participate in a retreat at a remote and dazzling location. When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must use all her skills to prove it was murder against a tide of competing interests—and before the killer takes another life. Harris Dickinson, Brit Marling, Alice Braga, Joan Chen, Raúl Esparza, Jermaine Fowler, and Ryan J. Haddad also star.

In an image from Disney+’s Dashing Through the Snow, from left to right, Eddie (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) and Nick (Lil Rel Howery) are standing in a living room; there is a fireplace, with stockings hung on the mantel, and a Christmas tree. Nick is wearing a Santa Claus-type suit and holding a red velvet sack. He’s smiling at Eddie, who’s looking quizzically back at him.

Dashing Through the Snow—Friday, November 17, on Disney+
This brand-new Disney+ holiday movie is sure to put jingle-jangle pep in your step in this weekend before the first feast of the holiday season… Eddie Garrick (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) is a good-hearted man who’s turned his back on Christmas due to a traumatic childhood experience. At the request of his wife Allison (Teyonah Parris)—from whom he’s separated—Eddie takes his 9-year-old daughter Charlotte (Madison Skye Validum) to work with him on Christmas Eve, where they meet a mysterious man in a red suit named Nick (Lil Rel Howery). Eddie, who is a social worker, thinks the man is delusional and needs professional help—but when he invokes the wrath of a local politician (Oscar Nuñez), he and Charlotte are taken on a magical adventure that just might restore his faith in Christmas.

In an image from the first episode of season 1 of Disney+’s Goosebumps, Isaiah (Zack Morris) is standing in a dark room holding a flashlight. He is wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a zipper. 

Goosebumps—Season 1 finale Friday, November 17, on Disney+
The last episode of the season is here! Inspired by R.L. Stine’s worldwide bestselling book series, Goosebumps has definitely helped keep a bit of that Halloween spirit alive in these first few weeks of November… When last we saw our intrepid friends, it was months after the major incident of episode 8 (we won’t spoil it!)—and Mr. Bratt (Justin Long) was busy writing a book about his experiences. But a little writer’s block brought about some Slappy (Chris Geere) shenanigans that are sure to come to a head in Friday’s finale. Tune in!

In an image from Disney Branded Television’s Mickey Mouse Funhouse, Funny the funhouse (voiced by Harvey Guillén) is seen at the end of a stone path, surrounded by trees. He has a red thatched roof and door and big expressive eyes. To his left, standing near the stone path, is Mickey Mouse (voiced by Brett Iwan).

Mickey Mouse Funhouse—Friday, November 17, at 10 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and Disney Junior
This episode’s stories include: “Mickey’s Sky-High Birthday!,” in which Mickey Mouse (voiced by Brent Iwan) celebrates his big day—and his pals want to make his birthday wish come true; and “The What About Me Birthday,” which finds Kyung Won (guest voice Alan Kim) having trouble when everyone pays attention to his sister on her first birthday.

In an image from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon, Raya (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran) is standing with her back to the camera, wearing a hat and holding a sword up on her right shoulder. A red cape flows out from her shoulders and down her back. Standing to her left is Tuk Tuk (voiced by Alan Tudyk), a large animal that looks like a combination of a pill bug and an armadillo. In front of the pair, to the right, is a river and a stone archway, through which the sun is shining.

Raya and the Last Dragon—Sunday, November 19, on ABC (check local listings)
In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon, magic has been drained from the magnificent, fantastical world of Kumandra—where, long ago, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force called the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned—and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya (voiced by Kelly Marie Tran), to track down the legendary last dragon, Sisu (voiced by Awkwafina), to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along the journey, Raya will learn that it takes more than a dragon to save the world… it also takes that mystical mixture of faith, teamwork, and trust.