On Boxing Day it’s basically the law to scoff left-over turkey sandwiches and watch cheesy films while wearing your new Christmas pyjamas.
This year there are heaps of cheesy films to choose from, including our favourites from the 1970s and 80’s such as Jaws, Dirty Dancing and that childhood Boxing Day classic, Uncle Buck.
Below we round up the 9 worst Boxing Day films to get cheesy with, although let’s be honest, we love them really.
Boxing Day films
#1 Mrs Doubtfire – 5:45 pm Channel 4
We can’t wait to watch this boxing day film. One for all the family, Mrs Doubtfire is a comedy classic starring the late, great, Robin Williams.
Playing a dad who poses as an eccentric Scottish nanny to see more of his children after splitting up with his wife Miranda, played by Sally Field, it’s full of laughs and poignant moments too.
Watch out for Pierce Brosnan, who plays Miranda’s slimy suitor Stu to great effect.
#2 Love Actually – 10:20 pm ITV
Everybody knows that it’s not really Christmas until you’ve watched Love Actually. Currently available on Netflix you can also catch it on ITV on Boxing Day.
That Richard Curtis’s Christmas classic that features a starry ensemble cast, Love Actually includes Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon, whose separate weepy love stories come to a head at a school nativity play.
Pass the tissues (and the chocolates).
#3 Raiders of the Lost Ark – 1:25 pm BBC 1
Another classic Boxing Day film is, of course, Raiders of the Lost Ark from Indiana Jones.
The first instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise follows a super young Harrison Ford as he tries to defeat a vicious band of Nazis in the search for Ark of the Covenant in Egypt.
#4 Never Been Kissed – 11:55 pm E4
If you fancy something a little more romantic this Boxing Day then Never Been Kissed is the film for you.
It features Drew Barrymore as a 25-year-old would-be reporter who is given the chance to prove herself when she is sent on an assignment to get an inside take on high-school life.
Love, however, gets in the way and she falls for an English teacher, while memories of her awkward high school days make things tricky on a professional level too.
#5 The Dog who Saved Christmas Vacation – 8:15 am E4
One of the early Boxing Day films for the kids, The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation follows Crime-busting dog Zeus, who is taken to a mountain lodge for his owners’ Christmas holiday.
While on there he makes a new furry friend and the pair work together to capture a pair of naughty jewel thieves.
#6 Short Circuit – 9:20 am Channel 4
Classic 80’s film, perfect for Boxing Day watching, Short Circuit sees a military robot develop a mind of its own.
The machine embarks on a series of hilarious misadventures, but the company that made him wants him back. He realises his only hope is to convince the scientist who invented him that he really is alive.
#7 Dirty Dancing – 10 pm Channel 5
A Boxing Day movie that hardly needs an introduction, Dirty Dancing follows Baby played by Jennifer Gray, one boring summer spent with her family at a sleepy resort in the Catskills.
Things get more interesting when the resort’s dance instructor, played by Patrick Swayze, enlists Baby as his new partner, and the two of them fall head over heels in love.
Baby’s father forbids her from seeing Johnny, but she’s determined to help him perform the last big dance of the summer.
#8 Jaws (one of the most classic boxing day films) – 10 pm ITV4
Boxing Day wouldn’t be Boxing Day without jaws and that familiar feeling of being terrified of ever swimming in the sea again.
A young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island. Watch as ichthyologist Matt Hooper played by Richard Dreyfuss and ship captain Quint offer to help capture the shark.
#9 Uncle Buck – 7 pm ITV2
A Boxing Day film that always makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, Uncle Buck follows Buck, played by John Candy, as he looks after his sisters three children after she’s called away in a family emergency.
While he immediately gets along with the two younger children, played by Gaby Hoffman and Macaulay Culkin, it’s not so easy to win over their teenage sister.