Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, everyone was endlessly scrolling through Netflix to find something suitably festive to watch.
Well don’t worry, this year we’ve done all the hard work for you by selecting a whole bunch of bona fide seasonal classics guaranteed to get even the most miserly of Scrooges in the Christmas spirit.
From star-studded comedies and TV specials to yuletide singalongs, here are ten festive films perfect for settling down to once you’ve wrapped all your presents, prepped your Christmas dinner and left that all-important carrot out for Rudolph.
1. The Night Before
Seth Rogen playing a stoner in a semi-improvised bromance comedy?
Stop us if you think you’ve heard this one before.
However, this time around the gruff goofball is joined by two new partners in crime, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Anthony Mackie, for a festive caper based on a quest to gatecrash the holy grail of Christmas parties.
The Night Before doesn’t quite hit the highs of Harold & Kumar’s drug-addled Christmas movie, but the three leads share a convincing chemistry and there’s at least a handful of moments which will have you shaking your belly like a bowlful of jelly.
2. A Very Murray Christmas
Filmed in 2015, A Very Murray Christmas finds the brilliantly wry Bill Murray serving as host of an old-school Christmas special filled with musical numbers and offbeat sketches.
Directed by Sofia Coppola, and with a guest list including George Clooney, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler and Miley Cyrus, this meta-Netflix original is the pure definition of star-studded.