Coming to Netflix in December
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Netflix has a whole lot of content coming in December to enjoy — not all of it holiday-themed.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the final film of the late actor Chadwick Boseman, will debut Dec. 18. The drama, based on the play of the same name, tells the story of real-life blues legend Ma Rainey and the events that took place one afternoon at a recording studio in 1927 Chicago. Viola Davis plays the title character, known as the Mother of the Blues, who, while cramped in the studio, ends up in a battle of wits with her white manager (Jeremy Shamos) and an ambitious trumpet player (Boseman) who is there to shake things up.

Netflix is also tackling the story of another legendary singer, Selena Quintanilla Perez, in Selena: The Series, premiering Dec. 4. With Quintanilla-Perez's sister Suzette Quintanilla on board as executive producer, the series dives into what it was like growing up as part of the family and what Selena was like during her early years. Madison Taylor Baez plays young Selena, and Christian Serratos of The Walking Dead fame takes over the role from her teen years on up to when she became the Queen of Tejano music.

David Fincher's film Mank debuts the same day and will look into the life of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish writing Citizen Kane. Gary Oldman plays Mankiewicz, while Tom Burke stars as Orson Wells, who co-wrote, directed, produced, and starred in the classic 1941 film, considered by many as the greatest movie ever made.

For anyone specifically excited about holiday content, select offerings include The Holiday Movies That Made Us (Dec. 1), Just Another Christmas (Dec. 3), Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas (Dec. 4), The Great British Baking Show: Holidays season 3 (Dec. 4), Super Monsters: Santa's Super Monster Helpers (Dec. 8), Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: Christmas (Dec. 9), The Big Show Show: Christmas (Dec. 9), A California Christmas (Dec. 14), and How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (Dec. 16).

Notable series premieres include Big Mouth season 4 (Dec. 4), Pokemon: Journeys: The Series part 3 (Dec. 4), Mr. Iglesias part 3 (Dec. 8), Song Exploder volume 2 (Dec. 15), Bridgerton (Dec. 25), and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina part 4 (Dec. 31).

Check out the full list of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in December below.

Dec. 1

Angela's Christmas Wish

The Holiday Movies That Made Us

Natalie Palamides: Nate — A One Man Show

3 Days to Kill

50 First Dates

A Thin Line Between Love & Hate

Angels & Demons

Are You The One: Seasons 1-2


The Da Vinci Code

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Effie Gray

Gormiti: Season 1

The Happytime Murders

Ink Master: Seasons 1-2

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park III

Kung Fu Panda 2

Little Nicky

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Monster House


Quigley Down Under

Runaway Bride

Super Wings: Season 3

Stargate SG-1: Seasons 1-10

Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: Season 2

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family

Why Did I Get Married?

Dec. 2

Alien Worlds

Ari Eldjárn: Pardon My Icelandic


Hazel Brugger: Tropical

Dec. 3


Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday

Just Another Christmas (Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem)

Dec. 4

Bhaag Beanie Bhaag

Big Mouth: Season 4

Bombay Rose

Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas

Christmas Crossfire (Wir Können Nicht Anders)

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays: Season 3

Kings of Joburg: Season 1

Leyla Everlasting


Pokémon Journeys: The Series: Part 3

Selena: The Series

Dec. 5


Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas

Dec. 7

Ava (2020)

Manhunt: Deadly Games

Dec. 8

Bobbleheads The Movie (2020)

Emicida: AmarElo — É Tudo Para Ontem

Lovestruck in the City

Mr. Iglesias: Part 3

Spirit Riding Free: Ride Along Adventure

Super Monsters: Santa's Super Monster Helpers

Triple 9

Dec. 9

Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: Christmas

The Big Show Show: Christmas

Rose Island (L'Incredibile storia dell'Isola Delle Rose)

The Surgeon's Cut

Dec. 10

Alice in Borderland

Dec. 11

A Trash Truck Christmas


Giving Voice

The Mess You Leave Behind (El desorden que dejas)

The Prom

Dec. 14

A California Christmas

Hilda: Season 2

Tiny Pretty Things

Dec. 15

Black Ink Crew New York: Seasons 1-2

The Challenge: Seasons 10 and 13

Grizzlies (2020)

The Professor and the Madman (2019)

Pup Academy: Season 2

Song Exploder: Volume 2

Teen Mom 2: Seasons 1-2

Dec. 16

Anitta: Made In Honorio

BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America

How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Nocturnal Animals

The Ripper

Run On

Vir Das: Outside In — The Lockdown Special

Dec. 17


Dec. 18

Guest House

Home for Christmas: Season 2

Jeopardy! Champion Run V

Jeopardy! Champion Run VI

Jeopardy! Teacher's Tournament

Jeopardy! College Championship

Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Sweet Home

Dec. 20

Rhys Nicholson Live At The Athenaeum

Dec. 21

The Con Is On

Dec. 22

After We Collided

London Hughes: oo Catch a D*ck

Rhyme Time Town Singalongs

Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer's Llamas

Timmy Time: Season 2

Dec. 23

The Midnight Sky

Your Name Engraved Herein

Dec. 25


Dec. 26

Asphalt Burning (Børning 3)


Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 3: "Sahara"

Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 3

The Magic School Bus Rides Again In the Zone

Dec. 27

Sakho & Mangane: Season 1

Dec. 28

Cops and Robbers


Dec. 29

Dare Me: Season 1

Dec. 30

Best Leftovers Ever!


Transformers: War For Cybertron Trilogy: Chapter 2: "Earthrise"

Dec. 31

Best of Stand-Up 2020

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 4

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