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Everything New on Netflix that Will Tickle Your Fancy in December


Ah, the holiday season approaches. But what will you be watching as the weather grows ever colder and carols take over every speaker at every store? We’ve got you covered.

Variety has the full Netflix list of what’s arriving on the platform in December, and I’ve highlighted things of interest or established faves:

December 1
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
Dark: Season 1
Diana: In Her Own Words
DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays
Easy: 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
While You Were Sleeping

December 4th
When Calls the Heart: Season 4

December 5th
Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

December 6th
Trolls Holiday Special

December 8th
El Camino Christmas
The Crown: Season 2

December 11th
The Magicians: Season 2

December 12th
Disney’s The Santa Clause
Disney’s The Santa Clause 2
Disney’s The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Judd Apatow: The Return

December 14th
41 Dogs in My Home
A&E: When Patients Attack
Ainsley Eats the Streets: Season 1
Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4

December 15th
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

December 18th
Hello, My Twenties!: Season 2

December 19th
Miss Me This Christmas
Russell Howard: Recalibrate
The Indian Detective: Season 1
You Can’t Fight Christmas

December 20th
La Casa de Papel: Season 1

December 21st
Peaky Blinders: Season 4

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

December 23rd
Creep 2
Myths & Monsters: Season 1

December 25th
Cable Girls: Season 2
Planet Earth II

December 26th
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

December 27th

December 29th
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 2: Part 1
Killer Legends
La Mante: Season 1
The Climb

December 31
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity
Fun Mom Dinner

There’s a lot of media here to keep us warm through December, but I’m most excited about season 4 of Peaky Blinders finally coming to the US on the 21st. I’ve been watching the antics of Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby & Co. for so long I feel a little bit like a member of one of TV’s most dysfunctional families. Peaky Blinders—set in the aftermath of World War I, in crime-ridden and gang-ruled Birmingham—can be breathtaking, nerve-shattering television, or it can go way too far into its orgy of violence and become way too self-indulgent, but it’s never not compelling and nail-biting.

I thought that last season was the most uneven yet, but even a lingering doubt about the longevity of the series won’t keep me away. No, I’m cranking up the Nick Cave right now to prepare myself for this. (OK, granted I am never not listening to Nick Cave, but today it’s with extra emphasis.)

What jumped out at you on December’s roster?

(images: BBC Two)

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