Sky gifts free sport, movies, calls and data

Sky is once again offering festive freebies to its customers, with everything from free calls to free sport.

Last year, Sky customers got a free showing of The Greatest Showman among the perks.

Here's this year's offer, which will mainly benefit customers using Sky's core satellite TV and telephone service:

Sky customers can buy and keep a free copy of romcom Love Actually. Not available on older Sky+ boxes, users of newer Sky+HD and Sky Q receivers can go to the Sky Store and select the free HD version. You'll need your Sky PIN. The offer ends 31st December 2019.

This year's Sky Cinema film on Sky One is How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at 6pm on Christmas Day.

Until now on Sky Cinema Family, the inclusion on Sky One's Christmas schedule is a bonus for Sky subscribers who don't have Sky Cinema, as well as viewers on other platforms. Not available on-demand, viewers will need to record it if they're not going to be around. How retro.

Most Sky Sports SD and HD channels will open up to Sky satellite subscribers who don't have Sky Sports on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. There's live NBA on Christmas Day, while on Boxing Day, day 1 of the Cricket test match between South Africa and England, plus live SPFL and EFL will be available - a spoiler for Amazon's Boxing Day Premier League coverage?

The terms and conditions point out that Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Racing are excluded. Third-party channels, e.g. BT and Premier Sports are also excluded.

Sky One will show coverage from the Darts World Championships on 27th December, plus a free Premier League match, Norwich vs Tottenham on 28th December at 5.30pm. This is a move that will also benefit Now TV subscribers who don't take the Sky Sports pass.

Mobile data
Sky mobile customers get unlimited data on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. However, if you want to stream on Sky apps like Sky Go, you’ll need a minimum of 50MB data available on your data plan.

Free calls
For Sky landline users, you can make a call to family and friends or phone home via standard landline or mobile numbers, in any country, from your Sky Talk landline phone from 00:00 on 25 December 2019 up until 23:59 on 26 December 2019 for free. Premium and special rate numbers are excluded.

As always, there are terms and conditions, which are available here.