5 Christmassy Period Drama Movies And TV Shows On Apple TV

5 Christmassy Period Drama Movies And TV Shows On Apple TV
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Prepare your hot chocolate and cozy blankets.

Nothing is better than watching your favorite period drama with a holiday twist. Wintertime holds a special magic, as snow-covered landscapes make viewers even more jealous of the times they couldn't see for themselves.

Luckily, some movies and TV shows can help you feel the atmosphere of Christmas celebrations decades ago. Here are 5 that you can watch on Apple TV today.

Little Women (1994, 2019)

No matter which version you prefer, either would do wonders for anyone lacking in the holiday spirit. The classic story, based on Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name, follows the lives of the four March sisters from childhood to adulthood, each very different yet loving.

All Creatures Great and Small (2020-)

This show has to be the epitome of the word "cute". However, the Christmas specials take it to a whole other level. Be sure to tune in if you want to follow young but ambitious vet James Herriot on his journey to become as respected and skilled as his eccentric but brilliant master, Siegfried Farnon.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

This classic Christmas musical is perfect for anyone who loves the early years of the 20th century and the undeniable talent of Judy Garland. A critical and commercial success at the time of its release, this movie about the Smith family remains one of the most beloved seasonal classics.

The Lion in Winter (1968)

Although the movie was made a few decades after the previous one, it takes the viewer even further back in time, to the 12th century. It follows the personal and political struggles of the royal family of Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, brilliantly portrayed by Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn.

Cranford (2007-2009)

Elizabeth Gaskell's novel Cranford has been adapted three times by the BBC, and there's a reason for that: it's just that good! The 2007 version is available to watch on Apple TV, so if you want to relax, forget about your everyday worries, and focus on the life of the small town of Cranford, you are more than welcome to join in.