Our pick for films and television this Christmas

Friday, December 22

• BBC2, 1.30pm – Santa Claus: The

Movie (1985)

Dudley Moore stars in this adventure for all the family to get you in the mood for Christmas.

• SIC, 7pm – Dr Doolittle (1998)

Eddie Murphy stars in this cute comedy, packed full of laughs with an underlying family moral.

• SKY MOVIES 2, 8pm –

Bewitched (2005)

Will Farrell and Nicole Kidman star in the movie adaptation of the 1960s comedy series.

Saturday, December 23

• ITV 1, 10.55am – Ever After:

A Cinderella Story (1998)

Drew Barrymore stars in this enchanting story about a girl who falls in love with a prince.

• ITV1, 8.30pm – Who Wants to be

a Millionaire?

Celebrity cleaners Kim and Aggie, as well as Crimewatch’s Nick and Fiona answer trivia questions to raise money for charity.

• BBC1, 9.30pm – Strictly Come Dancing

The last two couples battle it out to be crowned the 2006 winners.

Christmas Eve

• Channel 4, 5.45pm – A Christmas

Carol (1999)

Patrick Stewart and Richard E Grant star in this movie adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel.

• BBC1, 6.40pm – Chicken Run (2000)

Mel Gibson lends the voice of Rocky in this family comedy by the makers of Wallace and Grommit.

BBC2, 9.30pm – Never Mind the

Buzzcocks Bumper Edition

Danny from McFly, comedian Kevin Eldon, showbiz producer David Gest and Dan Gillespie from The Feeling join Bill Bailey and Phil Jupitus in this fun music quiz.

Christmas Day

• BBC1, 11.20am – Babe (1995)

This orphaned pig captured the hearts of millions around the world, making the film a hit.

• ITV1, 1.05pm – The Grinch (2000)

The Dr Seuss’ classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas is brought to life by Jim Carrey.

• Hollywood, 9pm – Grease (1978)

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in his high school musical.

Boxing Day

• ITV1, 11.35am – The King and I (1956)

Walter Lang directed this adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway success about English governess Anna Leonowens and her romance with the King of Siam.

• BBC1, 2.45pm – Bedknobs and Broom

sticks (1971)

This is a magical story about an amateur witch played by Angela Landsbury.

• ITV1, 4.10pm – ET: The Extra-Terres

trial (1982)

Steven Spielberg directed this incredible film about an alien who touches a boy’s life.