Thanksgiving has passed and the turkey has been eaten. Those celebrating Christmas are finally allowed to decorate and celebrate with abandon (at least without my judging stare) and all the other holidays that mark the end of the year are ramping up. Netflix already released a full lineup of Christmas movies in November, so what can we expect from them in December? A little bit of everything, it appears!

Oddly missing from the list is an abundance of New Year’s Eve shows for the kiddos, but perhaps they will arrive without warning. The kids’ movies and shows do seem to be lacking overall, though. Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsSuper Monsters and the Wish Star, and Dance & Sing with True: Songs seem to be the only new arrivals for the children. This may be a good time to teach them how to build a snow fort or practice baking cookies for Santa and then turn on Netflix when they go down for a nap or for are out the night.

The programming for the adults and older children is much more plentiful. There are even some late season horror shows coming, like Bride of Chucky and Shaun of the Dead. Honorable mentions for the adults include District 9, Hellboy, The Theory of Everything, the eighth season of Voltron: Legendary Defender, the third season of Travelers, and the third season of The Magicians. Also included as an honorable mention is a very adult dark comedy, HAPPY!; while there is a cute little imaginary unicorn, it can’t be stressed enough that this is NOT a children’s show! See what we picked as our must-watch Netflix arrivals and then see the full list of what is coming – and leaving – Netflix this December!

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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Netflix studios have brought forth Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, their rendition of Rudyard Kipling‘s The Jungle Book. Andy Serkis directed the film in which Mowgli (Rohan Chand), the man-cub, tries to figure out where he belongs; he was not born for the jungle, but he doesn’t seem to fit in with the world of man. This live-action movie brings the story to life with motion-caption CGI and a star-studded voice cast including Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cate Blanchett. Get ready for a retelling of a classic favorite on December 7th!

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale

Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina in Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale

Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale

One of the newest hits on Netflix is their recent October release, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Set in the same universe as (and from the same creators of) Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina follows teen witch Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) as she comes of age and navigates the troubles that fall being a witch attempting to live in the mortal realm. This Christmas special is set to see the Church of Night celebrate the Winter Solstice with families gathered around the Yule fire to sing pagan carols and tell ghost stories. As with any celebration of this magnitude, unwelcome guests have a tendency to show up unannounced. Celebrate with Sabrina when the special airs on December 14th!


Avengers: Infinity War

Arriving in hot on Christmas morning is the only gift you need to open immediately: Marvel‘s Avengers: Infinity War! Picking up right on the heels of Thor: Ragnarok, Infinty War takes no time at all to bring the feels and the urgency to fight. It brings together the official Avengers team from earth and the somewhere-in-space Guardians of the Galaxy to battle against Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his need to control the infinity stones. If you’ve already seen the film in theaters,  you know exactly what to expect and you can rewatch over and over to take it all in (and kindly keep spoilers to yourself). If you haven’t seen the film, get ready for a ride, both in action and emotion. This is Part 1 of the story with Part 2 (currently still untitled) arriving to theaters May 2019, so don’t look for a story wrapped up nicely with a little bow. Avengers: Infinity War hits Netflix on December 25th.

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And now for the new December offerings from Netflix

Items listed with the Netflix icon (N-icon_32x32) are Netflix Originals.
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
  • Astro Boy
  • Battle
  • Bride of Chucky
  • Christine
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Crossroads: One Two Jaga
  • Friday
  • Friday After Next
  • Hellboy
  • Man vs Wild with Sunny Leone, Season 1
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Memories of the Alhambra (Streaming Every Saturday)
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Next Friday
  • Reindeer Games
  • Seven Pounds
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Terminator Salvation
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Download Symbol The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 5 Masterclasses
  • The Last Dragon
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little

Arriving December 2

  • Download Symbol The Lobster

Arriving December 3

  • Blue Planet II, Season 1
  • Hero Mask
  • The Sound of Your Heart: Reboot Season 2

Arriving December 4

Arriving December 6

Arriving December 7

  • 5 Star Christmas
  • Bad Blood
  • Dogs of Berlin
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Dumplin’
  • Free Rein: The Twelve Neighs of Christmas
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Nailed It! Holiday!
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas
  • N-icon_32x32 Pine Gap
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Super Monsters and the Wish Star
  • The American Meme
  • The Hook Up Plan (Plan Coeur)
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol The Ranch, Part 6

Arriving December 9

  • Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso, Season 3

Arriving December 10

  • Michael Jackson’s This Is It

Arriving December 11

  • Vir Das: Losing It

Arriving December 12

  • Back Street Girls: Gokudols
  • Out of Many, One

Arriving December 13

  • Wanted, Season 3

Arriving December 14

Arriving December 16

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Baby Mama
  • Kill the Messenger
  • One Day
  • Springsteen on Broadway
  • Download Symbol The Theory of Everything

Arriving December 18

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Baki
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 5

Arriving December 21

  • 3Below: Tales of Arcadia
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol 7 Days Out
  • Back With the Ex
  • Bad Seeds
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Bird Box
  • Derry Girls
  • Diablero
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Greenleaf, Season 3
  • LAST HOPE: Part 2
  • Perfume
  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Sirius the Jaeger
  • Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski
  • Tales by Light, Season 3
  • The Casketeers
  • Wolf (BÖRÜ)

Arriving December 24

Arriving December 25

Arriving December 26

  • N-icon_32x32 Download Symbol Alexa & Katie, Season 2
  • YOU

Arriving December 28

  • Instant Hotel
  • La Noche de 12 Años
  • Selection Day
  • When Angels Sleep
  • Yummy Mummies

Arriving December 30

  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Arriving December 31

  • Download Symbol The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man


Last Chance Binging

Leaving December 1

  • Cabin Fever
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
  • Groundhog Day
  • Happily N’Ever After
  • Happily N’Ever After 2: Snow White
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Hellraiser
  • Sons of Anarchy, Seasons 1-7
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Spy Hard
  • Children of the Corn
  • Swept Under
  • The Covenant
  • The Game

Leaving December 4

  • Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
  • Air Bud: Spikes Back
  • Air Bud: World Pup
  • Air Buddies
  • Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales
  • Spooky Buddies
  • Tarzan & Jane
  • The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
  • The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
  • The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
  • The Search for Santa Paws
  • Tinker Bell
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  • Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Leaving December 7

Leaving December 10

  • Battle Royale
  • Battle Royale 2
  • Teeth

Leaving December 15

  • Step Up 2: The Streets

Leaving December 16

  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Leaving December 17

  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

Leaving December 19

  • Ip Man: The Final Fight

Leaving December 20

  • Disney‘s Moana
  • Food, Inc.
  • I Give It a Year

Leaving December 22

  • Spotlight

Leaving December 25

Leaving December 31

  • Troy
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