Our Pick of Family Christmas Movies on TV 2023

Jill Holtz

December 12, 2023

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Want a one stop handy guide to the family friendly tv & movies this Christmas? We’ve popped them onto this list covering the UK & Irish tv channels. Here’s Our Pick of Family Christmas Movies on TV 2023:

Our Pick of Christmas Movies on TV 2023

One of my favourite memories of Christmas time as a child was looking at the TV schedule to see what movies were going to be on and planning what TV time I’d have – there was no screen time limit at Christmas time (never mind the fact that it was the 70s & 80s!).

So if you like watching a good Christmas movie on TV with your child, here’s a big roundup of what’s on this Christmas 2023.

Saturday 23rd December

10.20 – A Christmas Carousel – C4

10.50 – Wolfwalkers – RTÉ2

11.35 – A Song for Christmas – RTÉ1

13.15 – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – BBC1

13.15 – Sing – UTV

14.20 – Twinkle All The Way – RTÉ2

14.35  – Scrooged – C4

15.20 – How the Grinch Stole Christmas – UTV

15.25 – Mrs Doubtfire – RTÉ1

16.30 – It’s a Wonderful Life – C4

17.15 – Stickman – BBC1

17.35 – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – UTV

18.45 – Paddington – BBC1

19.00 – Men in Black 3 – C4

Christmas Eve

10.05 – The Boss Baby – BBC1

10.45 – Angela’s Christmas Wish – RTÉ2

12.10 – The Overcoat – RTÉ2

12.30 – Charlotte’s Web – C4

13.00 – Sherlock Gnomes – RTÉ2

13.05 – The Secret Life of Pets – UTV

13.10 – Annie – TG4

13.40 – The Goonies – RTÉ1

14.30 – The Christmas Contract – RTÉ2

14.40 – The Grinch – UTV

14.50 – The Sound of Music – BBC1

15.45 – Miracle on 34th St – RTÉ1

16.10 – 101 Dalmatians – RTÉ2

17.25 – Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – UTV

17.45 – Miracle on 34th St – C4

18.10 – Home Alone – RTÉ2

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Christmas Day

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07.30 – Paw Patrol – RTÉ2

08.00 – Smurfs: The Lost Village – TG4

08.40 – Puss in Boots – C4

08.45 – Puffin Rock and the New Friends – RTÉ2

08.50 – The Gruffalo – BBC1

09.15 – How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming – BBC1

09.30 – Finians Rainbow – TG4

09.40 – The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse – BBC1

10.00 – The Witches – RTÉ2

10.15 – The Highway Rat – BBC2

10.25 – Kung Fu Panda 2 – C4

10.40 – Wallace & Grommit: A Close Shave – BBC2

11.15 – Cinderella – BBC1

11.40 – Mirror Mirror – RTÉ2

12.20 – Miracle on 34th St – TG4

12.25 – Wallace & Grommit: A Matter of Loaf and Death – RTÉ1

12.55 – The Addams Family 2 – BBC1

13.25 – The Jungle Book – RTÉ1

13.25 – Sonic the Hedgehog – RTÉ2

14.00 – Ice Age 3 – TG4

14.40 – Beauty & The Beast – RTÉ1

14.55 – Sing – RTÉ2

15.10 – Toy Story 4 – BBC1

14.00 – Mary Poppins Returns – RTÉ1

16.25 – The Wizard of Oz – VM1

16.30 – Sing 2 – UTV

17.00 – Spirit Untamed – RTÉ2

17.30 – Home Alone – C4

18.15 – Into the West – TG4

18.15 – The Lion King – RTÉ1

18.20 – Angela’s Christmas Wish – RTÉ2

19.05 – Home Alone 2 – RTÉ2

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St Stephen’s Day / Boxing Day / 26th December

07.55 – Zog – RTÉ2

08.25 – The Snail & The Whale – RTÉ2

09.25 – Gangsta Granny – RTÉ2

09.50 – Pokemon: Detective Pikachu – BBC1

10.00 – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – RTÉ1

10.25 – The Croods – UTV

10.50 – Wallace & Grommit: The Wrong Trousers – RTÉ2

11.25 – Madagascar – RTÉ2

11.25 – Abominable – BBC1

11.40 – Annie – C4

13.15 – Beauty & The Beast – BBC1

15.00 – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – UTV

15.15 – Peter Rabbit 2 – BBC1

17.00 – The Boss Baby – TG4

17.05 – The Lion King – BBC1

18.30 – Paddington 2 – RTÉ1

18.50 – Raiders of the Lost Ark – C4

Wednesday 27th December

08.30 – Mr Stink – RTÉ2

09.20 – Dora & The Lost City of Gold – C4

09.45 – Beethoven – RTÉ2

10.15 – Trolls – BBC1

10.20 – Believe – BBC2

11.25 – Beethoven’s 2nd – RTÉ2

11.40 – Spirit Untamed – BBC1

13.00 – Lemony Snicket – C4

13.55 – The Snail & The Whale – BBC1

14.25 – The Croods 2 – BBC1

15.50 – Ghostbusters – BBC1

17.01 – Are We There Yet? – VM2

17.20 – Smurfs 3 – TG4

17.40 – Stardust – C4

21.00 – 1917 – BBC1

Thursday 28th December

08.10 – Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – C4

08.50 – Fluke – RTÉ2

9.50 – Aliens in the Attic – C4

10.05 – Trolls World Tour – BBC1

10.30 – Wallace & Grommit: A Grand Day Out – RTÉ2

11.00 – K-9 – RTÉ2

11.30 – Inside Out – BBC1

13.55 – The BFG – BBC1

14.20 – Fiddler on the Roof – RTÉ1

15.20 – Brewsters Millions – RTÉ2

15.40 – Ghostbusters 2 – BBC1

17.30 – Stuart Little – TG4

18.40 – Spiderman: Far From Home – RTÉ2

21.00 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – C4

Friday 29th December

08.00 – A Monsterous Holiday – TG4

09.00 – The Good Dinosaur – BBC1

09.15  – Ben 10 vs. The Universe – RTÉ2

09.20 – Barnyard – C4

10.40 – Wallace & Grommit: A Close Shave – RTÉ2

11.15 – The Witches – RTÉ2

11.25 – Big Hero 6 – BBC1

13.00 – Are We There Yet? – VM2

13.45 – My Girl – RTÉ1

13.55 – Trolls in Harmony – BBC1

14.15 – The Book of Life – BBC1

15.25 – Planes, Trains & Automobiles – C4

15.45 – Alice Through the Looking Glass – BBC1

15.50 – My Girl 2 – RTÉ1

17.20 – Ice Age 3 – TG4

19.05 – The House with the Clock in it’s Walls – RTÉ2

Saturday 30th December

08.40 – The Gruffalo – RTÉ2

09.40 – The Highway Rat – RTÉ2

10.00 – Calamity Jane – TG4

11.35 – Gangsta Granny – RTÉ2

12.55 – The Water Horse – TG4

13.15 – The Secret Life of Pets 2 – BBC1

13.25 – Wallace & Grommit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit – UTV

14.35 – Finding Dory – BBC1

15.05 – Jumanji – UTV

17.20 – Wallace & Grommit: The Wrong Trousers – BBC1

18.00 – Paddington 2 – BBC1

18.35 – My Spy – RTÉ1

19.00 – The Sound of Music – BBC4

19.40 – Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom – C4

Sunday 31st December

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08.00 – Yogi Bear – TG4

08.55 – The Snail & The Whale – RTÉ2

09.20 – Stickman – RTÉ2

09.30 – Over the Hedge – UTV

09.55 – Cars 3 – BBC1

11.05 – About a Boy – UTV

11.45 – Mr Stink – RTÉ2

13.05 – Evan Almighty – UTV

13.25 – Madagascar – RTÉ2

13.50 – Zog & The Flying Doctors – BBC1

14.20 – Saving Mr Banks – BBC1

14.55 – Matilda – UTV

15.15 – The Boss Baby – TG4

16.20 – The Jungle Book – BBC1

19.00 – Johnny English Reborn – RTÉ2

Monday 1st January 2024

08.00 – My Little Pony – TG4

09.00 – The Highway Rat – BBC1

09.55 – Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon – BBC1

10.30 – Babe – UTV

11.05 – Daddy Day Care – C4

11.15 – The Boss Baby 2 – BBC1

11.45 – Oliver Twist – VM3

12.55 – Paw Patrol – C4

14.15 – Space Jam: A New Legacy – RTÉ2

14.20 – Moana – BBC1

14.35 – Around the World in 80 Days – RTÉ1

14.55 – Mrs Doubtfire – C4

16.00 – Wallace & Grommit: A Matter of Loaf and Death – BBC1

17.00 – Are We There Yet? – VM1

17.20 – Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade – C4

17.30 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – TG4

Our Pick of Christmas TV for Families

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