Best Christmas movies and TV on Amazon Prime Video UK in 2020

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
·4-min read
Scrooged, The Holiday and Christmas Vacation are all available on Prime Video.
Scrooged, The Holiday and Christmas Vacation are all available on Prime Video.

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The festive season is upon us and with lockdown restrictions playing havoc with our usual Christmas get togethers, we’re going to doing a lot more TV watching than usual in 2020.

Thankfully, streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Video have thought ahead, and prepped a load of Christmas presents for you unwrap on the service throughout December.

And with the newly launched Watch Party, you can watch anything on Prime along with your friends and families in other locations, as long as they’re also subscribers.

Here’s the pick of the best festive watches available to Prime subscribers.

Family friendly films

My Dad’s Christmas Date - Streaming from 4 December

The poster for My Date's Christmas Date, an Amazon Prime exclusive (Amazon)
The poster for My Date's Christmas Date, an Amazon Prime exclusive (Amazon)

Two years after the death of her mum, Jules is struggling to cope. Desperate to find someone with whom she can talk, Jules decides to register her grieving dad, David, for online dating without his knowledge. Sparks fly in this Christmas comedy as Jules comes to learn that her old dad is better than any new mum.

Christmas With The Kranks

With their daughter, Blair, away, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip Christmas all together until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate it at the last minute.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You

Based on her iconic Christmas song, this feel-good movie tells the story of Little Mariah's Christmas wish for a puppy.

Paddington

Join Paddington as he ventures across London in search of a new home. Lost and alone, he begins to realise city life isn't what he imagined.

Shrek

The Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told! Follow Shrek on a daring quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona with the help of his loveable loudmouthed Donkey in order to win back the deed to his beloved swamp.

Feel good TV and films

The true spirit of Christmas (presents).
Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Anthony Mackie in The Night Before. (Sony Pictures)

The Night Before

Deck The Halls

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Scrooged

Kino. Die Geister, Die Ich Rief..., Scrooged, Die Geister, Die Ich Rief..., Scrooged, David Johanson, Bill Murray Am Weihnachtstag erhaelt Frank (Bill Murray,r) Besuch von dem Weihnachtsgeist der Vergangenheit (David Johanson), der ihn per Taxi zurueck ins Jahr, 1968 bringt., 1988. (Photo by FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images)
Scrooged. (FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images)

The Holiday

New Year’s Eve

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Bruce Willis in a scene from the film 'Die Hard 2', 1990. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)
Bruce Willis in a scene from the film 'Die Hard 2', 1990. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)

Christmas With The Coopers

Crown For Christmas

Nativity Rocks

Downton Abbey Christmas Specials

The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show

The Grand Tour: A Massive Hunt - Streaming from 18 December

Films for scrooges

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Journalist Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen) leaves his native Kazakhstan to travel to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences, exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.

Parasite

A still from Bong Joon Ho's <i>Parasite</i>. (Curzon)
A still from Bong Joon Ho's Parasite. (Curzon)

Parasite is a family tragicomedy depicting the inevitable collision that ensues when Ki-woo, the eldest son in a family of four unemployed adults, is introduced to the wealthy Park family for a well-paid tutoring job.

Bombshell

Charlize Theron and John Lithgow as Megyn Kelly and Roger Ailes in <i>Bombshell</i>. (Lionsgate)
Charlize Theron and John Lithgow as Megyn Kelly and Roger Ailes in Bombshell. (Lionsgate)

Follow the true story of female Fox News employees taking on network Chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes, to overthrow the sexism and toxic atmosphere rife within the organisation.

1917

1917 (Credit: DreamWorks)
1917 (Credit: DreamWorks)

During World War I, two British soldiers, Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake, receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades - including Blake's own brother.

The Gentlemen

Michelle Dockery and Matthew McConaughey in 'The Gentlemen'. (Credit: EFD)
Michelle Dockery and Matthew McConaughey in 'The Gentlemen'. (Credit: EFD)

The Gentlemen follows American expat Mickey Pearson(Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever, it soon triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.