The tree is up, the turkey is in the oven, and the Christmas tunes are jingling away on the radio – all that's needed to make this Christmas weekend more festive is a great Christmas film to enjoy on the telly, with a mince pie in hand.
We're looking at all the best films airing over Chrismas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day on all the major TV channels: BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5.
There are excellent TV Christmas specials and shows on too, we're looking at all the best ones right here.
The best films/movies on TV on Christmas Eve 2020
Christmas Eve hosts a plethora of exciting films for kids and big kids alike (I'm looking at you, fellow millennials). Don't miss Paddington 2, Kung Fu Panda and Moana!
- Kung Fu Panda (2008) - 9am
- Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) - 10:45am
- Moana (2016) - 12:35pm
- Cars (2006) - 2:15pm
- Paddington 2 (2017) - 4:15pm
- Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) - 1:25pm
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946) - 2:35pm
- Annie (1982) - 10:35am
- Ben-Hur (1959) - 3:05pm
- Oliver! (1968)- 12:05pm
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) - 3:10pm
Best family films/movies on TV on Christmas Day 2020
While you're recovering from that turkey overdose, why not catch Home Alone 2 over on Channel 4? 2020 was the year of self-isolation after all.
- Early Man (2018) - 1:15pm
- Coco (2017) - 3:10pm
- Singin’ in the Rain (1952) - 11:35am
- Some Like It Hot (1959) - 1:15pm
- Garfield 2 (2006) - 9:05am
- Home Alone 2 (1992) - 5.30pm
Best family films/movies on TV on Boxing Day 2020
If you're not too busy hunting Boxing Day discounts, you can catch incredible animations like Brave and Madagascar 2. And for those who want an old school classic, there's The Karate Kid on Channel 5.
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) - 8:55am
- Penguins of Madagascar (2014) - 10:15am
- Brave (2012) - 1:20pm
- Cinderella (2015) - 2.50pm
- Horton Hears a Who! (2008) - 12pm (noon)
- Shrek the Third (2007) - 5pm
- The Karate Kid (1984) - 12pm (noon)
If none of these films really do it for you (though come on, who could dislike any Home Alone film?), we also have a separate list of all the best Christmas movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and Now TV.