The presents have been opened, the crackers have been pulled, and you’ve been well and truly stuffed by the mammoth turkey dinner. In your festive food coma state there really is no better way to end the day than to kick back with loved ones and watch a good movie. In preparation for the big day we’ve got a list of some of the best old classics on the box as well as a few new ones for those that feel inspired to venture out of their plaid pjs this season for a trip to the local cinema.
Cinderella, C4, 4pm, Monday 22nd December
For those luckily enough to have already escaped the office for the festive period we’ve got a timeless Disney masterpiece for you this very afternoon! The heartwarming tale of poor old Cinders is the perfect cartoon classic to satisfy the whole family. Two ugly sisters, one fabulous fairy godmother, and a whole host of singing and dancing wildlife, seriously what more could you need to get you though the holidays other than perhaps a selection box or two of course!
Back To The Future, ITV, 10:55am, Christmas Day
Despite us now in fact living in the year that Marty McFly travelled to the future (feeling old?) we still can’t get enough of the Delorean loving pair and their crazy antics. And this Christmas ITV is spoiling Back to the Future fans by showing both the second (Boxing Day, 1:45pm) and the third (Sunday 28th December, 2:30pm) instalments of the franchise too!
Marvel Avengers Assemble, BBC1, 8:30pm, Boxing Day
No Christmas movie marathon is complete with out a good old dose of superhero action. Featuring a stellar cast including Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and the king of cool that is Mr Samuel L. Jackson, trying to initiate his very own superhero recruitment drive, you know, like you do!
If reliving the old classics really isn’t your idea of festive fun or you’ve simply had enough family time for one Christmas then a bag of popcorn and a blockbuster may be the perfect anecdote this Boxing Day…
Exodus: Gods and Kings, Boxing Day
Ridley Scott is back to end 2014 with an epic showstopper of quite literally biblical proportions. Gods and Kings is the incredible retelling of the story of Moses and his quest to battle an empire and free 600,000 slaves. Tipped as Scott’s biggest movie to date this could well be one of the greatest films of the year.
Annie, Boxing Day
If biblical tales are a little too intense for your festive viewing pleasure then why not sample the remake of Annie this Boxing Day. Directed by Will Gluck, and produced by musical giants Jay Z and Will Smith this contemporary adaptation of Harlem orphan Annie Bennett offers a refreshing take on a classic tale.
By Jenna Jones