UK Christmasby rossd1909 | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
A selection of UK based Christmas films, period dramas and TV specials etc. that are regularly found on TV at Christmas. Along with a few other titles based, set or large UK casts.
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1. Love, Actually (2003)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
Votes: 406,764 | Gross: $59.70M
2. Arthur Christmas (2011)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.
Votes: 47,984 | Gross: $46.46M
3. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
PG-13 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.
Votes: 190,976 | Gross: $102.83M
4. Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)
TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy
Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals and search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.
5. Ghost Stories for Christmas (2000– )
30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Horror legend Christopher Lee hosts and narrates a series of four half hour ghost stories all based on stories by M.R. James. 'The Stalls of Barchester', 'The Ash Tree', 'Number 13' and 'A ... See full summary »
6. Hector (2015)
87 min | Drama
Hector has been living on the motorways for years. His once comfortable family life has been replaced by a never-ending tour of service stations that offer him shelter, anonymity, washing ... See full summary »
7. Dickensian (2015–2016)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama
Drama set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens critically acclaimed novels, bringing together some of his most iconic characters as their lives intertwine in 19th century London.
8. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.
Votes: 11,031 | Gross: $5.68M
9. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
11. Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Romance
In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.
Votes: 42,424 | Gross: $12.23M
TV-14 | 59 min | Drama
It's Christmas-time and Miss Matty isn't sure it would appropriate to celebrate with friends and neighbors given the death of her sister. Mary Smith convinces her otherwise. Matty renews ... See full summary »
13. A Child's Christmas in Wales (1987 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 55 min | Family, Drama
Young Thomas is disappointed because it?s raining on Christmas Eve. But his spirits are soon lifted by his grandfather, who gives him a snow globe and recounts his own childhood Christmas memories.
Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
Christmas at Downton Abbey
TV-14 | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Christmas 1919. Downton Abbey is hosting a lavish Christmas party, yet despite being the season of goodwill, tensions are rife and Bates' arrest has cast a shadow over the festivities.
15. Persuasion (2007 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama, Romance
Royal Navy captain Wentworth was haughtily turned down eight years ago as suitor of pompous baronet Sir Walter Elliot's daughter Anne, despite true love. Now he visits their former seaside ... See full summary »
Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
TV-PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Two-hour Christmas special and the series finale. Mary endeavors to build bridges with her sister while Edith's secret continues to pose a threat. As Henry settles into the role of husband and stepfather, finding his place at Downton proves more difficult.
Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
A Journey to the Highlands
TV-14 | 92 min | Drama, Romance
The Crawleys go to Duneagle Castle to celebrate Christmas with the MacClares. Everyone is delighted as they fish, hunt, and dine. Unfortunately, when the Crawleys return, tragedy strikes. Will things ever be the same again?
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them.
19. The Snowman (1982 TV Short)
G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas.
21. A Child's Christmases in Wales (2009 TV Movie)
59 min | Comedy
Young Owen recalls how, at Christmas 1983 when he was ten, his obsessively tidy mother and penny-pinching father hosted his two paternal uncles, garrulous carpet king Huw, perpetually ... See full summary »
22. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)
43 min | Comedy, History
After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.
23. The Snowman and the Snowdog (2012 TV Short)
G | 24 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
A young boy whose dog has just died moves into the house in whose backyard the snowman was built. Finding a photograph of the snowman the boy rebuilds him and also a snowdog with the surprise that they come alive.
Director: Hilary Audus
24. Get Santa (2014)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family
A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.
25. Last Christmas (2019)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Working as an elf in a year round Christmas store is not good for the wannabe singer. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.
27. A Midwinter's Tale (1995)
R | 99 min | Comedy
A group of theater actors plays "Hamlet" in a provincial village, faced with their own temptations, disappointments, and joys.
Votes: 2,262 | Gross: $0.35M
28. Click & Collect (2018 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 53 min | Comedy
Two mismatched neighbours drive across the country to pick up the one toy that will make a little girl's Christmas dreams come true.
29. An Inspector Calls (2015 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mysterious Inspector investigates the wealthy Birling family and their dinner guests following the suicide of a young woman.
31. The ABC Murders (2018– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In 1933, retired detective Hercule Poirot is targeted by a taunting killer who sends letters signed "ABC", which Poirot must decode in order to discover the identity of the murderer.
32. The Witness for the Prosecution (2016)
Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The hunt is on to find the murderer of a wealthy glamorous heiress who is found dead in her London townhouse. Based on the short story by Agatha Christie.
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994–1995)
Knowing Me Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge
TV-14 | 46 min | Comedy, Talk-Show
Alan presents a one-off Christmas edition of Knowing Me Knowing You.