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Where to Watch Christmas Films in London

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Feel festive with a trip to the cinema this Christmas

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You can’t beat a good Christmas film – whether it’s full of childlike magic, funny romance or classic charm. Want to know where you can catch your festive favourites in London? Head over to one of these venues…

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Where to Watch Christmas Films in London

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Backyard Cinema - Winter Night Garden

Backyard Cinema

Head over to one of Backyard Cinema’s main locations this Christmas for some festive fun. The cinema has launched a brand new show for December at the famed art deco theatre Troxy, which entails a Christmas Movie Spectacular featuring a live choir and an original story narrated by George the Poet. Alternatively, visit Backyard Cinema Wandsworth, where you can journey into a Winter Night Garden or Snow Kingdom while you get your festive film fix. Choose from classics like Love Actually, Home Alone and Elf.

Various dates throughout December

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Luna Cinema

Luna Cinema has launched its winter cinema experience in two London locations this year: Kensington Palace and Battersea Arts Centre. With dates spanning throughout December, the experience promises screenings of all-time favourites as well as modern smashers like The Snowman and The Snowdog. Think glowing lights, snow scenes and Christmas trees, as well as a stocked bar and snack facilities. A great treat to share with friends and family – just note, fluffy jumpers and Santa hats are very much encouraged.

12 – 23 December 2021

Skylight Cinema

Skylight Tobacco Dock

Skylight welcomes back its festive cinema this year with a whole host of Christmas films on its schedule. Ideal for get-togethers of all types, Skylight promises a magical evening with seasonal decorations, mulled wine, hot chocolate and a selection of themed cocktails inspired by the movie on show. From Bridget Jones and Frozen to Miracle on 34th Street, there’s something for everyone – leaving no room to feel Grinch-y this Christmas.

Various dates throughout December

One Aldwych Cinema

One Aldwych

For luxury movie magic, look no further than London hotel One Aldwych. The hotel has created a unique cultural-meets-culinary experience with its Film & Fizz experience, where you can sit back with popcorn, a glass of Henners Sparkling Wine and even a tasty meal while you catch up on your favourite festive films. But what to watch? Choose from The Holiday, It’s a Wonderful Life or Elf for your next theatre rendezvous.

9 – 24 December 2021 

Rivoli Ball Room

Crofton Park Pictures

Crofton Park Pictures will be taking over the Rivoli Ballroom for its monthly pop-up cinema event, with this December set to deliver all things winter wonderland. The venue will have a food stall serving all your sweet and savoury cinema favourites, a bar to keep things merry and a huge screen to make sure no one misses out on the movie magic. The films on show this year are Home Alone 2, Love Actually, Elf and Die Hard.

16 & 17 December 2021

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