When is Gremlins on TV in the UK 2020? Where to watch the Christmas classic

Max Seeley December 24, 2020
When is Gremlins on TV in the UK 2020? Where to watch the Christmas classic
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When is Gremlins on TV in the UK this year? 2020 has been a long and unpredictable year so, this festive season, many families are probably longing for the comfort of a tried and true Christmas classic. Here’s where to watch the Gremlins on TV in the UK in 2020.

Gremlins is the 1984 classic horror comedy starring Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates. After receiving a pet ‘Mogwai’ for Christmas, Billy (Galligan) is told to keep it away from bright light, never to let it get wet and never to feed it after midnight.

Billy inadvertently breaks all three of these rules and unleashes a swarm of tiny green monsters that wreak havoc in his hometown. Gremlins is currently rated 7.3 on IMDB and a certified fresh rating of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Is Gremlins on UK TV this Christmas?

Sky customers can watch Gremlins on Sky Cinema throughout the 2020 holiday season. Sky One will also be airing the film from 9:45pm on Christmas Eve and an hour later on Sky One +1.

Amazon Prime members can buy or rent Gremlins and its sequel, Gremlins 2: The New Batch from Prime Video.

Is Gremlins a Christmas movie or a horror comedy?

Many fans agree that because the film takes place at Christmas and the plot involves a Christmas a present, Gremlins can unashamedly call itself a Christmas move.

Gremlins is also making fan’s top ten Christmas film lists alongside beloved Christmas classics like Home Alone, Scrooge and It’s a Wonderful Life.

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Max is currently studying Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University. Having played guitar for around ten years with different bands, he's always got a keen eyes on what’s happening in the music scene. Likewise, literature has also always played a large role in Max's life since reading On The Road as a teenager.