Curled up by the fire in the soft glow of the Christmas tree lights is exactly where many want to be every day of the festive season. There is nothing better than relaxing with a film after a little indulgence. Every year there is a wealth of TV premieres and old classics to watch with the family. So, here are just some of the movies you can escape with this year. *The exact times are still to be confirmed and we will update as soon as we have them. BBC One films this Christmas BBC One will premiere: The Princess and the Frog, A Christmas Carol, Shrek Forever After, Lady And The Tramp, Alice In Wonderland, The Socerer’s Apprentice, Prince Of Persia, How To Train Your Dragon, and Up. Plus the following: DreamWorks Holiday Classics: Kung Fu Panda Holiday, Merry Madagascar, Shrek: Donkey’s Carolling Christmas-tacular and The Madagascar Penguins In A Christmas Caper. BBC Two films this Christmas BBC Two will premiere Julie And Julia, Moon, and Secretariat alongside some classic Dad’s Army, Force Ten From Navarone and Jason And The Argonauts. In the daytime there’s also the films of Gene Kelly to celebrate his centenary, plus a season of Hitchcock films to coincide with BBC Two’s drama The Girl starring Sienna Miller and Toby Jones. Read More
Late night over Christmas you’ll find a season of films with Charles Laughton, who died 50 years ago this month, and two of Don Siegel’s classic films to mark the centenary of his birth. BBC Four films this Christmas BBC Four is celebrating with a Goddess Season which includes the films Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor, The Prince And The Showgirl, starring Marilyn Monroe, and a season of classic war films, The Wooden Horse, Carve Her Name with Pride and Defiance. Sky Cinema films this Christmas Sky have added a whole host of amazing films for customers to browse through this year. Among those already added are; The Greatest Showman, Lady Bird, A Gift For Christmas, Holly Star, Father Figures, A Very Sordid Wedding, Her Magical Christmas, Maya The Bee: The Honey Games, Game Night and Mom And Dad. Available from Friday, December 7; Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Available from Saturday, December 8; A Yeti Adventure. Available from Sunday, December 8; In Darkness. Available from Monday, December 10, Katie Says Goodbye. Available from Tuesday, December 11; We Wish You A Merry Christmas. Available from Wednesday, December 12; The Blind Spot. Available from Thursday, December 13; The Christmas Concert. Available from Friday, December 14; The Shape of Water. Available from Saturday, December 15; The Time Team. Available from Sunday, December 16; The Exception. Available from Monday, December 17; How To Get Girls. Available from Tuesday, December 18; Christmas On Holly Lane. Available from Wednesday, December 19; Beauty And Beast. Available from Thursday, December 20; Coming Home For Christmas. Available from Friday, December 21; Ready Player One. Available from Saturday, December 21; Blockers. Netflix films this Christmas Netflix has added a list of new and original films to their streaming site this year. Here are the ones you can watch right now; The Christmas Chronicles, The Princess Switch, The Holiday Calendar, Nativity!, Deck The Halls, Arthur Christmas, Last Holiday, A Christmas Prince and A Christmas Prince: A Royal Wedding. Available from Friday, December 7; The Holiday. ITV films this Christmas ITV brings viewers the free-to-air premiere of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Sunday, December 30, 8pm), plus festive favourite Elf (Sunday, December 16, 6pm) will back on television for its premiere on ITV. Read More
They will also be showing Monsters Inc (Christmas Day 4.10pm), Casino Royale (Sunday, December 23, 9pm), Quantum of Solace (Wednesday, December 26, 8pm) , Skyfall (Thursday, December 27, 8pm) and Spectre (Monday, December 31, 8pm).