With the Christmas TV schedules looking a little thin this year, the holiday season is the perfect chance to catch-up on your favourite streaming shows, and to discover new ones.
Sky’s streaming service is offering some big name movie premieres this month, including Death Cure, the final instalment of Dylan O’Brien’s Maze Runner saga, and Avengers Infinity War.
These join its catalogue of older movies, including The Muppets Christmas Carol and Die Hard, the subject of endless ‘but is it really a Christmas movie?’ debates.
(It is, obviously).
In addition to the latest films, Now TV also offers access to Sky’s TV shows, including series three of Dawn French and Emilia Fox’s Delicious which arrives on December 28th and the final outing for Fortitude.
If you don’t already have a subscription, Now TV is offering up to 45% off over the festive season, with 1 month’s access to its Entertainment, Sky Cinema and Kids TV passes for just £11.99. There are also great deals on its range of streaming services. (Head over to Lottyearns for some more festive money saving tips).
Amazon Prime Video
Sadly there’s no The Grand Tour festive season this year – the third season doesn’t start until mid-January – but Prime Video still has plenty of quality content for you this Christmas, including the second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Whitney and The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Society.
And if you’ve not yet done so, we recommend using the Christmas break to watch Jack Ryan, Julia Roberts in new psychological thriller Homecoming and The Romanoffs.
There’s plenty of new and recent content on Netflix, including Kurt Russell in The Christmas Chronicles, the latest movie from Chris Columbus, which tells the story of two siblings whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.
Also recently released is Dumplin, adapted screenplay by Kristin Hahn from Julie Murphy’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel of the same name, the film stars Danielle MacDonald and Jennifer Aniston features new music from Dolly Parton.
Also likely to appeal to families this Christmas is Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, Andy Serkis’ retelling of the classic Rudyard Kipling tale, The Jungle Book.
For those looking for more weighty content, the streaming service has Elite, its recent drama about the students at a prestigious Spanish high school, and Pine Gap, a political thriller set around the Australian and American joint defence intelligence facility at Pine Gap, south-west of the town of Alice Springs, Australia.