Christmas movies worth staying inside for this holiday season
Christmas is that magical time of year when you get to indulge in an endless list of movies completely guilt free. And the best part? There's a lot of festive options shared across Netflix, OSN, and STARZ PLAY.
From Christmas classics to a Bill Murray fronted live show, there's something for everyone this holiday season.
Will Ferrell plays Buddy, a human that accidentally ends up working for Santa and his elves. Hilarity ensues when he heads back to New York.
The Christmas Chronicles
A brother and sister accidentally crash Santa’s sleigh and end up having to help him save Christmas. Not exactly an original plot, but it’s fun all the same.
The Polar Express
A young boy who’s sceptical of Santa’s existence boards the magical Polar Express to find out whether the big man in red is real or not.
Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special
The kidult-friendly character writes a gift list for Santa that’s 1.5 miles long. Features cameos Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey and NBA legend Magic Johnson.
A Very Murray Christmas
Everyone’s favourite A-list celeb, Bill Murray is worried no-one will turn up to his Christmas show in NYC. The star-studded cast really is out of this world.
Kevin McAllister’s family jet off on a Christmas holiday, but accidentally leave the young lad home alone, and trying to defend against burglars. A classic.
OSN Movies Comedy HD, December 24
Eastenders Christmas Special
You haven’t experienced true misery until you’ve watched a festive episode of the British soap opera. Expect tears, fights and possibly a death.
BBC First, December 25
In the same way that Die Hard is lauded as a Christmas movie, so too is the sugary-sweet animated tale. Just slightly less violent. It’s still a fantastic movie, mind.
OSN Movies Disney HD, December 24
Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs
Everyone’s favourite Liverpudlian is set to pull the heartstrings once again as he highlights the plight of stray canines from dogs' home.
ITV Choice, December 25
12 Pops of Christmas
An alternative, and vomit-inducing way to spend Christmas is watching Dr Pimple Popper lance spots and boils. Probably best to have a bucket handy.
TLC, December 26
Santa Clause Trilogy
Quite how they managed to squeeze a trio of films out of this Tim Allen vehicle is akin to a Christmas miracle. Still, the mindless laughs come thick and fast.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The best Christmas movie ever? This fun take on the Ebenezer Scrooge story is definitely up there. It stars Michael Caine as the miserable old soul.
A festive movie starring dogs? We’re in. A group of talking canines help the son of Santa Paws (geddit?) get into the Christmasspiritt.
Home Alone 2
Leaving your kid behind once is a mistake. Twice? The McAllisters need a visit from the authorities. Kevin has to navigate NYC whilst being pursued by the Wet Bandits. Again.
The Family Stone
Sarah Jessica Parker plays a moody, highly-strung individual who heads to her boyfriend’s parents for the festive holidays. Can the free-spirited family break her icy exterior and force her to have some fun?