What's Worth Streaming: Here’s everything new coming to Hulu in December 2021 — and what’s leaving

United States

Hulu has some of its best comedies returning in December, along with a sledload of movies and holiday specials.

The Emmy-nominated coming-of-age comedy “Pen15” (Dec. 3) returns for the second half of its second season, with Maya and Anna (played by grown-ups Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle) navigating their painfully awkward first loves.

The gang from Paddy’s Pub returns for a 15th season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (Dec. 2), and with its debut will become the longest-running live-action comedy series in TV history(!). Another beloved long-running comedy, the Canadian import “Letterkenny” (Dec. 26), returns with more snappy pitter-patter for its 10th season.

Also see: More streaming picks at What’s Worth Streaming

The Disney DIS, -1.02% -controlled streaming service also has “Mother/Android” (Dec. 17), a sci-fi thriller movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz about a couple fleeing from evil AI; Season 2 of the adult animated series “Crossing Swords” (Dec. 10); and “Dragons: The Nine Realms” (Dec. 23), a new kids’ animated spinoff to “How to Train Your Dragon,” made in collaboration with Peacock.

On the holiday front, there are a bunch of specials, including “Candified: Home for the Holidays” (Dec. 1), the musical “Trolls Holiday in Harmony” (Dec. 3), “Michael Buble’s Christmas in the City” (Dec. 7) and “Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Christmas Vacation” (Dec. 15).

And as for movies, look for classics like “Bull Durham,” “Ocean’s Eleven,” “The Princess Bride” and “Some Kind of Wonderful” (all Dec. 1) and much more.

Here’s the complete list of what’s on tap, as of Nov. 17 (release dates are subject to change):

What’s coming in December 2021

Dec. 1
Candified: Home for the Holidays: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)
All Rise: Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (CBS)
The A-Team
Above the Rim
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Alex Cross
All Is Lost
Back to School
The Bank Job
Behind Enemy Lines
The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion Returns
Bull Durham
Cherry 2000
Con Air
The Crazies
Crazy Heart
Crimson Tide
The Curse
Days of Heaven
Dead Man Walking
The Dungeonmaster
Earth to Echo
Erik the Viking
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Friday the 13th
Her Smell
Hide and Seek
Hollow Man
Holy Man
Horton Hears a Who!
I Love You, Beth Cooper
Jagged Edge
King Kong
Love Field
Making Mr. Right
The Manchurian Candidate
My Best Friend’s Wedding
Ocean’s Eleven
Ocean’s Twelve
Ocean’s Thirteen
The Princess Bride
The Raid 2
Regarding Henry
Shanghai Noon
She’s Out of My League
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
The Siege of Firebase Gloria
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Soda Cracker
Some Kind of Wonderful
Something’s Gotta Give
Stephen King’s Graveyard Shift
Stephen King’s Thinner
The Warriors
Young Guns
Young Guns II

Dec. 2
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 15 Premiere (FXX)

Godfather of Harlem: Complete Season 1 (Walt Disney Television)
Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Come Around: Special (NBC)
Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller: Complete Season 2 (National Geographic)
Vice Versa: HIV: The Neglected Pandemic: Complete Season 1 (Vice)
The East

Dec. 3
Pen15: New Episodes of Season 2 (Hulu Original)
The New York Times Presents: To Live and Die in Alabama: New Episode (FX)
Annie Live!: Special (NBC)

Trolls Holiday in Harmony: Special (DreamWorks Animation)
We Need To Do Something
The World Of Kanako

Dec. 6
Real Housewives of Atlanta: Complete Season 13 (Bravo)

Dec. 7
Michael Buble’s Christmas in the City: Special (NBC)
World War Z

Dec. 8
People’s Choice Awards: Special (NBC)

Dec. 9
Trolls: TrollsTopia: Complete Season 5 (Hulu Original)
Bloods: Complete Season 1 (Sky Studios)
Creamerie: Complete Season 1 (Kevin & Co, Flat3 and TAP)
Swan Song

Dec. 10
Crossing Swords: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)


Dec. 13
70th Miss Universe Competition: Special (Fox)
Brighton Beach

Dec. 14
Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: European Vacation: Special (Fox)
American Auto: Series Premiere (NBC)

Dec. 15
Gordon Ramsay’s Road Trip: Christmas Vacation (Fox)
Grand Crew: Series Premiere (NBC)
Rising Wolf

Dec. 16
Dead Asleep (Hulu Original Documentary)
Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman

Dec. 17
Mother/Android (Hulu Original Film)
The Nowhere Inn

Dec. 23
Dragons: The Nine Realms: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)

Dec. 26
Letterkenny: Complete Season 10 (Hulu Original)

What’s leaving in December

Dec. 9
Child’s Play

Dec. 10

Dec. 12
Eye in the Sky

Dec. 16

Dec. 19

Dec. 28
Bratz: The Movie

Dec. 31
10,000 BC
127 Hours
A Christmas Carol
A Nanny for Christmas
The A-Team
Above the Rim
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
All the Right Moves
Alpha & Omega: Legend of the Saw Toothed
Back to School
The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion Returns
Bloody Sunday
Blue City
Bohemian Rhapsody
Bull Durham
Candyman 3: Day of the Dead
Cedar Rapids
Cherry 2000
Con Air
Conspiracy Theory
Crazy Heart
Crimson Tide
The Curse
Dark Shadows
Date Night
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Dungeonmaster
Enemy at the Gates
Erik the Viking
Escape From Alcatraz
The Fighter
The Fly
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Friday The 13th Part III
Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter
From Prada to Nada
The Gift
Girls! Girls! Girls!
Happy Feet
Happy Feet Two
Hell or High Water
Hollow Man
Jack and Jill
Joseph: King of Dreams
Kiss the Girls
Light It Up
Love Field
Making Mr. Right
The Manchurian Candidate
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Meet the Spartans
Michael Clayton
My Best Friend’s Wedding
My Bloody Valentine
Ocean’s Eleven
Ocean’s Twelve
Ocean’s Thirteen
The Patsy
Phase IV
The Recruit
Resident Evil: Retribution
Road to Perdition
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 3
Rustler’s Rhapsody
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Shark Tale
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Shrek 2
The Siege of Firebase Gloria
The Social Network
Soda Cracker
Something’s Gotta Give
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek: Insurrection
Sweet Home Alabama
The Tenant
Tooth Fairy
Underworld Awakening
Underworld Evolution
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Vantage Point
The Village
The Vow
When a Man Loves a Woman
Wrong Turn 2
Yes Man
Young Guns
Young Guns II