The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales...(2017)
A trio of animated short stories involving a bunch of witty farmyard animals.
Based on a series of comic book, these sweet, playful and laugh-out-loud hand-drawn animated stories sees a group of farmyard animals performing three short theatre shows. One called ‘Saving Christmas’, sees the creatures grouping together to find a new Santa Claus!Read more
Wonderful animated adaptation of children’s author Julia Donaldson’s tale of one stick man’s exciting day.
Stepping out of his family home, Stick Man’s average day turns into a chaotic adventure when he is picked up a young boy. From being caught by a dog, to being thrown in a river, Stick Man is ready to go back home, and he gets the help he needs from Santa Claus in this funny animated story.Read more
Raymond Briggs' The Snowman(1982)
A magical, moving Christmas favourite based on the much-loved children's book about a boy who builds a snowman which comes to life.
This gentle and deeply moving British classic captures the beautiful illustrations of the book. Known for not having any dialogue, the film depicts a growing friendship between a young boy and a snowman who takes them on a magical journey to the North Pole. With a beautiful score, this is a film that will delight audiences of all ages.Read more
Hilarious but cuddly Will Ferrell comedy about a human raised among Santa's elves who goes in search of his biological father.
This fantastical story, like many other Christmas films, is set in New York. After realising he is adopted and not an elf but a human, Buddy embarks on a search for his real parents, taking him on a series of hilarious scenarios in the big city. This heart-warming story is all about accepting others’ differences and believing in yourself.Read more
Meet Me In St Louis(1944)
Judy Garland stars in this charming musical drama that's also a sharp portrait of family life.
One of cinema’s most cherished musicals is the perfect place to start the festive season. Featuring memorable songs and a fantastic performance from Judy Garland, the film focuses on a family as their children grow up and an unexpected move disrupts everyone’s plans.Read more
The Muppet Christmas Carol(1993)
Kermit, Gonzo and the rest of the Muppet gang appear in this fun musical take on the classic Charles Dickens story.
The famous Scrooge tale gets a Muppets twist! A mean wealthy old man is visited by three Christmas spirits, taking him on a journey across his entire life, allowing him to look to the past and future and what he must change to amend his wrongs and live a happier life.Read more
Magical, memorable Soviet film based on a Russian folk tale about a boastful boy who's turned into a bear after trying to impress a beautiful girl.
Not necessarily set during Christmas, this is one of the most popular films during the festive season in Central and Eastern Europe. This magical film based on a Russian folk tale is a great way to introduce and discuss popular World Cinema with young people.Read more
The Nightmare Before Christmas(1993)
Brilliantly dark and amusing stop-motion animation - Jack Skellington attempts to change his sinister ways and celebrate Christmas on a huge scale.
If Christmas and Halloween came together it will probably look like this eccentric and spooky depiction of Christmas eve. When a skeleton gets bored of his job scaring humans, he stumbles upon the Christmas holidays and becomes determined to get involved in the fun – even if that means kidnapping Santa!Read more
Cheeky youngster Kevin must protect his house from two inept burglars after his parents accidentally leave him at home when they go on holiday.
A family favourite, this slap-stick comedy is about one of the scariest, yet most exciting things that could ever happen to a kid. Eight-year-old Kevin is accidentally left behind when his family leave for Europe for the holidays and he must fend for himself with some of the most creative traps you’ll ever see in a film.Read more
A Charlie Brown Christmas / I Want A Dog For Christmas(1965)
A seasonal spin on the much-loved Peanuts comic strip series.
What is Christmas really about? That is the question Charlie Brown tries to answer in this classic cartoon adapted from Charles Schulz’s comic strips. Both adorable and incredibly relatable to all audiences, Charlie Brown and friends experience sadness, jealousy, happiness along the way.Read more
Laurel and Hardy – March of the Wooden Soldiers(1934)
The comedy duo play a pair of toymakers in Toyland - Classic Christmas fun.
Of course Laurel and Hardy have a Christmas movie! And this is it. The duo play a pair of pretty bad toymakers in Toyland, so when Santa requests a large order they accidentally make a hundred human-sized soldiers instead...Read more
Rise Of The Guardians(2012)
Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and the Easter Bunny kidnap Jack Frost to help battle Pitch, a spirit who's spreading evil around the world.
Jack Frost, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Sand Man and E. Aster Bunnymund assemble to discuss how to best deal with the evil spirit Pitch, who is turning children’s dreams to nightmares, in this fun animated comedy.Read more
The Forgotten Toys(1995)
Christmas tale featuring a pair of toys thrown away to make room for new presents at christmas, and their quest to find new playpals.
This endearing short film follows the adventures of Annie and Teddy, two old toys who find themselves left in the snow on a Christmas night and replaced by new toys. Together they embark on a quest to find a new loving home in this melancholy tale.Read more
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
Animated version of the much-loved festive Dr Seuss tale about the green-coloured, Christmas-hating Grinch.
This is a perfect introduction to Dr Seuss’ much loved festive tale about the green, Christmas-hating Grinch. A sweet (but not too sweet) animated classic that is still every bit as much fun today as it was when it was made back in the 1960s.Read more
Charming Finnish Christmas film about the boy who grows up to be Santa Claus.
This Finnish Christmas story reimagines the origin story of Santa Claus as an orphan named Nikolas who grows up to be the iconic figure. This heart-warming film explores the themes of community and giving to others that are part of the festive season.Read more
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