Family  Christmas films to stream now

Why wait for their favourites to appear on telly when you can stream them to your living room as many times as you like?

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Oh, how times have changed. Back in the day our favourite Christmas films came on VHS or were spotted (and circled) in the pages of the Radio Times. These days, why wait for your little one’s favourites? Here’s our guide to what’s on where:

 

Arthur Christmas

 

On: Amazon, Blinkbox

The tots can enjoy the, while you can enjoy spotting James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy in this cartoon that explains the truth behind how Santa really delivers all those presents in one night.

 

Get Santa

 

On: Amazon, Blinkbox

After discovering a sleeping Santa in their garage, on the run from the police after crashing his sleigh, it’s up to dad Steve and son Tim to save Christmas.

 

Miracle on 34th Street

 

On: Amazon, Blinkbox

Dreams do come true if you believe – whether your favourite is the original or the 1994 update, we reckon the little ones will still love the story of when Kris Kringle is put on trial.

 

Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger!

 

On: Amazon, Blinkbox

One to watch if you’re expecting. The sequel to Martin Freeman’s Nativity features David Tennant, the new teacher on the block and hubby to a pregnant Joanna Page, who must face his fears.

 

Saving Santa

 

On: Amazon

Lowly stable elf Bernard D. Elf must step up to save Santa and the North Pole by travelling back in time.

 

The Muppet Christmas Carol

 

On: Amazon, Blinkbox

A perennial classic, The Muppets take on Dickens’ Christmas tale of old miser Scrooge being taught a thing or two about his greedy, selfish ways.

 

The Polar Express

 

On: Amazon, Blinkbox

A young boy who doubts the existence of Santa ends up on a magical train heading straight for the North Pole – and learns the importance of believing.

 

The Santa Clause

 

On: Amazon, Blinkbox, Netflix

When Santa Clause falls from Scott Calvin’s roof, he has no idea what consequences lie in store for him when puts on the big red coat.

 

The Snowman

 

On: Amazon

Raymond Briggs’ Snowman is brought to life in this silent animated beauty that. Even tots will be transfixed by the story of a young boy whose Snowman comes to life and takes him on a sparkling Christmas adventure.

 

A Christmas Star

 

On: Amazon, Netflix

You’ve probably not seen this cute Irish family film; make this the Christmas you sit down with the family and enjoy the story of Noelle who, born under the Christmas star, believes she can perform miracles and wants to use her gift to save her village.

Photo: REX/c.Buena Vista/Everett

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