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The Ultimate Guide To What's On The Box On Christmas Day

By Sarah

December 22, 2016 at 10:50am

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Christmas day should ideally be spent lounging around on the sofa, eating loads of gravy-covered sliced meats and watching all your old favourite movies and tv shows.

Right?

Right.

You don't want to be wasting loads of time flicking through the channels either - check out this ultimate movie and tv show listings guide and start making the tough decision of whether you'll choose Frozen or The Lion King as the afternoon background flick.

Christmas morning:

9AM:

  • Happy Feet - RTE2
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks - Sky Movies Modern Greats

9.55AM: 

  • Despicable Me 2 - ITV

10AM: 

  • Mass On Christmas Day - RTE ONE

10.30AM:

  • Pitch Perfect 2 - Sky Movies Comedy
  • Merry Christmas Mr Bean - ITV4
  • Figure Skating: Grand Prix - British Eurosport
  • The Great Irish Bake Off Christmas Special - TV3

11AM: 

  • Minions - Sky Movies Screen HD1
  • Riverdance in Beijing - Sky 3

11.30AM: 

  • Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone - RTE2 (11.25AM)
  • The World's Most Expensive Christmas - More 4
  • Coming Home For Christmas - TV3

11.55AM: 

  • Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets - ITV
  • Scrooge - Channel 5

Christmas Lunchtime:

12.30PM:

  • The Sword In The Stone - Channel 5 (12.20PM)
  • Ireland's Crazy Christmas Lights - TV3
  • Home Alone 2 - Sky Movies Drama
  • Gone With The Wind - TCM Digital (12.40PM)

1PM:

  • Singin' In The Rain - TG4
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Sky Movies Modern Greats
  • Lip Sync Battle Christmas Special - Comedy Central
  • Star Wars Episode IV - Sky Sci-Fi
  • The Polar Express - ITV2

1.30PM:

  • Catchphrase Christmas Special - 3e
  • Pixar's Greatest Moments - Sky One

2PM:

  • Enchanted - RTE2 (1.50PM)
  • Live At The Apollo Christmas Special 2015 -  Comedy Central
  • The Wizard Of Oz - C5 (2.10PM)

2.30PM:

  • It's A Wonderful Life - Channel 4 (2.20PM)
  • The Artist - BBC2 (2.25PM)

3PM:

  • The Queen's Christmas Broadcast - BBC1 
  • Terry Pratchett's Hogfather - Sky2
  • Monster's University - RTE1 (3.10PM)
  • Frozen - BBC1 (3.10PM)
  • The Lion King - ITV (3.10PM)

Christmas Afternoon:

4PM:

  • Dancing The Nutcracker - Inside The Royal Ballet - BBC2
  • Top Gear India Special - DAVE

4.30PM:

  • The Santa Claus - Sky Movies Drama (4.25PM)
  • Casablanca - RTE2
  • Annie - Watch
  • The Princess Diaries - Film4
  • The Great Christmas Bake Off - BBC1 (4.45PM)

5.30PM:

  • Lurgan Beo - TG4
  • Zootropolis - Sky Movies Premiere
  • Star Wars Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi - Sky Movies Sci-F
  • The Morecambe And Wise Christmas Show - BBC2 - (5.40PM)

Christmas Evening:

6PM:

  • Home Alone - Channel 4
  • Andre Rieu: Christmas Around The World - Sky Arts
  • The Sound Of Music - Sky Movies Modern Greats (6.05PM)
  • The Grinch - Sky Movies Drama (6.10PM)

6.30PM:

  • Star Trek Into Darkness - RTE2
  • One Hundred And One Dalmations - ITV2 (6.35PM)
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - Film 4 (6.35PM)
  • Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special - BBC1 (6.45PM)

7PM:

  • Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory - 3e
  • The Snowman E4
  • Oliver - Watch
  • Blackadder's Christmas Carol - BBC2 - (7.15PM)

Christmas Night:

8PM:

  • Zoolander - Fiver
  • Mr Bean's Holiday - ITV (8.20PM)

8.30PM:

  • Gavin James' Other Voices Special - RTE2

9PM:

  • The Best Of Graham Norton - 3e
  • Grease - Sky Movies Modern Greats
  • Carpool Karaoke (Highlights) - Sky One
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason - ITV2
  • Father Ted Christmas Special - More4 (9.05PM)

10PM:

  • How To Be Single - Sky Movies Premiere
  • Tommy Tiernan Live: Stray Sod: 3e
  • Groundhog Day - Watch

10.30PM:

  • Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas Special - BBC1
  • Alan Carr: Chatty Man - Channel 4

11PM:

  • Love Actually - ITV1 <3
  • Great Expectations (2012) - BBC2 (11.15PM)

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