Whether it’s a great new Hollywood movie or an acclaimed TV drama, there are plenty of fantastic DVDs out there to keep mum entertained over the Christmas holiday. But which title should you choose?

We know exactly how tricky it can be to find the right gift for mum at Christmastime. That’s why we’ve created a list of the 10 Best Christmas DVD Gifts for Mum. Take a look at the list today and head over to Acorn DVD to discover even more fantastic gift ideas for Christmas 2014.


1. Downton Abbey - Series 1-5


Where else could we start our countdown than the home of the aristocratic Crawleys and their many assembled staff. The ITV period drama Downton Abbey is a global phenomenon and with this DVD box set fans can enjoy all of the action from Series 1 to 5, including 3 special Christmas Day episodes.


2. The Mill - Series 1 and 2


If Downton Abbey is too much like good clean fun, there is the altogether grittier and grubbier period tale, The Mill. Based on the powerful true stories of bosses and mill workers during the industrial revolution, The Mill features a brilliant ensemble cast and some truly harrowing storylines.


3. Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries - Series 1 and 2


Based on the novels by Kerry Greenwood, this DVD box set features all 26 episodes from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Series 1 and 2. With some Downton-esque glamour and Midsomer-like grizzle, the Miss Fisher tales are supremely entertaining and ideal for a festive TV splurge.


4. The Crimson Field - Series 1


It is 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1 and the BBC commemorated the occasion with the excellent production, The Crimson Field. Starring an enchanting Oona Chaplin, the show tells the stories of nurses on the conflict’s front line; their love affairs, professional triumphs and personal tragedies.


5. To The Ends of the Earth


Sweeping romance and high drama combine in To The Ends of the Earth, one of the key productions in the rise and rise of Sherlock himself, Mr Benedict Cumberbatch. Here the sensational actor plays an ambitious British aristocrat who embarks on an ocean voyage for Australia and is humbled by the lives of his fellow passengers.


6. The Great Gatsby


For romance with added Hollywood glitz, there’s The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Britain’s own Carey Mulligan. This adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel comes from the unique imagination of Baz Luhrman (Moulin Rouge, William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet). It’s a visual treat which packs an emotional punch.


7. Les Miserables


Ramping up the emotion, and the decibels, is Les Miserables the star-studded screen adaptation of the global stage hit. Starring Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe, the film brings all the drama and excitement to the screen, along with all of the unforgettable songs.


8. Jersey Boys


Another musical adaptation packs a little less dramatic punch but features even more irresistible songs. It’s Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, directed for the screen by movie icon Clint Eastwood.


9. The Best of Pilates


Of course, Christmas DVDs can do more than simply entertain Mum this festive season. The Best of Pilates is a 4 disc box set designed to introduced Mum to Pilates and then help her to take her new regime to the next level.


10. Yoga to the Rescue for Neck and Shoulder


Desiree Rumbaugh will teach Mum to alleviate pain and stiffness in her neck and shoulders with Yoga to the Rescue. Following the simple instructions contained in this DVD, Mum can bring ease and enjoyment back into her daily life. It’s the Christmas gift that will keep on giving.