Netflix in December: What’s New, What’s Leaving, and What to Watch

Bill Murray’s holiday variety special should join Bill Burr’s new animated comedy series on your watch list, while you should watch Paul Newman shine in “The Hustler” before it’s too late

Last Updated: November 24, 2015 @ 2:22 PM

December is right around the corner, which means there are a bunch of new titles coming to Netflix, and a bunch more on the way out. But which arrivals should you be marking on your calendar, and which of the expiring offerings should you be rushing to watch before the clock strikes 12 on Nov. 30?

Let’s start with what you should be looking forward to: “A Very Murray Christmas.”

Available Dec. 4, comedy icon Bill Murray will be joined by a bunch of his Hollywood friends — and Miley Cyrus, for some reason — for this holiday-themed variety show directed by Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation”).

Before that comedian Brent Morin drops a new special on Dec. 1, and then fans of Canadian comedic misfits “The Trailer Park Boys” can look forward to their Netflix special, “Drunk, High and Unemployed Live in Austin,” which starts streaming on Dec. 9.

Remember all that Native American outrage surrounding Adam Sandler‘s next comedy, “The Ridiculous 6”? Find out if it was warranted on Dec. 11 when the Western parody starts streaming.

If another potentially bad Sandler movie isn’t enticing, perhaps a new animated family sitcom from comedian Bill Burr is. Netflix Original “F Is for Family” premieres on Dec. 18, along with Season 1 of another exclusive series, “Making a Murderer,” as well as actor Mike Epps‘ return to stand-up comedy in the Netflix special “Don’t Take It Personal.”

TheWrap can only recommend what has been seen, so with that in mind, here are a few movies (and their availability) to be on the look out for if you haven’t seen them yet: “Stir of Echoes” (12/1), “Darkman” (12/1), “Jenny’s Wedding” (12/1), “Ray” (12/1), “Tangerine” (12/2),”Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine” (12/3) and “The Da Vinci Code” (12/14).

For all those cord cutters out there who eagerly awaiting more TV to drop, depending on your taste, here are some goodies: “30 for 30: Chasing Tyson” (12/1), “Broadchurch”: Season 2 (12/1),”Detectorists”: Season 1 (12/1) “Comedy Bang! Bang!”: Season 4 (12/4), “Phineas and Ferb”: Season 4 (12/9), “Hart of Dixie”: Season 4 (12/15), “Helix”: Season 2 (12/16), “Black Mirror ‘White Christmas’ Episode” (12/25), “Parenthood:” Season 6 (12/30) and all six seasons of HBO hit “Nurse Jackie” (12/31).

Here’s the bad news: There are a bunch of movies getting the boot next month, too. Subscribers have six days left (at the time of this publishing) to enjoy Oscar-winning classic “All About Eve” (1950), along with these gems:”Batman Begins” (2005), “Beverly Hills Cop III” (1994), “The Burbs” (1989), “Cop Land “(1997), “The Great Escape” (1963), “The Hustler” (1961), “Insomnia” (2002), “Labyrinth” (1986), “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997) and “Silence of the Lambs” (1991).

And that’s just a small sampling. For the whole picture, take a look at everything coming to Netflix next month, below, followed by everything leaving.

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in December 2015.

Available Dec. 1
“DeathToSelfie” (2014)
“30 for 30: Chasing Tyson” (2015)
“50 Shades of They”: Season 1
“A Christmas Star” (2015)
“A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z” (2014)
“Amnesiac” 2015)
“Broadchurch”: Season 2
“CBGB” (2013)
“Christmas Wedding Baby” (2014)
“The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury” (2004)
“Cradle 2 the Grave” (2003)
“Darkman” (1990)
“Detectorists”: Season 1
“I’m Brent Morin” (2015, Netlix Original)
“Jenny’s Wedding” (2015)
“Las magicas historias de Plim Plim”: Season 1
“Ray” (2004)
“Real Rob”: Season 1 (2015)
“See You In Valhalla” (2015)
“Stir of Echoes” (1999)
“Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming” (2007)
“That Touch of Mink” (1962)
“Tyke: Elephant Outlaw” (2015)
“Winning Life’s Battles”: Season 1

Available Dec. 2
“Stations of the Cross” (2014)
“Tangerine” (2015)

Available Dec. 3
“Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine” (2015)

Available Dec. 4
“A Very Murray Christmas” (2015, Netflix Original)
“Comedy Bang! Bang!”: Season 4

Available Dec. 5
“A Case of You” (2013)
“Dinosaur 13” (2014)
“Inside Man”: Season 3

Available Dec. 7
“Vampire Academy” (2014)

Available Dec. 8
“One & Two” (2015)
“Phoenix” (2014)
“Xenia” (2014)

Available Dec. 9
“Phineas and Ferb”: Season 4
“Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, Hugh and Unemployed Live in Austin” (2015, Netflix Original)

Available Dec. 11
“The Adventures of Puss in Boots”: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
“The Ridiculous 6” (2015, Netflix Original)

Available Dec. 14
“The Da Vinci Code” (2006)

Available Dec. 15
“Drown” (2014)
“Hart of Dixie”: Season 4
“High Profits”: Season 1
“Time Out of Mind” (2014)

Available Dec. 16
“Fresh Dressed” (2015)
“Helix”: Season 2

Available Dec. 18
“F is for Family”: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
“Glitter Force”: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
“Making A Murderer”: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
Mike Epps: Don’t Take It Personal” (Netflix Original)

Available Dec. 19
“Chloe & Theo” (2015)

Available Dec. 20
“Leo the Lion” (2013)
“Magic Snowflake” (2013)
“Santa’s Apprentice” (2010)

Available Dec. 21
“El Senor de los Cielos”: Season 3

Available Dec. 22
“Queen of Earth” (2015)

Available Dec. 23
“Invisible Sister” (2015)

Available Dec. 24
“Dawn of the Croods”: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

Available Dec. 25
“Black Mirror ‘White Christmas’ Episode”

Available Dec. 28
“Maron”: Season 3
“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic”: Season 5

Available December 30
“Parenthood:” Season 6

Available Dec. 31
“Battle Creek”: Season 1
“Manhattan Romance” (2015)
“Nurse Jackie”: Seasons 1-7
“Violetta”: Season 3

And here’s what is getting yanked:

Leaving Dec 1:

All About Eve (1950)
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: Season 1 (2012)
Batman Begins (2005)
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Brian’s Song (1971)
Brian’s Song (2001)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
The Burbs (1989)
Cop Land (1997)
Damien: Omen II (1978)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Employee of the Month (2006)
Forces of Nature (1999)
Get Low (2009)
The Great Escape (1963)
The Guardian: Season 1-3
The High and the Mighty (1954)
The Hustler (1961)
Insomnia (2002)
Juice (1992)
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Labyrinth (1986)
Last Night (2010)
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
Left Behind: The Movie (2000)
Left Behind: World at War (2005)
Modern Problems (1981)
My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
Necessary Roughness (1991)
The Omen (1976)
Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
The Paw Project (2013)
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly (2008)
R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007)
Shrink (2009)
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Soapdish (1991)
Trek Nation (2011)
Two Can Play That Game (2001)

Leaving Dec. 4

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally (2010)

Leaving Dec. 6

360 (2011)
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)

Leaving Dec. 9

C.O.G. (2013)

Leaving Dec. 10

Ultimate Spider-Man: Season 2 

Leaving Dec. 11

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: Season 2
Rescue Me: Season 1-7

Leaving Dec. 12

Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

Leaving Dec. 13

How to Build a Better Boy (2014) Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011)

Leaving Dec. 15

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

Leaving Dec. 17

Underclassman (2005)

Leaving Dec. 21st

Red Hook Summer (2012)

Leaving Dec. 24

Una Noche (2012)

Leaving Dec. 30

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2013)

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