When it comes to Christmas you know the drill; chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose and more free time at home than you know what to do with. There's no better time to curl up with a good Box Set so you're lucky there's plenty of 'em knocking around this year.

Now, we know how difficult it can be to decide what to watch, especially when you've got the whole family to think about, so we've put our heads together and come up with this list of just ten box sets, both classic and current, to keep you and yours well and truly entertained this Christmas. And sure aren't they just the ticket when you're trying to beat the post-Christmas blues too?

1. Love/Hate
If you live in Ireland and haven't heard of Nidge at this stage then you'll definitely want to get your paws on the Love/Hate box set. Your best bet is to go for all four seasons, just so you can avoid the inevitable spoilers when you go to visit the family over Christmas. Do try and keep schtum until the cousins have had a chance to catch up, yeah?

2. The Sopranos
The world said a sad farewell to the wonderfully talented James Gandolfini this year so we're guessing The Sopranos will be on many a Christmas wish list. The 6 season box set is already flying off the virtual and physical shelves so you'll be hard pushed to get your hands on the HBO classic unless you think fast this year.

3. Breaking Bad
Dubbed the best TV series of the decade, and indeed of all time, Breaking Bad finally came to an end this year so there's no better time to sit yourself down and watch Walter White's tale from beginning to end. And sure isn't there even a really nifty ultimate edition that comes in a special collector's edition Breaking Bad barrel?

4. Friends
They were there for you when the rain started to fall and they can still be there for you this Christmas, as they were many Christmases before. The Friends box set is one of those you just can't go wrong with and with 10 years worth of episodes there'll be more than enough episodes to get you through those post Christmas blues.

5. The Walking Dead
The Sheriff and co continue to reign supreme worldwide as zombie fever takes hold. Who would have thought that fella who couldn't win Keira Knightley's heart in Love, Actually would go on to take America by storm, eh? 

If you want to find out which other Box Sets made our Christmas list, and get more festive cheer than you can shake a candy cane at while you're at it, head on over to our exclusive guide to Christmas 2013.