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16 Television Shows And Films You Have To Watch This Christmas

Here's every Christmas film and television show you should be watching. You'll be happy to hear that this guide doesn't include Mrs Brown's Boys.

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You know it's Christmas when you see this...

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But thanks to the internet and the internet/panic/heavy drinking at Christmas, we don't have the time to circle notable films and shows we should later watch. Remember when you did this when you were a kid? Circling shows with a pen was YOUR time to shine.

So I've done it all for you. Here's everything that you need to know.

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2. The Muppet Christmas Carol is still on Channel 4.

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Tiny Tim! Michael Caine! A genuinely terrifying sequence with The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come! The emotion you go through when you realise the TV version doesn't include the scene when a young Michael Caine sings!

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4. Next... Love Actually. When *actually* is it on?

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It's on Sky Movies Christmas as well, so you won't be able to watch it on free-to-air. But then again you already have hundreds of times haven't you, including three times in June.

6. You could also watch The Snowman.

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Feel free to watch the first five minutes and then turn it over because you've got that dread in your stomach about the snowman's rapidly approaching death... it's fine.

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It's going to be shown many times, but the first time will be on Channel 4 at 7.30pm on 23 December.

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The Snowman and The Snowdog, a cute and rather quirky sequel to the original animation, is shown on Christmas Day at 1.20pm.

7. If that doesn't make you cry there's Toy Story 3, on Christmas Eve at 6.25pm on BBC One.

That's you crying in that image on the right there. You don't turn into a palm tree.

9. As well as the entire Indiana Jones series.

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It starts on Sunday 28 December with Raiders of the Lost Ark at 3.35pm. It ends with the slightly dodgy Crystal Skull one on New Year's Eve on BBC One.

10. There's also Home Alone, Mary Poppins and Jurassic Park on during the Christmas period.

Home Alone is on Sky Movies Christmas at 8pm on Christmas Eve. Mary Poppins is on BBC One at 2.10pm on New Year's Day. Jurassic Park is on 12.25pm on the 28 December on ITV2.

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12. The Doctor Who Christmas Day special.

It's on BBC One at 6.15pm. Expect half of Twitter and your parents complaining because they can't understand the plot because they hadn't seen all of the episodes in the preceding series though.

13. Jools Holland's Hootenanny.

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This year it was filmed on the 10 December in a studio in Maidstone at 7.30pm. You'll be able to watch it drunk on New Years' Eve at 11.20 pm on BBC Two.

14. And of course Charlie Brooker's 2014 Wipe.

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It's on Tuesday 30 December at 10pm on BBC Two. And of course there's the TOTP Christmas Special and The Queen speech at 3pm on Christmas Day too.

16. Meanwhile Skyfall is having its free-to-air premiere on ITV on Christmas Eve, which isn't bad.

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There's Ben Whishaw in it, and someone else called Craig and Ben Whishaw.

DID I TELL YOU THAT BEN WHISHAW IS IN IT?

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Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw.

Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw.

Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw.

Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw.

Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw.

Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw. Ben Whishaw.

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