To celebrate Christmas Day, TV2 has a festive and fun-packed line-up of movies for the whole family to enjoy, from dawn until dusk.
For the early risers, A Miser Brother’s Christmas, at 7.05am, is a family animation following Santa as he gets stuck in the middle of the Miser brothers’ feud. Can the brothers overcome their differences and save Christmas?
In Santa Buddies at 12pm, Puppy Paws, the feisty son of Santa Paws, forgets the true meaning of Christmas, and it’s up to the Buddies, a group of puppies – Budderball, B-Dawg, Rosebud, Buddha, and Mudbud – to remind him that Christmas is not about what you get; it’s about what you give. Join the Buddies on an exciting journey to the magical world of the North Pole.
At 2.15pm, Santa Baby 2 sees Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy, Charmed) – Santa’s business minded daughter – step in to help save Christmas. Tired of the responsibilities of the job, Santa (Paul Sorvino, Goodfellas) is ready to pass on the reins to Mary, who feels torn between the family business and running her own high stakes firm in New York City. The situation gets increasingly dire when a disgruntled former elf, Teri (Kelly Stables, Two And A Half Men), in cunning disguise, sows dissension at the North Pole in an effort to take over Christmas.
A doubting boy boards a magical train headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home, in the animated adventure, The Polar Express, screening at 5pm. With the voice talent of Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) and Leslie Zemeckis (A Christmas Carol).
A family favourite, TV2’s Christmas Movie, Happy Feet, screens at 7.25pm. Mumble is a tone-deaf tap-dancing Emperor Penguin who is unable to sing his ‘heart song’, the ritual required to win a mate. Outcast by his colony for his tap dancing ways, Mumble sets out to solve the mystery of the dwindling supply of edible fish in the ocean. Featuring the voices of Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), Brittany Murphy (Just Married), Hugh Jackman (Australia), Hugo Weaving (Transformers) and Nicole Kidman (Bewitched).
At 9.10pm, Queen Latifah (Hairspray) and LL Cool J (Edison) star in the dramedy, Last Holiday. When a shy sales person learns she has only weeks to live, she quits her job, cashes in her savings, and buys a one-way ticket to Europe for a dream holiday.
The evening closes with the much-loved Hollywood classic Father Of The Bride, screening at 11pm. Steve Martin (Pink Panther) stars as George Banks, an over-protective father who has a hard time letting go of his young daughter Annie (Kimberly Williams), when she unexpectedly announces her plans to wed. With Diane Keaton (The First Wives Club) playing his patient and level-headed wife, and funny-man Martin Short (Saturday Night Live) playing the off-the-wall wedding consultant, Father Of The Bride will entertain and delight, as George faces the hilarious trials and tribulations leading up to the big event.
Friday 25 December
6am – Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Christmas Special
6.20am – Bah Humduck! A Looney Toons Christmas
7.05am – A Miser Brother’s Christmas
7.50am – What Now – Christmas Special
9.50am – Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas
10.55am – Phineas And Ferb – Christmas Special
11.15am – A Muppets Christmas – Letters To Santa
12pm – Santa Buddies
1.30pm – Home Improvement – Christmas Special
2.15pm – Santa Baby 2
3.45pm – Spongebob Squarepants – Christmas Special
4.10pm – 3rd Rock From The Sun – Christmas Special
4.30pm – Merry Madagascar
5pm – The Polar Express
6.40pm – Friends
7pm – Shrek The Halls
7.25pm – Happy Feet
9.10pm – Last Holiday
11pm – Father Of The Bride