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Netflix: What’s Coming and Going in December?

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"Barry," a new original Netflix movie, premieres on the platform on December 16. Linda Kallerus/Netflix

'Tis the season to drink out of festive mugs, admire the twinkling lights that seem to suddenly adorn every house, tree and store window, and be bombarded with Christmas songs until you’re positively nauseated. As winter officially sets in, you can curate your watchlist to include all the holiday movies or none at all, to stoke the holiday spirit or escape it.

You might want to plan time to watch new Netflix originals premiering in December, like Barry, a film about the soon-to-be former president Barack Obama in his college years; the second season of the Full House spinoff Fuller House; stand-up comedy specials from Reggie Watts and Gabriel Iglesias; the documentary series Captive, about hostage situations and negotiations; or the new animated Trollhunters series for kids. Other additions to the streaming platform include such varied titles as Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War; Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Season 2; Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; Chill with Bob Ross: Collection; Uncle Nick; Hitler: A Career; Hannibal; and several made-for-TV holiday movies like Merry Kissmas.

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What’s New?

Here’s a full list of titles Netflix is adding in December 2016 (though the company maintains that "all title and dates are subject to change"):

Available December 1
Always (1989)
Angels in the Snow (2015)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Beyond Bollywood (2014)
Black Snake Moan (2007)
Chill With Bob Ross: Collection (1990)
Compulsion (1959)
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
David Blaine: Street Magic (1997)
Dreamland (2010)
For the Love of Spock (2016)
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Season 2 (2015)
Glory Daze: The Life and Time of Michael Alig (2016)
Harry and the Hendersons (1987)
Hitler: A Career (1977)
Holiday Engagement (2011)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
House of Wax (2006)
Hannibal (2001)
Merli: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Merry Kissmas (2015)
National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)
Picture Perfect (1997)
Rainbow Time (2016)
Rodeo & Juliet (2015)
Swept Under (2016)
Switchback (1997)
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
The Crucible (1996)
The Little Rascals (1994)
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
The Rock (1996)
The Spirit of Christmas (2015)
Toys (1992)
Uncle Nick (2015)
Waking Life (2001)
Way of the Dragon (1972)
We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
White Girl (2016)
Wildflower (2016)
Zero Point (2014)

Available December 2
Fauda: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Pacific Heat: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 3
Lost & Found Music Studios: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 5
Mad (2016)
The Good Neighbor (2016)

Available December 6
Blue Jay  
Homeland (Iraq Year Zero): Season 1
Reggie Watts: Spatial—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Devil Dolls (2016)
The Model (2016)

Available December 8
The Cuba Libre Story: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 9
Captive: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Cirque du Soleil Junior—Luna Petunia: Season 1 NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Club de Cuervos: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Fuller House: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Four Seasons in Havana: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Medici: Masters of Florence: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Spectral—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
White Rabbit Project: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 10
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Phantom of the Theater (2016)

Available December 11
Breaking a Monster (2016)

Available December 12
Ricardo O'Farrill: Christmas Special—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 13
Colony: Season 1
Killswitch (2016)
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Nobel: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 14
Versailles: Season 1 (2015)

Available December 16
Barry—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Call Me Francis: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Crazyhead: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
No Second Chance: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Rats (2016)
The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 4 —NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 19
Miss Stevens (2016)

Available December 20
Disorder (2015)
Gabriel Iglesias: Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Season 6 (2016)
Ten Percent: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Break: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 23
Travelers: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trollhunters: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 25
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (2016)
When Hari Got Married (2013)

Available December 27
Ajin: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Chasing Cameron: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available December 28
Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 5 (2016)

Available December 29
The Hollywood Shorties (2016)

Available December 30
The Eighties: Season 1 (2016)

Available December 31
Big in Bollywood (2011)

What’s Leaving?

Here are dozens of titles that will be rotating off of Netflix in December 2016:

Leaving December 1
50 First Dates (2004)
American Beauty (1999)
Black Ops: Series 2
Camp Takota (2014)
Carmen Jones (1954)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Curious George: Swings Into Spring (2013)
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (2016)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Event Horizon (1997)
Frequencies (2013)
McConkey
Medora (2013)
Monkey Business (1952)
Myth Hunters: Series 1-2
Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)
Paycheck (2003)
Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)
River of No Return (1954)
Sling Blade (1996)
Thor: Hammer of the Gods (2009)
The Great War Diary: Season 1
The In-Laws (2003)
The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Top Gun (1986)
Valley of the Dolls (1967)
World Trade Center (2006)

Leaving December 2
Legends of the Knight (2013)
The Red Baron (2008)

Leaving December 3
The Best of Me (2014)

Leaving December 5
Holes (2003)

Leaving December 14
The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Leaving December 15
High Profits: Season 1
World War II in Colour (2009)

Leaving December 16
Beyond the Hills (2012)

Leaving December 22
Dark Skies (2013)

Leaving December 26
Just Friends (2005)

Leaving December 27
Spy Kids (2001)

Leaving December 31
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Seasons 1-6

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