5 great TV shows and 5 great movies to watch during the Chrimbo Limbo

By Rory Cashin

December 23, 2020 at 10:32am


5 great TV shows and 5 great movies to watch during the Chrimbo Limbo

All of these hidden gems are available to watch at home right now on NOW TV.

Chrimbo Limbo.

Definition: that period of time around Christmas and New Years when days no longer hold any meaning.

"What day is it?", someone will ask. And nobody will know the answer until around January 5th.

"What will we watch today?", someone else might ask. And thankfully, we do have some answers for that one.

All of the shows and movies are available to watch on NOW TV, so you can begin scheduling the rest of your month accordingly!


Raised By Wolves (available now)

Ridley Scott is a genius, there is no other word for it. The director behind Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, and The Martian has finally turned to TV for the very first time, and has presented us this magnificent sci-fi drama, dealing with a pair of androids attempting to raise what could well be the very last children of humanity.

Succession (available now)

There are two types of people in the world: (1) those who have already watch the two available seasons of Succession and are well aware that it is probably the best comedy on TV right now, and (2) those who have been told non-stop by friends and family and complete strangers how great Succession is.

Moonbase 8 (Dec 21)

A trio of not-all-that-great astronauts - including Hollywood comedic royalty John C. Reilly and Fred Armisen - are surviving at a NASA facility with dreams of finally getting their shot of going to the moon, but so many random events keep stopping them from reaching their goal.

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Jan 1)

"Now, this is a story all about how / My life got flipped-turned upside down / And I'd like to take a minute /Just sit right there / I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air..." We don't really need to tell you about this show, do we? All episodes are being made available to stream on New Years Day!

Westworld (Jan 15)

Three seasons in, and Westworld continues to be simultaneously one of the most-talked-about and most under-appreciated shows going. The story of an amusement park where the amusements take over (think Jurassic Park, but with robot cowboys instead of cloned dinosaurs) has some very big ideas up its sleeve, and a huge budget to see them made reality.


Sonic The Hedgehog (Dec 18)

There haven't been many great movies based on video games, so saying that Sonic is one of the better ones might sound like damning with faint praise. But between Jim Carrey going full OTT villain and James Marsden's irrefutable charm, this will prove a great distraction for the younger family members over the Chrimbo Limbo.

King of Staten Island (Dec 22)

Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson teams up with Knocked Up director Judd Apatow for this comedy-drama about a young man trying to live his life in the shadow of his firefighter father who died on 9/11.

Trolls: World Tour (Dec 25)

Another great one for the whole family, and released ON Christmas Day! Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Jamie Dornan, and loads more provide the voice work for this all-singing, all-dancing lively animated feature.

Cats (Dec 26)

Are we saying that Cats is a good movie? No. Are we saying that watching Cats is something that everyone should do at least once in their lives, like going on a rollercoaster or tasting a very hot chilli pepper? Yes, that is exactly what we're saying.

Bad Boys For Life (Jan 1)

Technically, this will end 2020 as the biggest Hollywood blockbuster of the year, and you know what? We're happy! It turns out reuniting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence all these years later what a good call, because BB4L is actually a total blast!

These must-watches and many more are available to stream right now on NOW TV with an Entertainment Pass and Sky Cinema Pass.

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