What’s New on Netflix: December 2017

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Welcome to your first look at what’s coming to Netflix in November 2017 including all the new movies, TV series, documentaries and stand-up specials heading our way during the final month of 2017.

Expect it to be a bumper month on Netflix thanks to it being Christmas and we’ve already seen that Netflix is adding a few Christmas treats to the service. It’s also very Netflix Original heavy but that’s no bad thing as there’s truly some fantastic titles both new and returning heading our way.

December 2017 Highlights

New Movies

Netflix will be dropping arguably the trilogy of the most recognizable Christmas movies in the form of Tim Allen’s The Santa Clause. All three of the movies will be dropping on Netflix for December 12th.

The Disney contract will be bringing another Marvel movie in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. The sequel to the wildly successful first movie starring Chris Pratt improves on its predecessor in almost every way and once again, is served up with a rocking soundtrack.

V for Vendetta will be returning to the service on December 1st after being removed in the summer and Will Smiths big budget Netflix Original movie, Bright, will be making its way onto Netflix towards the end of December.

New TV Series

Netflix Originals currently make up the majority of the highlights for December 2017. We’ll kick off with season 2 of The Crown. Netflix’s biggest budget show returns for Claire Foy’s final year reprising the role of the Queen before Olivia Colman takes the helm from next year onwards.

Two big fan-favourite comedies will be back in December 2017 with both The Ranch and Fuller House getting brand new episodes. We’ll also see the long-awaited return of Dreamworks Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro.

List of Titles Coming to Netflix in December 2017

December 1st

  • 8 Mile (2002)
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
  • Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
  • All Hail King Julien (Season 5) Netflix Original
  • A StoryBots Christmas
  • August Rush (2007)
  • Chef & My Fridge: 2017
  • Dark (Season 1) Netflix Original
  • Diana: In Her Own Words (Documentary)
  • Dreamcatcher (2003)
  • DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays Netflix Original
  • Easy (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Exporting Raymond (2010)
  • Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story (2017)
  • Full Metal Jacket (1987) re-addition 
  • Hitch (2005)
  • My Happy Family (2017)
  • Nacho Libre (2006)
  • Sahara (2005)
  • The Farthest – Voyager in Space (Season 1)
  • The Little Rascals (1994)
  • The Wackness (2008)
  • The Young Victoria (2009)
  • TURN: Washington’s Spies (Season 4)
  • Tyson (1995)
  • Voyeur (2017) Netflix Original Documentary
  • V for Vendetta (2005) re-addition 
  • While You Were Sleeping

December 4th

  • When Calls the Heart (Season 4)

December 5th

  • Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight Netflix Original Standup Special
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. (2017) Disney exclusive

December 6th

  • Trolls Holiday Special

December 8th

  • El Camino Christmas (2017)
  • The Crown (Season 2)

December 11th

  • Catwoman (2004)
  • The Magicians (Season 2)

December 12th

  • Judd Apatow: The Return (2017) Netflix Original Standup
  • The Santa Clause (1994)
  • The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
  • The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

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 (2013)
  • Christmas Inheritance (2017)
  • Discovering Bigfoot (2017)
  • El Señor de los Cielos: Season 5A Five Star Life
  • Erased (2017) Netflix Original Movie
  • Freeway: Crack In The System
  • Neverlake
  • Pottersville
  • Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2
  • The Haunting of Helena (2012)
  • The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013)
  • The Ranch (Season 2 Part 2) Netflix Original Series
  • Dreamwork’s Trollhunters (Season 2)
  • Wormwood (Docu-series) Netflix Original
  • Ultimate Beastmaster (Season 2) Netflix Original Series

December 18th

  • Hello, My Twenties! (Season 2)

December 19th

  • Miss Me This Christmas (2017)
  • Russell Howard: Recalibrate Netflix Original Standup
  • The Indian Detective (Season 1)
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
  • You Can’t Fight Christmas (2017)

December 20th

  • La Casa de Papel (Season 1)

December 21st

  • Peaky Blinders (Season 4)

December 22nd

  • 72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America (Season 1)
  • Bright (2017) Netflix Original Movie
  • Dope (Season 1)
  • Fuller House (Season 3 – Part 2) Netflix Original Series
  • Rosario Tijeras (Season 1)
  • The Toys That Made Us (Season 1)

December 23rd

  • Creep 2 (2017)
  • Myths & Monsters (Season 1)

December 25th

  • Cable Girls (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
  • Planet Earth II

December 26th

  • Todd Barry: Spicy Honey Netflix Original Standup
  • Travelers (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
  • 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 (1996)

December 29th

  • Bill Nye Saves the World (Season 2) Netflix Original
  • Killer Legends (2014)
  • La Mante (Season 1)
  • Shelter (2014)
  • The Climb (2002)

December 31st

  • Dave Chappelle: Equanimity Netflix Original Standup
  • Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

As always, we’ll keep you updated daily with the new additions over on our What’s New section plus check back through December as we’ll have special 2018 Netflix previews available.

What are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.