By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Nov 22, 2016 at 1:16 PM

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It's not even December yet, but this week, Netflix spoiled its big Christmas gift to the movie-watching nation ... not that anybody's complaining too much.

In their usual monthly preview of what's coming and going, Netflix announced that, on Christmas Day, the streaming site will have the biggest movie of the year, "Captain America: Civil War," available for streaming. That means those that haven't seen the blockbuster will have it happily waiting for them Christmas morning – without even needing to leave Netflix any cookies or milk – and the other 95% of the population that saw it in theaters can relive the excitement of seeing the best version of Spiderman to grace movie screens so far. 

As for the rest of Netflix's December debuts, save for "The Angry Birds Movie" (gags), there's not much in terms of big new theatrical releases hitting the streaming service. There are, however, a few great comedy classics, like "Animal House" and "Beverly Hills Cop," and as usual, there's a lot to be potentially excited about amongst the original offerings. The service will premiere a bonkers-looking comedy special from crazy-talented musical comedian Reggie Watts; "White Rabbit Project," a new science show from former "Mythbusters" cast members Grant, Tory and Kari called "White Rabbit Project"; "Trollhunters," a new animated TV show from the wildly imaginative Guillermo del Toro; and "Barry," a biopic about young Barack Obama. 

Oh, and a second season of "Fuller House." Suppose you gotta take the Christmas coal with the  Christmas gifts. 

Here's the rest of everything coming and going from Netflix next month:

Coming to Netflix

Dec. 1

"Always" (1989)

"Angels in the Snow" (2015)

"The Angry Birds Movie" (2016)

"Beverly Hills Cop" (1984)

"Beyond Bollywood" (2014)

"Black Snake Moan" (2006)

"Chill with Bob Ross: Collection" (1990)

"Compulsion" (1959)

"The Crucible" (1996)

"D2: The Mighty Ducks" (1994)

"David Blaine: Street Magic" (1997)

"Dreamland" (2010)

"For the Love of Spock" (2016)

"Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" season 2 (2015)

"Glory Daze: The Life and Time of Michael Alig" (2016)

"Hannibal" (2001)

"Harry and the Hendersons" (1987)

"Hitler: A Career" (1977)

"Holiday Engagement" (2011)

"Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" (1989)

"House of Wax" (2006)

"The Little Rascals" (1994)

"The Legend of Bagger Vance" (2000)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Merli" season 1

"Merry Kissmas" (2015)

"National Lampoon's Animal House" (1978)

"Picture Perfect" (1997)

"Rainbow Time" (2016)

"The Rock" (1996)

"Rodeo & Juliet" (2015)

"The Spirit of Christmas" (2015)

"Swept Under" (2016)

"Switchback" (1997)

"Toys" (1992)

"Uncle Nick" (2015)

"Waking Life" (2001)

"Way of the Dragon" (1972)

"We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story" (1993)

"White Girl" (2016)

"Wildflower" (2016)

"Zero Point" (2014)

Dec. 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Fauda" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Hip Hop Evolution" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Pacific Heat" season 1

Dec. 3

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Lost & Found Music Studios" season 2

Dec. 5

"The Good Neighbor" (2016)

"Mad" (2016)

Dec. 6

"Blue Jay"

"The Devil Dolls" (2016)

"Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)" season 1

"The Model" (2016)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Reggie Watts: Spatial"

Dec. 8

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Cuba Libre Story" season 1

Dec. 9

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Captive" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Cirque du Soleil Junior - Luna Petunia" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Club de Cuervos" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Fuller House" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Four Seasons in Havana" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Medici: Masters of Florence" season 1


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "White Rabbit Project" season 1

Dec. 10

"Lucky Number Slevin" (2006)

"Phantom of the Theater" (2016)

Dec. 11

"Breaking a Monster" (2016)

Dec. 12

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Ricardo O'Farrill: Christmas Special"

Dec. 13

"Colony" season 1

"Killswitch" (2016)

"I Am Not a Serial Killer" (2016)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Nobel" season 1

Dec. 14

"Versailles" season 1 (2015)

Dec. 16


NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Call Me Francis" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Crazyhead" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "No Second Chance" season 1

"Rats" (2016)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Adventures of Puss in Boots" season 4

Dec. 19

"Miss Stevens" (2016)

Dec. 20

"Disorder" (2015)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Gabriel Iglesias: Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry"

"My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" season 6 (2016)

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Ten Percent" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "The Break" season 1

Dec. 23

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Travelers" season 1

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Trollhunters" season 1

Dec. 25

"Captain America: Civil War" (2016)

"When Hari Got Married" (2013)

Dec. 27

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Ajin" season 2

NETFLIX ORIGINAL: "Chasing Cameron" season 1

Dec. 28

"Comedy Bang! Bang!" season 5 (2016)

Dec. 29

"The Hollywood Shorties" (2016)

Dec. 30

"The Eighties" season 1 (2016)

Dec. 31

"Big in Bollywood" (2011)

Leaving Netflix

Dec. 1

"50 First Dates" (2004)

"American Beauty" (1999)

"Black Ops" series 2

"Camp Takota" (2014)

"Carmen Jones" (1954)

"Cats & Dogs" (2001)

"Curious George: Swings Into Spring" (2013)

"Don't Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" (2016)

"Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007)

"Event Horizon" (1997)

"Frequencies" (2013)

"The Great War Diary" season 1

"The In-Laws" (2003)


"Medora" (2013)

"Monkey Business" (1952)

"Myth Hunters" season 1

"Myth Hunters" season 2

"Neil Young: Heart of Gold" (2006)

"The Out-of-Towners" (1999)

"Paycheck" (2003)

"Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie" (2008)

"River of No Return" (1954)

"Sling Blade" (1996)

"Thor: Hammer of the Gods" (2009)

"Top Gun" (1986)

"Valley of the Dolls" (1967)

"World Trade Center" (2006)

Dec. 2

"Legends of the Knight" (2013)

"The Red Baron" (2008)

Dec. 3

"The Best of Me" (2014)

Dec. 5

"Holes" (2003)

Dec. 14

"The Da Vinci Code" (2006)

Dec. 15

"High Profits" season 1

"World War II in Colour" (2009)

Dec. 16

"Beyond the Hills" (2012)

Dec. 22

"Dark Skies" (2013)

Dec. 26

"Just Friends" (2005)

Dec. 27

"Spy Kids" (2001)

Dec. 31

"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" season 1

"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" season 2

"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" season 3

"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" season 4

"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" season 5

"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: season 6

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.