Christmas is a time for eating too much, visiting in-laws and more wrapping paper than you know what to do with, but it's also one of the best times of the year to watch some great films and TV shows.

The broadcasters in the UK will have their own Christmas content, but streaming services are getting in on the action just as much. Netflix, Amazon and Now TV all have an extensive range of films and TV shows, all revolving around Christmas.

There are soppy family movies, comedies and even the odd action film or two - plenty for everyone no matter your tastes. And what's more, because you can stream them, you don't have to thumb through the Radio Times with a red marker to ensure you don't miss a thing.

Choosing a streaming service can be tricky admittedly, as each of the three has a different subscription model, but if you haven't signed up to one, you may want to check out our handy guide to tell you about each one's pros and cons. 

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