Christmas comes but once a year – but by golly, if we aren’t going to do our best to make it last as long as possible.
With less than three weeks to go until the big day, if you haven’t plunged yourself sufficiently deep into the pool of festive mirth, then you’re really running the risk of being called ‘Scrooge’ at some point in the next few days.
Fortunately, to aid you in your quest to adopt a suitably mirth-filled attitude, we’ve compiled five trailers for upcoming or recently released movies. Some are drenched in the holiday spirit, whilst others will give you a chance to escape the endless carolling and enjoy a bit of festive-free fun.
At the very least, these trailers will give you something to fill the awkward silences around the dinner table with when the festive feast begins. Jingle all the way!
A CHRISTMAS PRINCE 3: THE ROYAL BABY
Out now on Netflix
At last! The third instalment of well-known Christmas franchise A Christmas Prince! We finally get to find out what happened to the… uh… prince! …At Christmas!
For all those who want to know what happened next in Aldovia, Netflix’s latest stocking-filler is out now for your viewing, um, pleasure.
FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY
Out now; on Netflix December 24
Stephen Merchant’s hilarious and heartwarming feature-length directorial debut follows the journey of Paige and her brother Zak, two wannabe wrestlers from Norwich in England. When the duo are invited to audition for the WWE, tensions run high as one of the siblings looks set to be more successful than the other.
Whilst not explicitly festive, this family-friendly flick is sure to bring together young and old with its steady stream of witty one-liners and full-on set pieces.
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
It’s a Star Wars film.
It’s perhaps the last Star Wars film.
And it’s Christmas.
Need we say more?
MISS FISHER & THE CRYPT OF TEARS
This Australian adventure flick stars Essie Davis as Phryne Fisher, who unravels a decades-old mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses, and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of a forgotten tribe. So, your classic Christmas caper, basically.
December 6; on Amazon Prime December 20
This pseudo-historical tale visits the early days of flight, as meteorologist James Glaishier (Eddie Redmayne) and aeronaut Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) join forces to venture up into the great unknown – the sky.
Featuring seat-clenching visuals and breathtaking set pieces, this is not one for the faint-hearted. If you suffer from the fear of heights, consider this a warning!