It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid... of the lack of quality Chrimbo shows and films on telly. Not if you have a streaming box, such as a Roku, or have access to multiple streaming services and apps.

You can rest assured that on the build up to the big day itself that there are plenty of films and programmes available on demand to get you into the spirit - and we're not talking about the brandy you pretend to buy just to pour over the pud, but secretly glug when nobody is looking.

That's why, for this last weekend before Christmas Day, we've curated a few Christmas-related highlights that are available on different streaming services. Some might require a subscription, some a one-off payment, but you can be guaranteed that all of them will put you so firmly in a festive mood you might as well call yourself Rudolph and get yourself a red nose. Especially if you've been at that brandy again.


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One for the kids, Nativity 3 continues the very British movie series and has once again attracted a great cast of comedians. Martin Clunes is the latest to join the fun, with Catherine Tate and the Royale Family's Ralf Little making appearances too.

The title's not just a clever play on Dude, Where's My Car? It actually does featuring a donkey that goes missing. But at least Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton) is back to help the class find it.

It's available to rent or buy on most services, but you can also watch it for no extra cost as part of Amazon Prime membership.

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We featured the original Home Alone a few weeks ago and now it's time for the second prime example of poor parenting.

Home Alone 2 might not have the staying power and chutzpah of the first but it is still a fine and warm hearted movie nonetheless. No Christmas would be complete without it.


Without comedy partner Joe Cornish, who has gone on to write and direct movies such as Attack the Block and Ant-Man, Adam Buxton has been presenting the odd show. And this is a very odd show, unless you are a big fan of his previous work.

We suggest you should check out his Shed of Christmas - first shown last year - on NOW TV however, and then we think you'll be as big a fan of him witty comedic tones as we are.

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The best Christmas comedy ever, bar none. We'd even go as far to say that it ranks alongside Die Hard as one of the best Christmas movies of all time.

Our only wonder is, whatever happened to Chevy Chase, the Will Ferrell of the 80s?

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The near the knuckle quiz show hosted by Keith Lemon (Lee Francis) is an acquired taste, but it has us rolling around laughing at times.

It's free to view on ITV Hub right now and is well worth a watch for a giggle or ten. Just be prepared for rudities and naughty language.

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