Christmas 2014: Three festive films to stream

Sit back, relax and pick from our three best films to gaze over this Christmas

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Scrooged - Netflix

Easily Netflix’s best seasonal option: and well, if you’re honest, you’d much rather watch the Bill Murray version of A Christmas Carol than the Dickens one, wouldn’t you?

Arthur Christmas - Amazon Prime

Bryony, voiced by Ashley Jensen, (left in above image), and Arthur, voiced by James McAvoy, are shown in a scene from Bryony, voiced by Ashley Jensen, left, and Arthur, voiced by James McAvoy, are shown in a scene from "Arthur Christmas."

Aardman Animation aced it when they finally entered the festive market with this 2011 jaunt centred on Santa Claus’ eponymous son. It’s one of the few great Christmas films of recent years  (and no, Four Christmases doesn’t count).

Happy Christmas - Amazon Online Video

One for the indie kids, this dysfunctional family comedy-drama is directed by “mumblecore” Joe Swanberg and co-stars Lena Dunham, no less.






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