What’s on TV? Christmas and New Year 2018 family film schedule

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As is tradition, I’m sorting out our Christmas/New Year 2018 TV and film watching schedule because quite frankly there are only so many board games and so much family bonding time I can tolerate.

I’ve been sent a few lists now of the family films and TV shows that are on over the Christmas and New Year period, and I must say I’m particularly looking forward to the new Julia Donaldson ‘Zog’ on BBC1 at 4.50pm on Christmas Day. I’ve put together a┬áChristmas 2018 family TV guide.

Here are some ideas of what’s on TV for families over Christmas 2018.

Note that this is just for the main terrestrial channels which is particularly useful if you’re going to visit the olds and they don’t have Netflix or any fancy channels.

Merry Christmas!

Saturday 22nd December

BBC2 10am The Muppets
BBC2 11:35 Cars 2
BBC1 1:40 Penguins of Madagascar
BBC1 3:00 Kung Fu Panda
BBC2 4:45 Finding Neverland
ITV 6:30 Star Wars Episode VI

Sunday 23rd December

BBC1 10:15 Mr Peabody & Sherman
BBC1 1:30 A Christmas Carol
BBC1 3:00 Room on the Broom
BBC1 3:25 Up
ITV2 4:55 Elf
BBC2 5:20 Alice in Wonderland

Christmas Eve

BBC2 7:15am Tinkerbell & The Secret Wings
BBC1 10:10 Shaun the Sheep Movie
ITV 12:55 How The Grinch Stole Christmas
BBC1 1:20 Monsters University
BBC1 2:55 Zootropolis
BBC1 5:00 Mary Poppins
C4 6pm Miracle on 34th Street
ITV2 7:05 The Lego Movie

Christmas Day


BBC1 9am The Gruffalo
BBC1 9:25 The Gruffalos Child
ITV 10:20 Jack Frost
BBC1 11am Wallace and Gromit Curse of The Were Rabbit
BBC1 1:30 The Good Dinosaur
C4 1:45 The Arthur Christmas
C4 4pm The Muppets Christmas Carol
BBC1 4:50 Zog
ITV 4:10 Monsters inc
C4 5:40 Home Alone 2

Boxing Day

ITV 11:05 The Witches
C4 11:20 Small Soldiers
C4 1:25 Kung Fu Panda
BBC1 3:50 Trolls
BBC1 5:40 BFG
C4 5:45 Mrs Doubtfire

Thursday 27th December

BBC1 9:25 The Pirates adventures of scientists
BBC1 10:50 Madagascar Escape 2 Africa
C4 1:30 Ever After: A Cinderella Story
BBC1 1:30 Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom
BBC1 4:20 Kung Fu Panda 3
ITV2 6:40 The Golden Compass

Friday 28th December

BBC1 10:25 Madagascar 3
BBC1 1:15 Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade
BBC1 4:10 Wreck it Ralph

Saturday 29th December

C5 11:35 Groundhog Day
BBC1 1:15 Chicken Run
BBC1 2:35 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Sunday 30th December

BBC1 9:20 Bolt
BBC1 2:25 Cinderella
C5 2:45 ET
BBC1 4:05 How to train your dragon
C5 5pm Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
C4 5:40 Paddington

Monday 31st December

BBC1 10:20 The Croods
BBC1 2:40 Big Hero 6
BBC1 4:15 Maleficent

Tuesday 1st January

BBC1 1pm The Railway Children
C4 1:25 Splash
BBC1 3:45 The Jungle Book

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