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Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in December

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As we approach the longest night of the year, Netflix is preparing to both give and take away. Eleven seasons of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia will be ritually plunged into the digital void in December—alongside Nightcrawler, Young Frankenstein, Amores Perros, Waking Life, The Queen Of Versailles, and All I Want For Christmas, which seems like an odd choice given the season—but, on the other hand, the streaming service will also spare cynical city folk from having to watch Jeff Dunham: Arguing With Myself with their relatives by removing it just before Christmas. Truly, Netflix is a benevolent overlord.


Or maybe not, given that its idea of a Christmas present is the risky proposition of pairing David Ayer and Max Landis in its original movie Bright, starring Will Smith as a fantasy cop who’s racist towards orcs and Joel Edgerton as his orc partner. Netflix appears to be hoping for a Suicide Squad-sized hit—and bracing for a Suicide Squad-esque reception—by posting music videos from soundtrack artists Bastille, Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors, and Bebe Rexha more than a month before Bright’s release while conveniently withholding the actual film’s release date until after most critics’ end-of-year lists are published.

But while Netflix is shoving Fuller House’s treacly non-delights and Fun Mom Dinner—which isn’t very fun, but does have a mom dinner—down our throats in December, the month also brings us the streaming debut of Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2, as well as new comedy specials from Dave Chappelle, Todd Barry, Judd Apatow, Craig Ferguson, and Russell Howard and the premieres of new seasons of The Crown and Easy.


You can check out the complete list of Netflix comings and goings for December below. Netflix originals are marked with an asterisk.

Available December 1

8 Mile

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

All Hail King Julien: Season 5*

A StoryBots Christmas*

August Rush

Chef & My Fridge: 2017 
Dark: Season 1*

Diana: In Her Own Words


DreamWorks Home: For The Holidays*

Easy: Season 2*

Exporting Raymond

Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story

Full Metal Jacket


My Happy Family*

Nacho Libre


The Farthest - Voyager In Space

The Little Rascals

The Wackness

The Young Victoria


V For Vendetta

TURN: Washington’s Spies: Season 4


While You Were Sleeping

Available December 4

When Calls The Heart: Season 4

Available December 5

Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight*

Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Available December 6

Trolls Holiday Special

Available December 8

El Camino Christmas*

The Crown: Season 2*

Available December 11


The Magicians: Season 2

Available December 12

Disney’s The Santa Clause

Disney’s The Santa Clause 2

Disney’s The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Judd Apatow: The Return*

Available December 14

41 Dogs In My Home

A&E: When Patients Attack

Ainsley Eats the Streets: Season 1

Halt And Catch Fire: Season 4

Available December 15

A Five Star Life

Christmas Inheritance*

Discovering Bigfoot

El Señor de los Cielos: Season 5

Erased: Season 1*

Freeway: Crack In The System



Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2

The Haunting Of Helena

The Mafia Kills Only In Summer

The Ranch: Part 4*

Trollhunters: Part 2*

Ultimate Beastmaster*


Available December 18

Hello, My Twenties!: Season 2*

Available December 19

Miss Me This Christmas

Russell Howard: Recalibrate*

The Indian Detective: Season 1*

You Can’t Fight Christmas

Available December 20

La Casa de Papel: Season 1*

Available December 21

Peaky Blinders: Season 4*

Available December 22

72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America: Season 1*


Dope: Season 1*

Fuller House: Season 3, New Episodes*

Rosario Tijeras: Season 1

The Toys That Made Us: Season 1*

Available December 23

Creep 2

Myths & Monsters: Season 1

Available December 25

Cable Girls: Season 2*

Planet Earth II

Available December 26

Todd Barry: Spicy Honey*

Travelers: Season 2*

All Hail King Julien: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018

Beat Bugs: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018

Larva: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018

Pororo: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018

Puffin Rock: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018

Skylanders Academy: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018

Trollhunters: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018

True And The Rainbow Kingdom: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018

Word Party: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018

Available December 27


Available December 29

Bill Nye Saves The World: Season 2: Part 1*

Killer Legends

La Mante: Season 1*


The Climb*

Available December 31

Dave Chappelle: Equanimity*

Fun Mom Dinner


Leaving December 1

All I Want for Christmas
Black Snake Moan
Cousin Bette
La Viuda Negra: Season 1
Picture Perfect
Practical Magic
Scary Movie 2
Scary Movie 3
Super Size Me
Terriers: Season 1
The Crucible
The Gospel Road: A Story Of Jesus
The Man From Snowy River
Touch: Season 2
Two Girls And A Guy
Waking Life
Young Frankenstein
Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time
Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: Seasons 1-2

Leaving December 5


Leaving December 9

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia: Seasons 1-11

Leaving December 10

Lucky Number Slevin
The Rite

Leaving December 11

Dollhouse: Season 2

Leaving December 13

The Queen Of Versailles

Leaving December 15

America’s Funniest Home Video Kids: Holidazed
America’s Funniest Home Videos Kids: Animals With Attitude: Season 1
America’s Funniest Home Videos Kids: It’s Tough Being A Kid: Season 1
America’s Funniest Home Videos Kids: Playtime Ain’t For Wimps: Season 1
America’s Funniest Home Videos: New Collection D: Nincompoop Nation
Jeff Dunham: Arguing With Myself


Leaving December 19

Dance Academy: Series 1-3

Leaving December 20

Che: Parts 1 & 2

Leaving December 24

Amores Perros

Leaving December 25

Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl