Time to mark the calendars, here is a list of the best movies on telly over Christmas 2 years ago

Time to mark the calendars, here is a list of the best movies on telly over Christmas

Ah, the holidays.

The one time of the year where it is totally acceptable to eat chocolate in your PJs while watching movies first thing in the morning.

Between December 21 and January 3, there are some amazing movies headed to the telly - and we've rounded up some of our favourites.

Tuck into your selection box and feast your eyes on some of these delights.

December 21

The Santa Clause 2 at 6.35pm on RTÉ One

Christmas With The Coopers at 10.35pm on RTÉ One

American Sniper at 9pm on RTÉ 2

Kisses at 9.45pm on TG4

Circle of Friends at 10.30pm on Virgin Media One

Shrek at 4.50pm on UTV

Casino Royal at 8.10pm on UTV

Basic Instinct at 11.10pm on UTV

Firewall at 9pm on Virgin Media Two

A Dog Named Christmas at 5pm on Virgin Media Three

November Christmas at 7pm on Virgin Media Three

Looper at 12.25 am on BBC One

Newsies: The Broadway Musical at 9.50am on BBC Two

Swallows and Amazons at 5.15pm on BBC Two

Behind The Candelabra at 11.35pm on BBC Two

Capture The Flag at 7.10am on Channel 4

Two By Two at 12pm on Channel 4

Garfield 2: A Tale of Two Kitties at 1.40pm on Channel 4

Madagascar at 3.15pm on Channel 4

Men In Black at 7.30pm on Channel 4

Daddy's Home 2 at 9.20pm on Channel 4

The Inbetweeners Movie at 11.15pm on Channel 4

Transformers at 9pm on Sky One

Star Trek at 9pm on E4

Philomena at 10.55pm on BBC 4

The Goonies at 1pm on Channel 5

Jack Frost at 2.30pm on ITv2

Liar Liar at 4.35pm on ITV2

Four Christmases at 6.25pm on ITV2

The Holiday at 8.10pm on ITV 2

December 22

Big Business at 1.40pm on RTÉ One

Home at 3.30pm on RTÉ One

Spectre at 9.30pm on RTÉ One

Ernest Saves Christmas at 1.35pm on RTÉ 2

Office Christmas Party at 9pm on RTÉ 2

Patrick's Day at 12am on RTÉ 2

The Way We Were at 12.20pm on TG4

Ice Cold  In Alex at 4.40pm on TG4

Outrage at 9pm on Virgin Media One

Quantum of Solace at 9pm on UTV

Furious 7 at 9pm on Virgin Media Two

November Christmas at 2pm on Virgin Media Two

Toy Story at 1.50pm on BBC One

Penguins of Madagascar at 3.05pm on BBC One

The BFG at 5.15pm on BBC One

Finding Neverland at 3.40pm on BBC Two

Freaky Friday at 6.05am on Channel 4

The Borrowers at 3.25pm on Channel 4

Paddington at 7.15pm on Channel 4

Office Christmas Party at 10pm on Channel 4

Pacific Rim at 9pm on Sky One

Father of the Bride at 12.50pm on Channel 5


Sister Act at 3pm on Channel 5

The Santa Clause 2 at 3pm on ITV2

Elf at 5.10pm on ITV2

Uncle Buck at 7pm on ITV2

Love Actually at 9pm on ITV2

The Break Up at 2.35am on ITV2

Scrooged at 11.10am on Comedy Central

John Tucker Must Die at 7.05pm on Comedy Central

Along Came Polly at 9pm on Comedy Central

December 23

The Vikings at 7.25 am on RTÉ One

Gandhi at 9.30am on RTÉ One

Jewel of the Nile at 3.45pm on RTÉ One

Love Actually at 9.30pm on RTÉ One

Ballerina at 10.30am on RTÉ 2

The Princess Bride at 3.15pm on RTÉ 2

Casino Royale at 9pm on RTÉ 2

Around the World in 80 Days at 1pm on TG4

Happy Feet Two at 5.20pm on TG4

Angels & Demons at 9.30pm on TG4

A Dog Named Christmas at 9am on Virgin Media One

The Mummy Returns at 11.25am on UTV

The Santa Clause at 2.15pm on UTV

Gremlins at 10.45pm on UTV

Christmas Rush at 2pm on Virgin Media Two

Three Kings at 11.30pm on Virgin Media Two

Daughter of the Bride at 8pm on Virgin Media Three

The Croods at 9am on BBC One

Kung Fu Panda at 10.30am on BBC One

Toy Story 2 at 1.25pm on BBC One

Brave at 2.55pm on BBC One

The Greatest Story Ever Told at 9.35am on BBC Two

Entrapment at 2.15pm on BBC Two

The Manchurian Candidate at 12.25am on BBC Two

The Rugrats Movie at 7.20am on Channel 4

White Christmas at 1.35pm on Channel 4

The Inbetweeners 2 at 11pm on Channel 4

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs at 5p on Sky One

The Princess Bride at 10am on E4

Spy Kids at 10.25am on ITV 2

How The Grinch Stole Christmas at 4.10pm on ITV2

The Secret Life of Pets at 6.15pm on ITV 2

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at 8pm on ITV2

The Five Year Engagement at 2.10am on ITV2

December 24

Despicable Me 2 at 2.05pm on RTÉ One

Home Alone at 3.50pm on RTÉ One

Strange Magic at 12.10pm on RTÉ 2

Madeline at 2.20pm on RTÉ 2

Get Santa at 4.25pm on RTÉ 2

Star Wars: The Force Awakens at 6.20pm on RTÉ 2

The Guard at 10.25pm on RTÉ 2

Trainwreck at 12.10am on RTÉ 2

Dr Seuss' The Lorax at 5.20pm on TG4

Dirty Dancing at 11pm on TG4

One Christmas Eve at 9.20am on Virgin Media One

Ice Age; The Meltdown at 4.15pm on Virgin Media One


Dire Hard 4.0 at 9pm on Virgin Media One

How The Grinch Stole Christmas at 12.40pm on UTV

Elf at 5.15pm on UTV

Casino Royale at 12.45am on UTV

The Pursuit of Happyness at 9pm on Virgin Media Two

Kung Fu Panda 3 at 10.40am on BBC One

Toy Story 3 at 1.25pm on BBC One

Frozen at 3pm on BBC One

Beauty and the Beast at 5.30pm on BBC One

Murder on the Orient Express at 11.40am on BBC Two

Death on the Nile at 1.45pm on BBC Two

Rugrats in Paris at 6.20am on Channel 4

Hotel For Dogs at 9.05am on Channel 4

Home Alone at 5.30pm on Channel 4

The Lego Movie at 4.30pm on Sky One

Planes, Trains & Automobiles at 9pm on Sky One

Doctor Dolittle at 10.20am on E4

The Twilight Saga; Breaking Dawn Part 2 at 9.45pm

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause at 10.45am on ITV2

Peter Pan at 3pm on ITV 2

Four Christmases at 6.15pm on ITV2

The Holiday at 8pm on ITV2

Pulp Fiction at 9.30pm on W

Scrooged at 12pm on Comedy Central

December 25 

Matilda at 8.30am on RTÉ One

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at 1.20pm on RTÉ One

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York at 2.55pm on RTÉ One

Beauty and the Beast at 4.45pm on RTÉ One

Paddington 2 at 7pm on RTÉ One

The Young Offenders at 10.40pm on RTÉ One

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at 12.05am on RTÉ One

Madagascar Escape 2 Africa at 9.55am on RTÉ 2

Some Like It Hot at 2.05pm on RTÉ 2

The Magnificent Seven at 4.05pm on RTÉ 2

Raiders of the Lost Ark at 6.10pm on RTÉ 2

Jurassic World at 8.05pm on RTÉ 2

The Hangover at 11pm on RTÉ 2

The Great Gatsby at 12.45am on RTÉ 2

Scooby Doo at 12.55pm on TG4

Shrek at 5.30pm on TG4

Into the West at 6.55pm on TG4

Oliver Twist at 10.25am on Virgin Media One

The Wizard of Oz at 4.45pm on Virgin Media One

Daughter of the Bride at 10pm on Virgin Media One

Four Christmases at 11.40m on UTV

Moana at 12.55pm on BBC One

Finding Dory at 3.10pm on BBC One

The Rise of the Guardians at 7.15am on BBC Two

Scrooge at 2.30pm on BBC Two

Rugrats Go Wild at 6.15am on Channel 4

Back To the Future at 2.35pm on Channel 4

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York at 4.55pm on Channel 4

Gremlins 2: The New Batch at 1pm on Comedy Central

My Best Friend's Wedding at 9.30pm on W

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at 6pm on Sky One

Home Alone 3 at 7.55pm on E4

How To Tain Your Dragon at 6pm on E4


Dr Dolittle 2 at 10.20am on E4

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause at 7.35am on ITV2

Peter Pan at 10.50am on ITV 2

How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 2pm on ITV2

Elf at 4.10pm on ITV2

December 26

Cool Runnings at 10am on RTÉ One

Smurfs: The Lost Village at 12.40pm on RTÉ One

Storks at 2.10pm on RTÉ One

Alice Through the Looking Glass at 3.45pm on RTÉ One

Bridget Jones's Baby at 9.25pm on RTÉ One

The Help at 12.40am on RTÉ One

Kubo and the Two Strings at 11.10am on RTÉ 2

Goldfinger at 3.25pm on RTÉ 2

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at 5.55pm on RTÉ 2

Skyfall at 9pm on RTÉ 2

The Drummer and the Keeper at 11.35pm on RTÉ 2

Two By Two at 10am on TG4

Babe at 5.15pm on TG4

As Good As It Gets at 10.40pm on TG4

The Snapper at 9pm on Virgin Media One

Skyfall at 8.30pm on UTV

Oliver Twist at 2pm on Virgin Media Two

The Good Dinosaur at 9am on BBC One

Wreck It Ralph at 10.25am on BBC One

The Jungle Book at 3.45pm on BBC One

Paddington 2 at 7.20pm on BBC One

Florence Foster Jenkins at 11pm on BBC Two

Ratatouille at 5pm on Channel 4

Men In Black 3 at 7.10pm on Channel 4

The Wolf of Wall Street at 11.05pm on Channel 4

The Shawshank Redemption at 9pm on Sky One

The Simpsons Movie at 7.15pm on E4

Paddington at 9pm on E4

The Woman In Black at 10.55pm on Channel 5

The Secret Life of Pets at 4.40pm on ITV2

Jurassic Park at 6.25pm on ITV2

Bridesmaids at 9pm on ITV2

Love Actually at 1.55am on ITV2

Ella Enchanted at 3pm on W

Kill Bill Vol 1 at 10pm on W

The Addams Family at 3pm on Comedy Central

December 27

National Treasure: Book of Secrets at 3.30pm on RTÉ One

Thunderball at 3.25pm on RTÉ 2

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at 5.45pm on RTÉ 2

Fifty Shades of Grey at 9.30pm on RTÉ 2

Funny Girl at 1.05pm on TG4

Akeelah and the Bee at 4.55pm on TG4

Cardboard Gangsters at 10pm on Virgin Media One

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor at 11.25am on UTV

Man from UNCLE at 9pm on Virgin Media Two

How To Train Your Dragon 2 at 9.40am on BBC One

Raiders of the Lost Ark at 1.25pm on BBC One

Zootropolis at 3.15pm on BBC One

Ant-Man at 11pm on BBC One

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 at 12.25am on Channel 4


Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs at 1pm on Sky One

Bend It Like Beckham at 8pm on E4

Sicario at 9pm on More4

The Goonies at 4.30pm on Comedy Central

Kill Bill Vol 2 at 10pm on W

December 28

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Despicable Me 3 at 6.30pm on RTÉ One

Damo & Ivor: The Movie at 9.45pm on RTÉ One

Man With a Golden Gun at 3.35pm on RTÉ 2

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at 5.55pm on RTÉ 2

The Legend of Tarzan at 9.20pm on RTÉ 2

Hart's War at 11.25pm on RTÉ 2

Rear Window at 1.20pm on TG4

Fargo at 10.20pm on TG4

John Wick at 9pm on Virgin Media Two

Furious 7 at 11.05pm on Virgin Media Two

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 at 8.30pm

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at 1.10pm on BBC One

Inside Out at 3pm on BBC One

Alice Through The Looking Glass at BBC One

Snow White and the Huntsman at 6.40pm on Channel 4

Baywatch at 9pm on Channel 4

The Green Mile at 11.20pm on Channel 4

The Hunger Games at 9pm on W

Along Came Polly at 10.10pm on Comedy Central

John Tucker Must Die at 7pm on Comedy Central

The Queen at 5pm on ITV3

The Hangover Part II  at 9pm on ITV2

The Filnstones in Viva Rock Vegas at 3.20pm on ITV2

Jurassic Park III at 7.10pm on nITV2

Babe at 11.35am on Channel 5

Calendar Girls at 10.15pm on Channel 5

Home Alone 3 at 7pm on E4

December 29

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 9am on RTÉ One

Grumpier Old Men at 2.55pm on RTÉ One

The Spy Who Loved Me at 3.35pm on RTÉ 2

The Angry Birds Movie at 6.15pm on RTÉ 2

Float Like a Butterfly at 9.40pm on RTÉ 2

A Date For Mad Mary at 9pm on Virgin Media One

Knocked Up at 10.45pm on UTV

Lethal Weapon at 9pm on Virgin Media Two

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at 1.50pm on BBC One

Monsters University at 3.50pm on BBC One

Saving Mr. Banks at 3pm on BBC Two

Hulk at 12.30pm on Channel 4

Eddie The Eagle at 8pm on Channel 4

The Addams Family at 10am on Comedy Central

The Goonies at 6.30pm on Comedy Central

Ella Enchanted at 1.25pm on W

My Best Friend's Wedding at 7.20pm on W

Pulp Fiction at 9.30m on W

Lego Movie at 6pm on Sky One

The Princess Bride at 8.25am on E4

Paddington at 5.15pm on E4

The Simpsons Movie at 7pm on E4

Fast & Furious 8 at 9pm on ITV2


Despicable Me 2 at 6.55pm on ITV2

December 30

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Back To The Future at 3.40pm on RTÉ One

The World Is Not Enough at 5.35pm on RTÉ 2

Horrible Bosses 2 at 9.45pm on RTÉ 2

Twisted at 12.45pm on UTV

The Holiday at 10.15pm on UTV

Rush Hour 2 at 9pm on Virgin Media Two

The Pursuit of Happyness at 12.30am on Virgin Media Two

Shrek 2 at 3.20pm on BBC One

Edward Scissorhands at 12.20pm on Channel 4

Little Fockers at 10.05pm on Channel 4

The Shawshank Redemption at 10pm on Sky One

Pitch Perfect at 9pm on ITV2

Kill Bill Vol 1 at 9pm on W

December 31

A Cinderella Storat 11.05am on RTÉ One

Back To The Future II at 3.50pm on RTÉ One

The Intern at 12.30pm on RTÉ One

Lie And Let Die at 4.10pm on RTÉ 2

Mrs Doubtfire at 6.35pm on RTÉ 2

San Andreas at 9.45pm on RTÉ 2

Due Date at 11.5om on RTÉ 2

Shrek at 5.25pm on TG4

The Taking Of Phelam 123 at 9.30pm

The Queen at 12.45pm on UTV

The Longest Yard at 9.20pm on Virgin Media Two

Chicken Run at 9.30am on BBC One

Shrek The Third at 3.10pm on BBC One

Billy Elliot at 9pm on BBC Two

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story at 1am on Channel 4

How To Train Your Dragon at 5pm on E4

The Inbetweeners Movie at 9.20pm on E4

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at 10.25am on ITV3

The Filnstones in Viva Rock Vegas at 2.55pm on ITV2

Space Jam at 4.45pm on ITV2

Jurassic Park at 6.25pm on ITV2

Bridesmaids at 9pm on ITV2

Mamma Mia at 2.50pm on Channel 5

January 1

The Secret Scripture at 9.30pm on RTÉ One

The Borrowers at 4.35pm on RTÉ 2

Quantum now Solace at 9pm on RTÉ 2

Chicken Run at 3.30pm on Virgin Media One

Kung Fu Panda at 5.15pm on Virign Media One

The Hangover at 10.35pm on UTV

The Sound of Music at 2.30pm on BBC One

The Thomas Crown Affair at 12.45pm on BBC Two

The Parent Trap at 7.45am on Channel 4

Shark Tale at 1.50pm on Channel 4

Back To The Future Part II at 3.40pm on Channel 4

The Lion King at 6pm on Channel 4

Mission Impossible: Fallout at 9pm on Channel.4

Red 2 at 11.50pm on Channel 4

The Night Before at 10.20pm on Comedy Central

The Hunger Games at 9pm on W


The Wizard of Oz at 10.15am on ITV3

The Secret Garden at 8.10am on ITV3

Bridget Jones's Diary at 9pm on Channel 5

Jumanji at 3.45pm on Channel 5

Jurassic World at 6.35pm on ITV2

Fast & Furious 8 at 9pm on ITV2

Pitch Perfect 2 at 7.50pm on E4

Ferris Beuller's Day Off at 9pm on Sky One