All we want for Christmas is everyone to leave us alone for 12 days so we can catch up with everything on Netflix – because while 2017 is drawing to close, the streaming giant is going at full speed all the way until 31st December, dishing out a veritable sleigh-full of treats for festive streaming.
There’s The Crown, which returns for a second season of sumptuous, BAFTA-winning royal drama. There’s all the other TV you can binge on, thanks to Dark, Germany’s answer to Stranger Things, Season 2 of Travellers and Spain’s Las Chicas del Cable, Season 3 of How to Get Away with Murder, plus a new series from Errol Morris. There are old friends to catch up with, including Doctor Who, Peaky Blinders and sequel to ice hockey favourite Goon. There are weighty Oscar contenders to digest after Christmas dinner, such as Spotlight and Bridge of Spies, thrillers to excite on New Year’s Eve, from Mad Max: Fury Road to Berlin Syndrome. There’s more than enough to keep the kids entertained, with Trollhunters’ second season to unwrap alongside the return of family-friendly science show Bill Nye Saves the World. There are horror movies to chill when the tykes have gone to bed, from Krampus to The Autopsy of Jane Doe. And, of course, there’s Christmas charm aplenty in Love Actually, the starriest new addition to Netflix’s seasonal selection (see the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to Netflix UK’s Christmas content here).
And did we mention Season 2 of The Crown?
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in December 2017:
Note: All titles and dates subject to change. This page is updated to contain the most accurate information available.
Dark: Season 1 – 1st December
A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers. Their search for a culprit unearths a small town’s sins and secrets.
Easy: Season 2 – 1st December
Returning characters and new faces navigate the ups and downs of relationships, friendships, family and more.
A Quiet Passion – 1st December
“Because I could not stop for Death, he kindly stopped for me.” Cynthia Nixon is on superb form in this gentle biopic of poet Emily Dickinson.
American Graffiti – 1st December
Before Star Wars came George Lucas’ coming-of-age classic, following a group of high school graduates as they cruise the strip before heading to college.
Kick-Ass – 1st December
Why so serious? Matthew Vaughn’s twisted, funny take on superheroes, based on the Mark Millar comics, is fun, thrilling and gloriously violent.
Sharknado – 1st December
Everyone’s favourite shark-based weather phenonemon finally arrives where it belongs.
Voyeur – 1st December
Legendary journalist Gay Talese investigates one of the most controversial stories of his career — a motel owner who spied on his guests for decades.
A StoryBots Christmas – 1st December
Bo thinks her holiday gift-giving isn’t good enough, so she heads north to study under Santa Claus — only to find he’s missing.
Doctor Who: Season 9 – 5th December
Peter Capaldi enters his stride in his second run of adventures in the TARDIS – before he bids farewell forever, don’t miss the chance to catch up with some favourites.
The Crown: Season 2 – 8th December
As a new era begins, Queen Elizabeth struggles to uphold longstanding traditions while navigating a world that’s changing around her.
El Camino Christmas – 8th December
Stuck in a liquor store during an alleged robbery, a group of strangers shares hidden truths and forms an unexpected bond on Christmas Eve.
Peaky Blinders: Season 3 – 10th December
With Season 4 of the Beeb’s stylish and gripping period crime drama now on our screens, don’t miss the chance to relish its third season for the first time – or, if you already hung out with Thomas Shelby (the magnetic Cillian Murphy) and his family last year, don’t miss the chance to enjoy it all over again.
Manhunt: Unabomber – 12th December
Faced with few clues and an increasingly panicked public, the FBI calls on a new kind of profiler to help track down the infamous Unabomber.
Love Actually – 14th December
Richard Curtis goes full Richard Curtis in this impossible-to-resist Christmas juggernaut.
Back to the Future Trilogy – 14th December
Great Scot! What just might be the best movie trilogy of all time is coming to Netflix!
Trollhunters: Part 2 – 15th December
Backed by loyal friends, once-ordinary teen Jim Lake Jr. advances his battle to protect Arcadia and the Troll world he’s pledged to keep safe.
Wormwood – 15th December
Errol Morris reconstructs the mysterious death of a Cold War military scientist involved in a secret biological warfare program.
El Chapo: Season 2 – 15th December
Netflix’s series about the life of Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman returns for a second run.
The Ranch: Part 4 – 15th December
New business ventures, relationships and challenges keep the Bennett men on their toes — and at odds with the women in their lives.
Erased: Season 1 – 15th December
After his mother is killed, a man travels 18 years back in time and has a chance to stop a kidnapping that took the lives of three of his classmates.
Christmas Inheritance – 15th December
To inherit her father’s company, socialite Ellen must first visit his small hometown, where she learns the value of hard work and helping others.
The Foreigner – 15th December
When a terrorist bomb detonates in London, an unassuming father seeks retribution, and exposure of those responsible for the death of his daughter.
Ultimate Beastmaster: Season 2 – 15th December
Netflix’s absurdly over-the-top obstacle course is back for another run.
Autopsy of Jane Doe – 19th December
This low-budget chiller from André Øvredal, director of Trollhunter, stars Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch and is genuinely terrifying stuff.
The Indian Detective: Season 1 – 19th December
In this comedy series, a Canadian cop feels out of touch with his heritage when he investigates a murder case while visiting his father in Mumbai.
La Casa de Papel: Season 1 – 20th December
Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.
Bridge of Spies – 20th December
How do you make a Steven Spielberg film starring Tom Hanks better? Hire Mark Rylance. This underplayed war flick about a lwyer defending an anti-American in court boils down to a riveting two-hander. Thrillingly simple – and simply riveting.
The Toys That Made Us: Season 1 – 22nd December
For the casual to the hardcore collector, Toys is an international journey through parts of our history and culture shaped by popular toys.
Dope: Season 1 – 22nd December
Filmed from the perspectives of dealers, users and the police, this vivid series offers a bracing look at the war on drugs.
Fuller House: Season 3, Part 2 – 22nd December
With teen romance, family barbecues, a wedding abroad and (just maybe?) a brand-new baby, it’s shaping up to be the fullest summer yet.
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America: Season 1 – 22nd December
Powerful cats, indestructible arachnids and flesh-melting pit vipers are just the beginning in this series about Latin America’s deadly fauna.
Bright – 22nd December
In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle. Stars Will Smith.
Mad Max: Fury Road – 24th December
George Miller’s latest entry in the Mad Max series sees Tom Hardy take over Mel Gibson’s role, but its success lies in another character entirely: Imperator Furiosa, played by Charlize Theron, who leads a string of female prisoners in an escape attempt from their sinister overlord, Immortan Joe. Full of practical stunts, dazzling visuals and burning with a feminist message, this is fantastic, eye-boggling stuff.
Bushwick – 25th December
This arresting bold thriller combines a superb cast – Brittany Snow and Dave Bautista – with a chillingly topical premise to deliver a riveting, if superficial, ride.
Las Chicas del Cable: Season 2 – 25th December
Six months later, new management shakes things up, the friends commit a dark deed, Lidia faces romantic backlash, and Sara suffers an identity crisis.
Krampus – 25th December
A boy who has a bad christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home
El Vato: Season 2 – 26th December
Trapped in his contract with Pollo but given no paying gigs, El Vato enlists his friends’ and father’s help in a series of wild moneymaking schemes.
Travelers: Season 2 – 26th December
FBI agent Grant MacLaren and his team investigate a mysterious fellow traveler while resisting the Faction, a renegade splinter group from the future.
How to Get Away with Murder: Season 3 – 29th December
Viola Davis returns in Shonda Rhimes’ brilliant drama about criminal defense attorney and law professor Annalise Keating, plus five of her students,
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 2 – 29th December
The Emmy-nominated series returns as Bill talks sleep, drugs, internet security and more with a fresh batch of famous guests and science experts.
Black Mirror: Season 4 – 29th December
The latest season of Charlie Brooker’s disturbing dystopian anthology is here to stamp out any last remaining remnants of of Christmas cheer – and it’s as dark, brilliant and gripping as ever. Read our spoiler-free review of the whole season here.
Goon: Last of the Enforcers – 30th December
Seann William Scott reprises his loveable role of ice hockey thug Doug Glatt in an enjoyable sports comedy sequel, which makes up with for any lack of laughs with an abundance of heart.
Goosebumps – 30th December
Jack Black stars in this entertaining adaptation of RL Stine’s novels, which promises spooktacular fun for the family.
Spotlight – 30th December
This Oscar-winning drama about the Boston Globe’s investigation into childhood abuse at the hands of Catholic priests in the early 2000s is understated, gripping, important viewing.
Berlin Syndrome – 31st December
Cate Shortland’s gripping thriller follows Australian tourist Clare, who travels to Berlin to photograph East German architecture and meets Andi, a handsome but brooding schoolteacher. After a brief, erotic she Clare tries to leave, but Andi isn’t ready to let her go…
Personal Shopper – 31st December
Kristen Stewart delivers a sensational performance in this psychological thriller, which sees her reunite with Olivier Assayas.
Their Finest – 31st December
With public morale in wartime Britain at an all-time low, an ex-secretary is hired to write feminine flair into a propaganda film. Bill Nighy and Gemma Arterton star in Lone Scherfig’s charming period drama.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in December 2017:
Dark: Season 1
Easy: Season 2
A Quiet Passion
A StoryBots Christmas
All Hail King Julien: Season 5
DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays
Diana: In Her Own Words
Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story
Motivation 3: The Next Generation
Playing for Time
The Comfort of Strangers
The Legend of 420
Three Kinds Of Heat
Peru: Tesoro Escondido
Breaking the Cycle
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Adjustment Bureau
Out of Africa
Lockup: County Jails: Collection 1
Life of Crime
Wallander: Series 4
Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight
Friends with Money
Riverdale: Season 2, Episode 8
Dynasty: Season 1, Episode 8
Designated Survivor: Season 2, Episode 9
My Name is Lenny
Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 2
Judd Apatow: The Return
Once Upon a Time: Season 7, Episode 9
Maid in Manhattan
The 6th Day
Upstart Crow: Season 1
Designated Survivor: Season 2, Episode 10
Riverdale: Season 2, Episode 9
Freeway: Crack in the System
Reggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2
Under an Arctic Sky
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry
A Five Star Life
Bianca Come Il Latte, Rossa Come Il Sangue
Cheuk Wan-Chi: Two Night Stand
Coffee Ani Barach Kahi
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F
Ishq Wala Love
Mumbai Pune Mumbai
Mumbai Pune Mumbai 2
Premasathi Vattel Te
Rajwade & Sons
Rise of the Zombie
Shame to Shame
Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho
Sukhi Sansarachi 12 Sutre
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
Valu: The Wild Bull
The West: Season 1
The Windsors: Season 1
The 5th Wave
Gods of Egypt
Marcella: Season 1
Russell Howard: Recalibrate
Once Upon a Time: Season 7
Waking Ned Devine
You Can’t Fight Christmas
Miss Me This Christmas
The Last Word
Dope: Season 1
Alone in Berlin
Myths & Monsters: Season 1
Todd Barry: Spicy Honey
Puffin Rock: New Year’s Eve Countdown 2018
Trespass Against Us
Wadi: Season 1
Now You See Me 2
Dave Chapelle: Equanimity
The Man with the Iron Heart
Open Water 3: Cage Dive
The Fighting Season: Season 1
Blurred Lines: Inside the Art World
Bat Pat: Season 1
Cuco’s Big Adventure
Elles etaient en guerre (1914-1918)
Elles ont toutes une histoire
Another Mother’s Son
Fun Mom Dinner
The Real Football Factories: Season 1
The Last Face
Meet Joe Black
A Gray State
Bad Day for the Cut
The Hollywood Masters: Season 2
To Kill For
You Can Tutu
Adventure Angler: Season 4
Adventure Angler: Season 5
Age Gap Love: Season 1
Back to the Future
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part III
Changing Faces: Season 1
Combat Countdown: Season 1
Encounters With Evil: Season 1
Boj: Season 1
The Hollywood Masters: Season 3
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