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22nd Dec 2023

9 great movies and TV shows to watch this Christmas

Sarah McKenna Barry

Brought to you by NOW

From Christmas classics to the latest blockbusters, NOW has got your Christmas watching sorted.

Got an entertainment lover on your Christmas list? Struggling to find the perfect pressie for the movie buff in your life? Why not make their Christmas with a NOW Cinema and Entertainment Membership?

There’s never been a better time to join NOW, as their festive offer allows you to enjoy some quality TV and film for less. Right now, you can nab a NOW Cinema Membership for €7.99 per month for 6 months, plus a month’s free NOW Entertainment Membership.

Ready to experience quality entertainment like never before? Here is just a sample of some of the great TV series and films you can enjoy with a NOW Cinema and Entertainment Membership.


The award-winning Succession charts the dysfunctional members of the Roy family as they vie for the family’s media empire, and all four seasons are available to watch on NOW.

The Last of Us

Based on the video game of the same name, this touching (and thrilling) series is set in a post-apocalyptic world, and centres on one teenager who is immune to a deadly virus. Starring Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us was one of 2023’s biggest shows, and Christmas is the perfect time to watch it all.


Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this absolute classic by watching Elf this Christmas. The film, which we return to year after year, sees Will Ferrell star as Buddy the Elf as he takes on New York City at Christmas time

Love Actually

With a star-studded cast including Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Keira Knightly, this British rom-com has become a classic we revisit year after year.

The Holiday

Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz star in this festive film, which sees their characters embark on a trans-Atlantic home exchange for Christmas.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Released earlier this year, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is the origin story of the iconic gaming characters Mario and Luigi and its cast includes huge names including Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day and Jack Black.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider Verse

This animated super hero is bound to delight the entire family. The film follows Miles Morales as he travels across the Spider Verse with Gwen Stacey, meeting the fascinating residents of the Spider-Society along the way.


This epic Baz Luhrmann biopic sees Austin Butler inhabit the rock legend that is Elvis Presely, charting his incredible rise to fame from humble beginnings.

Top Gun Maverick

The long-awaited sequel to Top Gun sees Tom Cruise revisit his role as Captain Pete Mitchell, who is tasked with training a group of Top Gun grads.

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