Christmas in the UAE 2019: Eight festive films to watch with the family

Top holiday movies that the kids will love

Christmas in the UAE 2019: Eight festive films to watch with the family
The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause

Feeling a bit bah humbug? There’s nothing like a Christmas film to get you in the mood for the holiday season.

On Tuesday December 24 and Wednesday December 25, OSN is showing some of the most loved Christmas classics for kids, tweens and teens, so the whole brood will have something to enjoy.

So grab the gang, a blanket, some popcorn and some hot cocoa and settle in for an afternoon watching some of the most uplifting seasonal movies of all time.

A Magic Christmas
A bakery owner tries to connect with his family by taking them to a remote cabin for Christmas. With no internet and no television, the teenagers get restless and grumpy, but when a rival family comes on to the scene everyone’s competitive nature comes to the fore. A charming Christmas film that older kids will enjoy.
Ages twelve and up.

Christmas in the Smokies
A heart-warming tale that will stir the emotions. The film is set in the breathtaking Smoky Mountains and tells the story of one family’s journey to save their historic berry farm during a fateful holiday season.
Ages four and up.

Shelby: The Dog Who Saved Christmas
Animal films always tug on the heart strings and this cute story about an abandoned dog and the friendship he strikes up with an isolated tween, doesn’t disappoint. Tissues at the ready.
Ages four and up.

The Christmas Project
It’s the classic tween story about a bully who sees the error of his ways – eventually – with a festive twist. Four brothers show the bully that it pays to be nice through a series of kind gestures that ultimately turn the bad guy good. A real feel good film.
Ages eight and up.

The Grinch



The town of Whooville is holly jolly when the holidays hit... Well, almost everyone in Whoville. The Grinch does his best to hijack the Christmas festivities in his town. It takes one sweet little girl to show him what the season is all about. Ages four and up.

The Man Who Invented Christmas



In 1843 London, author Charles Dickens finds himself in financial trouble after writing three unsuccessful novels in a row. Desperate for a hit, Dickens relies on real-life inspiration and his vivid imagination to bring Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters to life in A Christmas Carol, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration known today.
Ages eight and up.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms



Based on Tchaikovsky’s ballet this story sees young Clara transported to a fantasy world – after she loses a magical – where she meets the leaders of the land’s three realms. Clara must brave the ominous Fourth Realm to retrieve Clara’s key and return harmony to the unstable world. A modern day Christmas classic that all the fam will love.
Ages eight and up.

The Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause
When the evil Jack Frost makes it his mission to take over Christmas Santa Claus finds himself torn in two directions. He needs to keep his new family happy (Father Christmas found his Mrs Claus in The Santa Claus 2) while trying to foil the evil plot. Ages four and up.

May the force be with you



With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming to cinemas across the UAE on Thursday December 19, OSN is running a Star Wars extravaganza from Friday December 6 to Saturday December 21. You can watch all eight films from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) right up to Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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