Get Santa (2013, dir. Christopher Smith)

An ex-con has to restore his relationship with his son by rescuing Santa and Christmas. Modest but quirky Brit festive flick which goes for the usual emotional gubbins but scores with some appealing casting, and decent poo and fart jokes.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005, dir. Garth Jennings)

Decent-enough adaptation of the Douglas Adams radio series/book/TV show which suffers – inevitably – from over-familiar source material; the new stuff works best. The cast works hard, production design is great, and there’s a sense of affection for the material and Adams throughout.

Leprechaun (1993, dir. Mark Jones)

An imprisoned leprechaun escapes, determined to kill anyone between and his pot o’gold. Shoddy comedy-horror with precious little of either. Notable only for a determined lead performance from Warwick Davis, and for an early lead for a pre-Friends Jennifer Aniston.