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24th Dec 2021

Here are all the big movies on TV this evening for Christmas Eve

Dave Hanratty

Let’s do this…

Happy Christmas Eve to you, dearest reader.

You know the drill.

Let’s get to the movies.

Here’s what you can watch, presumably for free to an extent, on your TV screen on this very Christmas Eve…

Elf – Sky Showcase – 5.05pm

Will Ferrell gets into the holiday spirit.

Uncle Buck – ITV2 – 6pm

John Candy really was brilliant, wasn’t he?

Home Alone – Channel 4 – 6pm

Because you can’t have Christmas Eve without Home Alone.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – RTÉ 2 – 6.15pm

Dinosaurs run amok once again.

Now You See Me 2 – Film4 – 6.25pm

Now you don’t.

Twins – ITV4 – 6.55pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito couldn’t be twins, that’s ridiculous.

The Holiday – ITV2 – 8pm

Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black. CHRISTMAS.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Sky Showcase – 9pm

Chevy Chase’s attempt to have a meaningful Christmas hits several wild snags.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Film4 – 9pm

The second one.

Rocky V – ITV4 – 9pm

The fifth one.

Notting Hill – TG4 – 9.20pm

Hugh Grant is just so charmingly befuddled.

Central Intelligence – Virgin Media One – 10pm

The Rock and Kevin Hart combine to wacky comedic effect.

Rambo: Last Blood – Virgin Media Two – 10.30pm

I swear this was on last night.

Ghost – Sky Showcase – 11pm

Clay pottery making has never before, or since, looked so sensual.

Die Hard 2 – RTÉ 2 – 11.30pm

Die Hard in an airport.

Upgrade – Film4 – 11.45pm

Really very good darkly comedic sci-fi thriller in which a man who was paralysed in a violent attack – Logan Marshall-Green a.k.a. Not Tom Hardy – gets more than he bargained for when signing up for an experimental microchip-assisted procedure.

La La Land – RTÉ One – 12.05am

The film that famously didn’t beat Moonlight to the Best Picture Oscar.

The Big Sleep – RTÉ 2 – 1.45am

Classic film noir with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.