Christmas Gift Guide: 12 gadgets and presents for film buffs

The Nightmare Before Christmas Monopoly (£40)

What better way to celebrate Christmas than to gather the family together for a round of the game that destroys relationships? Here it's been given a festive makeover to tie in with Tim Burton and Henry Selick's infamous stop-motion film, replacing boring rail stations and water works with Oogie Boogie's Casino and Dr Finkelstein's Laboratory. Plus you get all-new pieces – and you can play it on Halloween, too – twice the value!

thecinemastore.co.uk

Star Wars Mood Lights (from £15)

Soothe your younglings to sleep with the terrifying masked visage of Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith, bathed in a hellish red glow. You can pick up small versions of these Stormtrooper and Darth Vader lights for £15, or larger versions for £30 a pop.

firebox.com

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Q Acoustics Q-BT3 (£400)

If you're looking for an affordable way to pump up the volume on your TV, these stereo speakers are a great alternative to a soundbar. They're compact, come with stereo phono and optical digital inputs, plus a subwoofer output – and deliver plenty of oomph with their built-in 2x50W amp. And you can control them with your TV remote, too.

johnlewis.com

Taschen 365 Day-by-Day: Movie Icons (£18)

Google and smartphone apps may have done for the conventional paper calendar, but some people just can't resist the temptation to mark the days by flipping pages. Taschen's drawn on its vast library of film stills to create an analogue means to chart the passage of time. You get one iconic image a day, with the birthdays of cinematic heroes and heroines picked out to help you win those tricky trivia rounds in the local pub quiz.

taschen.com

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