What films are on TV this Christmas Day?

It’s your possibility to sit back, relax, and watch some classic movies

The films available to watch on TV on Christmas Day this year will include some classic movies and Yuletide-themed choices.

Fitting for the leading event, the TV listings on December 25 feature some of the most beloved Christmas films available.

Love Actually will air on ITV on Christmas night, preceded by Home Alone 2: Lost In New York on Channel 4 earlier in the day. For those who’ve had their fill of festivities, non-Christmassy films will also be showing, including rom-com classic When Harry Met Sally, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Catch Me If You Can, and a look at Elvis On Tour.

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Elsewhere, viewers can tune into Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi favourite E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Marvel’s Venom and more.

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‘Venom’

See the films available to watch on TV this Christmas Day below:

  • E.T The Extra-Terrestrial – ITV 2, 3:25pm 
  • Home Alone 2: Lost In New York – Channel 4, 5:30pm
  • Back To The Future – ITV 2, 5:45pm 
  • Apollo 13 – ITV 4, 6:15pm
  • Elvis On Tour – Sky Arts, 6:35pm
  • Venom – Film 4, 9pm 
  • Ghost – Sky Showcase, 9:25pm 
  • Love Actually – ITV, 10:45pm 
  • Catch Me If You Can – Channel 4, 10:55pm 
  • When Harry Met Sally – BBC One, 12:05am 
  • East Is East – Channel 4, 1:30am

In 2018, Britain’s favourite Christmas movie was revealed in a survey conducted by the Radio Times. The publication found that It’s A Wonderful Life was the most popular festive movie, while Elf polled at Number Two.

The rest of the top five was made up of festive staples, including Love Actually, Home Alone and The Muppets Christmas Carol.

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