Sky Cinema and NOW TV confirm Cats, Sonic the Hedgehog and more as new December movie premieres

Susannah Alexander
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Photo credit: Universal

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Christmas is creeping ever closer and you might well already be wondering which movies will be accompanying your festive evenings in front of the TV this winter.

Well, Sky Cinema and NOW TV have the answer to that question as the list of films set to premiere in December has been confirmed, and it'll make your sofa the only place you'll want to be next month.

If you missed the much-talked-about musical adaptation of Cats when it was released last year then this is your chance to catch up, as Tom Hooper's movie will premiere on Boxing Day (December 26).

James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba and Jennifer Hudson are just a few of the very famous faces starring (although you might struggle to recognise them beneath the digital fur).

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Photo credit: Universal

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A series of family titles will also premiere this December, including Dolittle on December 4, starring Marvel favourite Robert Downey Jr as the vet who can talk to animals, while video game adaptation Sonic the Hedgehog premieres on December 18 and sees Sonic team up with his new human best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) to stop the evil Dr Robotnik from taking over the world.

If you need something to keep the kids occupied while you're cooking Christmas dinner, look no further than Trolls World Tour which premieres on Christmas Day (December 25).

The musical-comedy animated sequel stars Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake.

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Photo credit: Universal

Other new premieres include Jane Austen adaptation Emma, which stars Anya Taylor-Joy as matchmaking heroine Emma Woodhouse, on December 5, while Greta Gerwig's Little Women, which stars Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson and Eliza Scanlen as the beloved March sisters, will premiere on December 11.

Over the month, you'll also be able to watch the likes of Misbehaviour (December 20), Like a Boss (December 24), Love Sarah (December 9) and more.

Sky Cinema has also prepared some special collections for the month ahead too, to help viewers find exactly what they're looking for all through December.

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Photo credit: Feigco Entertainment/Universal Pictures

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The ongoing Christmas collection will get you into the festive spirit like nothing else, with highlights including Love Actually, Last Christmas, Die Hard, The Polar Express and The Holiday.

The Harry Potter collection will be available from December 19 until January 3, with the complete Harry Potter series ready to keep you spellbound right through Christmas and into the New Year.

And, if you're just not that into festive films, Sky Cinema has got you covered with its 5 Star Movies collection, which will be available from December 31 until January 6.

This collection consists purely of movies which have been rated 90% or above by audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, and includes classics like The Wizard of Oz, Psycho, Groundhog Day, Forrest Gump and The Lion King.

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Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

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This festive film extravaganza will be available on Sky Cinema and on the Sky Cinema Pass on NOW TV this December.

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