If you’re looking for something to keep the young kids entertained while you slave over a hot stove, then DreamWorks Holiday Classics should do the trick.
Featuring five separate animated shorts starring popular characters from Shrek, Madagascar and How To Train Your Dragon, this 2011 collection won’t give your little ones any time to get bored.
La La Land
While terrestrial TV’s big Christmas Day film premieres are often years old, La La Land was delighting cinema audiences as recently as March.
As you’d expect from its Oscar-winning success, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are both charm personified in this delightful throwback to the vintage musicals of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
But if you want something completely brand new, then look no further than this Netflix original, which hits the streaming service just three days before Christmas.
Bright stars Will Smith as an LAPD officer who teams up with an Orc (Joel Edgerton) in a fantastical take on the cop thriller, which Netflix reportedly paid a whopping $90m for.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Or if it’s a big-budget blockbuster suitable for kids and kids-at-heart alike you have in mind, then Star Wars: The Force Awakens should be at the front of the queue.
Restoring some pride to the franchise after the much-maligned turn-of-the-century prequels, JJ Abrams’ space opera manages to recapture the energy and excitement of the originals.
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