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Sun 17 Dec

6:00am
Film A Christmas Reunion (1993)
An orphan yearns to be closer to his ageing grandfather, and his wish is granted after a visit to Santa Claus reveals a few home truths. Drama, with Edward Woodward, James Coburn and Meredith Edwards

Rating: 9
8:00am
Film A Gift Wrapped Christmas (2015)
A personal shopper tries to make her new client get into the holiday spirit and spend more time with his young son. Comedy drama, starring Meredith Hagner, Travis Milne and Anna Van Hooft

Rating: 9
10:00am
Film The Three Gifts (2009)
Three mischievous orphans spend the Christmas season with a childless couple while the home they live in is renovated. They learn their hosts are considering adopting a single youngster, causing rivalry to erupt between the kids - but the husband is not sure he is ready for fatherhood. Festive drama, starring Dean Cain and Jean Louisa Kelly

Rating: 8.2
12:00pm
Film A Town Without Christmas (2001)
A sensitive youngster writes a letter to Santa Claus asking to be taken away from his battling parents so they can rebuild their crumbling relationship - prompting a reporter and a novelist to team up and track down the troubled child. Drama, starring Peter Falk, Patricia Heaton and Isabella Fink

Rating: 9
2:00pm
Film 3 Holiday Tails (2011)
A married couple retire to Florida with their golden retriever, and befriend their neighbour and her three puppies. When they discover that their new friend's lost love is about to marry someone else, they plot to bring them back together - with the help of the dogs. Romantic comedy sequel to A Golden Christmas, with Julie Gonzalo, KC Clyde, Bruce Davison and Alley Mills

Rating: 8.5
4:00pm
Film A Golden Christmas (2009)
Childhood sweethearts bury a time capsule, with the help of their beloved dog. As adults, they both return to their home town looking for a fresh start and, not recognising one another, fall into an instant mutual dislike. It falls to another dog to remind them of the past and bring them back together. Romantic comedy, with Andrea Roth and Nicholas Brendon

Rating: 9.7
6:00pm
Film Love at the Christmas Table (2012)
Family friends Sam and Kat grew up on together, spending every Christmas Eve at the children's table. They have shared the highs and lows of early adulthood, but as he grows older Sam begins to realise the affection may be more deeper than he had imagined. Drama, starring Danica McKellar, Dustin Milligan and Lea Thompson

Rating: 7.6
8:00pm
Film Lovely, Still at Christmas (2008)
A lonely old man working a grocery shop returns home shortly before Christmas to find a strange woman in his house. This awkward first encounter leads to the lifelong bachelor falling in love for the first time. Romantic drama, with Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Adam Scott and Elizabeth Banks

Rating: 6.5
10:00pm
Film A Star for Christmas (2012)
A baker's life is thrown into chaos by a recent break-up and her co-worker leaving her to cope alone during a busy period. Things look up when she falls in love with a handsome customer, but does not realise he is a movie star in town to shoot a film. Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend is less than happy about her new romance. Festive drama, starring Briana Evigan and Corey Sevier

Rating: 2.1
12:00am
Film Holiday High School Reunion (2012)
When a woman learns of her high school reunion a week before Christmas, she is ecstatic to finally have her chance to win back the 'one that got away'. Comedy, starring Rachel Boston, Jonathan Bennett and Jon Prescott

Rating: 9.8
2:00am
The Waltons
The Sermon
Season 4 Episode 1/25

John-Boy must stand in for the town minister while he is away on honeymoon, but fears he has nothing profound to say

Rating: 2
3:00am
The Waltons
The Genius
Season 4 Episode 2/25

John-Boy's dean asks him to take care of a 16-year-old genius college student for a weekend. The apparent genius is clearly gifted in all academic areas, but woefully lacking in social graces. Richard Thomas stars

Rating: 2
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
The Reincarnation of Nellie - Part One
Season 8 Episode 1/24

Part one of two. Mrs Oleson decides she wants a surrogate daughter now that Nellie's gone to New York, and the spiteful Nancy proves just the person she is looking for

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Little House on the Prairie
The Reincarnation of Nellie - Part Two
Season 8 Episode 2/24

Part two of two. Mrs Oleson's adopted daughter Nancy continues with her scheme to become the star of the school's annual festival

Rating: 1.7

Mon 18 Dec

6:00am
Film Holiday High School Reunion (2012)
When a woman learns of her high school reunion a week before Christmas, she is ecstatic to finally have her chance to win back the 'one that got away'. Comedy, starring Rachel Boston, Jonathan Bennett and Jon Prescott

Rating: 9.8
8:00am
Film A Dream for Christmas (1973)
An Arkansas minister moves his family across America when he is placed in charge of a Los Angeles church, only to find the congregation is small and the building threatened with demolition. The clergyman is determined to make a success of his new posting, and as Christmas approaches, something miraculous occurs. Drama, starring Hari Rhodes and Beah Richards

Rating: 9.4
10:00am
Film Holiday High School Reunion (2012)
When a woman learns of her high school reunion a week before Christmas, she is ecstatic to finally have her chance to win back the 'one that got away'. Comedy, starring Rachel Boston, Jonathan Bennett and Jon Prescott

Rating: 9.8
12:00pm
Film Borrowed Hearts (1997)
A ruthless factory boss pays a hard-up employee to pose as his wife, hoping to impress a mysterious colleague - an arrangement with unexpected consequences for all concerned. Romantic drama, starring Roma Downey, Eric McCormack and Shawn Thompson

Rating: 9.4
2:00pm
Film A Carol Christmas (2003)
A self-interested TV talk-show host with heaps of money and a bad attitude vows to pull out all the stops to ensure she avoids any hint of seasonal goodwill, a plan that falls to pieces when three ghosts pay her an unscheduled visit to teach her a lesson. Festive comedy drama based on Dickens' classic story A Christmas Carol, with Tori Spelling, Dinah Manoff, Michael Landes, Jason Brooks and William Shatner

Rating: 9.5
4:00pm
Film Ebbie (1995)
A high-flying but mean-hearted female department store executive is brought back down to earth with a bump by three spooks determined to put a smile on her face in preparation for the Christmas season's celebrations. Festive drama based on the Dickens' tale, starring Susan Lucci, Wendy Crewson, Ron Lea, Jeffrey DeMunn and Molly Parker

Rating: 9.6
6:00pm
Film Santa Baby (2006)
Santa Claus' rebellious daughter leaves the North Pole to become a successful businesswoman. Years later, she receives news that her father has fallen ill and needs her to take over organising Christmas - but she gets carried away trying to make the workshop more efficient. Festive comedy, with Jenny McCarthy and George Wendt

Rating: 8.6
8:00pm
Film Ms Scrooge (1997)
A mean-spirited banker is persuaded to change her ways when she is visited by a series of ghosts on Christmas eve. Festive fantasy inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Cicely Tyson and Katherine Helmond

Rating: 9.1
10:00pm
Film The Town That Banned Christmas (2006)
Two rivals get into a feud over who has the best Christmas decorations that gets out of hand, prompting the town council to cancel all the seasonal celebrations. The two old enemies decide to put their differences aside and join forces to save the holiday. Comedy, starring Matt McCoy and Adam Ferrara

Rating: 2.2
12:00am
Film Christmas with a Capital C (2011)
A lawyer returns to his home town at Christmas to find his high-school rival is now the mayor and has grand plans for a public nativity display. He decides to try and oust his old enemy from office, while also organising a campaign to put a stop to the community's traditional festive celebrations. Comedy drama, with Daniel Baldwin and Ted McGinley

Rating: 2
2:00am
The Waltons
The Fighter
Season 4 Episode 3/25

A boxer comes to work on the mountain, hoping to raise the money to build a church. However, when he gets the chance to enter a match, he learns it is rigged

Rating: 2
3:00am
The Waltons
The Prophecy
Season 4 Episode 4/25

John is nervous about attending a high-school reunion, feeling that his friends have all achieved more than he has

Rating: 2
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Growin' Pains
Season 8 Episode 3/24

Newly adopted James decides that he is not wanted and runs away, causing concern among his friends and family

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Dark Sage
Season 8 Episode 4/24

Doc Baker advertises for a partner to ease his workload, and the successful applicant turns out to be black - arousing bigotry among the townsfolk

Rating: 1.7

Tue 19 Dec

6:00am
Film Santa and Pete (1999)
A widower worries about facing his first Christmas since his wife died, but finds comfort in telling his 10-year-old grandson a traditional Dutch tale about Father Christmas's amazing travels, including an occasion when the jolly old fellow needed help from a kindly cook. Children's fantasy, starring James Earl Jones, Hume Cronyn, Flex Alexander, Tempestt Bledsoe, Emily Mae Young and Sedrathe Gillespie

Rating: 7
8:00am
Film The Christmas Gift (1986)
A cold-hearted architect is sent to assess a small town for possible redevelopment as a ski resort, and decides to take his daughter along on the trip. But before long, their warm welcome by the residents begins to melt his frosty facade, turning him against his boss and the company's unscrupulous plans. Drama, starring John Denver, Jane Kaczmarek and Kurtwood Smith

Rating: 8
10:00am
Film Ms Scrooge (1997)
A mean-spirited banker is persuaded to change her ways when she is visited by a series of ghosts on Christmas eve. Festive fantasy inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Cicely Tyson and Katherine Helmond

Rating: 9.1
12:00pm
Film Christmas in Canaan (2009)
Two boys, one black and the other white, grow up in a racially divided Texas community in the 1960s. The pair take an instant dislike to each other, but their families are determined to end the conflict by forcing them to spend time together. The youngsters grow to become firm friends, but the tension among their neighbours is harder to resolve. Drama, with Jaishon Fisher and Zak Ludwig

Rating: 7.9
2:00pm
Film November Christmas (2010)
A father whose daughter is seriously ill fears she will not live through the year. He is determined to make sure her remaining time is happy, and with the help of his neighbours, he arranges to celebrate Halloween and Christmas months ahead of schedule so she can enjoy both holidays. Drama, starring John Corbett and Sam Elliott

Rating: 9.5
4:00pm
Film A Miracle on Christmas Lake (2016)
After losing his friend on Christmas Eve, a 16-year-old ventures out onto the lake where they played countless games of winter hockey, only to find a magic rink that only appears at night. So when a local construction company purchases the land for development, he rallies the townsfolk to help him play one last game. Fantasy drama, starring Kristian Jackson and Siobhan Williams

Rating: 9.8
6:00pm
Film Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
A winemaker's perfectly ordered life is threatened when secrets from his past come to light and his wife becomes seriously ill. He takes her and their two children away to a remote lakeside retreat over Christmas, to celebrate the holiday together for what may be the last time. Drama, starring Andrew May and Jack Hourigan

8:00pm
Film The Heart of Christmas (2011)
A successful businesswoman struggling to make time for her children is moved by the story of a boy who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The youngster's parents had realised that he may not live long enough to see another Christmas, so decided to celebrate the holiday in October. Drama, starring Candace Cameron Bure and Jeanne Neilson, with Christopher and Nicholas Shone doubling up as the youngster

Rating: 7.8
10:00pm
Film Christmas Oranges (2012)
A girl is suddenly forced to leave her happy orphanage home and move to a far more harsh institution, where the headmaster takes an instant dislike to her. She keeps her spirits up through her lonely life by looking forward to a traditional Christmas treat - and when the holiday arrives, something unexpected happens. Drama, starring Bailee Michelle Johnson and Edward Herrmann

Rating: 6.2
12:05am
Film November Christmas (2010)
A father whose daughter is seriously ill fears she will not live through the year. He is determined to make sure her remaining time is happy, and with the help of his neighbours, he arranges to celebrate Halloween and Christmas months ahead of schedule so she can enjoy both holidays. Drama, starring John Corbett and Sam Elliott

Rating: 9.5
2:00am
The Waltons
The Boondoggle
Season 4 Episode 5/25

John-Boy shows a reporter writing a guide book around the community, but John worries about what he might uncover

Rating: 2
3:00am
The Waltons
The Breakdown
Season 4 Episode 6/25

Jason spends too much time playing with a band. His school work, music lessons, and health begin to suffer. Meanwhile, John-Boy gets a part-time job in a library, and the librarian soon suggests he consider it as a profession

Rating: 2
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
A Wiser Heart
Season 8 Episode 5/24

Laura is furious when a college teacher suggests her grades would improve significantly should she respond positively to his amorous advances

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Gambini the Great
Season 8 Episode 6/24

The children put their lives in danger when they try to imitate the stunts of an ageing circus daredevil who arrives in Walnut Grove. Jack Kruschen guest stars

Rating: 1.7

Wed 20 Dec

6:00am
Film Our First Christmas (2008)
A newlywed couple with children from previous marriages long to spend their first Christmas together as one big, happy family. However, the two different sets of siblings are set in their ways and refuse to surrender their customary yuletide traditions. Drama, starring Julie Warner, Steven Eckholdt, Katerina Graham, Dixie Carter and Carly Bondar

Rating: 7
8:00am
Film A Carol Christmas (2003)
A self-interested TV talk-show host with heaps of money and a bad attitude vows to pull out all the stops to ensure she avoids any hint of seasonal goodwill, a plan that falls to pieces when three ghosts pay her an unscheduled visit to teach her a lesson. Festive comedy drama based on Dickens' classic story A Christmas Carol, with Tori Spelling, Dinah Manoff, Michael Landes, Jason Brooks and William Shatner

Rating: 9.5
10:00am
Film Ebbie (1995)
A high-flying but mean-hearted female department store executive is brought back down to earth with a bump by three spooks determined to put a smile on her face in preparation for the Christmas season's celebrations. Festive drama based on the Dickens' tale, starring Susan Lucci, Wendy Crewson, Ron Lea, Jeffrey DeMunn and Molly Parker

Rating: 9.6
12:00pm
Film Santa Baby (2006)
Santa Claus' rebellious daughter leaves the North Pole to become a successful businesswoman. Years later, she receives news that her father has fallen ill and needs her to take over organising Christmas - but she gets carried away trying to make the workshop more efficient. Festive comedy, with Jenny McCarthy and George Wendt

Rating: 8.6
2:00pm
Film Secret Santa (2001)
A 10-year-old orphan is sent to live with his aunt after the deaths of his parents, and befriends an old man. He starts to believe his new friend is really Santa Claus, but his new guardian worries that the seemingly kindly stranger is a conman taking advantage of the youngster's faith. Family drama, starring Sherilyn Fenn, Hume Cronyn and Rory Culkin

Rating: 6.6
4:00pm
Film The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)
Father Christmas becomes so frustrated with the commercialisation of the festive season that he decides to quit - so two elves and a reindeer embark on a quest to find a child who still believes in the spirit of Christmas to persuade him to change his mind. Fantasy, starring John Goodman, Delta Burke and Michael McKean

Rating: 9.5
6:00pm
Film Mr St Nick (2002)
Father Christmas decides it is time to hang up his hat and hand the reins of the family business over to his son - who is less than enthusiastic about donning the famed red suit, preferring to spend his time on Miami Beach, throwing the future of the festive season into doubt. Festive comedy, starring Kelsey Grammer, Charles Durning and Elaine Hendrix

Rating: 8.4
8:00pm
Film Single Santa Seeks Mrs Claus (2004)
The son of a hard-working single mother writes a letter to Father Christmas asking for a new dad. By coincidence, Santa is poised to hand over his global toy-distributing duties to his son Nick - who will only be able to take over the family business when he finds himself a wife. Comedy, starring Crystal Bernard, Steve Guttenberg, Dominic Scott Kay and Cody Arens

Rating: 6.5
10:00pm
Film Christmas on Chestnut Street (2006)
A department store ends up with an excess of Christmas lights, so the staff organise a competition for the best decorated house. However, while the event makes the store a healthy profit, it soon puts the rival entries at each other's throats, and the employee who came up with the idea fears the spirit of the season is being lost. Comedy, starring Robert Moloney and Kristen Dalton

Rating: 8.7
12:00am
Film Battle of the Bulbs (2010)
Bob Wallace prides himself on always having the most spectacular Christmas lights in his town, but this year, he discovers his new neighbour has an equally festive display. This leads to a bitter rivalry as they go to ridiculous lengths to outshine each other. Comedy, with Daniel Stern and Matt Frewer

Rating: 6.5
2:00am
The Waltons
The Wing Walker
Season 4 Episode 7/25

John-Boy writes an article about a woman who performs wing walking stunts, whom Jim-Bob falls for. However, she mistakenly thinks John-Boy is her secret admirer. Maude Gormley gives her goat to the family in return for a rocking chair

Rating: 2
3:00am
The Waltons
The Competition
Season 4 Episode 8/25

A forestry student visits the family, and Mary Ellen and Erin both fall for him

Rating: 2
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Legend of Black Jake
Season 8 Episode 7/24

Bungling crooks kidnap Mr Oleson, but Harriet refuses to pay the ransom, so he exacts revenge on her by helping his captors abduct more people

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Chicago
Season 8 Episode 8/24

Charles Ingalls rushes to Chicago to console a friend whose son is reported to have been killed in a road accident. Drama, starring Michael Landon

Rating: 1.7

Thu 21 Dec

6:00am
Film Ms Scrooge (1997)
A mean-spirited banker is persuaded to change her ways when she is visited by a series of ghosts on Christmas eve. Festive fantasy inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Cicely Tyson and Katherine Helmond

Rating: 9.1
8:00am
Film The Christmas Takeover (1998)
The cold-hearted owner of a toy company is determined to drive all competitors out of business - including Santa Claus. He heads for the North Pole to take over the workshop, but has a crisis of conscience that leads him to try to make amends to his neglected family. Comedy drama, starring Harry Hamlin, William Hootkins and Megan Gallagher

Rating: 7
10:00am
Film 3 Holiday Tails (2011)
A married couple retire to Florida with their golden retriever, and befriend their neighbour and her three puppies. When they discover that their new friend's lost love is about to marry someone else, they plot to bring them back together - with the help of the dogs. Romantic comedy sequel to A Golden Christmas, with Julie Gonzalo, KC Clyde, Bruce Davison and Alley Mills

Rating: 8.5
12:00pm
Film A Golden Christmas (2009)
Childhood sweethearts bury a time capsule, with the help of their beloved dog. As adults, they both return to their home town looking for a fresh start and, not recognising one another, fall into an instant mutual dislike. It falls to another dog to remind them of the past and bring them back together. Romantic comedy, with Andrea Roth and Nicholas Brendon

Rating: 9.7
2:00pm
Film A Christmas Song (2012)
Two schools are merged, and rivalries develop between students and staff. The music teachers from the two schools realise that only one of them will be kept on as they coach their choirs for a televised singing contest - but their professional and artistic conflicts are complicated by their growing feelings for each other. Romantic drama, with Natasha Henstridge and Gabe Hogan

Rating: 7.8
4:00pm
Film Instant Message (2005)
Two pen pals who have written to each other since childhood finally get the chance to meet face to face. The only problem is that when they exchanged pictures, both sent a photo of their best friend instead. Confusion ensues as both correspondents try to coerce their friends into posing as them. Romantic comedy, starring Marla Sokoloff, Patrick J Adams and Lindy Booth

Rating: 8.3
6:00pm
Film An Evergreen Christmas (2014)
A woman is forced to put her Hollywood music career on hold and return to her small Tennessee hometown to attend her father's unexpected funeral. As the eldest sibling, she finds herself executor of an estate that owes a massive inheritance tax, much to her younger brother's dismay. Drama, starring Charleene Closshey

8:00pm
Film Christmas in the Clouds (2001)
The Native American manager of a ski resort desperately tries to impress a woman he thinks is a writer for a travel guide, while she in turn mistakes him for her mysterious internet boyfriend. Meanwhile, the real hotel critic is left in the hands of the lodge's eccentric staff. Comedy, starring Timothy Vahle, Mariana Tosca, Graham Greene and M Emmet Walsh

Rating: 7
10:00pm
Film Love for Christmas (2012)
An unhappily engaged woman begins to regret her choice of fiance, while a lonely naval officer returns to his home town facing an uncertain future. They are brought together over the Christmas period by two dogs and love blossoms as they both become involved in a production of A Christmas Carol. Romantic comedy, with Shantel VanSanten and Rob Mayes

Rating: 10
12:00am
Film A Miracle on Christmas Lake (2016)
After losing his friend on Christmas Eve, a 16-year-old ventures out onto the lake where they played countless games of winter hockey, only to find a magic rink that only appears at night. So when a local construction company purchases the land for development, he rallies the townsfolk to help him play one last game. Fantasy drama, starring Kristian Jackson and Siobhan Williams

Rating: 9.8
2:00am
The Waltons
The Emergence
Season 4 Episode 9/25

A new pupil at the school has troubled reading, but Elizabeth realises why and finds a way to help him

Rating: 2
3:00am
The Waltons
The Loss
Season 4 Episode 10/25

When young widow Olivia comes to stay in their home, the Walton children learn a hard lesson about how to cope with another person's grief

Rating: 2
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
For the Love of Nancy
Season 8 Episode 9/24

The children make jokes about a new student's weight, but fail to understand how much they are upsetting him. Nancy takes advantage of his affection for her by making him her slave

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Wave of the Future
Season 8 Episode 10/24

Mrs Oleson is tricked by a salesman into thinking she can get rich quick by converting her family restaurant into a fast-food franchise

Rating: 1.7

Fri 22 Dec

6:00am
Film Santa Baby (2006)
Santa Claus' rebellious daughter leaves the North Pole to become a successful businesswoman. Years later, she receives news that her father has fallen ill and needs her to take over organising Christmas - but she gets carried away trying to make the workshop more efficient. Festive comedy, with Jenny McCarthy and George Wendt

Rating: 8.6
8:00am
Film Mr St Nick (2002)
Father Christmas decides it is time to hang up his hat and hand the reins of the family business over to his son - who is less than enthusiastic about donning the famed red suit, preferring to spend his time on Miami Beach, throwing the future of the festive season into doubt. Festive comedy, starring Kelsey Grammer, Charles Durning and Elaine Hendrix

Rating: 8.4
10:00am
Film The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)
Father Christmas becomes so frustrated with the commercialisation of the festive season that he decides to quit - so two elves and a reindeer embark on a quest to find a child who still believes in the spirit of Christmas to persuade him to change his mind. Fantasy, starring John Goodman, Delta Burke and Michael McKean

Rating: 9.5
12:00pm
Film Secret Santa (2001)
A 10-year-old orphan is sent to live with his aunt after the deaths of his parents, and befriends an old man. He starts to believe his new friend is really Santa Claus, but his new guardian worries that the seemingly kindly stranger is a conman taking advantage of the youngster's faith. Family drama, starring Sherilyn Fenn, Hume Cronyn and Rory Culkin

Rating: 6.6
2:00pm
Film Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
Two children discover a sack full of money at the local mall and head off on a festive spending spree. However, the crooks who counterfeited the cash are soon hot on their heels. Family comedy, starring Patrick Swayze, Matthew Knight, Amy and Zoe Schlagel, Tim Curry and Carmen Electra

Rating: 7.2
4:00pm
Film Under the Mistletoe (2006)
Susan Chandler is devastated to lose her husband in a car accident, but she soon realises his spirit is lingering in their home. Meanwhile, her son's matchmaking attempts lead Susan into a relationship with a counsellor, but signs suggest her deceased spouse does not approve. Romantic fantasy, starring Jaime Ray Newman, Michael Shanks and Conan Graham

Rating: 5.3
6:00pm
Film The Christmas Box (1995)
A hard-working man's obsession with his business causes him to neglect his family - but a series of strange dreams makes him realise it is the most important thing in his life. Drama, starring Richard Thomas and Maureen O'Hara

Rating: 7.9
8:00pm
Film Beverly Hills Christmas (2015)
A spoiled, rich teenager is given a lesson in the true meaning of Christmas when she is visited by a guardian angel, who tries to teach her that true value is found in assisting others, and not in material things. Festive drama, starring Donna Spangler, Dean Cain and Simona Fusco

Rating: 8.8
10:00pm
Film Christmas Angel (2009)
A woman searching for a job at Christmas time is helped by a neighbour, who offers her a job to work as his assistant. Comedy drama, starring Kari Hawker and Bruce Davison

Rating: 7.2
12:00am
Film Unlikely Angel (1996)
An egotistical singer dies and goes to Heaven, but is refused entry unless she can prove herself to be less self-centred. Returning to Earth, she finds a job as nanny to a bereaved family - but all her good turns seem to backfire. Fantasy, starring Dolly Parton, Brian Kerwin, Roddy McDowall and Maria Del Mar

Rating: 6.8
2:00am
The Waltons
The Abdication
Season 4 Episode 11/25

A movie is being filmed in town. John-Boy offers to changed the dialogue to make it more authentic - which results in the writer, who is an old friend, getting fired

Rating: 2
3:00am
The Waltons
The Estrangement
Season 4 Episode 12/25

A cousin of the family arrives with her baby, having left her husband whom she believes is being unfaithful

Rating: 2
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
A Christmas They Never Forgot
Season 8 Episode 11/24

The Ingalls family recalls past Christmas celebrations while trapped by a sudden snowstorm. Drama, starring Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Little House on the Prairie
No Beast So Fierce
Season 8 Episode 12/24

A semi-wild dog that loves James but hates Charles brings fear and gratitude into their lives

Rating: 1.7

Sat 23 Dec

6:00am
Film The Christmas Takeover (1998)
The cold-hearted owner of a toy company is determined to drive all competitors out of business - including Santa Claus. He heads for the North Pole to take over the workshop, but has a crisis of conscience that leads him to try to make amends to his neglected family. Comedy drama, starring Harry Hamlin, William Hootkins and Megan Gallagher

Rating: 7
8:00am
Film Single Santa Seeks Mrs Claus (2004)
The son of a hard-working single mother writes a letter to Father Christmas asking for a new dad. By coincidence, Santa is poised to hand over his global toy-distributing duties to his son Nick - who will only be able to take over the family business when he finds himself a wife. Comedy, starring Crystal Bernard, Steve Guttenberg, Dominic Scott Kay and Cody Arens

Rating: 6.5
10:00am
Film The Christmas Tree (1996)
Heart-warming festive drama, starring Andrew McCarthy as a gardener who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a nun while wrangling over the fate of an endangered fir tree, and learns the true meaning of Christmas. Trini Alvarado also stars in Sally Field's directorial debut

Rating: 10
12:00pm
Film November Christmas (2010)
A father whose daughter is seriously ill fears she will not live through the year. He is determined to make sure her remaining time is happy, and with the help of his neighbours, he arranges to celebrate Halloween and Christmas months ahead of schedule so she can enjoy both holidays. Drama, starring John Corbett and Sam Elliott

Rating: 9.5
2:00pm
Film A Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005)
A would-be restaurant critic must complete her first article by Christmas Eve to guarantee her future career, but a visit from her overbearing mother leaves her with little time to work. The writer persuades a restaurateur to date her mother in return for a glowing review, only to see the fake romance unexpectedly turn into a real one. Comedy, starring Christine Baranski, Carly Pope and Bobby Cannavale

Rating: 8
4:00pm
Film Christmas in Connecticut (1992)
The presenter of a TV show about cookery, marriage and home-making is secretly a childless widow who lives alone and does not know one end of a saucepan from the other. Unfortunately, her ratings-hungry producer decides to film in her home on Christmas Day, and sets about finding her a fictional family to fool the viewers. Comedy directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, starring Dyan Cannon, Kris Kristofferson and Tony Curtis

Rating: 8.2
6:00pm
Film Holiday Wishes (2008)
A spoiled 15-year-old demands a horse for Christmas, while a stable hand is tired of being mistreated by her foster siblings and simply wants a real family. When the girls make wishes one Christmas, they find themselves swapping lives, which soon leads them to appreciate what they had. Comedy drama, starring Amber Benson, Tygh Runyan and Britt McKillip

Rating: 10
8:00pm
Film The Christmas Wife (1988)
Jason Robards stars as a widower who, not wanting to face his first Christmas alone, responds to a newspaper advert asking for `social introductions'. Sentimental drama, co-starring Julie Harris, Don Francks and James Eckhouse

Rating: 7.8
10:00pm
Film Our First Christmas (2008)
A newlywed couple with children from previous marriages long to spend their first Christmas together as one big, happy family. However, the two different sets of siblings are set in their ways and refuse to surrender their customary yuletide traditions. Drama, starring Julie Warner, Steven Eckholdt, Katerina Graham, Dixie Carter and Carly Bondar

Rating: 7
12:00am
Film The Night Before the Night Before Christmas (2010)
Premiere. Santa Claus sets off on his deliveries a day early, but crashes his sleigh into a house, loses his magic bag of toys and ends up with amnesia. The dysfunctional family that lives there must learn to work together for a change if they are to save Christmas. Fantasy, starring Jennifer Beals and Rick Roberts

Rating: 5
2:00am
The Waltons
The Nurse
Season 4 Episode 13/25

Mary Ellen needs help studying for her medical training, so offers to help a nurse as she treats a dying woman

Rating: 2
3:00am
The Waltons
The Intruders
Season 4 Episode 14/25

Ben decides to assert his independence, but finds the only job he can get is working for his father's rival

Rating: 2
4:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Stone Soup
Season 8 Episode 13/24

Laura's determination to save a new orchard from the ravages of drought puts her unborn child's life in danger. Drama, starring Melissa Gilbert

Rating: 1.7
5:00am
Little House on the Prairie
Legacy
Season 8 Episode 14/24

A present-day couple buy an antique, folding-leaf table with a large letter I branded on it and are curious to learn about its origins. Drama, starring Michael Landon

Rating: 1.7