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Netflix: What's coming and going this December

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November gave Netflix users Jessica Jones and Master of None. December will give subscribers Adam Sandler's controversial film The Ridiculous 6, but don't worry, there are still some interesting titles to stream over the holidays.

Bill Murray's anticipated Christmas special, A Very Murray Christmas, will be available to stream on Dec. 4. The special is being helmed by Sofia Coppola (whom Murray previously worked with on Lost in Translation) and features a wide array of top talent including Amy Poehler, George Clooney, Michael Cera and Chris Rock.

In the latest trailer for the special, nothing is going as planned as Murray scrambles to put together a half-decent show that Cera begins to call a "Christmess." In typical Murray fashion, the special looks like it will be full of self-deprecating humor and blank stares, so keep in mind this will be a very specific type of comedy.

Bill Burr's new cartoon series, F is for Family, will also debut its entire first season next month. Keeping in line with other cartoon series geared toward a mature audience that have found a home on Netflix, including Archer and BoJack HorsemanF is for Family appears to be a raunchier Wonder Years. Set in the 1970s, the show is an exaggerated take on the comedian's life growing up in a lower-middle-class family and the trouble he got into as a boy.

Fans of the British series Black Mirror will also finally be able to watch the Christmas special that aired last year on the BBC, "White Christmas." The special starred Mad Men's Jon Hamm, and told three separate stories over the course of 90 minutes. It's full of technological paranoia found within the first two seasons of the show that viewers should appreciate.

Of course, there are tons of films hitting Netflix next month, but none are the kind of attention The Ridiculous 6 has.  Sandler's first of four films he's contracted into making exclusively for the streaming service, The Ridiculous 6 follows a group of cowboys as they set off across the Old West trying to find the father they realize connects them all.

The movie made headlines a while back when a group of Native American actors stormed off the set and claimed Sandler's comedy was full of derogatory insults and was incredibly offensive. While Sandler apologized for the miscommunication, he never addressed whether changes were made to the script after the fact.

One movie heading over to Netflix that should not be missed is Tangerine. The film debuted earlier this year and received huge critical acclaim for its innovative shooting using an iPhone camera and its genuine take on the lives of transgender individuals. Although the film never found mainstream success and was restricted to limited theater viewing, conversations have recently popped up that it could be an Oscar contender for Best Picture.

To make room for all the new television shows and movies, Netflix has to remove a bunch of titles, too. Basically, if you haven't seen David Bowie's incredible Labyrinth, you're going to want to rectify that as soon as possible.

Here's the full list:

Coming to Netflix:

Dec. 1:

#DeathToSelfie (2014)
30 for 30: Chasing Tyson (2015)
50 Shades of THEY, Season 1
A Christmas Star (2015)
A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z (2014)
Amnesiac (2015)
Broadchurch, Season 2
CBGB (2013)
Christmas Wedding Baby (2014)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Darkman (1990)
Detectorists, Season 1
I'm Brent Morin
Jenny's Wedding (2015)
Las mágicas historias de Plim Plim, Season 1
Ray (2004)
Real Rob, Season 1 
See You In Valhalla (2015)
Sensitive Skin, Season 1
Starting Over, Season 1
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007)
That Touch of Mink (1962)
Tyke: Elephant Outlaw
Winning Life's Battles, Season 1

Dec. 2

Stations of the Cross (2014)
Tangerine (2015)

Dec. 3

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015)

Dec. 4

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
Comedy Bang! Bang!, Season 4

Dec. 5

A Case of You (2013)
Dinosaur 13 (2014)
Inside Man, Season 3

Dec. 7

Vampire Academy (2014)

Dec. 8

One & Two (2015)
Phoenix (2014)
Xenia (2014)

Dec. 9

Phineas and Ferb, Season 4
Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High and Unemployed Live in Austin (2015)

Dec.11

The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Season 2
The Ridiculous 6 (2015)

Dec. 14

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

Dec. 15

Drown (2014)
Hart of Dixie, Season 4
High Profits, Season 1
Time Out of Mind (2014)

Dec. 16

Fresh Dressed (2015)
Helix, Season 2

Dec. 18

F is for Family, Season 1
Glitter Force, Season 1
Making A Murderer, Season 1
Mike Epps: Don't Take it Personal

Dec. 19

Chloe and Theo (2015)

Dec. 20

Leo the Lion (2013)
Magic Snowflake (2013)
Santa's Apprentice (2010)

Dec. 21

El Señor de los Cielos, Season 3

Dec. 22

Queen of Earth (2015)

Dec. 23

Invisible Sister (2015)

Dec. 24

Dawn of the Croods, Season 1

Dec. 25

Black Mirror: "White Christmas"

Dec. 28

Maron, Season 3
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 5

Dec. 30

Parenthood, Season 6

Dec. 31

Battle Creek, Season 1
Manhattan Romance (2014)
Nurse Jackie, Seasons 1-7
Violetta, Season 3

Leaving Netflix:

Dec. 1

All About Eve (1950)
The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Season 1 (2012)
Batman Begins (2005)
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Brian's Song (1971)
Brian's Song (2001)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
The Burbs (1989)
Cop Land (1997)
Damien: Omen II (1978)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Employee of the Month (2006)
Forces of Nature (1999)
Get Low (2009)
The Great Escape (1963)
The Guardian, Seasons 1-3
The High and the Mighty (1954)
The Hustler (1961)
Insomnia (2002)
Juice (1992)
K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Labyrinth (1986)
Last Night (2010)
Left Behind: The Movie (2000)
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (2002)
Left Behind: World at War (2005)
Modern Problems (1981)
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
Necessary Roughness (1991)
The Omen (1976)
Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
The Paw Project (2013)
The Pink Panther 2 (2009)
R.L. Stine's Mostly Ghostly (2008)
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (2007)
Shrink (2009)
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Soapdish (1991)
Trek Nation (2011)
Two Can Play That Game (2001)

Dec. 4

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally (2010)

Dec. 6

360 (2011)
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012)

Dec. 9

C.O.G. (2013)

Dec. 10

Ultimate Spider-Man, Season 2

Dec. 11

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Season 2
Rescue Me, Seasons 1-7

Dec. 12

Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

Dec. 13

How to Build a Better Boy (2014)
Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (2011)

Dec. 15

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

Dec. 17

Underclassman (2005)

Dec. 21

Red Hook Summer (2012)

Dec. 24

Una Noche (2012)

Dec. 30

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2013)

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