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5 Best Children’s Films for Christmas 2017

The Christmas holidays are around the corner and we've got just the ticket on how to entertain the family this winter

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With the cold weather and dark nights drawing in, there’s nothing like a trip to the cinema to keep everybody entertained this Christmas. We’ve found the top five family films hitting the big screen this season that the kids will love. From action-packed adventures to a heartwarming tale of yuletide spirit there’s something to satisfy all audiences.

5 of the Best Children’s Films this Winter

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle


Four teenagers from a detention centre tumble into the world of Jumanji, when they discover an old video game console. As avatars they discover Jumanji is a savage game. This remake of the original Jumanji film starring Robin Williams has brought the plot into the twenty-first century featuring an alternative reality played out in the world of video games. Out 20 December

Best for? Action and Adventure



Mistaken for a dangerous beast, a gentle bull is captured and has to rally a misfit team to escape his fate in the bullfighting ring. This animated film follows a lovable character as he struggles to fight between his true identity and his destiny. Out 15 Dec

Best for? Light-hearted laughs

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The Star

The Star

A kind-hearted donkey yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free and ends up inside the Christmas story. Based on the story of the nativity this animated comedy takes into account the point of view of the animals present at the birth of Jesus. Out 24 Nov

Best for? Festive spirit

Paddington 2


Paddington is back – he’s still always ready for adventure and this time he’s a window cleaner intent on buying a book for his Aunt Lucy. The journey won’t be plain sailing however as villain Hugh Grant is just one of the obstacles to a happy ending. Out 10 Nov

Best for? Classic British storytelling

Star Wars: The Last Jedi


The Last Jedhi

The long-awaited next instalment of the Star Wars series is here but we don’t want to spoil it for you! The director has advised audiences against watching the trailer if they want to ‘come in clean’. True fans will follow orders and trust the brilliance of the franchise will deliver once more with an epic tale from a galaxy far far away…
Out 15 Dec

Best for? Tension and excitement – and die-hard Star Wars fans…

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