Starting on December 19 and running until the 26th, BritBox is running a very special BritMas Marathon with over 50 holiday themed titles and specials. No more scrolling through multiple services to find the perfect title or trying to remember the name of your favourite Christmas special – BritBox does the work for you with this curated visual playlist. This week-long marathon is the perfect accompaniment to throw on when your wrapping gifts, decorating the tree, or cozying up by the fire.
The following is a list of some of the titles that will be part of the BritMas Marathon:
A Child’s Christmases in Wales: Inspired by Dylan Thomas’ nostalgic anecdotal tale and narrated by Michael Sheen, this observant comedy peeks into the lives of a South Wales family’s Christmases across the 1980s.
A Christmas Carol: Since “A Christmas Carol” was first published in 1843, the name of Ebenezer Scrooge has been famous throughout the world. See Michael Hordern’s stunning portrayal of the miserly misanthrope being shown the error of his ways in this iconic adaptation.
A Ghost Story for Christmas: As a Christmas treat in the late 1960s and 70s, the BBC produced adaptations of ghost stories based on the works of MR James which were broadcast to terrified viewers in the dead of winter.
Carol’s from King’s: An annual worldwide broadcasting phenomenon that takes place at the medieval chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, Carols from King’s is a beloved British celebration of Christmas. Every year, the King’s College Chapel Choir performs a carol service that always opens with ‘Once in Royal David’s City” and followed later on by a new, specially commissioned carol for each year.
Clash of Santas: Howie, newly separated from his wife, travels to Lithuania to take part in an international Santa Claus convention. His buddy Colin agrees to go along for the sleigh ride but ends up as cast at Howie’s cheerleading elf.
Click & Collect: To save his daughter’s Christmas, Andrew (Stephen Merchant) goes on a road trip with Dev (Asim Chaudhry), his neighbour from hell, to buy an elusive Sparklehoof the Unicorn Princess.
Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special: It’s Christmas in Barry and Billericay, and we are back with the Shipmans and Wests for the festivities after 10 years. More food, more laughter, more chaos, and more love.
The Lights Before Christmas: Luminous London: This hop-on hop-off tour of London’s most delightful light displays will take you on a journey that captures the warmth and ambiance of the season.
Upstart Crow: A Lockdown Christmas – The plague has hit London and as Christmas approaches Will and Kate (Gemma Whelan) are in wave fifteen of state-enforced home confinement together in Will’s London lodgings. As Kate fills endless time with baking, painting, hoarding, clapping and DIY haircuts, Will is doing his absolute best to use the plaguey lock-in to pen a classic for the new King so his head doesn’t end up in a basket. The problem is he’s got zero inspiration… Can Will come up with the perfect play? And far from their friends and loved ones can he and Kate find a way to create their own kind of Christmas merriment?