It’s the most wonderful time (for sitting on the couch eating chocolate while watching Christmas films on Netflix) of the year.
‘Tis the season to be jolly. Gorge on mince pies, decorate your home, blare Mariah Carey from all the speakers: dread it, run from it, yuletide arrives all the same.
As the nights grow colder and darker, it’s the perfect time to get cosy on the couch with a good Christmas film – here’s how you can pinpoint your selection.
If you pop onto Netflix, there’s a super-easy secret way to crack open the platform’s treasure trove of festive cinema.
All you need is a specific numerical code, which will guide you to the full selection of certain sub-categories of Christmas films, from ‘British Christmas Children & Family Films’ to ‘Canadian Christmas Children & Family Films’.
Here are all the codes you need:
British Christmas Children & Family Films – 1527064
Canadian Christmas Children & Family Films – 1721544
Christmas Children & Family Films – 1474017
Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 5 to 7 – 1477201
Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 8 to 10 – 1477204
Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 11 to 12 – 1477206
Christmas Children & Family Films from the 1990s – 1476024
Christmas Children & Family Films from the 1990s – 147602
European Christmas Children & Family Films – 1527063
Family-friendly Christmas Films – 1394522
Feel-good Christmas Children & Family Films – 1475066
Goofy Christmas Children & Family Films – 1475071
From the Nakatomi Plaza to the North Pole, from Buddy the Elf to Turbo Man, Christmas movies are an unavoidable festive treat – and they’re actually good for you.
Talking to Do You Remember?, a psychologist explained watching Christmas movies triggers the release of dopamine, a feel-good hormone.
It does create that neurological shift that can produce happiness. I think anything that takes us out of our normal habituation, the normal day in, day out… signals our senses, and then our senses measure if it’s pleasing or not. Christmas decorating will spike dopamine, a feel-good hormone.
Christmas is the perfect time to be good to yourself – have that extra glass of prosecco, one more slice of cake, one more chocolate off the tree.
Of course, it’s also the time for giving and receiving – if you’re struggling to come up with ideas for Santa, this young girl’s got a huge list.
If you’re still trying to get into the festive spirit, the new John Lewis advert is here – and it features a very cute dragon, Excitable Edgar.
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After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BCTJ-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He’s now left his Scottish homelands and took up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.