Christmas Must Buys 2018: DVD and Blu Ray releases.

If you’re stuck for what to give this Christmas, you can do far worse than to give the gift of a DVD. There’s something for everybody in our guide below…

Best for Parents and Siblings

Put the festive cheer into Christmas with the smash hit feel-good movie, Mamma Mia 2!

Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar® winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry. 

As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).

Our Verdict: This is one of those movies you’d want to watch over and over again. Put a smile on somebody’s face with Mamma Mia 2 this Christmas. Buy from Amazon.


Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom wowed audiences this Summer, becoming one of the biggest action movie releases this year.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.  Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission.  Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

Our verdict: The monster franchise just got bigger, with the most thrilling episode to date. One of THE movies of the year. Buy from Amazon.


Fifty Shades Freed was one of the most loved films of 2018, as the smash hit trilogy came to an end. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the final chapter saw Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return once more.

Why not give the gift of the Fifty Shades boxset - available now?

Our verdict: Whether your loved one has been naughty or nice, who wouldn’t want this sizzling box set to warm their cockles this Christmas? Buy from Amazon.


Regarded as one of the best movies of all time, let alone the best Christmas movie, It’s A Wonderful Life is a timeless classic that simply has to be watched year on year.

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.

Our verdict: Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry, this all time movie classic will remind you of all that’s important life. A truly thoughtful and special gift. Buy from Amazon.

Best for Children

Get on the case with Chase, Skye, Marshall and the rest of the team in this super-mega DVD collection! Join the pups as they take their first flight in the Air Patroller, climb aboard a pirate ship, protect the royal throne of Barkingburg and fire up for more heroic adventures. Plus, see how the pups first meet Everest and Tracker!

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Our verdict: Paw Patrol has such universal appeal with children, and this brand new boxset is an absolute steal, retailing at around £14.99. Keep your little ones entertained long into the new year, with Chase and Co! Buy from Amazon.

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The Snowman is an all-time classic from the mind of Raymond Briggs. James wakes up to find his Snowman has come to life and later embarks on a magical adventure.

Our Verdict: The Snowman is a magical film which can be enjoyed over and over again by children of all ages - and grown ups too! Available from just £3.95 this will make for a perfect stocking filler for all. Buy from Amazon.