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Christmas Eve TV: All the best films and shows on RTE, Virgin Media, TG4 and more

It's finally time to break open the tin of chocolates
Clodagh Meaney

In just hours, Santa Claus will finally be coming to town.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin revealed earlier this month that the man in red will not be subject to any Covid-19 travel restrictions as he has such an important job to do tonight.

If you’re spending your Christmas Eve at home with the family, waiting for the man himself, you're in for a treat as we’ve got the ultimate TV listings for the most exciting day of the year.

From Christmas classics like Home Alone and Frozen, to family favourites like Brave and Kung Fu Panda, as well as all the best Christmas television, here is what’s on the box this Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve Films

07.30 The Rugrats Movie - Channel 4

09.00 Horton Hears a Who! - E4

09.20 Spider-Man - Dave

09.25 Secret Santa - Virgin Media One

09.45 Casablanca - RTÉ One

10.00 For Me and My Gal - TG4

10.15 Mousehunt - RTÉ 2

10.35 Daughter of the Bride - Virgin Media 2

10.40 Lava - RTÉ Jr

11.40 Brave - BBC 1

12.00 The Flight Before Christmas - RTÉ 2

13.00 High Society - TG4

13.30 Frozen - BBC One

13.40 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial - RTÉ One

14.00 It’s a Wonderful Life - CH4

14.00 Kung Fu Panda - RTÉ 2

15.40 Dear Secret Santa - TG4

15.45 The Man Who Invented Christmas - RTÉ One

16.05 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa - Virgin Media One

16.10 Despicable Me - RTÉ 2

16.30 Dolittle - BBC One

17.20 Dr Seuss’ The Lorax - TG4

17.35 In The Heights - Sky Cinema Premiere

17.50 The Overcoat -RTÉ Jr

18.00 Home Alone - Channel 4

18.15 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom RTÉ 2

21.00 Man About Dog - Virgin Media Two

21.20 Notting Hill - TG4

22.35 Dirty Dancing - Virgin Media Two

23.30 Die Hard 2 - RTÉ 2

01.45 The Big Sleep - RTÉ 2

TV Shows

19.00 The Repair Shop at Christmas - BBC One

19.15 Anuna: On a Cold Winter’s Night - TG4

19.20 Killinaskully Christmas Special - RTÉ One

20.00 The Greatest Snowman - Channel 4

20.15 Christmas Carols: Christmas in St. Patricks - RTÉ One

20.30 Top Gear: Driving Home for Christmas - BBC One

20.30 Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special - RTÉ 2

21.00 Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow Christmas Special - Virgin Media One

21.25 The Way We Were at Christmas -RTÉ One

21.30 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Christmas Special - Channel 4

21.30 I Can See Your Voice Christmas Special - BBC One

21.45 Father Ted Christmas Special - RTÉ 2

22.25 Mrs Browns Boy’s Christmas Special - RTÉ One

23.00 Midnight Mass from the Church of St James - RTÉ One


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