I say Christmas is just around the corner; it’s over a month away. Of course in these modern times, the run-up to Christmas starts in late August, but yeah, you could say “Christmas is just around the corner” any time of the year you like, really.
I’m digressing. People in the office have already started playing Christmas music and as the days go by, the protests get quieter. The stern among us are starting to accept their fate for the next month and a half and with that, you may as well jump into the deep end with Christmas films.
So what are the options? You could go to see Last Christmas at the cinema, but as I understand, that’s very bad. Shame because I quite like the cast… I’ll probably watch it on Netflix in three years.
Other than that, you can refer to the old reliables. Christmassy films you already know you’re into and don’t have to pay to watch… unless you don’t already have a Netflix account.
It’s 2019 though, everyone and their mums are on Netflix. My mum uses my account, sure, but she’s on it. She also likes a Christmas film from time to time and I think she tried to goad my dad into seeing Last Christmas – no dice – but she’ll be happy to know that you can now unlock all of the Christmas films on Netflix with these handy few codes.
Basically, to stop you scrolling forever, you can input these codes into Netflix and enjoy the fun.
To use the codes, you’ll annoying have to do it on your computer and stick the codes at the end of the URL. www.netflix.com/browse/genre/blahblahblah.
Obviously you need to get rid of the blahblahblah bit and replace that with one of the many codes.
Check out all of the Christmas films streaming on Netflix this year right here.
That’s not all you’ll get to watch this Christmas, as the BBC has their own retelling of A Christmas Carol on the way.
Coming this December, an impressively star-studded will helm the classic Dickens tale.
The BBC has described the upcoming series as being “a haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul.”
Written by Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight, Tom Hardy has been cast in an undisclosed role, while more huge names have joined both in front and behind the camera.
Guy Piece’s Scrooge will be joined by the likes of Andy Serkis and Charlotte Riley as two of the ghosts.
Images via Netflix, BBC
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down. You can contact Alfie at [email protected]Follow