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What's new on Netflix in December 2021

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Netflix will close out 2020 with as full a slate of new TV show and movie arrivals as ever, and it all starts off a little baking. 

Season 4 of The Great British Baking Show: Holidays arrives on Dec. 3 for all your holiday-baking inspiration. Other highlights of new original programming include Nicole Byer’s first-ever Netflix comedy special, Big Beautiful Weirdo, on Dec. 7 and on the new Netflix series Anxious People on Dec. 28.

As usual, Netflix is also adding a number of library titles in December, including Chocolat, The Final Destination, Looper and Stuart Little 2.

Here’s the full rundown of what’s in store:

Dec. 1

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean
The legacy of the Joestar family continues with Jolyne as she and her companions take on new Stand users behind the bars of Green Dolphin Street Prison.

Kayko and Kokosh
Two Slavic warriors do everything in their power to defend the village of Mirmiłowo from the evil order of Knaveknights.

Kayko and Kokosh season 2
From an all-inclusive vacation to an extravagant Sweet 16 party, Kayko and Kokosh continue to stumble into different misadventures.

Lost in Space season 3
In an epic final season, the Robinsons' survival instincts kick into hyperdrive as they race to reunite and protect Alpha Centauri from a robot invasion.

The Power of the Dog
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

  • Are You the One season 3
  • Blood and Bone (2009)
  • Body of Lies (2008)
  • Bordertown: Mural Murders (2021)
  • Chloe (2009)
  • Chocolat (2000)
  • Closer (2004)
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003)
  • The Final Destination (2009)
  • Final Destination 3 (2006)
  • Final Destination 5 (2011)
  • Fool's Gold (2008)
  • The Fourth Kind (2009)
  • Ink Master season 3
  • Ink Master season 4
  • Knight Rider 2000 (1991)
  • Knight Rider seasons 1-4
  • Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
  • The Legend of Zorro (2005)
  • Life (1999)
  • Looper (2012)
  • The Mask of Zorro (1998)
  • Minority Report (2002)
  • Pet Sematary (1989)
  • Premonition (2007)
  • Sabrina (1995)
  • Soul Surfer (2011)
  • Stepmom (1998)
  • Stuart Little 2 (2002)
  • Sucker Punch (2011)
  • Think Like a Man (2012)
  • Tremors (1990)
  • We Were Soldiers (2002)
  • Wild Things (1998)
  • Wyatt Earp (1994)

Dec. 2

A close group of summer campers finds diamonds in the woods, setting off a wild ordeal that tests their friendship — and puts their lives in danger.

Single All the Way
Peter asks his best friend to pose as his boyfriend on a Christmas visit home, but their plan — and feelings — change when his family plays matchmaker.

The Whole Truth
When two siblings stumble on a strange hole in the wall of their grandparents’ house, horrifying incidents reveal sinister secrets about their family.

  • Escalona season 1

Dec. 3

Cobalt Blue
When an aspiring author and his free-spirited sister both fall for the enigmatic paying guest at their home, ensuing events rock their traditional family.

Coming Out Colton
Former professional football player and star of The Bachelor Colton Underwood embarks on a journey of self-discovery coming out as a gay man, including addressing his past and embracing his place in the LGBTQ community.

Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous season 4
The campers leave Isla Nublar behind, only to wash ashore on strange new terrain that's crawling with threats — and closely guarded secrets.

Money Heist: Part 5 Vol 2
The stakes couldn't be higher for the embattled Professor as he races to get the gold — and more importantly, his team — out of the bank.

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays season 4
Familiar faces return to the tent to make delicious mincemeat of the competition and be crowned star baker by hosts Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.

In 1999, 12-year-old Beverly discovers a broken mixtape made by her late parents. She sets out to find the songs — and learn more about her mom and dad.

Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin: Volume 2
It's the end of an era for the showrunners and actors behind Money Heist, who share secrets about filming while saying goodbye to the beloved series.

Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas
When Shaun's hunt for a bigger stocking hits a snag, the whole farm sets out on a wild holiday adventure — complete with a sleigh! (Only available on Netflix in the US, Latin America, Spain, Russia, Poland and Greece)

Dec. 5

  • Japan Sinks: People of Hope season 1 (episode 8)

Dec. 6

David and the Elves
A jaded, overworked elf runs off to the real world where he tries to experience the magic of Christmas with the help of a newly befriended young boy.

Film lovers examine the cinematic moments that thrilled, perplexed, challenged and forever changed them in this collection of visual essays.

Dec. 7

Centaurworld season 2
Horse embarks on a mission to build an army and defeat the Nowhere King. It won't be easy, but she's got the herd by her side — and Rider back home.

Go Dog Go season 2
Adventurous pups Tag and Scooch are going everywhere this season, from exciting places all around Pawston to the bright lights of Chew York City!

Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)
With her first hour-long Netflix comedy special, Nicole Byer's Big Beautiful Weirdo is sexy, fun and honest. Filmed at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, the city where she first got her start in stand-up, Nicole discusses everything from how she basically is a vegan (she's just doing her part), what she's looking for in a man, just how crazy this past year-and-a-half has been and much more.

Dec. 8

Carolin Kebekus: The Last Christmas Special
Carolin Kebekus unpacks the many headaches of the Christmas season, from intense hangovers to the agony of Advent calendars to a big gift-giving gap.

Dec. 9

Asakusa Kid
Before he hit it big, Takeshi Kitano got his start apprenticing with comedy legend Fukami of Asakusa. But as his star rises, his mentor's declines.

Bonus Family season 4
A kitchen fire, a classroom showdown and a call from the hospital set in motion a flurry of family reckonings and relationship crises.

The Family That Sings Together: The Camargos
Surrounded by family and friends, Zezé Di Camargo and daughter Wanessa spend time together and collaborate creatively in this exclusive reality series.

  • Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018)

Dec. 10

Anonymously Yours
After an accidental text message turns into a digital friendship, Vale and Alex start crushing on each other without realizing they've met in real life.

Political ploys, personal agendas and a beastly myth all surface as two mismatched hill station cops navigate a web of suspects after a puzzling murder.

Back to the Outback
They might look dangerous, but these wildly misunderstood creatures have hearts of gold — and they’re breaking out of captivity on a quest to find home.

How To Ruin Christmas: The Funeral
After last year's Christmas disaster, Tumi finds herself in the center of another holiday family mess when a relative suddenly passes away.

Twentysomethings: Austin
In this coming-of-age reality series set in Austin, Texas, 20-somethings navigate love and friendship and start a new adventure: life.

Saturday Morning All Star Hits!
Wildly irreverent and slightly disturbing, this adult animation, live-action hybrid celebrates the campy, Saturday-morning shows of the '80s and '90s.

Still Out of My League
After breaking up with her dreamboat, Marta finds love with an artist. But life throws a few twists into the mix for the ailing woman and her friends.

Two strangers awaken to discover their abdomens have been sewn together, and are further shocked when they learn who's behind their horrifying ordeal.

The Unforgivable
Released from prison into a society that won't forgive her, a woman convicted of murder searches for the little sister she was forced to leave behind.

  • The Shack (2017)

Dec. 11

The Hungry and the Hairy
On the motorbike road trip of their dreams, buddies Rain and Ro Hong-chul relax and unwind as they delight in tasty eats and scenic locales around Korea.

  • Fast Color (2019)

Dec. 12

  • Japan Sinks: People of Hope season 1 (episode 9)

Dec. 13

  • Eye in the Sky (2015)

Dec. 14

The Future Diary
In this reality series, complete strangers meet and receive a diary holding the script to their very own love story. Will true romance follow?

Russell Howard: Lubricant
This two-part special features comic Russell Howard's delayed-yet-delighted return to the stage and a look at his life during an unexpected lockdown.

StarBeam: Beaming in the New Year
Summersette's biggest baddies join forces on New Year’s Eve to battle Zoey and the Beam Team. But cool cousin Zara powers up to help save the day!

Dec. 15

Elite Short Stories: Phillipe Caye Felipe
Just as Cayetana is trying to get over her ex-boyfriend, with the help of her new friend Felipe, the prince reappears in her life.

The Hand of God
In 1980s Naples, young Fabietto pursues his love for football as family tragedy strikes, shaping his uncertain but promising future as a filmmaker.

Selling Tampa
The agents at the all-female, Black-owned Allure Realty mix business with fun as they rule the waterfront of a hot Tampa luxury real estate market.

  • Black Ink Crew New York seasons 3-4
  • The Challenge season 12
  • The Challenge season 25
  • The Giver (2014)
  • Masha and the Bear: Nursery Rhymes season 1 part 2
  • Masha and the Bear season 5
  • Teen Mom 2 seasons 3-4

Dec. 16

A California Christmas: City Lights
A year after their romance took root, Callie and Joseph are leaving the ranch for family business in San Francisco — with wedding bells on the horizon.

A Naija Christmas
A mother's Christmas wish — and the grand prize that comes with it — sets off a fierce competition between her sons.

Aggretsuko season 4
Retsuko turns up the volume to stop Haida from making the biggest mistake ever when a sly new company president takes the office to a new extreme.

Puff: Wonders of the Reef
A baby pufferfish travels through a wondrous, microscopic world full of fantastical creatures as he searches for a home in the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Darkest Hour (2017)

Dec. 17

Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 6 Homecoming
The final season takes the Spy Racers around the world — from the Alps to the Arctic and back home to LA — as they battle their toughest enemy ever!

The Witcher season 2
The epic series of monsters, magic and fate returns for a second season.

Dec. 18

Bulgasal: Immortal Souls
Cursed since birth and exempt from death, a revenge-driven immortal sets out on a quest to reclaim his soul and end a 600-year-old vendetta.

  • Oldboy (2013)

Dec. 19

What Happened in Oslo
Set amidst the Oslo Accords of 1993, this thriller centers on a disturbing crime with far-reaching implications.

Dec. 20

Elite Short Stories: Samuel Omar
When Samuel is threatened with eviction from his childhood home, Omar proposes an alluring idea to raise money.

Dec. 21

Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster
Comedy icon Jim Gaffigan offers some thoughts on the hot mess that was 2021, as well as his takes on marching bands, billionaires in space and more.

Grumpy Christmas
A family trip to the beach turns crazy when Servando and Alicia, Alma's willful aunt, start an over-the-top competition to control Christmas.

Dec. 22

Emily in Paris season 2
More fun. More fashion. More faux pas. As Emily finds her footing in Paris, the fallout from a night of passion could send her stumbling into trouble.

Dec. 23

Elite Short Stories: Patrick
Patrick's trip to a cabin in the woods during Christmastime results in an unexpected but significant outcome.

Dec. 24

1000 Miles from Christmas
A Christmas tale, a romantic comedy and the story of a man in his 30s who learns — reluctantly — to get carried away by the Christmas spirit.

Don't Look Up
Two astronomers go on a media tour to warn humankind of a planet-killing comet hurtling toward Earth. The response from a distracted world: Meh.

Minnal Murali
A tailor gains special powers after being struck by lightning, but must take down an unexpected foe if he is to become the superhero his hometown needs.

The Silent Sea
During a perilous 24-hour mission on the moon, space explorers try to retrieve samples from an abandoned research facility steeped in classified secrets.

Stand By Me: Doraemon 2
Nobita travels to the future to show his beloved grandma his bride, but adult Nobita has fled his own wedding. Can he ever be a good husband to Shizuka?

Vicky and Her Mystery
After her mom's death, a heartbroken girl and her dad settle in wild, beautiful Cantal. Can a special creature help her heal? Inspired by a true story.

  • Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous season 1

Dec. 25

Single’s Inferno
Stranded and ready to mingle, flirty singles search for love on a deserted island they can only escape as couples for romantic date nights in paradise.

Jimmy Carr: His Dark Material
Jimmy Carr finds humor in the darkest of places in this stand-up special that features his dry, sardonic wit — and some jokes he calls "career enders."

Stories of a Generation with Pope Francis
Pope Francis and other men and women all over the world aged 70-plus — both famous and everyday people — share their life stories with young filmmakers.

Dec. 26

After getting electrocuted by an MRI machine, an ambitious young medical student begins to hear the thoughts of others.

Dec. 28

Word Party Presents: Math!
Count numbers, compare shapes and find patterns with baby animals Franny, Bailey, Kip, Lulu and Tilly as they use math and sing songs to solve problems.

Dec. 29

Anxious People
Anxious People is a drama comedy about a bank robber failing miserably by robbing a cashless bank and ends up taking eight persons hostage during an open house. After giving up, the apartment is stormed by the two dysfunctional police officers Jack and Jim, who also happen to be father and son. There is just one problem: The apartment is empty. In a series of contradictory testimonies afterwards, the hostages tell their version of what really happened whereupon a classic — but hilarious — puzzle mystery develops. All while the hostages share a common secret that is creating a unique and almost unbreakable bond between them.

Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer
The second installment of an ongoing documentary series about how certain locations became accomplices to crimes that took place there. Crime Scene: The Times Square Killer will examine how the danger and depravity of New York’s Times Square in the late 1970s and early 1980s made it possible for one man to commit — and nearly get away with — unthinkable acts in a nearly lawless area rife with drugs and sex work. These three episodes will delve into the social and systemic forces that allowed horrific crimes to go unnoticed for too long.

Dec. 30

Seeking revenge on the girl she blames for her brother's death, a 19-year-old waitress infiltrates the glitzy world of a group of wealthy teens.

Hilda and the Mountain King
When Hilda wakes up in the body of a troll, she must use her wits and courage to get back home, become human again — and save the city of Trolberg.

Dec. 31

Cobra Kai season 4
Cobra Kai takes place over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament with the continuation of the inescapable conflict between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). Season 4 finds the Miyagi-Do and Eagle Fang dojos joining forces to take down Cobra Kai at the All Valley Under 18 Karate Tournament, and whoever loses must hang up their gi. As Samantha and Miguel try to maintain the dojo alliance and Robby goes all in at Cobra Kai, the fate of the Valley has never been more precarious. What tricks does Kreese have up his sleeve? Can Daniel and Johnny bury their decades-long hatchet to defeat Kreese? Or will Cobra Kai become the face of karate in the valley?

The Lost Daughter
A woman's quiet seaside vacation takes an unsettling turn when her fixation on a young mother staying at a nearby villa awakens memories from her past.

Queer Eye season 6
The Emmy award-winning Queer Eye returns in a search for a whole new roster of heroes in need of a little TLC. Get ready, y’all! This season, Queer Eye’s fearless ambassadors head to the Lone Star state with a homebase in Austin, Texas. Watch as they work their life-changing magic yet again and transform the lives of deserving Texans.

Stay Close
A new Harlan Coben mystery with the signature blend of twisty intrigue, soapy drama, and unraveling secrets.

Seal Team
Fearless seal Quinn assembles a squad of misfit recruits to stand up to ruthless sharks with razor-sharp teeth and reclaim the open sea.