Christmas Movies Start Here!

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Christmas really does come early this year, as the UK’s best loved festive film channel returns to screens TODAY!

The all-new Sony Movies Christmas pop-up channel will be airing Christmas classics, new premieres and those indulgent treats to get you in the holiday spirit, all the way from September to January.

Santa and his elves aren’t the only people working hard from now until Christmas. Sony Movies Christmas Channel team have been working their stockings off to ensure there’s enough festive content to keep you in a seasonal mood right up until the big day – and beyond.

Because really, when isn’t a good time to gift yourself a little festive cheer?

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Themed weekends and festive feels

On the channel previously known as True Christmas, you can expect a full-day schedule of Yuletide delights to keep you company while you decorate the house, wrap presents or kick back with some mince pies. Look out for:

  • Channel Premieres such as Holiday Road Trip, Christmas With the Kranks, Silver Bells and Defending Santa
  • Themed weekends! Dates for your diary include: Bah Humbug!, Christmas Animals, Santa Sunday and Christmas Comedy
  • Christmas Spirit – every night at 7pm, a treat of emotional movies to really give you the festive feels, including Moonlight & Mistletoe, Christmas Grace and All I Want Is Christmas
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So, if you simply can’t wait to kick off the festivities this year, tune into the Sony Movies Christmas Channel – the only one dedicated to keeping it Christmas from September to January. All day, every day on Freeview 50, Sky 319, Virgin 424 and Freesat 303. Ho ho ho!

Sarah Proctor

I've worked on a variety of regional newspapers and national magazines. My Weekly and Your Best Ever Christmas are fantastic, warm-hearted brands with an amazing, talented team. I'm a sub-editor and particularly love working on cookery, fiction and advice pages - I feel I should know all the secrets of eternal life, health and happiness by now, but hey, we all need that regular reminder!