Christmas. It’s about getting together with the family, eating, drinking, being merry – and relaxing in front of your favourite TV and films. Except it doesn’t always work out like that…
Someone has to cook the Christmas dinner, but then how are you going to keep the kids entertained? The TV schedules don’t always have what you want to watch, and they certainly don’t always have it when you want it. Not everyone wants to watch the same thing at the same time either – and by the end of the day, the whole family could probably do with a bit of ‘me time’, which means it would be rather nice for all concerned if the kids could take those new tablets, phones or laptops Santa brought them and head off to their rooms to watch what they want, leaving the living room and the TV to you!
There’s really only one solution: Netflix. So here’s a reminder of the trials of Christmas past – and the Christmas future you could be enjoying for less than the cost of that DVD you’re thinking of buying the kids this year…
It’s midday, the turkey’s still not in the oven and there are about a thousand sprouts to peel – but the kids keep asking when dinner’s ready and trying to sneak another present from under the tree, so getting anything done is proving difficult… and far more stressful than any Christmas Day should be!
The kids are working their way through Dragons: Race to the Edge leaving you to get on with the cooking. If Christmas dinner does end up being a bit late (when doesn’t it?) they probably won’t even notice and will just move on to the next episode. Apart from the laughter coming from the living room it’s actually quite peaceful…
You’ve finished Christmas dinner and are in the mood for a movie but find yourself in that dead time between the end of one show and the start of another. And to be honest, there’s not much on anyway…
You get the family together on the sofa (along with your bodyweight in chocolate), pick a film that everyone can enjoy – from blockbuster movies like The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies or Christmas classics like Home Alone – and simply press play. TV schedules? No thanks, Christmas is about watching what you want, when you want it.
As the evening wears on, tempers are beginning to fray slightly. Your youngest wants to watch cartoons, your teenager wants something with hot guys/girls and high school drama and you could do with some kid-free time – but there’s only one TV and the living room is starting to feel like a very small place…
Your two youngest are sitting at the kitchen table together happily engrossed in DinoTrux on their iPad, your teenager’s watching Pretty Little Liars on her laptop, and mum and dad are in the living room catching up on their new favourite Netflix original series Jessica Jones (David Tennant for mum, Krysten Ritter for dad, great drama for both).
All in all, Netflix has pretty much saved Christmas – the whole family is watching what they want, when and where they want it, and on any device they like.
Let Netflix save your Christmas – and give you the gift of your first month free. You can start watching immediately via your TV provider, like Virgin or BT – and on games consoles, laptops, tablets and smartphones – from just £5.99 per month (with the option to cancel any time you like).
Check out the trailer below for more great films and series that you and the family can enjoy together this Christmas…