Blogmas Day 12: Films on TV Christmas 2016
Can you believe it’s the last day of Blogmas?! I’ve had such an amazing time working on these blog posts and sharing them with you. I definitely think I’ll be doing the full 24 days next year.
Following from yesterday’s post, because there’s so much on over Christmas, I decided to dedicate a separate post to what films are on. So for the final post, here’s what movies you need to know about being on this Christmas.
A Christmas Carol
Jim Carrey’s animated take on the Charles Dickens’ classic magically transports you back to the 19th Century to tell the tale of miserable old Ebenezer Scrooge and his pure hatred for the festive period. While a story many of us have come to know, it’s one you can never grow tired of, especially with the fantastic animation of this movie version.
Airs 11:30AM on BBC One
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
This fantasy sequel of ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ sees the Pevensie children summoned to return to Narnia to help Prince Caspian fight the dark forces of the despotic Lord Miraz.
Airs 2:15PM on BBC One
One Hundred and One Dalmatians
My favourite Disney film! The Disney 1996 animation is what made the breed so popular and well loved (and is the reason behind my huge love for them… and owner of four in my 21 years.) Join Pongo and Perdita in an extraordinary journey to find their beloved puppies after the evil Cruella De Vil captures them for her no good selfish plans involving fur fashion.
Airs 4:20PM on ITV
Shrek The Halls
Shrek and the gang are back and Shrek and Fiona plan for a quiet Christmas, but his friends have other plans.
Airs 4:30PM on BBC One
Penguins of Madagascar
This spin-off from the much loved children’s comedy ‘Madagascar’ focuses on the resourceful penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico as they team up with an undercover organisation to stop a malicious mollusc.
Airs 4:50PM on BBC One
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The world famous Muppets join together to take the roles of the Dicken’s characters and retell Christmas’ most popular story in literature. Of course, with plenty of music and comedy thrown in the mix.
Airs 5:50PM on Channel 4
The Polar Express
When a doubtful young boy begins the question the existence of Santa, he goes outside to discover a magical train destined travel to The North Pole.
Airs 6:55PM on ITV 2
The Inbetweeners Movie
Based on the widely adored TV comedy series, Will, Simon, Jay and Neil head off on holiday to the Greek party town of Malia, where sunshine alcohol and teenage hormones leads to terrible trouble.
Airs 9:00PM on E4
Despicable Me 2
Gru and the girls are back with the beloved Minions. While Gru has forsaken his life of crime to adopt and bring up Margo, Agnes and Edith, he tries to work how to provide for his new family. While struggling with fatherly responsibilities, the Anti-Villain League – dedicated to fighting evil – comes calling. The AVL sends Gru on a mission to abduct the perpetrator of an astounding crime.
Airs 9:55AM on ITV
When a honeybee has recently graduated from college and embarks on the hive’s Honex Industries money-making workforce, Barry the bee gets lost in the rain and winds up on the balcony of a human florist, Vanessa, only to break the sacred rules that bees must not communicate with humans.
Airs 10:20AM on BBC 2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The world famous Harry Potter series in movie form is always showcased on TV at Christmas time. Today’s showing is of the second film in which the dark forces of Lord Voldemort returns to Hogwarts.
Airs 11:55AM on ITV
The Sword in the Stone
Disney takes on the legend of King Arthur and tells the tale in this feature length animation. Orphaned child Arthur – given the nickname Wart – longs to help his foster brother, Kay, in succeeding to become a night. Whilst helping Kay train, Wart stumbles upon a cabin belonging to the bumbling but talented wizard, Merlin, who convinces him that he is bound for greatness.
Airs 12:20PM on Channel 4
It’s a Wonderful Life
Small-town man George Bailey’s life is so desperate, he contemplates suicide. His kind heart has held him back from always wanting to leave Bedford Falls to see the world and sacrificed his education for his brother’s as well as keeping the family savings and loan afloat. As he prepares to jump the bridge, his guardian angel appears and shows what life would have become for Bedford Fall’s residents if he had never lived..
Airs 2:20PM on Channel 4
The Lion King
Disney’s Oscar-winning animated musical adventure, following the life of royal descendent, lion-cub Simba, as he learns to accept the burdens that come with his birthright.
Airs 3:10PM on ITV
Where would Christmas be without the Disney phenomenon that is Frozen? Join Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven as they try to save Arendelle from Anna’s sister, Queen Elsa’s mistake of putting the town into an eternal winter.
Airs 3:10PM on BBC One
8-year-old Kevin McCallister wishes to be free from his family, only for it to come true when they accidentally leave him behind when rushing to the airport to their Christmas holiday destination of Paris. Bewildered by the opportunity of being home alone, Kevin comes face to face with two local criminals and it is up to him to guard his house from robbery.
Airs 6:00PM on Channel 4
Tinkerbell and the Pirate fairy
Join Tinkerbell as we return to Pixie Hollow as she and her friends search for a wayward fairy who joined up with a band of duplicitous pirates led by the future Captain Hook.
Airs 9:00AM on BBC One
Fred and Barney work at Slate and Company, mining rock. Fred loans money to Barney so he and wife Betty can adopt a baby. When Fred and Barney take a test which will determine who will become the new associate vice president, Barney returns the favour by switching his test answers for Fred’s, who didn’t do so well. When Fred gets the position, little does he know that he’s being manipulated by his boss the be the fall guy for an embezzlement scheme.
Airs 9:25AM on ITV
The Adventures of TinTin: The Secret of the unicorn
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock’s ancestor.
Airs 11:00AM on BBC 2
Disney animation based in Scotland sees Princess Merida who is an aspiring archer make a reckless choice which unleashes unexpected jeopardy which forces her to take action in order to set things right.
Airs 2:40PM on BBC One
Another Disney classic. When evil fairy Maleficent casts a dastardly spell on newborn, Princess Aurora, it’s up to the three good fairies, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather to take the baby from the king and queen and head into the forests to hibernate until the princess’ 16th birthday to avoid the curse coming true.
Airs 2:40PM on ITV
West Side Story
A musical and modern take on Shakespeare classic ‘Romeo and Juliet’ but set in New York City where Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle it out for control of the turf. Situations become difficult when one gang member falls in love with a rival’s sister.
Airs 2:20PM on Channel 5
It’s Christmas in England and there’s unusual acitvities taking place all around. With multiple storylines following the blossoming and break-ups of love, 8 people follow their hearts to show love or anger. But look around because ‘Love Actually’ is all around you.
Airs 9:00PM on ITV 2
What are you looking forward to watching? Are there any films on which I’ve missed? Be sure to comment below!
MORE FROM BLOGMAS…
- Day One: The Christmas Tag
- Day Two: 5 Gifts That Keep on Giving
- Day Three: A Gift Guide for Bloggers
- Day Four: Christmas Around The World
- Day Five: Mushroom Wellington Recipe
- Day Six: Christmas in Cardiff
- Day Seven: A Helpful Hamper
- Day Eight: Christmas Crafts
- Day Nine: Fear of Father Christmas
- Day Ten: Decorating a Gingerbread House
- Day Eleven: What’s on TV Christmas 2016
Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.