Nottingham remaining in tier 3 means getting into the festive spirit from home, but thanks to streaming platforms, we have a never-ending amount of festive movies and tv shows to choose from. Here are some of the best family friendly options (old and new) and where to find them this December.
Sugar Rush Christmas – Seasons 1&2 streaming on Netflix
Think Great British Bake off but American and Christmas style, this baking show is fun for all the family and has plenty of episodes to occupy the run up to Christmas.
Noelle – streaming on Disney+
Starring ‘Pitch Perfect’s’ Anna Kendrick as Santa Claus’ daughter who has to save Christmas after her older brother, who is the next Santa, goes missing.
The Holiday movies that made us- streaming on Netflix
If documentaries are more your thing, this docuseries explores the making of some of the most beloved Christmas movies of all time and is bound to be a crowd pleaser for the whole family.
Godmothered- streaming on Disney+ Dec 4th
This new Disney+ original stars Jillian Bell as a fairy godmother in training, who after finding out that fairy godmothers are facing extinction, aims to spread the word that they are still needed. This magical movie, which is set at Christmas time, is the perfect choice for Disney lovers.
The Prom- streaming on Netflix Dec 11th
While this isn’t strictly a Christmas movie, who doesn’t love a musical at Christmas? With an all star cast of Meryl Streep, James Corden and Nicole Kidman, this is definitely a movie you’re not going to want to miss.
Nativity! 1,2&3- Streaming on Netflix
This trio of movies has become a Christmas cult classic in recent years. It’s catchy soundtrack, adorable kids and brilliant cast, what’s not to love? For a bit of light-hearted fun this Christmas, you can’t go wrong here.
The Christmas Chronicles 1&2- streaming on Netflix
This duo of Christmas movies follows two children who jump into Santa’s sleigh however, when it crashes losing all the Christmas presents, its up to them to save Christmas and deliver the presents. Fun for the whole family, this movie is perfect for those who love an adventure.
How the Grinch stole Christmas- Streaming on Sky Cinema
Jim Carrey as The Grinch is arguably one of the most iconic Christmas characters of all time, so if in doubt of what to watch, definitely turn to this movie.
The Grinch- Streaming on Netflix
A more modern twist on the classic, the animated version is a vibrant take on the traditional story starring Benedict Cumberbatch as The Grinch and featuring a soundtrack by Danny Elfman.
A Christmas Prince – Streaming on Netflix
While some newer Christmas movies seem to miss the mark, this is certainly not the case for the Netflix original which stars Rose McIver as a journalist who falls in love with a prince. At times cheesy, but definitely a good Christmas rom-com to add to your collection.