The Best Movies On TV Before Christmas Day

‘Tis the Christmas season and that means there are plenty of things to watch on TV. As well as great festive special episodes, there are a number of films being shown. It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy Christmas with our ultimate guide of the best films to watch on TV during this merry period on freeview or paid-TV services from Sky or Virgin. If you’re not into the holidays and want to pretend Christmas isn’t going on around you, why wouldn’t you make yourself busy and play slot games for entertainment the same time you’re earning money , checkout bitcoin casino usa at It’s a great way to win money and forget about the holidays.

Saturday December 20th

Kung Fu Panda. 3pm. BBC 1

This animated comedy with have both you and children giggling away, the story of a panda who is employed in the family noodle business and has big, albeit far fetched, ideas about becoming a kung-fu fighter.

Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. 3.50pm. ITV

A magical story of the most wonderful toy stores in the world, but that soon changes and something dark and ominous takes over.

Nativity 4.45pm. BBC2

The improvised comedy around a school’s nativity play will certainly put you in the Christmas spirit this weekend.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. 5.10pm. ITV2

This may be a little darker than your usual Christmas film, but it still a must-watch. Tim Burton’s classic is something you’ll find yourself watching year after year.

Scrooge. 7.55pm. Channel 5

Albert Finney stars as Ebenezer Scrooge in this classic musical telling of Charles Dickens’ Christmas tale.


Sunday December 21st

It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie. 12.40pm. Channel 5

The Muppets come together in this Christmas film which sees Kermit save the theatre from a banker who wants to demolish it and make way for a trendy nightclub.

The Polar Express. 5pm. ITV2

A very visually pleasing film tells the story of a young boy and his self-discover journey to the North Pole.

Men in Black 3. 7pm. Channel 4

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reunite for this third instalment of the sci-fi comedy about agents who protect the world against alien criminals.

Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. 8pm. BBC2

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.

Magic Mike. 9pm. Film4

This story focus on a group of strippers, and while you may think it’s only about these men taking their clothes off you’d be wrong, it’s a lot deeper than that.


Monday December 22nd

Race to Witch Mountain. 9am. BBC1

Dwayne Johnson is on a race to take two extraterrestrial children back to their spaceship at Witch Mountain, but there’s some trouble along the way in the form of an alien bounty hunter and government operatives.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. 1.45pm. BBC1

This sequel sees the Pevensie kids once again travel to Narnia amidst a war and  overthrow the evil King Miraz with the help of Prince Caspian bringing peace to the land.


Tuesday December 23rd

Mars Needs Moms. 9am. BBC1

This animated comedy starts with Milo’s mum constantly nagging him and him wishing she would disappear, but Milo’s mum is then kidnapped by a group of Martians and it’s down to Milo to save her.

Karate Kid Day. 10.30am. Sky Movies Greats

This quadruple bill of Karate Kid movies is the perfect way to spend you day, Ralph Macchio plays the kid in the first three films and then Hilary Swank takes over in the fourth.

The Gruffalo. 3:05pm. BBC1

This TV short is definitely something for the children, adapted from a book it tells the story of a cunning mouse who outwits his predators by claiming he’s waiting for his friend The Gruffalo, who he doesn’t believe exists. But it does and it wants to eat him too.

Finding Neverland. 9pm. Watch

The story of author J.M. Barrie and how he came to write his most iconic work, Peter Pan; it’s a truly touching story that you won’t want to miss.


Christmas Eve – Wednesday December 24th

Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit. 1.45pm. BBC1

The animated characters feature in this film about their task to get rid of a pesky rabbit who is ruining the town’s crops.

Toy Story 3. 6.25pm. BBC1

Buzz and Woody are back in this third instalment which sees their relationship with Andy come to an end.

Skyfall. 8pm. ITV

Daniel Craig is James Bond once again in this spy thriller with one of the creepiest villains we’ve encountered, Javier Bardem’s Silva character is brilliant.

The Lego Movie. 8pm. Sky Movies Premiere

Released only this year, this film has been met with huge critical acclaim.