Mr Potato’s Christmas Show: Look, there is no escaping Peppa Pig if you have kids. And to be honest, some adults are closet Peppa fans too. This holiday, watch the little piggy squeal with joy at Mr Potato’s Christmas show or stomp her way through the snow. Muddy puddles might need to wait till the summer.
On Netflix and Amazon Prime
Dr Seuss’ The Grinch: Benedict Cumberbatch sounds good even as a grumpy Christmas-hater, who wants to bring the festivities to a halt in the cheerful town of Whoville. Watch this story of transformation as a little girl leads to a change of heart in the Grinch.
Miracle on 34th Street: One wishes the 1947-version, directed by George Seaton, would someday become available on the streaming platforms. For many of us growing up in the 1990s, this was the Christmas film to watch on television when cable TV used to show some quality stuff. But, one can see the same story in a new version starring Richard Attenborough. This 1994-film shows the evolving bond between Susan Walker, a Santa sceptic and Kris Kringle, a department-store Santa, who thinks he is the real thing.
On Disney Hotstar
The classics: For some, watching the Home Alone series is a family Christmas ritual, and there is no reason to break from convention, since it’s a good one. This year, add Jingle All The Way to the list as well. Arnold Schwarzenegger being intentionally funny is a sight to behold.
On Disney Hotstar
Klaus: Jesper Johansson, a lazy spoilt boy crosses cold waters in a rickety steamer to reach the town of Smeerenburg. There he is caught between the warring clans of Ellingboe and Krum. Along the way he gets help from teacher turned fishmonger and a toymaker Klaus in not just uniting the town but also in finding his own direction in life.
This is a sweet, mostly-clean, and often silly watch. If you want to veer away from Christmas-specific content and watch something sporty then Ted Lasso is for you. In this series, Lasso is recruited to coach an English Premier League team in spite of having no prior experience of the game.
On Apple TV