What Christmas movies are on Sky Cinema and NOW? A complete list (2022)
James R | On 20, Dec 2022
The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. That’s true this year for Sky customers, with the broadcaster holding the rights once again to everyone’s favourite Will Ferrell comedy, Elf.
Sky Cinema has a whole host of other seasonal treats, though, from It’s a Wonderful Life to Die Hard.
Sky customers can watch the below by paying several extra quid per month on top of a standard Sky TV bundle to get access to Sky Cinema. There’s even a dedicated Sky Cinema Christmas channel every December, which cycles through all of their festive flicks on an endless loop.
Don’t have Sky? You can still stream any of the Sky Cinema titles on-demand through NOW. A NOW Cinema Membership costs £11.99 a month, with no contract and a 7-day free trial.
Here is a full list of the Christmas films available on Sky Cinema and NOW in 2022. For a guide to the best ones, click here.
“Oh my God! Santa’s coming! I know him!” Santa’s oversized helper Will Ferrell goes to New York to find his real dad, only to discover he’s a mean old grouch in Jon Favreau’s delightful comedy.
Bill Murray plays a horrible TV executive in Richard Donner’s 80s comedy classic. Visited by spirits, will he learn the error of his ways? Whether the answer surprises you or not, Murray has never been so likeably horrid.
Rise of the Guardians
The Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus are together at last in this entertaining animated adventure that might be DreamWorks’ most under-appreciated film.
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Jim Carrey pulls out all the stops for this take on Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, which manages to be amusing as well as endearing – and boasts one heck of a make-up team.
The Polar Express
Tom Hanks plays the train conductor of the titular North Pole express in Robert Zemeckis’ 2004 Christmas flick. It’s too heavy on the dead-eyed motion-capture CG, but the music is the real star.
John Landis’ charming Christmas classic sees a con artist and a rich commodities investor effectively swapped as part of a seasonal bet to prove that lowlives and the upper class aren’t that different after all. Watch out for the moment when Dan Aykroyd briefly becomes one of the best on-screen Santas in cinema history.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid and more strive to gift-wrap the perfect Christmas for the Griswold family.
A Boy Called Christmas
This Christmas origins story is a muddled but charmingly warm-hearted adventure.
A starry cast and family-friendly humour make this British comedy an enjoyable – and sometimes unique – yuletide offering.
Last Train to Christmas
Michael Sheen brings first-class gloss to this familiar time-hopping festive drama.
A Christmas No 1
Two worlds collide when a music manager and a guitarist connect over a Christmas hit they both desperately need.
In 1980s Chicago, a 10-year-old boy embarks on an epic quest to get the greatest video game system for Christmas.
There’s Christmas chaos when lonely millionaire Ben Affleck hires a family to spend the holidays with. Comedy with Christina Applegate.
All I Want for Christmas
Lauren Bacall and Leslie Nielsen – together at last. The par play divorced parents, whose kids try to reunite them for Christmas in this 1991 drama.
Fireplace for Your Home? That’s just the start of NOW’s festive stocking fillers, as kittens playing with baubles and a view out of a wintery window provide you with the all the background wallpaper TV you could need.
Idris Elba and Delroy Lindo star in this 2007 comedy about The Whitfields, who celebrate their first family Christmas together for four years. And they’re going to do it in the traditional style: with put-downs and punch-ups.
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas
Special Christmas film based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and the rest of Looney Tunes gang. Dastardly Daffy Duck owns a superstore called the Lucky Duck, and causes a ruckus when he makes his employees work on Christmas Day.
When Lauren leaves everything behind in Boston to embark on a new chapter in her life, an unforeseen detour to a charming town leads to a surprising turn in events.
Christmas with the Coopers
John Goodman, Ed Helms and Alan Arkin lead a star-studded ensemble in this festive family comedy about the titular clan’s annual seasonal gathering.
When Santa’s rival hatches a plan to steal his sleigh, elf Bernard must travel back in time to save Christmas. Animated musical with the voice of Martin Freeman.
A Christmas to Cherish
Plenty of surprises await Darcy and Aiden as they prepare to celebrate their second Christmas together and fight to save the beloved community centre from closure.
In Search of Santa
Penguin princess Crystal and her sister Lucinda set out on an eventful quest to find Santa and prove he exists once and for all. Animated adventure with Hilary Duff.
Moomins and the Winter Wonderland
As winter falls, Moomin Valley excitedly prepares for a mysterious guest named ‘Christmas’.
Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer bring heart, humour and a touch of Gothic horror to this icy superhero sequel.
A Christmas Story Christmas
Ralphie tries to give his own kids the perfect Christmas in this enjoyable sequel to the 1983 Christmas classic.
Five Star Christmas (2020)
When a travel writer arrives at their B&B, the Ralston family pretend to be guests in hopes of a good review. But their plan spirals when Lucy falls for guest Jake.
The Christmas Doctor
Traveling doctor Zoey prefers short assignments to staying put, so when she is assigned to a small town at Christmas, she is surprised when she starts to feel at home.
Christmas She Wrote
Kayleigh heads home for Christmas after her column is cancelled, where she gets an unexpected visit from the man who cancelled her column.
The Best Man Holiday
Old tensions surface when friends reunite at Christmas. Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long and Terrence Howard return in this sequel to The Best Man.
Louis & Luca and the Snow Machine
When brilliant inventor Alfie builds the world’s most powerful snow cannon for their hometown, Luca the Hedgehog and Louis the Magpie are in the thick of it when things go terribly wrong. Determined to get a sensational story for his newspaper, the ambitious editor steals the machine to create a record snowfall to remember. More stop-motion animated mischief with the Nordic family favourites.
The Amazing Mr Blunden
The ghost of a British gentleman takes the children of a widow on a time travelling journey, altering the course of history.
While everyone is away on a ski trip, a group of dogs use some crazy inventions to protect their house from a gang of thieves.
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
Cheeky monkey George and The Man with the Yellow Hat struggle to find the perfect Christmas present for each other.
Casper’s Haunted Christmas
Casper is tasked with scaring someone before Christmas Day or he will be banished to The Dark by the King of Ghosts. But Casper is too friendly, so a lookalike must step in.
Santa Claus’s overlooked and resentful elder brother Fred (Vince Vaughn) struggles to make ends meet as an unscrupulous repo man. One year, desperate for cash, he agrees to work in his brother’s toy workshop only to discover Christmas is a time for giving. A Hollywood wish-list of a cast – Paul Giamatti, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates – ensure a seasonal cracker-barrel of gags.
Christmas at Cattle Hill
Klara is excited to spend her first Christmas on her father’s farm and is keen to bring some cheer to Cattle Hill with the help of a friendly elf.
Bad Santa 2
Booze-drenched safecracker Willie Soke reunites with his sidekick Marcus for one last seasonal score. With Billy Bob Thornton and Kathy Bates.
Too Close for Christmas
A woman’s feelings start to change when she reluctantly spends Christmas with the man who ended her last relationship. Festive romance with Jessica Lowndes and Chad Michael Murray.
White Christmas returned to the screen with a film named after it in this gorgeously sentiment 1954 outing, which sees Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney charm their way through a Christmas revue being staged in tribute to an old retired army general. Worth watching just for the song “Snow” alone.
Joe Swanberg’s drama about an immature sister (Anna Kendrick) crashing on the couch of her brother is awkward, intimate and endearingly sincere.
Santa Claus The Movie
Discover the magical tale of Santa Claus’ origins, and follow him on an epic adventure to save an elf from the clutches of a greedy businessman.
Chris Cringle must save his failing business while also trying to outwit a highly skilled assassin hired to kill him by a boy who got coal in his stocking. With Mel Gibson.
Prancer: A Christmas Tale
The tiny town of Brightridge is in for a surprise this Christmas as a reindeer and a young girl work together to save her grandfather’s beloved store.