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The Christmas Schedule

The Christmas Schedule
Posted in Weekend On By Tim Ridd-Jolly

We outline the best Christmas films, TV shows and music for the festive break. If you've got Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Spotify, click through!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="It's almost Christmas, and instead of our regular Weekend Schedule, we're bringing you The Christmas Schedule. We've got our Christmas Spotify playlist to have on in the background while you're cooking the dinner on the big day, and all the best Christmas TV shows and movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video!" font_container="tag:h5|text_align:left" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Home Alone" font_container="tag:h3|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_single_image image="3372" img_size="full" alignment="center" css_animation="top-to-bottom"][vc_column_text]A staple Christmas film that needs to be watched at this time of year. Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister has become the man of the house overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays, but he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of traps to welcome them![/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="Where to watch: Netflix" font_container="tag:h5|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Christmas Playlist" font_container="tag:h3|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_single_image image="3376" img_size="full" alignment="center" css_animation="top-to-bottom"][vc_column_text]Here's our latest Spotify playlist for you to enjoy over the festive break. We've gathered some of the best Christmas songs and put them all in one place so you're not left acting as resident DJ while the rest of the family are having fun![/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Die Hard" font_container="tag:h3|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_single_image image="3371" img_size="full" alignment="center" css_animation="top-to-bottom"][vc_column_text]Die Hard is a Christmas film - I hope this isn't a shock to anyone. If you've never watched this film at Christmas, I urge you to reconsider. New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realises that there's no one to save the hostages -- but him.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="Where to watch: Netflix" font_container="tag:h5|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="The Polar Express" font_container="tag:h3|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_single_image image="3373" img_size="full" alignment="center" css_animation="top-to-bottom"][vc_column_text]If you can ignore the scratching voice of that one kid on the train, this is a spectacular Christmas film. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video" font_container="tag:h5|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Scrooged" font_container="tag:h3|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_single_image image="3374" img_size="full" alignment="center" css_animation="top-to-bottom"][vc_column_text]A classic Bill Murray film, and a classic Christmas film. Murray plays Frank Cross, a ruthless TV executive confronted with the slapstick ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Will a night of bizarre horror convince the heartless Frank to change his ways? This is a hilarious take on the Christmas Carol formula.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="Where to watch: Netflix" font_container="tag:h5|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Blackadder's Christmas Carol" font_container="tag:h3|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_single_image image="3369" img_size="full" alignment="center" css_animation="top-to-bottom"][vc_column_text]This is a good one for Boxing Day when you're sat on the couch full of food. Blackadder's Christmas Carol is a one-off episode of Blackadder, a parody of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It is set between Blackadder the Third and Blackadder Goes Forth, and is narrated by Hugh Laurie.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="Where to watch: Netflix" font_container="tag:h5|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Arthur Christmas" font_container="tag:h3|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_single_image image="3368" img_size="full" alignment="center" css_animation="top-to-bottom"][vc_column_text]Arthur Christmas at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic - a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="Where to watch: Netflix" font_container="tag:h5|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Spectral" font_container="tag:h3|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_single_image image="3375" img_size="full" alignment="center" css_animation="top-to-bottom"][vc_column_text]Not in the Christmas mood? This Netflix Original movie is the sci-fi adventure we didn't know we needed. In a war torn city, a lone Delta Force operative is instantly killed by a mysterious figure invisible to the naked eye. DARPA researcher Dr. Mark Clyne is flown in due to his expertise in hyperspectral imaging. Think of this film like a serious, military version of Ghostbusters. You can't get further away from Christmas than this.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="Where to watch: Netflix" font_container="tag:h5|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Brooklyn-99" font_container="tag:h3|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_single_image image="3370" img_size="full" alignment="center" css_animation="top-to-bottom"][vc_column_text]Trying to ignore the family by binge watching anything that doesn't shout Christmas? Brooklyn-99, the laugh-a-minute parody cop show has just released the third season on Netflix.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="Where to watch: Netflix" font_container="tag:h5|text_align:center" use_theme_fonts="yes"][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="We hope this is enough to quench your thirst for Christmas! Have a great time!" font_container="tag:h4|text_align:left" use_theme_fonts="yes"][/vc_column][/vc_row]