December. Holidays. A lot of time off work and out of school. Alleviate the stresses of dealing with your family by turning on Netflix! The new December lineup is here and it brings a lot to keep the kids and the adults occupied with the only foreseen arguments being which show to watch (and, possibly, the inevitable heated discussion over any cliffhanger or twist endings). 

There are also several goodies leaving, so be sure to pay attention to the very last list below! Several shows will be going away this holiday season, so throw those on the top of the binge-list to catch them before it’s too late!

As far as the new releases to Netflix, here are a few of our suggestions:

…New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018

Netflix New Years Countdown 2018

Netflix is continuing the tradition of allowing parents to trick their kids into thinking they stayed up to see the new year by having New Year’s Eve Countdown celebration specials. This year’s lineup includes children’s favorites All Hail King Julien, Beat Bugs, Larva, Pororo, Puffin Rock, Skylanders Academy, Trollhunters, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, and Word Party. All of the cartoons will be available on December 26th for you to preview before you sit the kids down for the New Year’s Eve Netflix party on the 31st.

Related: Check Out the First Trailer for ‘Skylanders Academy’


Travelers, Season 2

Who doesn’t love a good time travel story? Travelers‘ second season drops on December 26th, after having already aired in Canada. Travelers takes a unique twist on time travel in that the consciousness of a person is the only part that travels back in time to a host body and “overwrites” the existing mind – think of recording over an existing VHS tape or cassette tape (do those references mean I’m old??) wherein the new fully replaces the old. To get around the ethics of taking over someone’s body, the scientists of the future search for death records that have a precisely known time of death and send the traveler back to mere moments before the death occurs. Are there mishaps? Occasionally, but the success rate is far higher than the failures. Travelers are sent in teams of five by the order of a director to perform a task or project to correct an issue or ensure something happens for the benefit of the future. Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger and Season 2, as announced in the ET Canada interview above, promises to answer questions without directly picking up from the last episode. Personally, I can’t wait! 

Travelers stars Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, and Nesta Cooper, and will arrive on Netflix on December 26, 2017.

Related:Are We in a Time Machine Because TIMELESS Has Been Renewed 3 Days After Cancellation


Bill Nye Saves the World, Season 2

Bill Nye started in television to teach the world about science. Over the years, he has gotten political, but only because science has become part of the political discussion. Global warming, for instance, is a hot topic among elected officials and it is something that Nye used for Season 1 of Bill Nye Saves the World. It seems that, as the promo above states, the world still needs saving, so Bill Nye Saves the World is returning! The grown-up (not “adult version”, just more mature in comparison to the show we grew up watching) science talk show will arrive on Netflix December 29th.

Related: Your First Listen to the New BILL NYE Theme


Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2

If you did not enjoy the first volume, there is nothing I can say to make you watch Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. There just isn’t a way to convey to someone against the greatness that is Peter “Starlord” Quill (Chris Pratt) and his band of misfits that the sequel is worth a watch (or two, or three…). Sure, there are a few childishly crude jokes thrown into the mix, but Quill never really had a good role model growing up – he just had Yondu (Michael Rooker) and the Ravagers. And that band of misfits? Who can turn down a talking raccoon like Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and his teeny buddy, the (re-growing) humanoid tree, Groot (Vin Diesel)?

Vol 2 starts with the Guardians handling a paid mission, but things go south when Rocket can’t keep his sticky fingers off the one thing they were supposed to protect. Their ship crashes as a result and Gamora (Zoe Saldana) splits up the crew to handle repairs and investigate a stranger’s claim of being Starlord’s father. Along the way, Drax (Dave Bautista) makes friends with their guide, Mantis (Pom Klementieff), and Gamora’s sister-by-circumstance, Nebula (Karen Gillan), becomes an unlikey ally. There is plenty of humor interjected in the action-packed film, and it will keep you and your guests plenty entertained this holiday season! The Guardians come to Netflix on December 5th.

Related: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Trailer To Hit Before Year’s End


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Items listed with a down arrow icon (Download Symbol) are Available for Download per Netflix. This list is not all inclusive and may vary by region.

Soon Available for Binging

Arriving December 1

  • 8 Mile
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
  • N-icon_32x32 All Hail King Julien, Season 5
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol A StoryBots Christmas
  • August Rush
  • Chef & My Fridge: 2017
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Dark, Season 1
  • Download Symbol Diana: In Her Own Words
  • Dreamcatcher
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Dreamworks Home: For the Holidays
  • N-icon_32x32 Easy, Season 2
  • Exporting Raymond
  • Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Hitch
  • N-icon_32x32 My Happy Family
  • Nacho Libre
  • Sahara
  • The Farthest – Voyager in Space
  • The Little Rascals
  • The Wackness
  • The Young Victoria
  • Tyson
  • V for Vendetta
  • TURN: Washington’s Spies, Season 4
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Voyeur
  • While You Were Sleeping

Arriving December 4

  • When Calls the Heart, Season 4

Arriving December 5

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

Arriving December 6

  • Download Symbol Trolls Holiday Special

Arriving December 8

  • N-icon_32x32 El Camino Christmas
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol The Crown, Season 2

Arriving December 11

Arriving December 12

  • Disney’s The Santa Clause
  • Disney’s The Santa Clause 2
  • Disney’s The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Judd Apatow: The Return

Arriving December 14

  • 41 Dogs in My Home
  • A&E When Patients Attack
  • Ainsley Eats the Streets, Season 1
  • Halt and Catch Fire, Season 4

Arriving December 15

  • A Five Star Life
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Christmas Inheritance
  • Download Symbol Discovering Bigfoot
  • El Señor de los Cielos, Season 5
  • N-icon_32x32 Erased, Season 1
  • Freeway: Crack In the System
  • Neverlake
  • Download Symbol Pottersville
  • Download Symbol Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2
  • The Haunting of Helena
  • The Mafia Kills Only In Summer
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol The Ranch, Part 4
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Trollhunters, Part 2
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Ultimate Beastmaster
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Wormwood

Arriving December 18

  • N-icon_32x32 Hello, My Twenties!, Season 2

Arriving December 19

  • Miss Me This Christmas
  • N-icon_32x32 Russell Howard: Recalibrate
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol The Indian Detective, Season 1
  • You Can’t Fight Christmas

Arriving December 20

  • N-icon_32x32 La Casa de Papel, Season 1

Arriving December 21

Arriving December 22

  • N-icon_32x32 72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America, Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Bright
  • N-icon_32x32 Dope, Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Fuller House, Season 3
  • Rosario Tijeras, Season 1
  • N-icon_32x32 The Toys That Made Us, Season 1

Arriving December 23

  • Creep 2
  • Myths & Monsters, Season 1

Arriving December 25

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Cable Girls, Season 2
  • Download Symbol Planet Earth II

Arriving December 26

  • N-icon_32x32 Todd Barry: Spicy Honey
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol 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

Arriving December 27

  • Pusher

Arriving December 29

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Bill Nye Saves the World, Season 2, Part 1
  • Killer Legends
  • N-icon_32x32 La Mante, Season 1
  • Shelter
  • N-icon_32x32 The Climb

Arriving December 31

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Dave Chappelle: Equanimity
  • Download Symbol Fun Mom Dinner


Last Chance Binging

November 22

  • The Warlords

November 25

  • Gringolandia, Seasons 1-3

November 30

  • Hatched
  • Legends, Seasons 1-2
  • The Gambler

Leaving December 1

  • All I Want for Christmas
  • Bedazzled
  • Black Snake Moan
  • Compulsion
  • Cousin Bette
  • Hoffa
  • La Viuda Negra, Season 1
  • Picture Perfect
  • Practical Magic
  • Rebelde
  • 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
  • Toys
  • 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

  • Holes

Leaving December 9

  • It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Seasons 1-11

Leaving December 10

  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • Nightcrawler
  • 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 

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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