Wait, Gremlins is a Christmas movie? Hell yeah, Gremlins is a Christmas movie. In fact, like Die Hard, Gremlins is the epitome of a great movie that is set at Christmas. It can be watched at any time, but the season of goodwill to all men is the best time to bathe in the malevolent humour and horror of this 1984 Hollywood classic.
For the uninitiated, Gremlins is the tale of a small-town teen who gets the gift of a cute pet, which comes with three golden rules of ownership. Naturally, he quickly breaks those rules, unleashing a horrifying creature invasion on his home town. Chaos, humour and horror ensue.
Gremlins is a classic because it blends horror with humour. It’s aged better than many of its contemporaries, too. So if you are in the mood for some Christmas-themed fun this festive season, you are going to want to watch Gremlins. Here we explain how to watch Gremlins online, on TV or on any mobile device.
Where to stream Gremlins
If you’re in the UK, your best bets to stream Gremlins online are
Sky Now TV (with a Cinema Pass) or
Sky Go for existing customers. If you’re a Virgin TV subscriber, you can also access the movie via
Those in the US are, sadly, out of luck. It’s not on Amazon Prime Video or Netflix, but you can buy it from various places if you wish.
Buy a digital copy of Gremlins
To get a digital copy of Gremlins you can keep forever and watch as many times as you like, it will cost you as little as £4.99/$4.99, and it’s available from
If you want the digitally remastered 4K variant, you can grab it from
Microsoft for a slightly more expensive £7.99/$14.99.
Rent a digital copy of Gremlins
It costs from £3.49/$3.99 to rent a copy of Gremlins, available from
Google Play Movies & TV,
Buy Gremlins on DVD or Blu-ray
Gremlins is available at Amazon for just £5.99 on
DVD and £7.59 on
Blu-ray. Also, check the marketplace where you can get a used copy for much cheaper.
Rent Gremlins on DVD or Blu-ray for free
Gremlins is also available by rental subscription service Cinema Paradiso –
sign up for a free trial here.
See also ‘
How to watch every Christmas movie online‘.