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What’s in and out of Netflix in December

December is upon us and as usual with every new month, Netflix movies and TV shows will be arriving and leaving. So get your holiday spirit cranking, there will be a ton of great content coming to everyone’s favorite streaming service next month.

The big Netflix event in this season of giving is the addition of the blockbuster superhero hit “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” coming on December 5.

Other notable additions are the Ace Ventura comedy movies, Eminem in “8 Mile,” Tim Allen in the Santa Clause trilogy, war epic “Full Metal Jacket,” the heartwarming “August Rush” and the spectacular documentary “Planet Earth II.” The third season of the family sitcom “Fuller House” will also arrive on December 22.

There are not a whole lot of movies exiting Netflix next month but one of the all-time most loved TV shows will be bowing out. Every season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” will be leaving Netflix on December 9, so catch all your favorite episodes while you still can.

Other notable exits are the thriller “Nightcrawler,” “Lucky Number Slevin” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”

Here are the December Netflix highlights:

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

December’s Netflix highlight is the blockbuster superhero flick “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.”

This excellent follow-up to 2014’s surprise hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” tells the continuing adventures of an unlikely band of misfit heroes as they travel across the galaxy to uncover the secrets behind Peter Quill aka Starlord’s lineage.

It stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Zaldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, Bradley Cooper (voice) and Vin Diesel (voice), under the direction of Peter Gunn.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will start blasting its way to Netflix on December 5.

Fuller House Season 3

The third season of the popular show “Fuller House” will also grace Netflix next month.

This series is a modern spin-off of the popular 1980s/1990s sitcom “Full House” and it follows the everyday shenanigans of the now grownup Tanner-Fuller kids and their budding families.

It stars the original cast members Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber with regular appearances from John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin.

“Fuller House Season 3” will start tickling your funny bone on December 22.

Planet Earth II

Remember the groundbreaking BBC documentary series “Planet Earth?” It’s probably the most spectacular look at our world ever and its wildlife, as it took us from the deepest oceans to the highest peaks of the Himalayan Mountains.

Now, fans of the original series will surely be pleased with the arrival of “Planet Earth II” on Netflix next month. Shot over three years across 40 different countries in incredible detail – traversing islands, jungles, grasslands, deserts and urban landscapes, “Planet Earth II” was filmed entirely in 4K, a first for the series.

Better yet, the documentary also brings back the iconic voice of “Planet Earth’s” narrator Sir David Attenborough and that will always be a treat for longtime fans.

“Planet Earth II” will start its Netflix journey on Christmas Day, December 25.

Here’s the full list of what’s coming and going in December:

Arriving in December

December 1

  • 8 Mile
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
  • All Hail King Julien: Season 5— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • A StoryBots Christmas— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • August Rush
  • Chef & My Fridge: 2017
  • Dark: Season 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Diana: In Her Own Words
  • Dreamcatcher
  • DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Easy: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Exporting Raymond
  • Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Hitch
  • My Happy Family— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Nacho Libre
  • Sahara
  • The Farthest – Voyager in Space
  • The Little Rascals
  • The Wackness
  • The Young Victoria
  • Tyson
  • V for Vendetta
  • TURN: Washington’s Spies: Season 4
  • While You Were Sleeping

December 4

  • When Calls the Heart: Season 4

December 5

  • Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

December 6

  • Trolls Holiday Special

December 8

  • El Camino Christmas— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Crown: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 11

  • Catwoman
  • The Magicians: Season 2

December 12

  • Disney’s The Santa Clause
  • Disney’s The Santa Clause 2
  • Disney’s The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • Judd Apatow: The Return— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 14

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

December 15

  • A Five Star Life
  • Christmas Inheritance— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Discovering Bigfoot
  • El Señor de los Cielos: Season 5
  • Erased: Season 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Freeway: Crack In The System
  • Neverlake
  • Pottersville
  • Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2
  • The Haunting of Helena
  • The Mafia Kills Only in Summer
  • The Ranch: Part 4— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Trollhunters: Part 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Ultimate Beastmaster— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 18

  • Hello, My Twenties!: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 19

  • Miss Me This Christmas
  • Russell Howard: Recalibrate— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Indian Detective: Season 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • You Can’t Fight Christmas

December 20

  • La Casa de Papel: Season 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 21

  • Peaky Blinders: Season 4— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 22

  • 72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America: Season 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Dope: Season 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Fuller House: Season 3, New Episodes— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Rosario Tijeras: Season 1
  • The Toys That Made Us: Season 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL

December 23

  • Creep 2
  • Myths & Monsters: Season 1

December 25

  • Cable Girls: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Planet Earth II

December 26

  • Todd Barry: Spicy Honey— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Travelers: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • 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 27

  • Pusher

December 29

  • Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 2: Part 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Killer Legends
  • La Mante: Season 1— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Shelter

December 31

  • Dave Chappelle: Equanimity— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Fun Mom Dinner

Leaving in December

December 1

  • All I Want for Christmas
  • Bedazzled
  • Black Snake Moan
  • Compulsion
  • Cousin Bette
  • Hoffa
  • La Viuda Negra: Season 1
  • Picture Perfect
  • Practical Magic
  • Rebelde
  • Scary Movie 2
  • Scary Movie 3
  • Super Size Me
  • Terriers: Season 1
  • The Crucible
  • The Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus
  • The Man from Snowy River
  • Touch: Season 2
  • Toys
  • Two Girls and a Guy
  • Waking Life
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: Seasons 1-2

December 5

  • Holes

December 9

  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Seasons 1-11

December 10

  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • Nightcrawler
  • The Rite

December 11

  • Dollhouse: Season 2

December 13

  • The Queen of Versailles

December 15

  • 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

December 19

  • Dance Academy: Series 1-3

December 20

  • Che: Parts 1 & 2

December 24

  • Amores Perros

December 25

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

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