netflix dec 2018

In this day and age, dreaming of a white Christmas seems kinda problematic. This year let’s keep it digital. That’s right, let’s all dream of a Netflix Christmas. For the upcoming December 2018 lineup, a veritable buffet of wonderful content is provided. Below we outline what to watch, and what to see before it’s gone. Fa-la-la-la-la, folks.

GIFT-WRAPPED NEW ARRIVALS

‘Netflix Christmas Specials’ available December 1.

One of the coolest features of the streaming service is its seasonal options. For a “12 Days of Christmas”-like promotion, Netflix originals like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Neo Yokio, and Nailed It! will receive individual Christmas episodes or specials. In particular the Sabrina mini-feature, ‘A Mid-Winter’s Tale’ (available Dec 14), looks to be an excellent addition to a stellar programming block. Here’s a complete list. All shows stream on different dates. Ho-ho-ho!

‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ swings into action December 7.

Andy Serkis directs a new live action adaptation of The Jungle Book, hot off the heels of the Disney reboot. Serkis’s directing, along with a stellar voice cast with the likes of Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Serkis himself, is enough to draw crowds in after opening presents. With daring action instead of the sprightly tones of the original, this one promises a fresher and different intensity. Mowgli growls amongst the animals December 7.

‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown Season 11’ ready to unwrap December 25.

While the holidays are a time for glee, cheer, and familial love, this year they also usher in Anthony Bourdain’s brilliant eleventh season of Parts Unknown. The show is known widely for the food pleasures and indulgence (read food porn) but more significant is Bourdain’s successes in breaking down the borders between groups of people and cultures. Parts Unknown has been and will remain a tome for worldly travelers and home bodies alike, a map for how to navigate the world and its inhabitants with grace, humility and respect. The world misses you, Anthony, even though you haven’t been gone for very long. Make sure to enjoy Season 11 with a hot bowl of pho and prepare for mind expansion, starting December 25.

‘Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable’ erupts with laughter December 18.

One of TV’s top personalities has a new comedy special coming out this December. The ever-lovable Ellen is sure to bring her own classic wit and hilarity to her new Netflix exclusive comedic event. Directed by comics titan Tig Notaro, who described directing as this special as “an out-of-body experience,” which suggests enough evidence that this should be added to your “list” (you don’t even have to check it twice!). Stream it December 18, laughing all the way.

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‘Moana’ surfs out December 20.

The songs in this movie are so damn good. The characters are well done, very cute, and hilarious (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson!). Let’s not forget the strong female protagonist going against the odds of society. While the plot may be typical Disney fare, everything else is not. Moana is beautiful, a movie best enjoyed with family. A perfect flick for warming up around the fire and roasting chestnuts. Don’t miss Moana, she’ll be available to stream until December 20.

‘Hellraiser’ ices out December 1.

Clive Barker shocked a generation when Hellraiser hit theaters. The grotesque characters and odd storyline are magnetic enough to keep you glued to your seat  There’s a very Lovecraftian vibe throughout the movie and the payoff to see Pinhead (warning: linked video may be disturbing) live in the flesh is well worth it. It goes back from whence it came December 1.

…AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!

Happy Holidays to all you Geeks out there! From the Geek Insider team, we want to thank you all for your dedicated readership. It means the world to us that you stop here for all your Geek-related news and updates. Until next month, stay happy, healthy, and tuned into the entertainment stream. Just one of the many things we have to be thankful for in this vast, confusing and crazy world.

Below is a full list of all December’s new arrivals as well as the programs leaving the Netflix platform.

Be well and geek on!

New Arrivals

December 1

  • 8 Mile
  • Astro Boy
  • Battle (film)
  • Bride of Chucky
  • Christine
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Crossroads: One Two Jaga (film)
  • Friday
  • Friday After Next
  • Hellboy
  • Man vs Wild with Sunny Leone: Season 1
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Memories of the Alhambra (Streaming Every Saturday) (show)
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Next Friday
  • Reindeer Games
  • Seven Pounds
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Terminator Salvation
  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 5 Masterclasses
  • The Last Dragon
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little

December 2

  • The Lobster

December 3

December 4

  • District 9

December 6

  • Happy!: Season 1

December 7

December 9

  • Sin senos sí hay paraíso: Season 3

December 10

  • Michael Jackson’s This Is It

December 11

December 12

December 13

December 14

December 16

December 18

December 21

December 24

December 25

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 11
  • Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War

December 26

  • Alexa & Katie: Season 2
  • YOU

December 28

December 30

  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe

December 31

  • The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man

December (date unannounced)

Departing

Leaving December 1

  • Cabin Fever
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
  • Groundhog Day
  • Happily N’Ever After
  • Happily N’Ever After 2: Snow White
  • Hellbound: Hellraiser II
  • Hellraiser
  • Sons of Anarchy: Seasons 1-7
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Spy Hard
  • Stephen King’s Children of the Corn
  • Swept Under
  • The Covenant
  • The Game

Leaving December 4

  • Air Bud: Seventh Inning Fetch
  • Air Bud: Spikes Back
  • Air Bud: World Pup
  • Air Buddies
  • Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales
  • Spooky Buddies
  • Tarzan & Jane
  • The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars
  • The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue
  • The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
  • The Search for Santa Paws
  • Tinker Bell
  • Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
  • Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

Leaving December 7

  • Trolls

Leaving December 10

  • Battle Royale
  • Battle Royale 2
  • Teeth

Leaving December 15

  • Step Up 2: The Streets

Leaving December 16

  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Leaving December 17

  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

Leaving December 19

  • Ip Man: The Final Fight

Leaving December 20

  • Moana
  • Food, Inc.
  • I Give It a Year

Leaving December 22

  • Spotlight

Leaving December 25

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

Leaving December 31

  • Troy

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