Surely one of the best things about the festive season is watching all of your favourite Christmas films and shows, right? Whether it’s family classics, TV specials, or rom coms over a mug of mulled wine, there must be space for at least a few films a week over the festive season.

I got home from work the other day and discovered a parcel from Netflix, with some DIY Christmas crackers – complete with the obligatory cheesy jokes, paper hats, and even some sweet treats, so I thought it would be nice to use these to determine what we watch and do over the next couple of weeks. On pieces of paper, I wrote down some of our top picks from the Netflix catalogue of Christmas films and shows, along with some lovely activities. We will pull the crackers on days when we’re all together, then watch and do whatever is inside!

Christmas Films on Netflix

Our favourites include:

  • Love Actually (the kids won’t be watching that one!)
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Santa Claws
  • Happy Holidays from Madagascar
  • Deck the Halls
  • A Storybots Christmas

Festive Family Activities

  • Drink hot chocolate
  • Make seasonal snacks
  • Light festive scented candles
  • Stage a Christmas play
  • Christmas disco
  • Write our Christmas lists
  • Make Christmas cards
  • Play outside in the snow (if we get any more…!)
  • Wear our Christmas jumpers
  • Donate toys, clothes, and food to those in need
  • And, obviously – watch our favourite films!

There are so many lovely family activities to do over Christmas, so these are just a few simple ideas – but I’d love to hear yours too! And what’s your favourite Christmas film?

**I am a Netflix Stream Team member, so Netflix have kindly provided us with a year’s free membership and the gifts to create Christmas crackers! All words and thoughts are my own**