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Here’s what’s coming to (and going from) Netflix this December

A Very Murray Christmas
A Very Murray Christmas

Year-end traditions may vary, but they all involve overeating and nodding off in front of the TV, which is where Netflix comes in. Besides the potentially promising trio of A Very Murray Christmas (12/4), Bill Burr’s F Is For Family (12/18), and a live show from Canada’s cult comedy troupe Trailer Park Boys (12/9), however, the service’s original series offerings for December are uninspiring, if not downright dire. (The Ridiculous Six (12/11) and Real Rob (12/1), anyone?)


It is adding last year’s Black Mirror ”White Christmas” special (12/25), though, as well as additional episodes from the fourth season of Comedy Bang! Bang! (12/4) and the third season of Maron (12/28) for the comedy snobs. Then there are final seasons of Parenthood (12/30), Hart Of Dixie (12/15), and Nurse Jackie (12/31), all arriving in time for an end-of-year completist catchup.

The selection of new movies similarly follows Netflix’s seeming strategy of “10 percent gold, 90 percent crap,” with potential best-of-2015 contenders like Tangerine (12/2), Phoenix (12/8), and Queen Of Earth (12/22)—and the 1962 Doris Day/Cary Grant comedy That Touch Of Mink—alongside cheaply-produced documentaries, middling indies and decade-old Hollywood blockbusters, direct-to-video tripe, and a striking number of Christian-themed entertainments. (‘Tis the season?) Darkman (12/1), though. That movie is underrated.

In the last-call category, looks like parents only have a couple more weeks to traumatize their children in time for the holidays, as Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal both expire on 12/1, as do All About Eve, Batman Begins, The Great Escape, The Hustler, and Silence Of The Lambs. Meanwhile, fans of—let’s say—a different sort of metric of cinematic quality only have until 12/1 to watch Left Behind: The Movie and 12/6 to watch The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure, while adult men who just happen to feel a deep spiritual connection to Pinkie Pie can introduce the concept to their families over the holidays with Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans Of My Little Pony, which doesn’t expire until 12/30.

A complete list of titles coming to Netflix in December is below. (The full list of titles leaving Netflix in December can be found at The Daily Dot.)

December 1

#DeathToSelfie (2014)

30 For 30: Chasing Tyson (2015)

50 Shades Of THEY: Season 1

A Christmas Star (2015)

A Genius Leaves The Hood: The Unauthorized Story Of Jay Z (2014)

Amnesiac (2015)

Broadchurch: Season 2

CBGB (2013)

Christmas Wedding Baby (2014)

The Chronicles Of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)

Cradle 2 The Grave (2003)

Darkman (1990)

Detectorists: Season 1

I’m Brent Morin *

Jenny’s Wedding (2015)

Las Mágicas Historias De Plim Plim: Season 1

Ray (2004)

Real Rob: Season 1 (2015) *

See You In Valhalla (2015)

Sensitive Skin: Season 1

Starting Over: Season 1

Stir Of Echoes (1999)

Stir Of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)

That Touch Of Mink (1962)

Tyke: Elephant Outlaw *

Winning Life’s Battles: Season 1

December 2

Stations Of The Cross (2014)

Tangerine (2015)

December 3

Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine (2015)

December 4

A Very Murray Christmas (2015) *

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 4 (more episodes)

December 5

A Case Of You (2013)

Dinosaur 13 (2014)

Inside Man: Season 3

December 7

Vampire Academy (2014)

December 8

One & Two (2015)

Phoenix (2014)

Xenia (2014)

December 9

Phineas And Ferb: Season 4

Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High And Unemployed Live In Austin (2015) *

December 11

The Adventures Of Puss In Boots: Season 2 *

The Ridiculous 6 (2015) *

December 14

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

December 15

Drown (2014)

Hart Of Dixie: Season 4

High Profits: Season 1

Time Out Of Mind (2014)

December 16

Fresh Dressed (2015)

Helix: Season 2

December 18

F Is For Family: Season 1 *

Glitter Force: Season 1 *

Making A Murderer: Season 1 *

Mike Epps: Don’t Take It Personal *

December 19

Chloe And Theo (2015)

December 20

Leo The Lion (2013)

Magic Snowflake (2013)

Santa’s Apprentice (2010)

December 21

El Señor De Los Cielos: Season 3

December 22

Queen Of Earth (2015)

December 23

Invisible Sister (2015)

December 24

Dawn of the Croods: Season 1 *

December 25

Black Mirror, “White Christmas”

December 28

Maron: Season 3

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 5

December 30

Parenthood: Season 6

December 31

Battle Creek: Season 1

Manhattan Romance (2014)

Violetta: Season 3

Nurse Jackie: Seasons 1-7