The Christmas TV Strategy Guide 2018 – 26th December
0745 | BBC1 | Despite this being a motion capture film, it’s holding up better than it has any right to. It’s still a cracker and a real shame that we don’t have a sequel or two to enjoy as well
0920 | Channel 4 | It’s hard to be a film in the 80s without Guttenberg, and this one here is one of his best
1030 | BBC1 | In the recent history of Disney, there have been some crackers and not many better than this film. Great songs, a cracking visual style and at least one scene thats a proper good punch to the guts. Brilliant.
1035 | Sony Movies | If you have a Christmas hangover and want to veg out in front of something, here’s three films for you; the forgotten Henry Selick film, then a different take of a Dahl novel then a slice of pure 80s family fantasy
1105 | ITV1 | Speaking of Dahl films, here’s another for you although quite what it’s doing on TV this early in the day is anyone’s guess.
1125 | Five | And this is another one that feels like it’s on a bit too early in the day. I mean, it’s a great gung ho war film but still, it’s not for the morning TV schedule
1300 | Horror | Fingers crossed this is the ’59 version with James Mason, if not then my apologies
1325 | BBC1 | Here we go! Here’s proper Bank Holiday viewing! Nazis getting punched and stunts happening everywhere!
1610 | 5 Star | Both Bill and Ted films back to back? Why, that is indeed most excellent
1905 | BBC2 | Despite them now being a good generation separated from today, Morecambe and Wise are still a timeless comedy pairing that is an indelible part of Christmas, so here’s a big load of them right in your face