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Happy Netflixmas!

You’ve got to love Netflix;  no annoying ads, no time to keep, the ability to watch when you want and of course you can simply hit pause when unexpected visitors arrive.

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If that wasn’t enough, to save you from searching for something to watch, Netflix have stepped in and released the ultimate TV guide to keep you entertained over the festive season; and here it is!

What To Watch To Get You Into The Christmas Spirit

Snuggle down, grab some mince pies and mulled wine and let Netflix transport you into a winter wonderland with these ultimate Christmas films…

  • Arthur Christmas
  • Home Alone
  • A Christmas Detour
  • A Royal Christmas
  • All I Want for Christmas
  • Beethovens Christmas Adventure
  • Deck the Halls (21/12/16)
  • Mariah Carey’s Merryiest Christmas
  • A Very Murray Christmas

I have some further suggestions for Christmas on Netflix too!

Keep the Drama on the Screen This Christmas  

Christmas can sometimes set boiling points rising, so this year, why not keep the drama safely on the screen with some of these fist clenching, fingernail biting dramas.
Whether it’s watching families unravel in Narcos, or the dark and sinister familial secrets outed in Bloodline, Netflix has got the drama covered:

  • Narcos
  • Bloodline
  • Spotless
  • Breaking Bad
  • Making A Murderer
  • The Killing
  • Orphan Black
  • Black Mirror
  • The OA
  • House of Cards
  • Stranger Things

Fill your hours of cooking with some of Netflix’s best programmes

Whilst you’re preparing the veg and waiting for your potatoes to crisp up, why not squeeze in some time to yourself and catch up with some of your favourite programmes.
Whether it’s a quick episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or Ab Fab while you’re peeling the veg, or an episode of Grace and Frankie or Love whilst you wait for the Turkey to cook before even starting on the sides, Netflix will help you while away the time and make the Christmas cooking more entertaining!

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Love
  • Easy
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Grace and Frankie
  • Ab Fab

What to Watch For Your Post-Christmas Meal Slumber

Don’t worry about planning your Christmas meal around what’s on TV, Netflix will be there for you once you finish with some of your favourite Christmas classics as well as some new ones for you to watch whilst you digest – knowing all too well that you’ll reach for the Celebrations within the hour!

  • Black Adder’s A Christmas Carol
  • Outnumbered: Christmas 2009
  • A Moody Christmas: Season 1
  • The Royle Family: Christmas Special 2000
  • The Crown
  • Mariah Carey
  • Sense8 Christmas Special

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A personal recommendation here would be The Crown, if you haven’t already seen it, it really is amazing.

 What to Watch to Make Your Belly Laugh Like a Bowl Full of Jelly

Christmas isn’t complete without a comedy and Netflix has a whole host to get you giggling.
Whether it’s watching one of your favourite TV families in The Royle Family or giggling through a musical like A Very Murray Christmas, if you want to make the house come alive with the sound of laughter, make sure you have time for these classics!

  • Uncle Nick
  • Black Adder’s A Christmas Carol
  • Outnumbered: Christmas 2009
  • A Moody Christmas: Season 1
  • The Royle Family: Christmas Special 2000
  • A Russell Peters Christmas
  • Trailer Park Boys – Xmas Special

 

Keep the Kids Busy Whilst You’re Cooking the Christmas Turkey

It’s Christmas Day, the family are on their way and you’re making last minute preps to the roast.

Keep the kids busy with Netflix while you lay the table, turn the tatties and nurse that turkey!

  • DreamWorks Happy Holidays from Madagascar (Running time: 56mins)
  • DreamWorks Holiday Classics (Running time: 1hr 6mins)
  • Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas (Running time: 1hr 30mins)
  • My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas (Running time: 44mins)
  • On Angel Wings (Running time: 28mins)
  • Power Rangers Samurai: Christmas Together, Friends Forever (Running time: 24mins)
  • Santa Claws (Running time: 1hr 26mins)
  • The Swan Princess Christmas (Running time: 1hr 24mins)
  • Timmy Time: Timmy’s Christmas Surprise (Running time: 22mins)
  • Babes in Toyland (Running time: 1hr 35mins)
  • Santa Pac’s Merry Berry Day (Available from 19th December)
  • A Very Pink Christmas
  • Trollhunters  (Available from 23 December)

Give the Gift of Netflix This Christmas and Enjoy the Festive Family Time

Avoid the awkward questions, the small talk and the several rounds of Monopoly and connect your parents / grandparents up to Netflix this Christmas – educate them to distract them!

Snuggle up by the fire with hot chocolate and mince pies and enjoy watching something together as a family. No matter your age, there is a show or film for everyone:

  • A Very Murray Christmas
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
  • Black Adder’s A Christmas Carol
  • Home Alone
  • Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Christmas Special
  • Jingle All The Way
  • All I Want for Christmas
  • A Royal Christmas

 

 

What to Watch This Christmas If You Relate More With Scrooge Than With Santa

If you’re are feeling a bit Scrooge-like and need a break from all of the Christmas cheer that’s engulfing you, Netflix can provide you with the perfect Anti-Christmas this year. With titles spanning across every possible genre, no matter what sort of Scrooge you are, there’s something for everyone.

Grab your blankets and pizza and settle down on the sofa for a suspense filled evening with Black Mirror or Stranger Things. Or if you’re more of a fan of Halloween than Christmas, The Amityville Horror or The Exorcism of Emily Rose will take you far away from the bright lights and cheer of Christmas into a world full of darkness and terror.

  • Black Mirror
  • Stranger Things
  • The Mechanic
  • The Gambler
  • The Amityville Horror
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • Scrooged

As a member of the Netflix Ireland Stream Team I have received complimentary Netflix membership and in return will be featuring Netflix related blog posts. All opinions are my own! 

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