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It's Christmas time at the Baker household. Worried that he will not get any presents from Santa because he's been a bad doggie, Bailey learns about a mysterious Native American Indian who could make his Christmas wishes come true. He sets out to find this legend, bringing his brother Duke along for the ride. But when Bailey's blunders harm Duke & threaten their familys Christmas plans, he is forced to make a big decision that just might enable him to finally appreciate the true meaning of Christmas. (87 mins)
From Disney comes the thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of the animated classic, the exciting tale of the charming street urchin Aladdin, the self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future, as they embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine's kingdom. Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin features an all-star cast including Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie, Mena Massoud as the clever scoundrel Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, courageous princess of Agrabah. (129 mins)


The Disney studios pull out all the stops in this spectacular animated reworking of the classic tale of a street urchin who discovers a magic lamp that grants him three wishes. Sweeping narrative, great songs & a memorable performance by Robin Williams as the voice of the Genie (90 mins)


In this 2009 family friendly holiday film, Brother and sister, Ethan and Hallie are about to experience their first Christmas since the divorce of their parents but the kids cook up a complex Christmas Eve plot to get rid of Moms obnoxious new boyfriend and effect a reconciliation with Dad. Hallie even asks Santa (Leslie Nielsen) to help them out. (89 mins)


In this sequel, Kate and Humphrey and their three wolf cubs are happily preparing to celebrate their first Christmas together when their smallest cub, Runt, mysteriously disappears. They must now go on a journey across the wilderness to find and bring back Runt before the winter festivities begin at home. Its their greatest adventure yet, filled with action and suspense as well as plenty of the humour and heart-warming moments that were delivered in the first film.  (46 mins)

This animated seasonal family comedy from Aardman production at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every childs question: how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night? The answer: Santas exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with all the ingredients of a Christmas classic - a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns. Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Laurie & James McAvoy provide the voice overs. (97 mins)

Walt Disneys outstanding 1992 animated version of the famous story is a visual triumph, packed with memorable characters, excitement, humour and an oscar- winning musical score. (85 mins)
This spectacular and critically acclaimed live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast is a stunning, cinematic event. Belle is a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. The sumptuous set designs, memorable musical score and compelling story are complemented by an all star cast recreating the well loved characters, headed by Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and Luke Evans as the handsome but villainous Gaston ably supported by Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. This is perfect entertainment for any audience. (129 mins)

Childrens writer Roald Dahl adapted this fantasy by James Bond creator Ian Fleming. When inventor Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke) acquires a run-down racing car and renovates it for his children, he makes a few extra improvements. The car now has the ability to fly, and takes the Potts and their friend, Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes) on exciting adventures. Spectacular family musical fantasy with great songs (144 mins)
This family tale, set in 1890, is adapted from the novel by Max Lucado. According to legend, every 25 years an angel arrives in the English village of Gladbury and blesses one of the candlemaker’s candles, meaning that whoever lights it will be granted a miracle. When progressive minister David comes to the village, a rivalry strikes up between him and the old-fashioned candlemaker, especially when he tries to bring electric light to the church. However, when the special candle goes missing the villagers experience a Christmas they will never forget. This enchanting Seasonal tale stars Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, Hans Matheson, Sylvester McCoy, James Cosmo, Barbara Flynn and Susan Boyle in her feature debut. (100 mins)


Spectacular, digitally animated adaptation of Charles Dickens classic novel from the makers of The Polar Express. Jim Carrey voices old miser Scrooge, visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future who aim to rid him of his contempt of kindness. They take him on a journey through time, opening his eyes to the truths he is yet to face and the consequences should he refuse to do so. Featuring the voices of Gary Oldman, Colin Firth & Bob Hoskins. (96 mins)

In 1950s America, a little boy named Ralphie desperately wants an air-rifle for Christmas, but everyone seems dead against it in this near perfect nostalgic & highly admired festive film from director Bob Clarke. Narrated by the author, his epic quest for the gun provides the hilarious backdrop for a timeless tale rife with family hijinks & adolescent antics based on the novel - In God we trust, all others pay cash. (89 mins)


A heart warming, family comedy about a young boys hilarious relationship with his giant dog, Chilly. Its the week before Christmas in sunny California and 11 year old Bobby finds out his dad has accepted a new job working for the FBI in New York. His huge dog, Chilly, will need to find a new home, unless Bobby can housetrain him in five days. But when Bobbys plan is foiled by a gang of dog thieves, can Chilly save the day by using all the new tricks Bobby has taught him, or will our friends be separated forever? Starring C. Thomas Howell and Tom Arnold. (90 mins)

When their daughter Blair announces that she is coming home for Christmas unexpectedly, the Kranks have to pull together a perfect Christmas in just a few hours, or she will discover their original, unthinkable plan to skip Christmas in favour of a cruise. Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis & Dan Aykroyd star in this riotous seasonal comedy. (90 mins)
Kenneth Branagh directs this beautifully filmed live-action fairy tale adaptation starring Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. When her widowed father remarries to Lady Tremaine, Ella does her best to be welcoming to her stepmother and her new stepsisters. However, after the unexpected death of her father, Ella finds herself being mistreated by Lady Tremaine and her daughters, forced to be a servant and nicknamed 'Cinderella'. One day in the woods she encounters a handsome stranger and believes him to work in the Palace, not realising he is in fact Prince Charming. (113 mins)

Disneys 1950 animated version of the classic story features an outrageously wicked stepmother and a subplot about the cat and mice who live in Cinderellas house. Enslaved by her stepmother and two ugly sisters, the beautiful Cinderella seems destined to miss the glittering party at which the Prince will choose his bride. However, a magical makeover courtesy of her Fairy Godmother gets her to the ball and Cinders casts her own spell on the Prince. The films visual splendour can now be fully appreciated in a beautifully restored print. (71 mins)

Comedy sequel following the adventures of Zeus the dog as he and his family head to California for the Christmas holidays. The Bannister family, led by George and Belinda, adore Zeus, who has saved their bacon a number of times in the past. For Christmas the Bannisters fly to stay with their relative, Aunt Barbara (Shelley Long), at her extravagant beach mansion. Here Zeus finds a rival for human affection, the boisterous puppy, Eve. How will he deal with the young pretender? (83 mins)
Will Ferrell is Buddy, raised as an elf in the North Pole by his adoptive father, Papa Elf. When Buddy discovers that he's actually human, he heads to New York City to reunite with his biological father Walter (James Caan), but he lives for his work. Buddy moves in with Walter and his family and proceeds to teach them a lesson about what being a family really means. (95 mins)

A young boy boy named Elliot finds and shelters a stranded alien creature. Forming an empathic bond with the loveable alien, Elliot must find the courage to defy the authorities to help him return to his home planet. Steven Spielbergs heart warming fantasy is one of the most successful films of all time and, for its 30th anniversary, has been re-released in stunning high definition. This is the perfect opportunity for your audience to enjoy this classic on the big screen as it casts its magic once again. (115 mins)


The coolest animated comedy adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Annas sister Elsa, the Snow Queen and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. 

Experience this hit musical comedy from Disney Studios, like never before in a new, full length SingAlong Edition. Just follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake. (108 mins)
It's days before Christmas and reindeer are found running loose through the streets of London. Meanwhile astonished 9 year-old Tom discovers Santa in the garden shed having crash landed while test driving his new sleigh. But what happens when Santa is arrested and thrown into prison? Can Tom and his father Steve break him out in time for Christmas? This 2014 festive comedy is a heart-warming family adventure about a father and son reconnecting to discover the magic of Christmas. Starring Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall & Warwick Davis. (102 mins)
The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmas time when his neighbours in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos' holiday cheer once and for all. However, he is about to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous spirit. This latest adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic is funny, heartwarming and visually stunning and perfect Festive fun for the whole family. (82 mins)


Family Christmas classic, based on the book by the famous Dr. Seuss, the Grinch (Jim Carrey) is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the good people of the magical land of Whoville. Yet a small child decides to try to befriend the Grinch. (104 mins)

Smash hit family favourite with Macaulay Culkin as the eight year-old, who is accidentally left behind when his family flies to France for Christmas. All hell breaks loose when he has has to defend his home against two bungling burglars using a series of violent but very funny methods. (103 mins)

Kevin McCallister is back. But this time in New York City during the holiday season with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his very own playground. But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious bandits, Harry and Marv, still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a huge holiday heist. (115 mins)

The fourth instalment in the animated adventure franchise. When the entire continent is set adrift following a global cataclysm, Manny, Diego and Sid find themselves separated from the rest of the herd. Commandeering a nearby iceberg as a makeshift boat, they take to the high seas. Fearsome sea creatures and pirates are among the challenges faced by the intrepid trio as they ride the waves of the world in search of their family in this fun filled adventure. (93 mins)

Jake (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is a college student whose friends strand him in the middle of the desert wearing a Santa Claus suit. He has to make it home by Christmas in order to get the new car his father has promised him, and to find his girlfriend. Jakes trip becomes a cross-country odyssey as he learns the true meaning of Christmas along the way in this festive, family comedy. (83 mins)

Absent father Howard (Arnold Schwartzenegger) tries  to placate his unhappy son by asking him if there is anything he wants for Christmas. He wants a Turbo Man toy. Howard naturally forgets to get it, and being Christmas Eve no stores have it in stock. So Howard embarks on a comical quest to find one with complications all the way. Great fun (89 mins)

This darkly festive 2015 tale of a yuletide ghoul reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive. In the spirit of Gremlins, this fun filled Seasonal chiller effectively combines scary thrills with tongue in cheek comedy. (98 mins)


Angelina Jolie stars in this exciting live action fantasy prequel to the 1959 Disney animated feature. The beautiful Maleficent is betrayed while protecting her peaceful kingdom from invasion & her heart begins to turn to stone. She places a curse on Princess Aurora, the young child of her enemys successor. However, Maleficent comes to understand that the princess may be the only one who can bring peace back to the kingdom. Spectacular spin on the classic fairy tale with Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville & Imelda Staunton.

Stuffy parents in Victorian London, looking for a nanny for their two children are visited by the magical Mary Poppins. She brings fun and magic to the children's lives, as well as a guiding hand. Disneys magical 1964 family favourite won five Oscars. (133 mins)

Despite repeated warnings about humans from their father, the Abominable Snowman, two Abominable Snowkids find themselves in a sleepy Colorado mountain town after being chased out of their hideaway by a scientist determined to capture them. A little girl takes them in, over the objections of her father and brother. With Christmas fast approaching, the Abominable Snowman, the scientist and the local Animal Control all try to track the Snowkids down, while the family just tries to stay sane when they realize exactly what theyve taken into their home. Festive animated fun. (42 mins)
Jim Carrey stars in this family comedy based on the 1930s childrens novel by Richard and Florence Atwater. Tom Popper is a business executive who has become disillusioned with the daily grind. But when he unexpectedly inherits six penguins, his life is transformed into a series of madcap adventures as he finally gets the excuse to indulge his childhood hankering for polar exploration. Carla Gugino, Madeline Carroll and Angela Lansbury co-star. (94 mins)


Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the entire cast of the Muppet universe come together to re-tell Charles Dickens immortal classic A Christmas Carol. Great festive fun with Michael Caine as Scrooge. (85 mins)


Jim Hensons Muppets return in this Disney comedy starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel. When tycoon Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) plans to uproot the Muppet Theater to drill for oil, Muppet Walter teams up with his brother, Gary and Garys girlfriend, Mary to raise the ten million dollars required to save the vaudeville house. To get the money they hope to hold the Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever but they must help Kermit the Frog, who is now living alone in Hollywood, to bring all the Muppets back together for the first time since they parted company years previously. (109 mins)

Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) vows his family will enjoy the most fun filled Christmas ever but he inevitably decks the halls with howls of folly. 25,000 lights on the roof, an exploding turkey on the dining room table, a SWAT team taking siege outside. Everything goes wrong in this hilarious 1989 festive comedy (97 mins)


In this endearing family comedy, under achieving primary school teacher Mr Maddens (Martin Freeman) works at a school that competes annually with a local private school for the best production of the Christmas nativity play. Maddens idly boasts that his ex girlfriend, Hollywood producer Jennifer is coming to see his play with a view to turning it into a film. In truth, he and she have not spoken to one another for years. Now, with the expectations and burning ambitions of parents and pupils running high, can he possibly turn his elaborate fiction into reality? (106 mins)

This sequel to the popular British comedy sees a new teacher (David Tennant) take over as teacher to the unforgettable pupils of St Bernadette school. When he enters his school in the National Song for Christmas competition without the authority of the headmistress, he and his pregnant wife, and the schoolchildren, embark on an epic road trip that ends up with a birth and a donkey, where he must embrace his fears and become a hero. This seasonal feel good family comedy is great fun for all the family, With Pam Ferris and Marc Wootton. (105 mins)

This Christmas the pupils of St Bernadette’s and their much-loved, madcap teacher Mr Poppy are back for their biggest adventure yet involving fantastic flashmobs, excitable elves, Christmas carols and of course Archie the donkey. When their new teacher Mr Shepherd (Martin Clunes) loses his memory and forgets all about Christmas, as well as his fiancée Sophie (Catherine Tate) and the whereabouts of the beloved Archie, it’s up to the pupils of St Bernadette’s to save the day. Led by the ever enthusiastic Mr Poppy, they embark on a Christmas journey like never before - but time is against them if they are to help Mr Shepherd get to New York in time for his magical yuletide wedding. (105 mins)

Based on the famous poem by Clement Clark Moore, this is a delightful tale for all the family. A mice family take shelter in a family home on Christmas Eve. They are chased up the Christmas tree by the cat where they meet magical ornaments that come to life and tell stories about the wonder of Christmas. When the mice reach the top of the tree, an angel who reveals the true meaning of Christmas. (47 mins)


Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloween town, happens upon Christmas town and decides to change Christmas into another Halloween. He kidnaps Santa Claus and takes it upon himself to deliver some alternative gifts to unsuspecting children. Director Tim Burton creates a visually imaginative dark Christmas tale with astonishing stop motion animation. (76 mins)
Nicole Kidman and Hugh Bonneville star in this enchanting and ingenious family comedy based on the popular childrens books by Michael Bond. A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. However, Paddington is soon in danger when a taxidermist attempts to get her hands on him for her museum collection. With Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon & Imelda Staunton. (95mins)
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Paddington’s biggest adventure yet sees Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson joining the all-star returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Ben Whishaw as the voice of the beloved bear. The sweet-natured feel allied to it’s adorable visuals are matched by a story perfectly balanced between heart-warming family fare and purely enjoyable all-ages adventure. (99 mins)

Kevin James is Paul Blart, a good-natured man working as a security guard at a shopping mall having failed in his ambition to become a state trooper owing to his weight problem. When a gang of criminals disguised as Santa's helpers put the mall under siege and take hostages, Paul takes matters into his own hands and becomes the unlikely hero of the day. (90 mins)


Magical computer animated tale of a young boy on Christmas Eve who boards a magical train headed to the North Pole and Santa Clauss home. The boy embarks on a journey of self-discovery - that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Tom Hanks is the voice of the magical conductor (99 mins)


DreamWorks computer-animated adventure based on the books by William Joyce. When the nightmare king Pitch launches his evil plan to engulf the whole world in darkness, the Guardians - Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman - enlist the help of a young and reluctant Jack Frost to stop Pitch in his tracks and protect children everywhere. But with the powers of the Guardians waning, will they be able to convince the worlds children of their existence and overcome the power of Pitch? With the vocal talents of Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher & Hugh Jackman, this is a beautifully animated & heart warming adventure for everyone. (97 mins)

The legend of Santa Claus comes to life in this enchanting, heart-warming tale for the whole family. A Master toymaker discovers a magical kingdom of elves at the north pole. There he is entrusted with wondrous, special powers to become Santa Claus! He meets Patch (Dudley Moore), an eager-to-please elf who becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoons plans to take over Christmas. (96 mins)

Unwrap all the magic of Christmas in Disneys hilarious and heart-warming modern take on the legend of Santa. Superstar comedian and Golden Globe winner Tim Allen is the father, persuaded by his son to try on the red cape after Santa himself falls down on the job. Eight reindeer pilot the pair to the North Pole, where dad discovers he must now accept all of Santa’s duties. Magical, festive fun for all  (97 mins)

Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years & his elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa's got problems (hes even mysteriously losing weight) and things quickly go south when he finds out that his son, Charlie, has landed on this years naughty list. Scott heads back home to find a wife, leaving a substitute Claus to watch over things at the Pole. Things go from bad to worse. (105 mins)

Santa (Tim Allen) is faced with double-duty -how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop the evil Jack Frost (Martin Short) from sabotaging the toy factory & takin
g over Christmas. A thrilling sleigh ride for the whole family. (88 mins)


While delivering presents to siblings Shane and Sophie, Santa comes face-to-face with burglars Mike and Lou, who steal his mythical sack of presents. Giving chase, Santa manages to reclaim his bag just as the police arrive. Max holds a grudge against Santa for leaving him coal and his plan is to melt the North Pole and destroy Santa for good. Using the official naughty list, Santa becomes a superhero, dubbed Santaman, as he and his team must find the criminals before Christmas disappears forever but he learns the hard way that the criminals are a lot tougher than the normal naughty-lister kids. This imaginative and beautifully animated adventure is great fun for the family. (85 mins)

You have probably heard of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman but there is one special character whose story has never been told until now. That character is special dog Hercules, whose duty is to select one child each year on the Naughty List and give that child the opportunity to make the Nice List. This year, Santa has sent Hercules to visit adorable but mischievous orphan, Max. Will Maxs dream of becoming part of a loving family come true? (80 mins)

Animated Seasonal fun, featuring the voices of Martin Freeman, Tim Curry, Noel Clarke & Joan Collins. Once upon a time, Santa operated with just a small workshop and a few elves. But as Christmas has grown ever bigger the elves have invented a time machine to allow Santa to deliver presents to every home in the world in just one night. When Santas enemy, Nevill Baddington is informed of the North Poles location after the hologram device designed to hide it malfunctions during a power cut, he hatches a plan to steal the time travelling sleigh for his own gain so it falls to the loyal and ambitious elf Bernard to save Christmas for good. (85 mins)

Raymond Briggs enchanting story is brought magically to the screen in this charming animated adaptation of a young boy who builds a snowman that comes to life. (30 mins)


Discover the dazzling story that inspired Frozen. In this magical animated story, little orphan girl Gerda must defeat the evil Snow Queen who has taken over the kingdom and kidnapped her brother. Gerda must embark on a perilous journey across the icy wonderland, facing swashbuckling pirates and treacherous trolls to defeat the Snow Queen and bring warmth back to the hearts of people. Based on the enduring fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, this is a fun filled adventure for all the family. (90 mins)

Generations have celebrated the magical story, memorable music and unforgettable characters of Walt Disneys first animated feature. Now, this timeless animated classic sparkles like never before with an all-new, state of the art digital restoration. (83 mins)
A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas. This beautifully animated musical retelling of Jesus’ nativity, as seen from the animals’ point of view, is imaginative and funny, while being faithful and reverent to the biblical narrative. It’s a perfect Christmas treat that will appeal to both children and adults and features the vocal talents of Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Kris Kristofferson & Christopher Plummer. (86 mins)

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