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Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in December

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It’s time for the holidays and Will Smith fighting with orcs

We’re about to enter the final weeks of 2017, and we’re all going to have to do something while waiting for Star Wars: The Last Jedi to come out. Sitting down to watch something from your streaming service of choice would seem to be a good option— but if you’re assuming there’s going to be an influx of treacly, holiday-themed specials, you’d be wrong. Instead, December is a month when a bunch of things you might actually want to watch are suddenly going to be available.

Netflix is kicking things off with some big names, including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the second season of the service’s Emmy-winning show The Crown, and its latest drama, Dark. And if you really insist on some sort of literal holiday tie-in, the Santa Clause franchise is also coming to Netflix. (But come on. You’re better than that.) Perhaps the most exciting addition is going to be Bright, the service’s big-budget fantasy action epic from Will Smith and director David Ayer. There’s been a lot of conversation about whether Netflix’s online-only strategy can actually work when it comes to tentpole movies, and Bright is one of the first titles it’s betting on.

Amazon Prime, on the other hand, is keeping things relatively low-key. S. Craig Zahler’s riveting Brawl in Cell Block 99 will be arriving on December 31st, but the service will also be adding movies like It Comes at Night, Nightcrawler, Silence of the Lambs, and James Cameron’s Titanic. (Say what you will about that last one, but it can be a fantastic way to distract family members for several hours during the holidays.)

Given that end-of-the-year schedules are so busy, HBO Now can probably be forgiven for its relatively thin additions next month. While it will be adding The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee, and the Kit Harington miniseries Gunpowder, it’s also including films like the director’s cuts of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Gone in 60 Seconds, and Daredevil. But perhaps the most important thing to note about HBO is what it will be losing on December 31st. Films like Tron, Watchmen, Highlander, and Her will all vanish at the end of the month, so you know where you should putting your attention. The complete list of titles is below.

Coming to Netflix

December 1st

  • 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
  • Dreamcatcher
  • DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays
  • Easy, season 2
  • Exporting Raymond
  • Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Hitch
  • My Happy Family
  • 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
  • Voyeur
  • 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 6

  • Trolls Holiday Special

December 8th

  • El Camino Christmas
  • The Crown, season 2

December 11th

  • Catwoman
  • 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
  • Drillbit Taylor
  • El Señor de los Cielos, season 5
  • Erased, season 1
  • 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
  • Trollhunters: Part 2
  • Ultimate Beastmaster
  • Wormwood

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
  • Bright
  • 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

  • Pusher

December 29th

  • Bill Nye Saves the World, season 2, part 1
  • Killer Legends
  • La Mante, season 1
  • Shelter
  • The Climb

December 31st

  • Dave Chappelle: Equanimity

Leaving Netflix

December 1st

  • 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 5th

  • Holes

December 9th

  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, seasons 1–11

December 10th

  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • Nightcrawler
  • The Rite

December 11th

  • Dollhouse, season 2

December 13th

  • The Queen of Versailles

December 15th

  • 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 19th

  • Dance Academy, series 1–3

December 20th

  • Che: Parts 1 & 2

December 24th

  • Amores Perros

December 25th

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

Coming to Amazon Prime Video

December 1st

  • Apocalypse Now
  • At Close Range
  • Basic Instinct 2
  • Bloodsport
  • Brothers Grimm
  • Buffalo 66
  • Child's Play
  • Dr. Strange
  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch
  • Hammett
  • Hannibal
  • Hitch
  • Hulk Vs.
  • In & Out
  • In Enemy Hands
  • Light Sleeper
  • Meet Wally Sparks
  • Moonstruck
  • Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow
  • Planet Hulk
  • Point Break
  • Rocky
  • Rocky II
  • Rocky III
  • Rocky IV
  • Rocky V
  • Searching for Bobby Fischer
  • Silence
  • Stigmata
  • The Final Cut
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • The Invincible Iron Man
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • The Weight of Water
  • Thor Animated Movie: Tales of Asgard
  • Titanic
  • Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
  • Ultimate Avengers II
  • Wristcutters: A Love Story

December 3rd

  • Class, season 1

December 4th

  • The Royals, season 3

December 7th

  • Aftershock
  • Gun Shy
  • Thursday Night Football: Saints vs. Falcons

December 8th

  • Crank 2: High Voltage
  • Crown Heights
  • The Grand Tour, season 2

December 9th

  • It Comes at Night

December 10th

  • Nightcrawler
  • Rosewater

December 12th

  • Foreman

December 14th

  • Thursday Night Football: Broncos vs. Colts

December 15th

  • Jean Claude Van Johnson, season 1

December 21st

  • Humans, season 2
  • Woodshock

December 22nd

  • The Last Post, season 1
  • Monster Trucks

December 23rd

  • Anne of Green Gables, season 2
  • Banksy Does New York
  • Someone Marry Barry
  • Teen Wolf, season 6

December 25th

  • Thursday Night Football: Steelers vs. Texans

December 28th

  • Anjelah Johnson: Mahalo & Goodnight

December 29th

  • Rings

December 31st

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99
  • Solace

Coming to HBO Now

December 1st

  • All The President’s Men
  • The Cotton Club
  • Daredevil (Director’s Cut)
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • The Exorcist (Director’s Cut)
  • Gone in 60 Seconds (Director’s Cut)
  • Gran Torino
  • Hoosiers
  • Jack Frost
  • Kenke (aka Weed)
  • La Madrina (aka The Mother of The Bride)
  • Marauders
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • Neon Lights
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
  • Pitch Black
  • The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggietales Movie
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Director’s Cut)
  • Seed of Chucky
  • Snow White: A Tale of Terror
  • Something’s Gotta Give
  • Species
  • Species II
  • Species: The Awakening
  • TMNT
  • Tremors
  • Tremors II: Aftershocks
  • Tremors 3: Back to Perfection
  • Tremors 4: The Legend Begins
  • The War of the Roses

December 2nd

  • Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady
  • Unforgettable

December 3rd

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm, season 9 finale
  • Deepwater Horizon

December 4th

  • The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee

December 6th

  • Wilson

December 7th

  • 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide

December 8th

  • María (y Los Demás) (aka Maria and Everyone Else)

December 9th

  • Logan

December 11th

  • Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution
  • HBO First Look: Pitch Perfect 3

December 14th

  • HBO First Look: The Greatest Showman

December 15th

  • Me estás matando Susana (aka You’re Killing Me, Susana)
  • The Take

December 16th

  • Going in Style

December 18th

  • Agnelli
  • Gunpowder, miniseries premiere

December 19th

  • 15: A Quinceanera Story — Zoey

December 20th

  • 15: A Quinceanera Story — Rosi

December 21st

  • 15: A Quinceanera Story — Ashley

December 22nd

  • 15: A Quinceanera Story — Jackie and Nina
  • El Amparo

December 23rd

  • The Zookeeper’s Wife

December 24th

  • Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show

December 25th

  • Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show 2

December 29th

  • El Hipnotizador, season 2 finale

December 30th

  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Leaving HBO Now

December 31st

  • The Accountant
  • All The President’s Men
  • American Gigolo
  • Batman (1966)
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • Bend it Like Beckham
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Bodyguard
  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
  • The Conjuring
  • The Dark Knight
  • Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Her
  • Highlander
  • Insomnia
  • Jason Bourne
  • Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius
  • Krampus
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Leatherheads
  • Mimic
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Mission: Impossible II
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Mr. Deeds
  • Necessary Roughness
  • Over Her Dead Body
  • Phone Booth
  • Play Misty for Me
  • Speed
  • Term Life
  • Towelhead
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Tron
  • Watchmen
  • What Women Want
  • The Witches of Eastwick
  • The Women

Update, December 6th, 3:30PM ET: Removed the Doctor Who Christmas Special from Amazon Prime as the service will no longer be releasing it in December.