BBC reveals its Christmas film slate

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The BBC are showing a bunch of great family films over the Christmas period. They’re also showing House Of Gucci. Check out the full list below.

Nothing says Christmas like watching Adam Driver and Lady Gaga getting steamy on a building site. The BBC clearly know that, because they’re putting House Of Gucci on over the holidays. We’ll definitely be tuning in for that one.

Dodgy Italian accents aside, there’s a whole host of pretty recent cinema coming onto the Beeb this Christmas – if you missed any of these at the time and don’t want to shell out on a dozen streaming services, then this is the list for you!

We’ll update this list with timings and such when we have them. In the meantime, check out our list of all the BBC telly on its way over mince pie season, and check out our up-to-date list of all the films available on BBC iPlayer right now.

The Witches

BBC One / BBC iPlayer

Based on the Roald Dahl novel, a young boy and his grandmother have a run-in with a coven of witches and their leader. Is this the 2020 film or the 1990 one? We’ll let you know as soon as we find out!

Belfast
BBC Two / BBC iPlayer

Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical drama. Young Buddy’s happy home life is rocked by the eruption of “the Troubles”, on top of his concerns about ailing grandparents, a crush on a girl at school, and doing maths. Street violence means the family face a stark future.

Marry Me
BBC One / BBC iPlayer

Singer Kat Valdez is about to marry her fellow superstar Bastian in a live broadcast in front of a global audience of millions when it turns out he’s been unfaithful. Instead she picks Charlie, a total stranger in the crowd, and marries him.

Respect
BBC Two / BBC iPlayer

A biographical drama about the life and rise to fame of the American soul singer Aretha Franklin.

House of Gucci
BBC Two / BBC iPlayer

Ridley Scott’s rendition of the rise and fall of the Gucci fashion empire, set between Milan and New York and centred around the marriage of Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani, who eventually and notoriously hired a hitman to have Maurizio killed in 1995.

Toy Story 4
BBC One / BBC iPlayer

When Woody, Buzz and the gang join Bonnie on a road trip with her new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky, the innocent little spork’s hilarious antics launch Woody on a wild quest filled with unexpected new characters—and one long-lost friend!

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runway
BBC One / BBC iPlayer

Bea is delighted to be approached by ambitious publisher Nigel, but new husband Thomas is not so keen. Peter Rabbit is horrified to learn that he is being cast as a bad character, so determinedly sets out on his own to the city, but is soon approached by Barnabas who embroils Peter and his friends in some dastardly deeds.

The Lion King (2019)
BBC One / BBC iPlayer

Simba, a young lion cub, is forced to flee his kingdom when his evil uncle frames him for the murder of his father. Years later a chance encounter with Nula, his childhood friend causes him to return and claim what is rightfully his.

The Addams Family 2 
BBC One / BBC iPlayer

Wednesday is delighted to find a like-minded genius, who happens to be  the sponsor of her school’s science fair. When an irritating lawyer arrives at the family home, Gomez takes the Addams on an impromptu and diverting trip around America, but Wednesday is haunted by doubt. Why is she so different from the rest of her family? Animated sequel.

Boss Baby Family Business
BBC One / BBC iPlayer

Set a few decades later than the original film, Tim is now a stay at home dad with two daughters and his younger brother Ted has grown up into a hedge fund CEO. Much to Tim’s surprise he finds that his daughter Tina is an undercover agent boss baby whose mission is to thwart the world domination plans of the headmaster of her older sister’s school.

Spirit Untamed
BBC One / BBC iPlayer

Headstrong Lucky Prescott’s life is changed forever when she is reunited with her father when she becomes too much for her grandparents to handle. Lucky and her Aunt are to spend the summer in a frontier town near the Mexican border where against her father’s wishes she forms a bond with a wild mustang stallion.

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