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XMAS TV - 2012 - 22/11/2012 4:10:37 PM   
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OK, this time last year I posted the following.......


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Too early?

Whatever, not that Bonfire Night is out of the way and the Xmas Ad's have ramped up, is it time to start wondering what wonderful, original, festive TV is in store this year? Or are we all resigned to the fact it will be boring, dull shite, with piss poor comedy specials and festive chat shows recorded last month? Gone are the days of really high profile movie premieres, Noels Xmas Present and a new Wallace & Gromit, but surely there will be somethings to look forward to??

I'll be interested to see what the big terrestrial tv premieres are this year. I'll take a punt at Avatar and The Dark Knight being included somehwere.

What do you think/hope we'll be seeing on TV this year? What has already been confirmed? What premieres will come round?


So, what do we think/know about the upcoming Xmas TV schedules, any decent one offs to look forward to? Xmas Dr Who, of course. Anything else??

Any decent movie premieres to get excited about? The Dark Knight still hasn't premiered, so I'm guessing that may crop up. Inception? Iron Man 2? Surely The Kings Speech is a shoe in for a Xmas Day BBC premiere?

As always, I expect it to be horsehit.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 22/11/2012 5:01:30 PM   
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Rod Stewart recorded a Christmas special at Stirling Castle last night to be shown on ITV1 on the 9th December.

The Snowman and the Snowdog which is the sequel to 1982's The Snowman will be shown on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve.

Outnumbered, Mrs Brown's Boys, Wild At Heart,Downton Abbey, Friday Night Dinner, River Cottage, Call The Midwife, The Royle Family and Miranda are all getting Christmas specials.

Katherine Jenkins has recorded a specil called Stepping Out With Katherine Jenkins.

Sarah Millican will have a Christmas special on BBC2

John Bishop is starring in a comedy drama called Panto! Bishop also co-wrote the one-off show.

Channel 4 are showing all the 'The Girl With/Who....' movies, Wuthering Heights (2011), Planet 51, Furry Vengeance, Home Alone (again) and The Muppet Christmas Carol (again).

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 22/11/2012 5:03:18 PM   
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Downton Abbey is the thing i'm most looking forward to this Christmas telly wise. I couldn't give two shits about Doctor Who anymore.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 22/11/2012 5:07:44 PM   
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The Snowman and the Snowdog which is the sequel to 1982's The Snowman will be shown on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve.



Haven't they already done another two? Father Christmas and I think the other one was The Bear?


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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 22/11/2012 5:15:32 PM   
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The Snowman and the Snowdog which is the sequel to 1982's The Snowman will be shown on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve.



This is the only thing I've any interest in this list. The rest sounds terrible.

No idea why, but I still like the idea of having good film premieres at xmas, i own pretty much all the films I'd ever want to watch, alongside having the Sky Movies package, so terrestiral premieres are largely irrelevant. But still, it does strike a chord with me a feel a bit of an event to have a terrestrial tv premiere at xmas. Such an odd thing.


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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 22/11/2012 5:20:35 PM   
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The Snowman and the Snowdog which is the sequel to 1982's The Snowman will be shown on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve.



Haven't they already done another two? Father Christmas and I think the other one was The Bear?



I mean a direct sequel to the Snowman. The clue is in the title The Snowman and the Snowdog

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 22/11/2012 5:38:23 PM   
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The Snowman and the Snowdog which is the sequel to 1982's The Snowman will be shown on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve.




Oh my god, I am SO watching that! This may sound sad but I usually go cinema on Christmas Eve and I will now have to schedule cinema around when the Snowman and the Snowdog is on
It's a good thing I'm not seeing The Hobbit on Christmas Eve anymore as that would have taken up half my day!

Aside from that, i've just got Doctor Who which i'm interested in (although tbf it has become a big christmas day tradition for my family). The rest of the specials i'm not interested in at all. I usually play the games or watch the blu-ray's I ask for christmas on xmas day and boxing day so that takes up most of my tv time.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 22/11/2012 5:53:17 PM   
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The Snowman and the Snowdog which is the sequel to 1982's The Snowman will be shown on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve.



[spoilers] but the Snowman died at the end. [/spoilers]

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 22/11/2012 5:55:20 PM   
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Dr. Who and that's about it for me. There may be a couple of films on Sky Movies I haven't seen yet that I might watch but generally speaking the festive viewing schedule looks as uninspiring as it usual is.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 22/11/2012 6:05:34 PM   
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Does everyone want a day filled with good telly though? I find there's enough to fit in the day as it is with family stuff, playing with gifts (games and blu-ray's) and cooking dinner. If there's two or three highlights during the day like a special or a film (doesn't even have to be a new film, Aladdin was on last xmas day and I hadn't seen that for over 10 years and it was great to watch!) Then that allows you to get some good xmas tv and also have all the other christmas fun.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 22/11/2012 11:15:18 PM   
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The big question is... is ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE showing anywhere? I don't mean on the fancy movie channels that not everyone can afford, but on standard freeview channels?

It was always a given that IAWL would be on at least BBC2, but it hasn't done so in the last few years. It was always a vital part of Christmas, I saw it for the first time when I was about 13 or so and have made the effort to see it every year since then.

Yes, I have the DVD nowadays and will deffo watch it in the week leading up to Christmas, but what about the young'uns who might stumble across it and make it part of THEIR future Christmases?

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 5:15:56 PM   
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I (almost) guarentee you 'Up' will be BBC1's big film on Christmas Day, probably around 3 or 4ish. They seem to show a new Pixar film every christmas and now its the turn of the old man and fat boy scout.

Im also expecting 'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' and 'The Dark Knight'.

Looking forward to Doctor Who and Miranda and on ITV there is a one off comedy play about behind the scenes at a Pantomime starring John Bishop, which might be ok.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 5:26:32 PM   
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The big question is... is ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE showing anywhere? I don't mean on the fancy movie channels that not everyone can

It hasn't been shown for a while, has it? I think and I can't stress that enough, I think BBC2 may show it this year. I hope it's on Christmas day if they do, I'll watch it

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I (almost) guarentee you 'Up' will be BBC1's big film on Christmas Day, probably around 3 or 4ish. They seem to show a new Pixar film every christmas and now its the turn of the old man and fat boy scout.


Yeah, I'm guessing that too, 3.10pm, after the Queen's Speech.



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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 5:28:42 PM   
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Apparently UP is indeed the BBC Christmas Day afternoon movie this year.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 5:35:16 PM   
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It would make sense. We should find out in a few days for sure what is going to be on and when. I only really care about the films but I am not sure why, I'll probably not watch any. I just have always liked finding out what premiers are on, since I was a kid

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 10:30:08 PM   
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OK... so going off on a slight tangent... does anyone still look forward to the big fat Radio Times TV Christmas guide coming out? Not the ITV or any of the other TV guides... and does anyone else go through it with a marker pen? Possibly after a couple of drinks? With a Christmas greatest hits CD playing?

Is it just me?



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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 10:35:12 PM   
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I'm listening to Christmas music now.....

But no, I don't buy the Radio Times it is too expensive these days, I get one of the cheap ones, they do they job just as well

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 10:38:18 PM   
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I remember once upon a time the Christmas Radio Times was a wonderful thing. That was back in the days before soap operas took over Christmas. I don't think I have even bought one in the last five years.

Also when did Sandy the Squirrel get such bushy eyebrows?

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 10:40:20 PM   
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OK... so going off on a slight tangent... does anyone still look forward to the big fat Radio Times TV Christmas guide coming out? Not the ITV or any of the other TV guides... and does anyone else go through it with a marker pen? Possibly after a couple of drinks? With a Christmas greatest hits CD playing?

Is it just me?




Yes, I do.

It goes back to when I was a kid and my pre-Christmas ritual would include getting the Radio Times (we never bought it at any other time of the year) and meticulously going through it with a pen to circle the films and TV specials I'd want to watch, and then buying enough VHS tapes to cater for them. I miss those days, although I still get a little nostalgic thrill from it now.

And I always get a little sad when I get to the last page because it's like Christmas has ended already.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 10:43:58 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Mister Coe

OK... so going off on a slight tangent... does anyone still look forward to the big fat Radio Times TV Christmas guide coming out? Not the ITV or any of the other TV guides... and does anyone else go through it with a marker pen? Possibly after a couple of drinks? With a Christmas greatest hits CD playing?

Is it just me?




Yes, I do.

It goes back to when I was a kid and my pre-Christmas ritual would include getting the Radio Times (we never bought it at any other time of the year) and meticulously going through it with a pen to circle the films and TV specials I'd want to watch, and then buying enough VHS tapes to cater for them. I miss those days, although I still get a little nostalgic thrill from it now.

And I always get a little sad when I get to the last page because it's like Christmas has ended already.


Me too, especially when I was first getting into cinema and there'd be late night showings of films I'd heard of and never had chance to see.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 10:48:12 PM   
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Yeah, BBC2 and Channel 4 were especiallly good for that.

Is it just nostalgia, or are terrestial channels really shit now for showing films?

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 10:54:05 PM   
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No, they're really shit now. And yep, BBC2 and C4 were the best for it. Maybe it's become more expensive to get the rights to screen older films or something.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 10:56:44 PM   
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Glad it's not just me then.

Again, maybe nostalgia, but it did seem that Christmas you'd get an awful lot more foreign/obscure/old films late night than any other time of year.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 11:18:58 PM   
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You also seemed to get short seasons of films a lot more. There was a great late night Universal season one year over Christmas on BBC2.

Also, I wish BBC would have the balls to do something today like that top 100 they did in the 90s.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 11:52:30 PM   
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What was that?

See, that's always a key memory for me about Christmas. Not so much when I was a kid who still believed, but when I was a bit older and I was starting to get into films outside of the usual scope that kids my age were watching.

So Christmas to me will always be associated with staying up till 2:00 in the morning, all the lights off apart from the Christmas tree and eating Quality Street/After Eights/nuts and drinking ginger wine while watching something very, very different to what I was used to. Magical.


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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 23/11/2012 11:53:20 PM   
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Glad it's not just me then.

Again, maybe nostalgia, but it did seem that Christmas you'd get an awful lot more foreign/obscure/old films late night than any other time of year.


Yes! Channel 4 used run a series of themed foreign films, I always looked forwards to what they'd do next!

My favourite was a year when they ran a seies of Asian movies... I think 'Rouge' was one of them. It instilled in me a love of Asian cinema, I can tell you...

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 24/11/2012 12:09:59 AM   
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What was that?



For the century of cinema they put together a top 100 films and played them all. Some really offbeat choices in the list. I have a memory they got a critic to put together a list, because I seem to remember Barry Norman pissing and moaning about some of the choices.

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Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938)
Aguirre, Wrath Of God (1972)
Amarcord (1973)
American Gigolo (1980)
Andrei Rublev (1969)
Ashes And Diamonds (1958)
Badlands (1973)
Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Billy Liar (1963)
Black Narcissus (1947)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Brazil (1985)
Breathless (1983)
Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Brief Encounter (1945)
Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Casablanca (1942)
Children Of Paradise (1945)
Chocolat (1988)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Claire's Knee (1970)
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Conqueror Worm (1968)
Dark Victory (1939)
Days (1993)
Dead Ringers (1988)
Death In Venice (1971)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972)
Do The Right Thing (1989)
Down By Law (1986)
Easy Rider (1969)
El Cid (1961)
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Farewell To Arms (1932)
Forty-Second Street (1933)
Fury (1936)
Gertrud (1964)
Great Expectations (1946)
Gun Crazy (1949)
Hue And Cry (1947)
I Walked With A Zombie (1943)
King Kong (1933)
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
La Guerre Est Finie (1967)
La Ronde (1950)
Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Life Of Oharu (1952)
Long Goodbye (1973)
Maltese Falcon (1941)
Man Of The West (1958)
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Morocco (1930)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Night Of The Hunter (1955)
North By Northwest (1959)
Nutty Professor (1963)
On The Town (1949)
On The Waterfront (1954)
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
Out Of The Past (1947)
Palm Beach Story (1942)
Performance (1970)
Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)
Platoon (1986)
Player (1992)
Raging Bull (1980)
Ran (1985)
Rocco And His Brothers (1960)
Rules Of The Game (1939)
Rumble Fish (1983)
Sanjuro (1962)
Scenes From A Marriage (1973)
Searchers (1956)
Servant (1963)
Seventh Seal (1957)
Short Film About Killing (1988)
Smiles Of A Summer Night (1955)
Sonatine (1993)
Sound Of Music (1965)
Spider's Strategem (1970)
Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Stagecoach (1939)
Sweetie (1989)
Taxi Driver (1976)
They Live By Night (1948)
Thirty-Nine Steps (1935)
Tilai (1990)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Top Hat (1935)
Vertigo (1958)
Viridiana (1961)
Weekend (1967)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Wise Blood (1979)
Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (1988)
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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 24/11/2012 3:31:11 AM   
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It was probably just a list of films they had the rights to show.

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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 24/11/2012 7:33:23 AM   
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I still do the Radio Times/marker pen thing in a weekly basis, not just at Christmas There's still something special about getting the festive bumper edition though.


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RE: XMAS TV - 2012 - 24/11/2012 8:41:37 AM   
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No, they're really shit now. And yep, BBC2 and C4 were the best for it. Maybe it's become more expensive to get the rights to screen older films or something.


I remember the Christmas Jackie Chan films on C4 and the Chinese Ghost Story films they showed as well. It used to be every year late night C4 Christmas was a cornucopia of great and at that time undiscovered films.

You don't get that nowadays.

I see Mr Coe got there first.

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