Gizmodo Movie Night: Christmas Movies And TV Shows To Distract The Family

It's almost the weekend — and it's Christmas! — and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. This week, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow — these are the best Christmas movies and TV shows to keep the in-laws, kids and relatives occupied.

We've re-jigged our existing Netflix Movie Night series, and brought in Australia's other popular subscription video on demand services — Stan and Presto — to give you a broader selection of movies and TV shows to enjoy. On all three services, you can watch from your tablet or smartphone, on your PC or laptop, through your Smart TV, or through a media streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast, although specifics can vary.

Stan costs a flat $10 per month, Netflix can cost from $9 to $15 per month, and Presto is $10 to $15 depending which package you choose.

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Dorothy The Dinosaur's Rockin' Christmas

Presto: Join Dorothy the Dinosaur, a graduate of RADD (Royal Academy of Dinosaur Dancing), along with her friends Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus as they have the best Christmas party ever!

Watch it now on Presto.

The Family Stone

Presto: Chaos reigns when a son, intent on proposing to his uptight girlfriend, brings her home for Christmas and his entire family hates her, except for his off-beat brother, who is instantly smitten.

Watch it now on Presto.

Bob The Builder: A Christmas To Remember

Presto: Bob's can-do crew is busy decorating for the holidays and building a concert stage for rock starts Lennie and the Lazers. And guess who's coming home for Christmas! Bob's twin brother, Tom - all the way from the Arctic Circle! Unfortunately, things don't go as planned. Spud is up to his usual pranks, Lennie can't sing, and Bob forgot his Santa costume. And it seems Tom won't be home after all. Much to Bob's surprise, Elton John and a mysterious Santa make it a special Christmas to remember!

Watch it now on Presto.

What We Did On Our Holiday

Presto: A couple in the midst of a difficult divorce take their kids to Scotland for a big family gathering.

Watch it now on Presto.

The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas

Presto: Christmas is such a happy time and who better to share your Christmas with than the happiest band in the land, The Wiggles! It's a rollicking Christmas in their 'Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas' release.

Watch it now on Presto.


Doctor Who Christmas Specials

Stan: Christmas comes to Stan with handpicked episodes of Doctor Who to get you in the festive spirit.

Watch it now on Stan.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Stan: Clark Griswold, the well-intentioned, walking disaster who has dragged his family through the horrors of traveling in two previous National Lampoon Vacation films, has decided to stay home for the holidays and the neighborhood will never be the same.

Watch it now on Stan.

A Moody Christmas

Stan: How does an unsentimental family get through the most sentimental time of year? Such is the ordeal Dan Moody must face when he journeys home from London to spend each Christmas with his overbearing family.

Watch it now on Stan.

Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Stan: In the reign of good Queen Vic, there stood, in Dumpling Lane, the Moustache Shoppe of one Ebenezer Blackadder - the kindest man in all England. That is until the Spirit of Christmas shows up and introduces him to the ways of his ancestors.

Watch it now on Stan.

The Office Christmas Special

Stan: Three years after the cameras stopped rolling, the BBC returns to Wernham Hogg to catch up with the staff, past and present, of the most famous paper merchants in Slough.

Watch it now on Stan.


A Very Murray Christmas

Netflix: Bill Murray rounds up an all-star cast for an evening of music, mischief and barroom camaraderie in this irreverent twist on holiday variety shows.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Bad Santa

Netflix: Criminals Willie and Marcus disguise themselves as Santa Claus and an elf and find work at major department stores with plans of robbing them blind.

Watch it now on Netflix.

The Polar Express

Netflix: In this warm-hearted tale, a young boy's faith in the holiday spirit is revived after he makes his way by train to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

Watch it now on Netflix.

BoJack Horseman: Christmas Special

Netflix: It's Christmas, and BoJack wants nothing to do with it. Then Todd shows up with a giant candy cane and an old "Horsin' Around" Christmas episode.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Top Gear: Polar Special

Netflix: The action-packed television series spins off into a one-time special in which the hosts compete in a fierce and frozen race.

Watch it now on Netflix.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

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