A Christmas Carol
‘A Christmas Carol’ is the 2009 Jim Carrey film, based on a Charles Dickens novel. It’s the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the man who hates Christmas most in his local community. Scrooge is paid a visit from the ghost of Christmas past, present and yet to come and afterwards becomes a changed mine. This classic tale is on BBC Two on the 17 December, at 8.55pm.
Santa Claus: The Movie
Another Christmas classic on our screens this year is ‘Santa Claus: The Movie’. It tells the story of a peasant woodcutter, who gets the news that it’s his destiny to deliver children’s presents. He becomes Santa Claus, but experiences difficulty along the way that could ruin Christmas. You can catch this film on the 18 December at 4.45pm on ITV1.
Miracle on 34th Street
You can watch the original version of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ on the 23 December at 12.10pm on Channel 4. This one’s an oldie, having been released way back in December 1947. In this tale, an old man is institutionalised for claiming to be Father Christmas. He gains the help of a lawyer who must try to prove that the man is the real Santa Claus. But if you prefer the more recent version of this film, catch it on 18 December on Film4, at 3:50pm.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Also one of the festive films scheduled is ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ on Christmas Eve. Those who can’t get enough of the original ‘A Christmas Carol’ can also watch The Muppets version of the story. As for those who aren’t fans of the original, perhaps you’d much prefer this adaptation of Scrooge’s tale. You can catch it at 5.50pm on Channel 4.
The Polar Express
Another Christmas Eve cinematic treat this year is ‘The Polar Express’. The Polar Express is the animated story of a young boy on a Christmas journey to the North Pole. This Christmas favourite starts at 6.55pm on ITV2.