What's Coming to Netflix in December 2017? New Releases For Amazon and Hulu, Too

Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) formally makes Philip (Matt Smith) a British Prince in season two of Netflix's "The Crown," set to be released on December 8. Robert Viglasky/Netflix

'Tis the season to be jolly. But if you're not feeling holiday cheer, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have plenty of pick-me-ups for the countdown to Christmas, Hannukah, days off from work—or any other object of your calendar countdown. Whether you're in the mood for holiday-themed movies, or the polar opposite (yes, that the pun just happened), there's plenty to choose from.

The December highlights on Netflix include new series such as Dark; new seasons of shows like The Crown, Fuller House and Easy; Voyeur, a documentary about Gay Talese; the film Bright; and stand-up comedy specials from Craig Ferguson, Judd Apatow and Dave Chappelle. Amazon has the new series Jean-Claude Van Johnson, the second season of The Grand Tour and several Thursday Night Football exclusives. Hulu brings viewers the second season of Shut Eye and the East Los High finale event.

There's also a long list of titles beyond streaming originals coming to each platform, including the Rocky movies, V for Vendetta, Chicago, Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2 and Titanic; seasons of The Royals, The History of Comedy, The Magicians and Bunheads; and a slew of Christmas movies.

What's New?

Here's what's coming to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu in December, as of the time of publication (* denotes an original film or program):

Available December 1—Netflix
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
: Season 1 *
Diana: In Her Own Words
DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays *
: 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
Voyeur *
While You Were Sleeping

Available December 1—Amazon
Apocalypse Now
At Close Range
Basic Instinct 2
Brothers Grimm
Buffalo 66
Child's Play
Dr. Strange
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Hulk Vs.
In & Out
In Enemy Hands
Light Sleeper
Meet Wally Sparks
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow
Planet Hulk
Point Break
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Searching for Bobby Fischer
The Final Cut
The Heartbreak Kid
The Invincible Iron Man
The Silence of the Lambs
The Weight of Water
Thor Animated Movie: Tales of Asgard
Ultimate Avengers II
Ultimate Avengers the Movie
Wristcutters: A Love Story

Available December 1—Hulu
East Los High: Finale Event *
The History of Comedy: Season 1
Inside Number 9: Season 2
Tree Fu Tom: Seasons 3-4
Trust Me: Season 1
The Wine Show: Season 2
3 Ninjas
A Christmas Wedding Tail
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
A Princess for Christmas
Aliens of the Deep

Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now Redux
At Close Range
Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction
The Black Cauldron
Breakheart Pass
The Brothers Grimm

Buffalo 66
Child's Play
Chilly Christmas
Coopers Camera (AKA Coopers' Christmas)
The Count of Monte Cristo
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Downhill Racer

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex…

The Falcon and the Snowman
The Final Cut

First Kid
The French Lieutenant's Woman
George of the Jungle
Heaven's Gate

I'll Be Home for Christmas
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall
In & Out
In Enemy Hands
In the Line of Fire
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Kill Bill: Volume 2
L7 Pretend We're Dead
The Last Warrior

Light Sleeper
Meet Wally Sparks
A Midsummer Night Sex Comedy
The Missing
Mississippi Burning
Mr. Wrong
One from the Heart

One Magic Christmas
The Perfect Score
Political Animals
The Pope of Greenwich Village

Presumed Innocent
Primal Fear
Puppetmaster: Axis Termination
Red Corner
Robocop 2
Robocop 3
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V

Searching for Bobby Fischer
Searching for Sugar Man

Shelby: A Magical Holiday Tail
The Silence of the Lambs
Space Jam
Stealing Harvard
The Three Musketeers
The Thomas Crown Affair
Three Men and a Baby
Total Recall
The Water Horse
The Weight of Water

Winnie the Pooh, A Valentine for You
Wristcutters: A Love Story
The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa

White Tony (Zak Santiago) and Simza (Layla Alizada) in Hulu's "Shut Eye." The show's second season is scheduled to premiere on December 6. David Bukach/Hulu

Available December 2—Hulu
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5 Premiere

Available December 3—Amazon
Class: Season 1

Available December 3—Hulu
Cop Land
Sweet Home Alabama
The Rules of Attraction

Available December 4—Netflix
When Calls the Heart: Season 4

Available December 4—Amazon
The Royals: Season 3

Available December 4—Hulu

Available December 5—Netflix
Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight *
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Available December 5—Hulu
The Great Christmas Light Fight: Season 5 Premiere
Iron Protector

Available December 6—Netflix
Trolls Holiday Special

Available December 6—Hulu
Shut Eye: Season 2 Premiere *

Available December 7—Amazon
Gun Shy

Thursday Night Football: Saints vs. Falcons (Amazon Exclusive)

Available December 8—Netflix
El Camino Christmas *
The Crown: Season 2 *

Available December 8—Amazon
Crank 2: High Voltage
Triple 9
The Grand Tour
: Season 2 *

Available December 8—Hulu
Defining Moments: Season 1 Premiere
The Great American Baking Show: Season 3 Premiere
Legion: Complete Season 1
Crank: High Voltage
Legion of Brothers

Available December 9—Amazon
It Comes at Night

Available December 9—Hulu
Dave Made a Maze

Available December 10—Amazon

Available December 11—Netflix
The Magicians
: Season 2

Available December 11—Hulu
Steven Universe: Season 4

Judd Apatow's first stand-up comedy in years is coming to Netflix December 12. Mark Seliger/Netflix

Available December 12—Netflix
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 12—Amazon

Available December 12—Hulu
Younger: Season 4
Holiday Fairy Tale Wedding: Special

Available December 13—Hulu
Vengeance of an Assassin

Available December 14—Netflix
41 Dogs in My Home
A&E: When Patients Attack

Ainsley Eats the Streets: Season 1
Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4

Available December 14—Amazon
Thursday Night Football: Broncos vs. Colts (Amazon Exclusive)

Available December 14—Hulu
Bunheads: Season 1

Available December 15—Netflix
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 15—Amazon
Jean Claude Van Johnson: Season 1 *

Available December 15—Hulu
40 Days and 40 Nights
The Crow
Kate and Leopold
The Limehouse Golem
Tears of the Sun

Available December 16—Hulu
The Next Step: Season 5B

Available December 18—Netflix
Hello, My Twenties!: Season 2 *

Available December 18—Amazon
Doctor Who Christmas Special

Available December 18—Hulu
Graves: Season 1
Made In Chelsea: Seasons 1-13
Mighty Magiswords: Season S1A

Available December 19—Netflix
Miss Me This Christmas
Russell Howard: Recalibrate *
The Indian Detective
: Season 1 *
You Can't Fight Christmas

Available December 19—Hulu
Decorating Disney: Special

Available December 20—Netflix
La Casa de Papel: Season 1 *

Available December 20—Hulu
Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web

Available December 21—Netflix
Peaky Blinders: Season 4 *

Available December 21—Amazon
: Season 2

Available December 21—Hulu

Available December 22—Netflix
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America: Season 1 *
Bright *
Dope: Season 1 *
Fuller House: Season 3, New Episodes *
Rosario Tijeras: Season 1
The Toys That Made Us: Season 1 *

Available December 22—Amazon
Monster Trucks

Available December 22—Hulu
Monster Trucks

Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber and Candace Cameron Bure star in Netflix's "Fuller House." The show's third season is due out on December 22. Mike Yarish/Netflix

Available December 23—Netflix
Creep 2
Myths & Monsters
: Season 1

Available December 23—Amazon
Banksy Does New York
Someone Marry Barry
Teen Wolf
: Season 6
Anne of Green Gables: Season 2

Available December 23—Hulu
Clarence: Season 3
Banksy Does New York
Someone Marry Barry

Available December 24 —Hulu
The Detour: Season 2

Available December 25—Netflix
Cable Girls: Season 2 *
Planet Earth II

Available December 25—Amazon
Thursday Night Football: Steelers vs. Texans (Amazon Exclusive)

Available December 25—Hulu
United Shades of America: Season 2
The Hollow One

Available December 26—Netflix
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—Netflix

Available December 28—Amazon
Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Goodnight

Available December 28—Hulu
Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Goodnight
Literally Right before Aaron

Available December 29—Netflix
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 2: Part 1 *
Killer Legends
La Mante
: Season 1 *
The Climb

Available December 29—Amazon

Available December 29—Hulu

Available December 30—Hulu
The Art of the Game: Ukiyo E Heros

Available December 31—Netflix
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity *
Fun Mom Dinner

Available December 31—Amazon
Brawl in Cell Block 99

Available December 31—Hulu
Always Watching
Anarchy Parlor
Osiris Child: SFv1

Kat Foster and Jean-Claude Van Damme in Amazon's new series "Jean-Claude Van Johnson," scheduled to be released on December 15. Amazon Prime Video

What's Leaving?

Here are dozens of titles that will be rotating off of Netflix and Hulu in December 2017 (Amazon had not released its list as of publication):

Leaving December 1—Netflix
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
: Season 1
The Crucible
The Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus
The Man from Snowy River
: 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—Netflix

Leaving December 9—Netflix
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Seasons 1-11

Leaving December 10—Netflix
Lucky Number Slevin
The Rite

Leaving December 11—Netflix
Dollhouse: Season 2

Leaving December 13—Netflix
The Queen of Versailles

Leaving December 15—Netflix
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—Netflix
Dance Academy: Series 1-3

Leaving December 20—Netflix
Che: Parts 1 & 2

Leaving December 24—Netflix
Amores Perros

Leaving December 25—Netflix
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Leaving December 31—Hulu
A View to Kill
Across the Great Divide
Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Blue Chips
Bringing Down the House

Dances with Wolves
Delta Farce
Die Another Day
Enemy at the Gates
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fierce People
Fools Rush In
Fright Night
Ghoulies II

Grumpier Old Men
Grumpy Old Men

Little Man
Love Finds You in Valentine
The Man with the Golden Gun

Out of Time
Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary Two
The Quiet American
Road House
The Spy Who Loved Me
This Binary Universe
Total Recall
Under Siege

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