Sick of the festive season already? Do you wish there was NO MORE CHRISTMAS for anyone anywhere and want to damn all happy people to hell?
Of course you aren’t and of course you don’t. Christmas is fun. Christmas means eating and drinking. Christmas is time away from the daily grind.
It is true that a lot of Christmas films lay the whole ‘everyone is happy and life is perfect’ thing on a little thick. But there are some pretty great ones too.
Foxtel Movies have programmed a thoroughly decent line-up for its 12 Days of Christmas initiative, which will run from Friday December 14 to Christmas Day.
The films will be available to watch live or stream on FoxFlicks, Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now.
Below is a complete list of all the films, which will be available in HD.
Friday December 14: Love Actually (2003)
Love’s causing chaos all over London. Even the PM is smitten. Ten separate stories intertwine in a Christmas Eve climax in this romantic comedy that includes Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson.
Saturday December 15: Elf (2003)
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Stars Will Ferrell and James Caan.
Sunday December 16: Die Hard (1988)
High above the city of LA, a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. But one man has managed to escape detection – an off duty cop with only a service revolver. Stars Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.
Monday December 17: Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town. Starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen and Jeffrey Tambour.
Tuesday December 18: The Family Stone (2005)
An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family’s annual Christmas celebration and finds that she’s a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, Luke Wilson and many more.
Wednesday December 19: The Santa Claus (1994)
A divorced dad accidentally knocks off Santa and inherits his job. He gains weight, grows a white beard and meets the elves who run the North Pole, while trying to hide it all from his family. Stars Tim Allen, Wendy Crewson and Judge Reinhold.
Thursday December 20: Home Alone (1990)
An 8-year-old boy is accidentally left home alone in the Christmas holidays by his family and ends up using all his wits to foil two dastardly thieves. Stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
Friday December 21: Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)
Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays. Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson and John Lithgow.
Saturday December 22: The Polar Express (2004)
On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’s home. Voices of Tom Hanks and Chris Coppola.
Sunday December 23: Jingle All the Way (1996)
It’s right before Christmas and high-powered businessman Howard Langston is fighting a shopping war in order to buy his son the hottest action figure of the season, Turbo Man. Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, James Belushi and Phil Hartman.
Monday December 24: Fred Claus (2007)
Santa’s brother Fred, who has lost belief in Christmas, discovers that a scheming efficiency expert is out to shut down Christmas forever. Stars Vince Vaughn, Rachel Weisz, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks and Kathy Bates.
Tuesday December 25: Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Six-year old Susan had doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle – Santa Claus. In this new holiday miracle, a little girl discovers her dreams can come true if you really believe. Stars Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins and Richard Attenborough.
Additional titles on the Foxtel Movies Pop Up include:
The Holiday (2006)
Iris is in love with a man who is marrying another woman. Across the globe, Amanda, realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Stars Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black.
Bad Moms 2 (2017)
In addition to hosting their own mothers, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. Stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Susan Sarandon.
Home Alone 2: Lost New York (1992)
(1992) One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind. Stars Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.
The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Tells the tale of the magical journey that led to the creation of “A Christmas Carol” forever changing the holiday season we celebrate today. Stars Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens.
Hilarious, subversive and wickedly scary film about Gizmo the mogwai, a cuddly critter that multiplies with savage consequences. Great special effects and amazingly realistic mechanical creatures. Stars Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion. Animation voiced by Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon and Catherine O’Hara.
Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You (2017)
After Mariah sees a puppy, she knows what she wants for Christmas. She must prove that she can dog-sit the worst dog! Voices of Mariah Carey and Henry Winkler.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. Stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis and Johnny Galecki.
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