The boys have broken up from school and Christmas is now only one week away…ONE…so we are most definitely going to be binge watching some of our festive favourites on Netflix this week.
To get the boys in the spirit of Christmas Netflix very kindly sent them some arty crafty presents and we had a wonderful time painting some wooden baubles to hang on the tree.
N.B. Excuse the spots, the boys both had chicken pox!
Anyway back to Netflix – from golden oldies to more modern, but beloved, family films, Netflix have so much on offer to get you in the spirit of Christmas this year. And the streaming service is jam packed with Christmas specials from some of the most popular series and sitcoms as well.
Here are just some of our festive favourites on Netflix:
Ever questioned the logistics behind Santa’s epic present-delivering on Christmas Eve? You’re not alone. Thankfully, the mystery is solved in fun Aardman animation Arthur Christmas. It’s actually a military-style operation managed from a high-tech control centre. That is, until there’s a glitch in the system.
DreamWorks Holiday Classics Collection
There is over 90minutes of festive fun in this compilation of five Christmas-themed short films featuring some of the most popular DreamWorks characters. Get ready for Shrek the Halls, The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, Merry Madagascar, Donkey’s Christmas Shrektacular and Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury.
Happy Holidays From Madagascar
With Christmas in the air, Private the penguin gets stuck in a stocking and needs help from his pals to get out. Deck the halls with mayhem as all the Madagascar creatures get in on the act.
When the McCallister family head off on a Christmas vacation they pack their passports, their toothbrushes and their swimming trunks, but leave behind their eight-year-old son Kevin. Meanwhile, home alone for the first time, he embarks on a madcap mission to defend the family home when two boneheaded burglars try to break in
Timmy’s Christmas Surprise
It’s Christmas Eve at the nursery and Timmy and his friends are very excited but they’re so busy having lots of festive fun they don’t notice the blizzard outside and become snowed in. Osbourne and Harriet make the best of it by creating a Christmassy atmosphere and the children have a surprise Christmas sleepover at the nursery.
A Christmas Detour
He’s a cynical bar tender. She’s a romantic bride-to-be. When their flight to New York is rerouted to Buffalo, Dylan must rise to the occasion and help Paige find a way to make it home in time to meet her fiance’s parents before the wedding.
A Royal Christmas
Emily is madly in love with her doting European boyfriend, Leo. But as their first Christmas together approaches, Leo drops a bombshell: he is actually Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of Cordinia, a small sovereign country. When he brings his American girlfriend home to meet the family, his mother schemes to end their relationship.
A Wish For Christmas
When Sara Shaw’s boss steals her big idea for a Christmas inititative at work, she makes a wish to Santa for the courage to stand up for herself, but he only grants her 48hours. As the clock ticks, Sara discovers how to channel the Christmas magic and speak her mind all on her own.
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Jackie, a dynamic Assistant District Attorney and single mum, is looking forward to wrapping up her latest case and spending Christmas with her adorable and precocious eight-year old daughter. But when Jackie’s estranged dad unexpectedly shows up at her door, they are forced to confront old wounds.
Jingle All The Way
Schwarzenegger stars as a busy executive who wants to keep in his son’s good books by buying him the present at the top of his Christmas list: the Turbo Man doll. The only problem is that Turbo Man is the most popular toy in America and most department stores have sold out. Howard spends a desperate Christmas Eve attempting to track down his son’s dream present, but finds himself in constant conflict with a crazed postman on a similar mission.