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Here's what's coming to Showtime in December

(Photo: Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images)
(Photo: Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images)

As the weather gets colder—and our pathological urge to be inside where it’s nice and toasty gets stronger—the need for fresh streaming content gets stronger and stronger. Hence us (possibly temporarily) adding Showtime to our roster of streaming libraries we keep an eye on every month, as the network drops some much-anticipated season premieres—and a whole bunch of older films of highly varying quality—onto its end-of-year roster.

Most notably, this December will see the eighth season finale of Shameless, as the Gallagher family continues its feckless dalliances with redemption and rehabilitation. The end of the year will also see the end-of-season for shows like SMILF, Jay Pharoah’s White Famous, and Ill Behaviour.

Over on the movie side of things, Showtime is apparently going out of its way to fill its ranks with high-profile bombs; those looking for a holiday endurance test can direct themselves toward iconically awful fare like Gigli and Battlefield Earth, nestled right in along Kramer Vs. Kramer and the original Assault On Precinct 13. Christmas-minded watchers are out of luck, though; beyond last year’s Office Christmas Party, you’ll have to content yourself with the wholesome holiday vibes of Heavy Metal or Con Air.


Here’s the complete list: 

Available 12/1:

Kramer Vs. Kramer

Personal Shopper

Con Air

Certain Women

American Outlaws

Battlefield Earth

Body Of Deceit


Citizen Ruth

Cold In July

Cursed To Kill

Death Line

Different Flowers

Get The Gringo


Heavy Metal

In The Bedroom


The Legend Of Ben Hall

Legends Of The Fall

The Pianist

Return To Me

Sex, Lies, And Videotape

A Simple Plan

The Skulls

The Skulls Ii

The Skulls Iii

Smoke Signals

Some Kind Of Wonderful

St. Elmo’s Fire


Urban Legend

Urban Legend: Final Cut

Vertical Limit

While You Were Sleeping

Available 12/2:

Office Christmas Party

Assassination Tango


Available 12/11:

Away From Her

Available 12/12:

Cupid’s Proxy

Available 12/15:

Assault On Precinct 13

The Rendezvous

The Whistleblower

You, Me And Him

Available 12/30:

Don’t Sleep

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