What’s Coming to Netflix in December 2019, and What’s Leaving the Stream

With winter in full swing across the country, and the holidays looming, it’s time to kick back and relax with winter fare from our favorite streaming service. We can look forward to plenty of seasonal treats coming to Netflix in December 2019.

Best of all, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly content coming to Netflix in December 2019. This is perfect if you’re taking some downtime and looking for entertainment while the kids are on winter break.

Notable Originals Coming to Netflix in December 2019

While you’ll find plenty to watch for the coming holidays, you won’t lack for everyday movies and shows suitable for every season. Here’s a summary of some of the most anticipated original content coming to Netflix in December 2019

‘Marriage Story’

Marriage Story” stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver in a touching character-driven story from filmmaker Noah Brumback “The King” debuts on Netflix on December 1.

This dramedy explores the trials and tribulations of a coast-to-coast couple undergoing divorce. It’s a compassionate look at a couple struggling with their own dreams and finding it hard to maintain a relationship in the limelight with differing goals.

Look for the stunning supporting cast, including Laura Dern, Alan Alad, and Ray Liotta.

Catch Marriage Story starting December 6.

‘The Witcher,’ Season 1

Starring Henry Cavill (Superman, and “The Tudors”), this luxurious-looking new fantasy series is sure to be a fan favorite. It follows the story of Geralt of Rivia, monster hunter, as he navigates an uncertain world. It seems the humans he wants to save are often more evil than the monsters.

Geralt has supernatural powers to assist him, however, as he’s caught in a world between two human nations, peopled with elves and dwarves. Some critics are sure to compare this new series coming to Netflix in December 2019 with Game of Thrones. But we’re assured that it will have its own unique flavor.

The Witcher” hits the stream on December 20.


‘The Two Popes’

This biographical movie documents trouble in the Catholic Church and the surprising friendship between Pope Benedict XVI and future Pope Francis. “The Two Popes” stars Anthony Hopkins as Benedict and Jonathan Price as Francis.

In the story, it’s 2012, and Francis (then Cardinal Bergoglio), requests permission to retire from then-pope Benedict. Benedict summons Bergoglio to Rome, where secrets that could destroy the Church force the liberal Bergoglio and conservative Benedict to find common ground.

Notable Family Titles Added

With the winter holidays approaching, be prepared for plenty of family-friendly titles coming to Netflix in December 2019.

‘Lost in Space,’ Season 2

Nothing says Christmas like a family lost and floundering in the unknown universe. In fact, the new season of “Lost in Space” will perfectly fill that winter break gap from school.

It looks exciting, and fans are happy to learn that the original surviving cast and crew of The Jupiter 2 is set to return. But in Season 2, their beloved Robot is missing, so returning to the Resolute might be more difficult than they thought.

Look for 10 new episodes starting on December 24.


Notable Holiday Features Coming to Netflix in December 2019

We’ll have no lack of holiday-themed and winter-centric content coming to Netflix in December 2019.

‘A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby’ (2019)

Do you remember 2017, when Netflix teased its own viewers about their binging habits?

A quick refresher – on December 10, 2017, social media staff at the streaming network called out 53 of their subscribers for watching “A Christmas Prince” every day for 18 days in a row:

Netflix teases its viewers on TwitterThey can tease, but something about this somewhat basic, cheesy holiday romance story hit hard with audiences. So, 2018 saw “The Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding.” And now coming to Netflix in December 2019, naturally, is “The Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.”

These wholesome and hokey movies are like Twinkies for the brain, and fans love it!

You can watch it, too, starting December 5.

‘Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas’

This beautifully animated holiday special episode from the Spirit Riding Free series is from DreamWorks. In this seasonal episode, Lucky and her friends go into the city on Christmas Eve, looking for the perfect gift for Lucky’s dad. But an avalanche ruins their plans, and they’re stranded and must find a way to return home.

You can watch it on Netflix starting on December 6.

Everything Coming to Netflix in December 2019

Here’s the current list of all the titles coming to Netflix in December 2019. Note, this list is up-to-date on the date of publication and includes only new titles for U.S. subscribers.

Coming December 1

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

Baby Dolls

Cut Bank (2014)

Dead Kids — Netflix Original Series

Eastsiders (Season 4)

Mahi Nri (2017)

Malcolm X (1992)

Morphle (Season 1)

No Game No Life (Season 1)

Qismat (2018)

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

Sonic X (Season 1 & 2)

Suits (Season 1)

Sweet Virginia (2017)

Tee Shot: Ariya Jatuanguarn

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)

The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2017)

Coming December 2

Nightflyers (Season 1)

Team Kaylie (Part 2) — Netflix Original Kids Series

Coming December 3

Especial de Natal Porta dos Fundos: A Primeira Tenação de Cristo (2019) Netflix Original Standup Comedy

Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah (2019) — Netflix Original Standup Comedy

Wish Man (2019)

War on Everyone (2016)

Coming December 4

Magic for Humans (Season 2) — Netflix Original Series

Los Briceño (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

The Last O.G. (Season 2)

Coming December 5

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)–  Netflix Original Movie

Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

Greenleaf (Season 4)

Home for Christmas (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

V-Wars (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

Coming December 6

Astronomy Club (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

Fuller House (Season 5 – Part 1) — Netflix Original Series

Marriage Story (2019) — Netflix Original Movie

Spirit Riding Free: The Spirit of Christmas (2019) — Netflix Original Family

Teasing Master Takagi-san (Season 2) — Netflix Original Anime Series

The Chosen One (Season 2) — Netflix Original Series

Three Days of Christmas (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

Triad Princess (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

Virgin River (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

Coming December 8

From Paris With Love (2010)

Coming December 9

A Family Reunion Christmas (2019) — Netflix Original Series

It Comes at Night (2017)

Coming December 10

Michelle Wolf: Joke Show (2019) — Netflix Original Standup Comedy

Outlander (Season 3)

Coming December 11

The Sky Is Pink (2019)

Coming December 12

Jack Whitehall: Christmas with my Father (2019) — — Netflix Original

Coming December 13

6 Underground (2019) — Netflix Original movie

Coming December 16

Burlesque (2010)

The Danish Girl (2015)

The Magicians (Season 4)

Coming December 17

Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America! (2019) — Netflix Original Standup Comedy

Coming December 18

Soundtrack (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

Coming December 20

The Two Popes (2019) — Netflix Original Movie

The Witcher (Season 1) —- Netflix Original Series

Coming December 22

Private Practice (Seasons 1-6)

Coming December 23

Transformers Rescue Bots Academy (Season 1)

Coming December 24

John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019) — Netflix Original

Lost in Space (Season 2) — Netflix Original Series

Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 (Part 2) — Netflix Original Series

Coming December 26

Fast & Furious: Spy Racers (Season 1) — Netflix Original Kids Series

You (Season 2) — Netflix Original Series

Coming December 27

The Gift (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

Kevin Hart: Don’t Fuck This Up (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

Coming December 29

Lawless (2012)

Coming December 30

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened (Limited Series) — Netflix Original Anime Series

Coming December 31

Ares (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

Go! Go! Cory Carson (Season 1) — Netflix Original Kids Series

Spectros (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

The Neighbor (Season 1) — Netflix Original Series

Last Chance to Watch on Netflix in December 2019

Probably more shocking that what’s coming to Netflix in December 2019 is what’s leaving. We’re shocked and dismayed by the loss of old standbys that we’ve returned to time after time.

Notable Titles Leaving Netflix in December 2019

If you haven’t had a chance to see these notable movies and television shows on Netflix, now’s your last chance.

Here are a few notable titles to watch before they leave the stream.

‘BBC Earth Series’

The BBC Earth series is a collection of stunning, high-definition nature documentaries. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, they feature various aspects of our natural world and the wonder found within.

The latest installment of the series, “Blue Planet II” won a 2018 BAFTA for its “must-see” TV moments. “Planet Earth,” from 2006, won four Emmys.

Other BBC Earth series” include “Frozen Planet,” “Life Story,” and more.

While the Netflix Original documentary with Sir Attenborough, “Our Planet,” will remain on the service, frankly, it’s nowhere as majestic as the BBC series nor as well-written.

The series leaves Netflix on December 3, with no news yet where it will appear next.

‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,’ Seasons 7-11

This landmark food and travel series starring the much-mourned Anthony Bourdain is leaving Netflix in December.

Most notably, it was Bourdain’s final series before his death. This smart and thought-provoking series shows Bourdain traveling to the world’s most interesting corners and sharing his unique perspective on their food and culture.

Netflix still has plenty of food and travel shows, but nothing will replace Anthony Bourdain. “Parts Unknown” was more than a food show – it was like hanging out with your favorite “cool” teacher.

Leaving Netflix in December 2019

Here’s the current list of all the titles leaving Netflix in December 2019

Leaving December 1

Yoga Hosers (2016)

Leaving December 2

BBC Earth Series

Africa (Season 1)
The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans (Season 1)
Blue Planet II (Season 1)
Frozen Planet (Season 1)
Frozen Planet: On Thin Ice
Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey
Life On Location
Life Story

Nature’s Great Events (Series 1)
Nature’s Great Events: Diaries (Series 1)
Planet Earth (Season 1)

Planet Earth II
The Hunt (Season 1)
The Making of Frozen Planet (Series 1)

10,000 B.C. (2008)

A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale (2015)

Angels in the Snow (2015)

Beyond Bollywood (2013)

Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally

Breaking Up (1997)

Brother’s Keeper (1992)

Bullitt County (2018)

Carrie (1976)

Dante’s Peak (1997)

Digimon Fusion (Seasons 1 and 2)

Fallen (1998)

Fishtronaut (Seasons 1 and 2)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

Gigi (1958)

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Goodbye Lover (1998)

Harry and the Hendersons (1987)

Hatfields & McCoys (Season 1)

Heathers (1989)

How Sarah Got Her Wings (2015)

Invictus (2009)

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (Season 1)

Love Jones (1997)

Masterminds (2016)

Merry Kissmas (2015)

Money Talks (1997)

Mumbai Pune Mumbai 2 (2015)

Mumbai Pune Mumbai (2010)

My Little Lover (Season 1)

North Star (1996)

Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Ocean’s Twelve (2004)

Paleo Way (Season 2)

Philadelphia (1993)

Revealed (Seasons 1 and 2)

Rock the Kasbah (2015)

Rodeo & Juliet (2015)

Second Best (1994)

Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Star Trek: The Animated Series (Seasons 1 and 2)

Tempel (Season 1)

The Aviator (2004)

The Box (2009)

The Farthest: Voyager in Space (2017)

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

The Spirit of Christmas (2015)

The Sunchaser (1996)

Too Late (2015)

UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape (Season 1)

Uncle Nick (2015)

Valu: The Wild Bull (2008)

We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story (1993)

Leaving December 4

The Star (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2018)

Leaving December 11

Get Santa

Leaving December 14

Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries

Leaving December 15


A.D. Kingdom and Empire

Beyblade: Metal Fusion: Season 1
Merlin: Season 1-5

Leaving December 16

Call Me Francis

Helix: Season 2


Leaving December 18

Miss Me This Christmas
You Can’t Fight Christmas

Leaving December 20

Dance Academy (Season 1)

George of the Jungle 2 (2003)

Leaving December 26

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Seasons 7-11)

Kurt Seyit ve Şura (Season 1)

Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)

Leaving December 31

About a Boy (2002)

Billy Elliot (2000)

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Daddy Day Care (2003)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Frasier (Seasons 1-10)

Frasier: The Final Season

Jackie Brown (1997)

Leap Year (2010)

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Rain Man (1988)

Rocky (1976)

Rocky II (1979)

Rocky III (1982)

Rocky IV (1985)

Rocky V (1990)

Schindler’s List (1993)

Tears of the Sun (2003)

The Crow (1994)

The Dark Crystal (1982)

The Pink Panther (2006)

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

White Christmas (1954)

Winter’s Bone (2010)

XXX: State of the Union (2005)

Check Back for Future Updates

Check back at the end of the month to find out what new movies and shows will hit the stream for the new year!

Featured Image: Pixabay license, by Claire Dela Cruz from Pixabay


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