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06th Dec 2016

Here are all the best films on TV over Christmas

There are some quality choices here.

Paul Moore

There are some quality choices here.

Christmas is just around the corner and we all know what that means, gorging on food while binging on some excellent TV on the couch.

Granted you’ve got Netflix, DVD’s and plenty of cinema releases to enjoy also, but if you fancy watching something a little different, then here’s what’s available on ‘the channels’ from December 17th onwards.

December 17th

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – 4.15pm, ITV

Arthur Christmas – 5.40pm, Channel 4

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 7.30pm, ITV

A Christmas Carol (The Jim Carrey version) – 8.55pm, BBC Two

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas – 9pm, ITV2


December 18th

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – 2.55pm, ITV

Casablanca – 3.45pm, ITV3

Miracle on 34th Street– 3.50pm, Film4

Santa Claus: The Movie – 4.45pm, ITV

The Amazing Spider-Man – 8.15pm, ITV2

Hercules (The Rock version) – 9pm, Channel 5


December 19th

Cool Runnings – 1.45pm, BBC One

Madagascar – 3.50pm, BBC One

Captain America: The First Avenger – 9pm, Film4

Django Unchained – 10pm, 5STAR

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December 20th

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa – 3.45pm, BBC One

22 Jump Street – 11.05pm, Channel 5

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – 11.30pm, Syfy

December 21st

Puss in Boots – 1.45pm, BBC One

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – 3.50pm, BBC One

Flight of the Navigator – 8.35pm, BBC Two

Titanic – 9pm, Film4


December 22nd

A Christmas Story – 1.50pm, Channel 5

How To Train Your Dragon – 3.40pm, BBC One

Shaun of the Dead – 10.40pm, ITV

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa – 11.05pm, BBC Two

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December 23rd

Oz the Great and Powerful – 3.10pm, BBC One

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – 8pm, ITV

Saving Mr Banks – 8.30pm, BBC Two

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Christmas Eve

Despicable Me – 11.20am, ITV

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – 1.30pm, ITV

Scrooged – 2.45pm, Channel 4

Penguins of Madagascar – 4.50pm, BBC One

Scrooge – 5.10pm, Channel 5

The Muppet Christmas Carol – 5.50pm, Channel 4

Zootropolis – 6pm, Sky Premiere

The Polar Express – 6.55pm, ITV2

The Inbetweeners Movie – 9pm, E4


Christmas Day

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – 11.55am, ITV

The Wizard of Oz – 2.10pm, Channel 5

It’s a Wonderful Life – 2.20pm, Channel 4

The Artist – 2.25pm, BBC Two

Frozen – 3.10pm, BBC One

The Lion King – 3.10pm, ITV

Singin’ in the Rain – 4.10pm, Channel 5

Home Alone – 6pm, Channel 4

The Jungle Book (the new version) – 8pm, Sky Premiere

The Inbetweeners 2 – 9pm, E4

Dallas Buyers Club – 10.30pm, Channel 5

Love Actually – 11pm, ITV

Boxing Day

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn – 11am, BBC Two

West Side Story – 2.15pm, Channel 5

Brave – 2.40pm, BBC One

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – 4.10pm, ITV

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – 4.10pm, Channel 4

How To Train Your Dragon 2 – 4.30pm, BBC One

Jingle All the Way – 7.15pm, E4

Groundhog Day – 8pm, W

Deadpool – 9pm, Sky Premiere

Captain Phillips – 9pm, ITV

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – 9pm, Sky1

Pride – 10.30pm, BBC Two

Pitch Perfect – 11.10pm, Channel 4

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December 27th

Raiders of the Lost Ark – 1.35pm, BBC One

Happy Feet – 2.10pm, ITV

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – 7.30pm, ITV

Kung Fu Panda 3 – 8pm Sky Premiere

Skyfall – 8pm, ITV2


December 28th

Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit – 10.30am, BBC One

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – 1.45pm, BBC One

Muppets Most Wanted – 3.35pm, BBC One

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – 7.30pm, ITV


December 29th

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – 1.55pm, BBC One

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 5.50pm, ITV

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – 8pm, E4

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 9pm, ITV

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – 11.20pm, BBC One


December 30th

Labyrinth – 2pm, Channel 5

Kung Fu Panda 2 – 2.20pm, BBC One

Wreck-It Ralph – 4.10pm, BBC One

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – 8pm, ITV

Les Misérables – 8pm, More4

Captain America: Civil War – 8pm, Sky Premiere

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – 8.30pm, BBC One

Gladiator – 9pm, Film4

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – 10pm, ITV4

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