Stuff's Alternative Christmas TV Schedule 2015


It's pitch black outside, the sitting room is discarded with bits of cast-off wrapping paper, and the kids are in bed. Time to fire up some more age-appropriate fare for the grown-ups.

Bojack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina's Christmas Wish

If you haven't watched the Bojack Horseman series on Netflix, keep on moving: there's nothing for you to see here. But if you're a fan of the alcoholic has-been of a horse, this Christmas special is a 25min treat.

It's Christmas at Bojack's house, and Todd manages to persuade him that the two of them should settle in and watch one of the old Horsing Around specials. It's hilariously dreadful, as are Todd's pathetic attempts to get Bojack into the Christmas spirit.

Watch Bojack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina's Christmas Wish on Netflix

Black Christmas

He sees you when you're sleeping… this vintage horror movie finds a group of sorority sisters terrorised by a mystery killer. But this is no hackneyed hack 'em up – it's the original slasher movie, which (along with the similarly holiday-themed Halloween) begat the genre that spawned a thousand masked killers.

Dated? Unquestionably. But it's a piece of horror movie history.

Watch Black Christmas on Netflix

Rent Black Christmas on Amazon Prime Instant Video (£2.50)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Channel Four, 1.05am)

Is there anything particularly “Christmassy” about the 1986 John Hughes classic? No. Absolutely nothing that we can think of. It’s about a kid who pulls a sickie to get out of going to school and instead has some cool adventures with his friends.

But it’s really good and incredibly easy to watch which, let’s face it, is probably all you’re looking for after a day of enduring members of your extended family and consuming a week’s worth of food.

A teen comedy from a time in which those words didn’t send a chill down the spine, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the perfect way to see out the day.

Merry Christmas!!!

Additional words by Tom Parsons and Stephen Graves