Jingle those festive holiday bells while you cosy up on your couch with your loved ones watching Christmas movies and series. It used to be Christmas Hallmark movies, but let’s go for something refreshing this year around, shall we?
Let’s brighten up Christmas this year with Apple TV+ and an array of shows from our favourite streaming channels like HBO, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Warner TV and many more! Too many choices that you don’t know where to start? Let us help you!
1) “8-Bit Christmas” (HBO GO)
First off from our HBO GO list is a heartwarming tale of the 10-year-old Jake Doyle’s adventure quest on finding the latest and greatest video game system for Christmas. We are pretty sure 80s kids will be super stoked in this film as it will invoke a feeling of familiar nostalgia while watching it. Jake’s adventure is disastrous, but at the same time makes you giggle like a little girl. Starred by the famous playboy of “How I Met Your Mother” Neil Patrick Harris, along with Winslow Fegley, June Diane Raphael, David Cross and Steve Zahn.
2) “Santa Inc.” (HBO GO)
What’s a more fun way to spend Christmas than a stop-motion Christmas animated series? However, this is not your usual stop-motion animation as the complexity of the plot that follows a female elf who works in Santa’s workshop, and dreams of becoming Santa in the future. A great 21st century’s Christmas entertainment that sheds light on power struggles, gender inequality and manipulation in the North Pole. Talking about fresh perspectives, huh?
3) “My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood” (HBO GO)
HBO GO also gives you the chance to celebrate Christmas with Carrie Underwood as she performs her first full-length Christmas album along with our traditional favourites, accompanied with a musical orchestra. John Legend will also be performing alongside her as a special guest on the show! Two amazing vocals side by side? Wouldn’t want to miss that! Not only that, fans will also get to see “Little Drummer Boy” that features her and her son, Isaiah.
Premieres starts on the 16th December 2021.
4) “Double Movies Nightly” (Warner TV: Astro Channel 712 & UnifiTV Channel 451)
Warner TV is bringing you the absolute best box office shows for you to indulge on Christmas with your loved ones. Tickle your funny bone with comedies like “Fighting with My Family”, “Four Christmases”, and “Life As We Know It”. Or if you’re feeling like going on a Christmas heist or Christmas adventure, Warner TV offers you the Ocean’s series and “Aquaman” or “Shazam!”. You could also make Christmas magical by celebrating it in the Great Hall of Hogwarts with the “Golden Trio” or the iconic Hufflepuff, Newt Scamander!
5) “So Much Xmas Magic” (Cartoon Network: Astro Channel 615)
Don’t worry, of course we have shows lined up for younger viewers too! They can enjoy the magic of friendship with “Looney Tunes Cartoon”, “Teens Titans GO”, “We Bare Bears”, and also the premiere of the classic but has been given a new breath, “Tom & Jerry In New York”! Follow our favourite cat and mouse all the way to New York as they chase each other and entertain us with their antics all around the Big Apple.
6) “12 Days to Christmas” (Boomerang: Astro Channel 619)
Not only Cartoon Network is entertaining the younger viewers this holiday, but Boomerang is too. Get ready to be and joyful as the season is with specially lined all-time favourite shows such as “Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated”, “Shaun The Sheep”, and many more!
7) “Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues” (Apple TV+)
Christmas is just right around the corner, so we know who is defrosting as we’re speaking: Mariah Carey! Join our Christmas icon along with several other artists like Khalid and Kirk Franklin giving us a rendition of our favourite Christmas tunes. You will also witness her first and only performance of brand new single, “Fall in Love at Christmas”!
This Christmas special includes an interview with Mariah herself, and her 10-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe.
8) “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (Apple TV+)
Join our beloved classic animated character, Charlie Brown in his adventure when he takes up the role of the director for his gang’s play! And at the same time, try to find the ‘perfect’ Christmas tree, deal with his friends’ preference of dancing over acting, and discover the true meaning of Christmas.
9) “It’s Chrismastime Again, Charlie Brown” (Apple TV+)
A collection of Charlie Brown’s short Christmas episodes that includes: Charlie Brown selling wreaths, Peppermint Patty worrying about her Christmas book reports, and many more. Even the episode where the gang is seen in a Christmas play is included!
10) “Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne” (Apple TV+)
Join Lucy’s adventure in throwing the best New Year’s Eve party for the Peanuts gang after a disappointing Christmas not being able to see her grandma. In the midst of that, Charlie Brown was struggling to accomplish his single New Year’s resolution before the clock strikes twelve and starts a whole new year.
11) “‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas” (Apple TV+)
Follow this documentary of Jeremy Morris, a Christmas loving lawyer, try to pull off the biggest community Christmas event in a North Idaho neighbourhood that America has ever seen. However, the homeowners’ association is against Jeremy’s obsession, because apparently, it violates the neighbourhood’s rules. Of course, a fight erupts, and you will start to question who is on the right side?
12) “Ted Lasso: S2, E4: Carol of the Bells” (Apple TV+)
Ted Lasso, played by Jason Sudeikis, is a college football coach from Kansas. Ted was hired to coach an England’s soccer team although he had absolutely zero experience. In this Christmas episode, Ted embarks on a special mission assigned by Rebecca, Roy and Keeley looks for Christmas miracles, and the Higginses open up their home.
13) “Home Sweet Home Alone” (Disney+ Hotstar)
One of the most famous Christmas classic is adding a new film to it’s franchise! Just like the other films in the franchise, this story follows Max in his witty and mischievous plan to scare unwanted visitors. But this time around, instead of burglars, the unwanted visitors are a married couple who tries to steal a valuable heirloom from his house.
14) “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (Disney+ Hotstar)
You’ve watched the live-action of it, now catch the premiere of this animated version of one of the best-selling book series, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”! Follow Greg Heffley in his daydreams trying to become rich and famous someday. It’s just that.. he has to get through middle school first!
15) “Ron’s Gone Wrong” (Disney+ Hotstar)
Ron’s “Gone Wrong” is an action-packed animated story that features Ron, who receives a malfunctioning device that is supposed to be his “best friend out of the box”. Discover how messy but beautiful friendship is in this story with Ron!
16) “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” (Disney+ Hotstar)
We all know the tale of the bitter old man Ebenezer Scrooge hating the holiday season. It takes him the visit from three Christmas spirits to wipe that bitter away and spread Christmas happiness again. Watch the retelling of the classic in an amazing visual that will take your breath away.
17) “Christmas Again” (Disney+ Hotstar)
Sometimes, the holiday season doesn’t always go too well for some of us. And for Rowena, everything seems to be in a mayhem; her parents are getting a divorce, new faces entering the scene and all that she wants for Christmas is for things to go back to how they were. So who does she wish to during Christmas? Santa, of course. But, she ends up being stuck in a loop. It’s Christmas, again and again, and again.
18) “Mickey & Minnie: Wish Upon a Christmas” (Disney+ Hotstar)
Oh no, Mickey, Minnie and the gang are separated all over the world! Can they get back to Hot Dog Hills in time for Christmas? In the midst of the chaos, a mysterious stranger comes along and tells them about the Wishing Star. Now, can the Wishing Star be the Christmas miracle that they are hoping for?
Now that we’ve got a whole list of shows lined up for you to binge during the holidays with your loved ones, what are you still waiting for?