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The festive season is upon us and with lockdown restrictions playing havoc with our usual Christmas get togethers, we’re going to doing a lot more TV watching than usual in 2020.
Thankfully, streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Video have thought ahead, and prepped a load of Christmas presents for you unwrap on the service throughout December.
And with the newly launched Watch Party, you can watch anything on Prime along with your friends and families in other locations, as long as they’re also subscribers.
Here’s the pick of the best festive watches available to Prime subscribers.
Family friendly films
My Dad’s Christmas Date - Streaming from 4 December
Two years after the death of her mum, Jules is struggling to cope. Desperate to find someone with whom she can talk, Jules decides to register her grieving dad, David, for online dating without his knowledge. Sparks fly in this Christmas comedy as Jules comes to learn that her old dad is better than any new mum.
Christmas With The Kranks
With their daughter, Blair, away, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip Christmas all together until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate it at the last minute.
Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You
Based on her iconic Christmas song, this feel-good movie tells the story of Little Mariah's Christmas wish for a puppy.
Join Paddington as he ventures across London in search of a new home. Lost and alone, he begins to realise city life isn't what he imagined.
The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told! Follow Shrek on a daring quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona with the help of his loveable loudmouthed Donkey in order to win back the deed to his beloved swamp.
Feel good TV and films
The Night Before
Deck The Halls
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
New Year’s Eve
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Christmas With The Coopers
Crown For Christmas
Downton Abbey Christmas Specials
The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show
The Grand Tour: A Massive Hunt - Streaming from 18 December
Films for scrooges
Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm
Journalist Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) leaves his native Kazakhstan to travel to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences, exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.
Parasite is a family tragicomedy depicting the inevitable collision that ensues when Ki-woo, the eldest son in a family of four unemployed adults, is introduced to the wealthy Park family for a well-paid tutoring job.
Follow the true story of female Fox News employees taking on network Chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes, to overthrow the sexism and toxic atmosphere rife within the organisation.
During World War I, two British soldiers, Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake, receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades - including Blake's own brother.
The Gentlemen follows American expat Mickey Pearson(Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever, it soon triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.