Now we’re in December, it’s fair to say Christmas is in full swing everywhere.
It also means that our favourite festive films have started to arrive on streaming services Netflix, Amazon Prime and NowTV.
And if Christmas doesn’t scream sitting around watching seasonal movies back to back – we don’t know what does.
This year, there are some classics such as Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life and more modern releases like Arthur Christmas and Nativity 3 all available to watch.
Miracle On 34th Street
In this remake of the holiday classic, Dorey Walker and young daughter Susan befriend a department store Santa Claus who claims he is the real deal.
Duration: 1hr 54m
Director: Les Mayfield
Cast: Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Dylan McDermott, Elizabeth Perkins
Santa’s clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick’s father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.
Duration: 1hr 37m
Director: Sarah Smith
Cast: Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, James McAvoy, Ashley Jensen
Deck the Halls
Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.
Duration: 1hr 33m
Director: John Whitesell
Cast: Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Davis, Kristin Chenoweth, Alia Shawkat
A father who can’t keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son, before he is gone forever.
Duration: 1hr 41m
Director: Troy Miller
Cast: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross, Mark Addy, Andrew Lawrence, Eli Marienthal
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.
Duration: 1hr 37m
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel
Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.
Duration: 2hr 18m
Director: Nancy Meyers
Cast: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black
A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.
Duration: 1hr 28m
Director: Seth Gordon
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Mary Steenburgen
Nativity 3: Where’s My Donkey?
This Christmas the pupils of St Bernadette’s and their much-loved, madcap teacher Mr. Poppy are back for their biggest adventure yet involving fantastic flashmobs, excitable elves, Christmas carols and of course Archie the donkey! When their new teacher Mr. Shepherd loses his memory and forgets all about Christmas, as well as his fiancée Sophie and the whereabouts of the beloved Archie, it’s up to the pupils of St Bernadette’s to save the day.
Duration: 1hr 49m
Director: Debbie Isitt
Cast: Martin Clunes, Marc Wootton, Catherine Tate
When the newly-crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.
Duration: 1hr 49m
Director: Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck
Cast: Kristen Bell, Indina Menzel, Jonathan Grodd, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana
It’s A Wonderful Life
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Duration: 2hr 10m
Director: Frank Capra
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell
The Polar Express
When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Duration: 1hr 40m
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis
The Muppets Christmas Carol
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve.
Duration: 1hr 25m
Director: Brian Henson
Cast: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson
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