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What’s Coming and Going on Netflix in December

What’s Coming and Going on Netflix in December: Netflix

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As December rolls in, Netflix is rolling out some prime counterprogamming to the traditional fare. Sure, new additions to its streaming catalog include A Christmas Star and Christmas Wedding Baby — that’s a real thing — but there’s some dark stuff en route, including a couple of the least obvious festive specials that you can imagine. So whether you’re looking for family-friendly tales of mangers and little babies born out of wedlock or far more disturbing fare, Netflix is there for you.

Here are five options to indulge both impulses, followed by a list of everything that’s leaving and arriving on Netflix’s streaming service over the next few weeks. Fa la la la la, la la la la.


A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS
Bill Murray, a man so cool that even Rock The Casbah can’t diminish him in our hearts, resurrects the holiday special in this star-studded one-off that promises to eclipse everything in its path through star power alone: Amy Poehler, George Clooney and Miley Cyrus guest-star, and Sofia Coppola directs! How does this even exist in the real world?


BLACK MIRROR: WHITE CHRISTMAS
Debuting on Christmas Day 2014, last year’s holiday special for the critically acclaimed tech-dystopia show brought in Jon Hamm to offer the bleakest holiday offering of the season. If you feel that December is not the time to ponder the ways in which technology has only increased man’s ability to be inhuman toward his fellow man, then perhaps you should save this one until the dark, tequila-gummed days of the new year.


FRESH DRESSED
As the western world embraces its consumerist tendencies under the guise of “gift giving,” explore this fascinating history of “hip-hop, urban fashion and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from Orchard Street to high fashion’s catwalks and Middle America shopping malls.” With appearances from Kanye, Pharrell Williams and Damon Dash, this is a must-see for anyone interested in contemporary pop culture.


QUEEN OF EARTH
The idea of an amusing thriller about a mental breakdown might sound contradictory, but Alex Ross Perry — a man who’s already turned Philip Roth into a screwball comedy in 2011’s The Color Wheel — manages it with this movie starring Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss and Steve Jobs’ Katherine Waterson as two old friends who don’t realize how different their lives have become. Out of step with the holidays, you say? Nonsense: the holidays are all about psychological breakdowns incited by loved ones.


TANGERINE
Sean Baker’s movie, about a prostitute who gets released from prison on Christmas Eve only to find out that her boyfriend (who’s also her pimp) has taken up with another woman while she was inside, is certainly a lot more fun than that description makes it sound, and it offers up the best stealth Christmas entertainment since Die Hard.


Gone

DECEMBER 1
All About Eve (1950)
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Season 1
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: The Movie (2000)
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
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)

DECEMBER 4
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally (2010)

DECEMBER 6
360 (2011)
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)

DECEMBER 9
C.O.G. (2013)

DECEMBER 10
Ultimate Spider-Man Season 2

DECEMBER 11
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Season 2
Rescue Me Season 1-7

DECEMBER 12
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

DECEMBER 13
How to Build a Better Boy (2014)
Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011)

DECEMBER 15
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

DECEMBER 17
Underclassman (2005)

DECEMBER 21
Red Hook Summer (2012)

DECEMBER 24
Una Noche (2012)

DECEMBER 30
Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony(2013)


Arriving

DECEMBER 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)
Jenny’s Wedding (2015)
Las mágicas historias de Plim Plim Season 1
Ray (2004)
Real Rob Season 1 (2015)
See You In Valhalla (2015)
Sensitive Skin Season 1
Starting Over Season 1
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

DECEMBER 2
Stations of the Cross (2014)
Tangerine (2015)

DECEMBER 3
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015)

DECEMBER 4
A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
Comedy Bang! Bang! Season 4

DECEMBER 5
A Case of You (2013)
Dinosaur 13 (2014)
Inside Man Season 3

DECEMBER 7
Vampire Academy (2014)

DECEMBER 8
One & Two (2015)
Phoenix (2014)
Xenia (2014)

DECEMBER 9
Phineas and Ferb Season 4
Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High and Unemployed Live in Austin (2015)

DECEMBER 11
The Adventures of Puss in Boots Season 2
The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

DECEMBER 14
The Da Vinci Code (2006)

DECEMBER 14
Drown *(2014)
*Hart of Dixie
Season 4
High Profits Season 1
Time Out of Mind (2014)

DECEMBER 16
Fresh Dressed (2015)
Helix Season 2

DECEMBER 18
F is for Family Season 1
Glitter Force Season 1
Making A Murderer Season 1
Mike Epps: Don’t Take it Personal (2015)

DECEMBER 19
Chloe and Theo (2015)

DECEMBER 20
Leo the Lion (2013)
Magic Snowflake (2013)
Santa’s Apprentice (2010)

DECEMBER 21
El Señor de los Cielos Season 3

DECEMBER 22
Queen of Earth (2015)

DECEMBER 23
Invisible Sister (2015)

DECEMBER 24
Dawn of the Croods Season 1

DECEMBER 25
Black Mirror: White Christmas (2014)

DECEMBER 28
Maron Season 3
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season 5

DECEMBER 30
Parenthood Season 6

DECEMBER 31
Battle Creek Season 1
Manhattan Romance (2014)
Nurse Jackie Seasons 1-7
Violetta Season 3

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