With Storm Desmond raging and the weather getting more and more frightful, the selection of movies on Netflix this Christmas is impressive and vast, so we’ve done the hard work for you. Here’s our top movies, both Christmassy and not, on Netflix this Christmas.
Home Alone 1 and 2
Who would have thought that neglecting children at Christmas leading to them partaking in various acts of violence would become of the most loved Christmas movies of all time. Yup, Kevin is on Netflix with the first and second instalment of the Home Alone series. The third one without Macaulay Culkin is also there but that’s shite.
If you’re having a few friends around for a Christmas movie party, you’ll need to have this on the box. Funnily enough, Kevin seemed to have nailed the method to watch Netflix years ahead of it’s emergence.
The Ridiculous Six – coming 11th December
The Ridiculous Six initially worried me as I saw Adam Sandler, but this latest comedy looks more Grown Ups/Waterboy than Little Nicky/Don’t Mess with the Zohan. A Netflix original, The Ridiculous Six tells the story of an outlaw, White Knife (Sandler), who was raised by Native Americans. He goes on to discover that he has five half-brothers who then begin a search to find their deadbeat dad.
The Ridiculous Six brings plenty of recognisable faces to the table, including Sandler, Taylor Lautner of Twilight fame, Steve Buschemi, Rob Schneider, Nick Nolte but most importantly, Terry Crews – which restores all faith that this might just be funny.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol has been done to death, but this effort starring Jim Carey is one of the best. The classic Charles Dickens tale is recited through a computer animated master piece starring the voices and likenesses of Jim Carey, Gary Oldman and Colin Firth.
Christmas Carol is relatively short at 95 minutes too, so if you need to get one out of the way before you’re allowed watch Die Hard or the likes, it’s not a bad choice.
The Santa Clause
Is it possible to not like Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor aka Tim Allen, which means his Christmas movie, the Santa Clause, was always going to be a winner. The Santa Clause sees divorced dad, Scott Calvin, inadvertently kills Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Scott then needs to grab the reins of the reindeer and take over on his biggest day of the calendar.
Jingle All the Way
Arnie is just such an awkward man in a kids movie that it’s actually a little endearing. Being the typical crap dad that appears in all Christmas movies, disappointing their kids etc, Arnie forgets to buy his son a toy he wanted, only to remember on Christmas Eve and for everywhere to be sold out. He bumps into a postal worker after the same toy and hilarity ensues.
Jingle All the Way is laugh with enough adult humour weaved in throughout to keep everyone interested.
Ron Burgandy is back in what was a long awaiting sequel to one of the greatest cult movies of all time. After being fired from his job as news anchor and his wife Veronica Corningstone leaves him, Burgandy moves to New York to work with the world’s first 24-hour news channel.
While it doesn’t quite reach the same levels of the original, Anchorman 2 is a funny romp that will go nicely with some Pringles and a box of Roses.
Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit
There is something about Christmas and Aardman Animations going hand in hand. The production studio famous for creating Christmas specials of Wallace and Gromit have also turned their hand at feature movies. Unfortunately, the Christmas specials aren’t on Netflix, but you can catch up on the guys getting to the bottom of garden sabotages in The Curse of the Were-rabbit.
A Very Murray Christmas