Christmas Gift Guide: 12 gadgets and presents for film buffs

The Nightmare Before Christmas Monopoly (S$50)

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!

Star Wars Mood Lights (from S$30)

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 (S$30), or larger versions for £30 (S$61) a pop.

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Sonos Playbar (S$1299)

Armed with six woofers and three tweeters, the Sonos Playbar amps up the volume to deliver a cinematic experience during your Christmas movie party. It plays nice with other Sonos systems too, combining with the Play:3 and Play:1 speakers to create full-on surround sound system.

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Taschen 365 Day-by-Day: Movie Icons (S$38)

Google and smartphone apps may have killed 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.

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