Streaming: the best films to stream for Christmas 2019

Netflix, Amazon and co are falling over themselves to provide festive viewing for everyone.

Here are some top picksWhat to watch at Christmas: an annual point of much debate, deliberation and compromise, usually proven for naught when most of the family falls into a prosecco-laced stupor about 15 minutes into the chosen option.

The advent of streaming hasn’t exactly made this process any easier, but the sheer wealth of options at least slightly reduces the possibility of everyone capitulating to the one senior relative stubbornly set on watching the Queen’s speech.Netflix, as you would expect, has made an aggressive play to be the family Christmas channel of choice.

From November on, they release a steady stream of original festive-themed films, many with largely interchangeable C-word titles: this year’s offerings include Home for Christmas, A Family Reunion Christmas and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.


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