Including the new album from Britain's biggest band and the most unlikely Christmas film you'll ever seeMore
If you'd told us this time last year that the film poised to become 2015's festive season highlight was to involve a child summoning a demon goat to his family home, we would have assumed you were pulling our cracker. Lo and behold, Krampus is on hand to inject a slice of unconventional horror into your Yuletide. Starring Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Toni Collette and Allison Tolman (the scene-stealer from Fargo's first season), the B-movie make this more Bad Santa than Elf (aka leave the kids at home). If ever there was a film that could become a future permanant fixture in our most unlikely Christmas triple bill alongside The Muppet Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life, this has to be it.
Krampus is released on 4 December
You have to give Coldplay their due; listening back to their debut record Parachutes (which was released 15 years ago – not to make you feel old or anything) followed by their latest record A Head Full Of Dreams makes it quite difficult to comprehend they're actually the same band (save for Chris Martin's recognisable vocal, of course). Continuing in the same vein as last year's Ghost Stories, this record – the band's seventh and, apparently, final one for a while – takes the post-Paltrow mellow vibes and turns them into ready-made stadium belters. If it is their final album, Chris Martin and co may not be going out on a high, but can rest easy knowing they're a band that – for better or worse – were unafraid to take a few risks.
A Head Full Of Dreams is released 4 December