Christmas films 2021: Best new movies to watch on Netflix, Amazon, Sky & Disney - like 8-Bit Christmas

There are loads of new Christmas movies to watch this festive season, like A Boy Called Christmas and Single All The Way

With Christmas just around the corner, nothing quite gets you into the festive spirit like Christmas movies.

While you can’t go wrong with sticking on a classic, like Elf, The Polar Express, The Grinch, Miracle on 34th Street, it’s good to branch out every now and again and try something new.

Here are some of the best brand new Christmas movies that have been released so far in 2021, and where to watch them.

A Boy Called Christmas

(Photo: Sky)

Nikolas, an ordinary young boy, sets out on a quest to the snow north in search of his father who had embarked on a mission to find the fabled village of the elves - Elfhelm.

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Taking with him his reindeer Blitzen and loyal pet mouse, Nikolas will soon find his destiny in this magical Christmas tale.

Where to watch: free to watch with a Cinema Pass on NowTV, on Sky Cinema or in actual cinemas in the UK

8-Bit Christmas

(Photo: Warner Bros)

Set in 1980s Chicago, 10-year-old Jake sets out with one mission in mind - to get his hands on the latest and greatest video game system for Christmas.

Starring Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, A Series of Unfortunate Events), Steve Zahn (The White Lotus, Mad Dogs) and June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie, Big Mouth), this comedy Christmas movie is suitable for the whole family.

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Where to watch: available to purchase from Amazon Prime or the Sky Store 

Single All The Way

(Photo: Netflix)

In a bid to stop his judgemental family from talking about his perpetually single relationship status, Peter convinces best friend Nick to spend Christmas with his family - and pose as his boyfriend.

However, Peter’s plan goes awry when his mother sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James.

Where to watch: free to watch with a Netflix subscription

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Love Hard

(Photo: Netflix)

When LA journalist Natalie decides to jump on a plane to surprise Tag, the guy she has been talking to over a dating app, for Christmas, she discovers that she’s actually been catfished by Tag’s childhood friend Josh, who is just as unlucky in love as she is.

Josh promises to set Natalie up with Tag for real - but only if she pretends to be his girlfriend for the holidays first.

Where to watch: free to watch with a Netflix subscription

Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

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(Photo: Netflix)

The Princess Switch films have become a Christmas staple on Netflix, and 2021 brings the third instalment to the franchise starring Vanessa Hudgens (tick, tick… BOOM!, The Knight Before Christmas).

When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy turn to look-alike cousin Fiona for help. Teaming up with a mysterious man from Fiona’s past to locate the treasured item, a Christmas romance is sparked and results in a very unexpected switch.

Where to watch: free to watch with a Netflix subscription

Robin Robin

(Photo: Aardman)

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This new stop-motion Christmas musical comes from Aardman, the company behind beloved classics like Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.

Robin is a robin who has been raised by a loving family of mice, but as she grows older the differences between her and her family become more apparent. When she makes a heartfelt wish upon a Christmas star, will she find out who she really is - and how to fly?

Where to watch: free to watch with a Netflix subscription

A Castle for Christmas

(Photo: Netflix)

Famed author Sophie Brown travels to Scotland in a bid to avoid an oncoming scandal, and upon her arrival she falls in love with a gorgeous Scottish castle.

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Facing off against the grumpy duke who owns the castle, the two must work together to find a compromise - and along the way may discover something neither of them were expecting.

Where to watch: free to watch with a Netflix subscription

Home Sweet Home Alone

(Photo: Disney+)

Home Sweet Home Alone is the newest addition to the Home Alone franchise. In this Disney+ original, 10-year-old Max Mercer has accidentally been left behind by his family who have jetted off to Japan for the holidays.

When a married couple attempts to get their hands on a priceless heirloom in Max’s family home, it’s up to the youngster to protect the house.

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Where to watch: free to watch with a Disney+ account