It’s that most wonderful time of the year – with the nights closing in, the jingle of bells getting louder, it’s time to… prepare for your extended family descending on your doorstep, get all the right presents for the right people, sort out the Christmas dinner, put the tree up, send out cards.
But don’t worry – we’ve prepared a handy countdown of films that will help you navigate the hectic Christmas season. So draw the curtains and treat yourself to a film a day – from Yuletide classics, to family favourites and unmissable comedies…
Hoping for a white Christmas? If there’s no snow, make like Edward Scissorhands and create your own.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
If you’re looking for a gift for that someone special in your life, remember, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Jingle All the Way
Whatever you do don’t leave it too late to get all your presents – or you’ll end up like Arnie, hunting for a Turbo Man doll last minute in Jingle All The Way.
Christmas is the season for parties – lots of parties. Time to get your dance moves ready.
… and if your style is little more old fashioned, then follow the lead of Frankenstein and his monster.
The Devil Wears Prada
Don’t fret… not long now until your last day at work of the year.
Be careful not to overindulge during the break – or you’ll end up like Ben Stiller in Dodgeball.
All about Eve
In amongst all the buying and eating and drinking, don’t forget what Christmas is really all about – catching up on gossip from friends you haven’t seen all year.
With all this rushing about getting Christmas sorted, be sure to take some time out and pamper yourself.
Stock up on sherry, crackers, party poppers, satsumas, dates, all the essentials… and most important of all, don’t forget the Yule Log!
If you’re planning some nice romantic walks in the crisp snow, do make sure you dress up warm.
The Family Stone
Christmas is all about trying to get on with your in-laws… as Sarah Jessica Parker discovers in The Family Stone.
The Magnificent Seven
Getting overwhelmed with all there is to do before the big day? Call for back up – The Magnificent Seven are here to help.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Tell the children if they don’t behave over the Christmas period, you’ll send for the child catcher!
Miracle on 42nd Street
It’s time for a Christmas tear-jerker – gather the family round, crack out the Quality Street and enjoy Miracle on 34th Street. And remember – Santa is for real!
Think your Christmas season is chaotic – spare a thought for John McLane in Die Hard. All he wanted to do was visit his wife at her office during her Christmas party, and he ends up in a hostage situation.
Deck The Halls
Don’t forget your Christmas jumper this year.
The Greatest Showman
It’s Christmas – what better excuse than to put on your best clothes and feel like a million dollars!
It’s time to start prepping the food for all your extended family. Take your mind off the cooking and enjoy Robin Williams causing chaos in Mrs Doubtfire.
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Don’t forget to put the champagne in the fridge!
The Great Escape
Dad getting in the way of getting everything ready? Sit him down to enjoy the perennial Christmas favourite The Great Escape…
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
It’s the eve of Christmas Eve – why not invite the neighbours round for some pre-Christmas drinkies, and boogie down Rocky Horror Picture Show-style?
It’s nearly the day! Time for a Christmas classic for all the family – Home Alone.
Your family are all together, the turkey is in the oven, the presents are ready to be unwrapped. You made it – cheers, and Merry Christmas!
All these titles are available now to buy from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment