By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Nov 30, 2020 at 5:56 PM

Netflix may be the Big Red Streaming Monolith, but this holiday season, they sure seem a lot more green like a grinch after looking at the streaming service's latest list of departures to end the year. And boy, this thing isn't just a lump of coal; it's a whole mine of it.

Basically, think of something you like to watch on Netflix – and it's gone. The Indiana Jones movies? Gone. The "Back to the Future" trilogy"? Sayonara. "Into the Spider-Verse"? Web-slinging somewhere else – and on Christmas Day at that. You're not supposed to take things AWAY on Christmas, Netflix! "The Notebook"? "The Town"? "Airplane"? All axed. "The Office," one of the streaming service's most important background noise generators? Fired and soon to be newly employed over at Peacock. Netflix is feeling so grinch-like, they're getting rid of both recent Grinch movies: the Jim Carrey edition and the animated one from a few years back. Because who needs the Grinch to ruin all your festive fun when the streaming service is doing plenty of that without any help necessary!

And that's just the tip of the iceburg – because of course this is how 2020 ends. 

Here's the full list of all the movies and television shows leaving Netflix in December.

Dec. 1


"The Lobster"

Dec. 4

"Cabin Fever"

"The Grinch"

Dec. 5

"The Rum Diary"

Dec. 6

"The Secret"

Dec. 7

"The Art of the Steal"

"Berlin, I Love You"

Dec. 8

"Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso" seasons 1-3

Dec. 10

"Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2"

Dec. 14

"Hart of Dixie" seasons 1-4

Dec. 17

"Ip Man 3"

Dec. 22

"The Little Hours"

Dec. 24

"The West Wing" seasons 1-7

Dec. 25

"Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

Dec. 27


Dec. 28


Dec. 29

"The Autopsy of Jane Doe"

Dec. 30

"Dexter" seasons 1-8

"Hell on Wheels" seasons 1-5

"Ip Man"

"Ip Man 2"

"Nurse Jackie" seasons 1-7

Dec. 31


"An Education"

"Anna Karenina"

"Baby Mama"

"Back to the Future"

"Back to the Future Part II"

"Back to the Future Part III"

"Bad Teacher"


"Being John Malkovich"

"Cape Fear"


"Charlie St. Cloud"


"Definitely, Maybe"

"Dennis the Menace"

"Drugs Inc." season 6

"The Dukes of Hazzard"

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"


"For Love or Money"


"Gossip Girl" seasons 1-6

"Grand Hotel" seasons 1-3


"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

"The Inbetweeners" seasons 1-3

"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

"The Interview"

"Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events"

"Nacho Libre"

"Not Another Teen Movie"

"The Notebook"

"Octonauts" seasons 1-3

"The Office" seasons 1-9


"Pride & Prejudice"

"Raiders of the Lost Ark"

"Session 9"


"Starsky & Hutch"

"Superman Returns"

"The Town"



"The Witches"

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.