The best of Netflix this Christmas

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The festive season is very much upon us, and of course, watching movies and programmes on Netflix is high on your to-do list, especially the feel-good films and the comedies. But where should you start?

Of course, Netflix has a huge range of choices, but here are some of our favourite Christmas classics. Sit the family down and choose from any of the following favourites:

A Christmas Carol

This black and white film from 1938 sees miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge visited by several ghosts, who attempt to get him in the merry spirit on Christmas Eve. Based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel, it is an all-time classic Christmas film, perfect for all the family.

You may also enjoy The Muppet Christmas Carol, a great musical comedy version of it, albeit this is not on Netflix in the UK at the time of writing.

Home Alone and Home Alone 2

A Christmas holiday wouldn’t be complete without watching the hilarious Home Alone films, which see a young Macaulay Culkin accidentally abandoned by his family, and having to face two criminals all alone. Packed full of action and humour, this comedy will have the whole family in hysterics throughout, as well as carrying a great message about family at Christmas.

A Very Murray Christmas

Recently added to the Netflix library, rather than being a well-known classic, this Netflix original stars Bill Murray as himself, joined by George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler and more.

This comedy sees Murray attempt to host a live Christmas broadcast, but encountering many problems along the way. Although it remains to be seen if this becomes a classic, you should definitely check it out.

Alternatives

Elf could well be the most popular Christmas film, and if not, is in most people’s top five. Featuring Will Ferrell, this side-splitting movie is a barrel of laughs from start to end, as a human raised by elves is forced to adjust to modern New York life.

Unfortunately, this is not available on Netflix currently, so you will have to get it elsewhere or hope it is on TV.

In other news…

Yesterday, it was announced in proposals that Netflix will be among online service subscriptions that will be portable across the European Union (EU).

The European Commission (EC) hopes for copyright laws to be overhauled, so “people who legally buy content – films, books, football matches, TV series – must be able to carry it with them anywhere they go in Europe,” Andrus Ansip of the EC said.

The EC expects the regulations to receive approval in 2016, with the changes being introduced in 2017, the same year that data roaming charges in the EU will be abolished.

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