I can’t wait for my kids to break up next week. Although this term has gone super quick, it’s been busy, especially the last few weeks. We made a conscious decision to not fill our weekends in December with too many events. There is so much pressure at this time of year – to pick your own Christmas tree, visit the latest Grotto, go ice skating and visit Winter Wonderland. My children have enough to do with school and after school clubs, so we wanted weekends to be fun and relaxing. Instead we’ve watched our favourite films at 9am on Saturday morning in our pyjamas, built gingerbread houses, and only popped out to go and sing some Christmas carols – bliss!
Family-friendly films to watch on Netflix this Christmas
My children both finish school on Wednesday so I’ve been looking out for the best films on Netflix we can snuggle up and watch together. We love watching Christmas films and have been trying to save one to watch on Christmas Eve. It’s always fun to celebrate the festive season with your favourite characters, from Arthur Christmas, to King Julian, to the Minions… Netflix has you covered.
At Santa Claus’s super-secret toy-making facility, Mr. Claus entrusts his Son, Arthur, to carry out an ultra-important Christmas mission. This is definitely my favourite Christmas film!
Jingle All the Way
A desperate dad must match wits with a sleazy Santa, a stressed-out mailman and a horde of parents to procure a hot new toy on Christmas Eve.
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
The mayor of Evergreen dismisses magic as nonsense, but when Frosty the Snowman blows through town, he shows the local children that magic is real.
Miracle on 34th Street
In this remake of the holiday classic, Dorey Walker and young daughter Susan befriend a department store Santa Claus who claims he is the real deal.
Casper’s Haunted Christmas
Casper faces getting into a heap of trouble with the king of ghosts unless he frightens at least one person before Christmas Day.
I’ll be home for Christmas
Assistant DA and single mum Jackie’s plans to wrap up a big case and enjoy Christmas with her daughter, but her plans are disrupted when her estranged dad comes to visit.
When a gift sack full of kittens gives Santa a bad allergic reaction, the kitties have to take over and deliver the presents alone!
Just in case you don’t how to get Netflix this Christmas, I have a handy guide – everything you need to know about Netflix in the UK, from how it works, to how much it costs and how to make sure you are set up in time to snuggle down this Christmas.
What is Netflix?
Netflix is a streaming video service, meaning that as long as you have an internet connection, you can watch TV shows and movies instantly, without having to wait for them to download.
After paying a monthly subscription, you can watch entire series’ or movies at your own pace, on everything from your TV to your mobile phone. Almost all Netflix series are made available in one go, so you don’t have to wait a week for a new episode.
How much does Netflix cost in the UK?
Netflix currently has three subscription plans, each one requires members to pay a fixed price per month. However all plans can be cancelled at anytime.
- The basic, allowing viewers to watch on one device at a time in standard definition, costs £5.99 per month.
- For the standard package at £7.99 per month, viewers can watch in HD and on two devices at a time.
- For the premium package at £9.99 a month, you get the possibility of watching in Ultra HD where available, plus four screens at a time.
How do I sign up?
Go to www.netflix.com and follow the instructions. You need a valid email address and a credit or debit card (but the first month for new customers is free). Happy watching!