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What's new on Australian streaming services in December

Christmas holidays are almost upon us! But don't sweat it out on the beach with the backpackers -- stay inside where it's cool and where the TV series and new movies floweth like festive wine.

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Netflix gets festive this December.

Netflix

December has the usual mix of Christmas-related titles to keep the kids entertained, but our pick is Netflix's "A Very Murray Christmas." The Bill Murray-led musical comedy is a Netflix Original and packs George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock and Miley Cyrus around the same Christmas dinner table, which can only be a recipe for shenanigans.

Speaking of Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation" Season 6 has dropped, while "Brave" continues the feisty lady theme for kids. For a little gravity, Presto is also airing "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" -- the critically-acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning doco shedding light on the divisive church.

"Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye" also spins off from the long-running free-to-air TV series and sees the Braxton family make their way from Summer Bay to Presto. And if you like your realism with a bit more sparkle, check out the life story of Liberace, "Behind the Candelabra," on Stan.

Netflix

December 1

  • I'm Brent Morin
  • Black Mirror: White Christmas
  • Real Rob: Season 1
  • Homeland: Season 4
  • Raise Your Voice
  • Rock This Boat -- New Kids on the Block: Season 1
  • Sing it On: Season 1

December 2

  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2

December 4

  • A Very Murray Christmas

December 9

  • The Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special

December 10

  • Aloha

December 11

  • The Ridiculous 6
  • The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Season 2

December 13

  • Are We Officially Dating?

14 December

  • Myth Hunters

18 December

  • Making a Murderer
  • Mike Epps: Don't Take It Personal
  • F is for Family: Season 1
  • Glitter Force: Season 1

20 December

  • Brave

24 December

  • Dawn of the Croods: Season 1
  • Zoo: Season 1

December 27

  • Non-Stop

Presto

December 1

  • Parks and Recreation (arrived early, in late November)
  • The Big Bang Theory: Seasons 1-7
  • Transformers Robots in Disguise: Season 2

December 2

  • Banksy Does New York

December 4

  • Belle and Sebastian
  • Laggies

December 5

  • Cold In July
  • High School Musical
  • Lantana
  • The Usual Suspects

December 7

  • Brave

December 9

  • Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye

December 10

  • Black Comedy: Season 1

December 12

  • Devil's Knot
  • High School Musical 2

December 13

  • Homeland: Season 4
  • Bates Motel: Season 1
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

December 14

  • Unbroken

December 19

  • Armageddon
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • Basic Instinct
  • Infini

December 20

  • Rookie Blue: Season 5

December 23

  • Elsa and Fred

December 26

  • Austin Powers in Goldmember

December 28

  • The Social Network

December 31

  • Citizenfour
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (December date to be confirmed)

Stan

December 1

  • Ask Me Anything
  • Amelie
  • Swimming Pool
  • The Corpse of Anna Fritz
  • Haute Cuisine
  • The Motorcycle Diaries

December 3

  • The Flash: Season 1
  • The Bling Ring
  • Behind the Candelabra

December 4

  • Acquitted

December 6

  • It Follows
  • Safety Not Guaranteed

December 7

  • Full Circle

December 10

  • Paper Planes
  • The Humbling

December 12

  • Transparent: Season 2

December 13

  • A.D. The Bible Continues

December 16

  • American Hustle

December 17

  • The Carrie Diaries

December 18

  • Deutschland 83

December 19

  • Weekend

December 20

  • Life Partners

December 22

  • Behind the Mask

December 23

  • Brick

December 24

  • Eye Candy
  • Jupiter Ascending

December 25

  • A Most Violent Year

December 26

  • Gravity

December 28

  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Nebraska

December 29

  • Sightseers

Editor's note, December 2 at 10:45 a.m AEDT: Added Stan listings.