As the nights grow longer and we look forward to the festive season, nothing feels more festive than sitting down with a hot chocolate and watching your favourite Christmas movies.
But sometimes the Christmas classics like Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street isn’t going to cut it, especially when we’re all in our Christmas bubbles with more people to please.
Sometimes we need something new and with nothing of note appearing in the cinemas and with more people wanting to stay at home this year, streaming sites Netflix, NOW TV and Disney+ have you covered.
It’s time to snuggle up, sip hot chocolate and watch the latest Christmas movies.
Operation Christmas Drop – available now
This rom-com is largely based on the US humanitarian Christmas appeal, during which congressional aide clashes – in a typically romantic way- with the captain overseeing the Christmas drop mission.
Rated – U
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – available now
A feel-good Christmas musical, Jingle Jangle tells the story of a down-on-his-luck toy maker who receives a festive visit from his granddaughter – a bright and youthful girl who has all the answers. Filled to the brim with love and spirit, it has all the festive feels we need!
Rated – PG
The Princess Switch: Switched Again – available now
Starring Vanessa Hudgens, part three of The Princess Switch is a rom-com love story about how a doppelganger rekindles a dwindling love. The perfect girls night in watch.
Rated – PG
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square – available now
As if we didn’t love Dolly enough already, the country singer has delivered a little taste of Christmas early with this story of a scrooge-like woman who intends to sell a town without consideration for its residents. That is, until an angel intervenes.
The Christmas Chronicles 2 – available now
Meddling kids, Kate and Teddy, intend to kidnap Santa on Christmas Eve, but when their plans fall through, things take a festive twist, resulting in them helping Mr Claus save Christmas.
The Prom – December 11
A star-studded cast including Meryl Streep and James Corden get together for this heartwarming story of a girl desperate to go to prom. Despite not being a Christmas film – the singing, dancing and flashing lights are still worth a watch.
Sky Christmas and Now TV
Last Christmas – available now
This love story was released in cinemas in 2019, and ison NOW TV this year. Set in a Christmas shop, it tells the story of a girl and the boy she keeps chasing – with an ending no one expects.
Happiest Season – December 19
Not your typical feel-good festive watch, Happiest Season is about a woman who plans to propose to her girlfriend while celebrating with her family. All seems well until she realises her girlfriend has not revealed her sexuality to her conservative parents. A thought-provoking drama about self acceptance and the pressures to please others.
Moomins and the Winter Wonderland – December 21
Despite being released in 2019, this movie has only just become available on NOW TV.Moomins Valley goes to sleep for Winter, but one Moominstroll stays awake to watch the creatures roam throughout the colder period, when he realises there is a special visitor due to arrive in the village.
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special – available to watch now
The biggest event in the Galactic calendar – Life Day – has come around and Rey is transported back in time to visit the memorable moments of the Skywalker saga while she fights to return to the present day. A brilliant retake of the original 1978 festive special.
Noelle – Available now
A comical take on the story of Santa’s inheritance,Santa’s daughter Noelle is desperate to do something as special on December 25 as her brother Nick, who is preparing to take the reins from his dad. When her brother fails miserably at Santa training, Noelle offers a helping hand – but will Nick manage to deliver Christmas?
Godmothered – December 4
An inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training tries to prove that people still need fairy godmothers. This movie combines the magical themes of Cinderella with Disney’s witty humour, making for a fun family watch.
Soul – December 25
A feel good drama delivered on Christmas itself, this animation shares the story of a high-school music teacher with a passion for Jazz. When he loses his passion, he goes on a journey to find out what having Soul really means.