What to Watch this Weekend: Christmastime

With Christmas just around the corner, there's no shortage of Christmasy shows on your TV. Here's what to watch on pay TV and free TV this weekend!

Richie Rich's Christmas Wish

Friday, December 16, 7pm - 8.30pm, FMC (G)

In this non-Macaulay Culkin sequel to Richie Rich, non-Macaulay Culkin Richie and his butler Cadbury spend Christmas Eve giving Christmas gifts to an orphanage, but his cousin, Reggie Rich (LOL), interferes, and non-Macaulay Culkin Richie is blamed. Non-Macaulay Culkin Richie then finds himself in a parallel existence after he wishes that he had never been born.

Check out the trailer here.

What's New, Scooby-Doo? A Scooby-Doo Christmas

Friday, December 16, 7.30pm - 8pm, Cartoon Network (G)

Daphne, Fred, Shaggy, Scooby and Velma are stranded in a spooky small town, where Christmas isn't celebrated because a headless snowman (not to be confused with Halloween's headless horseman) is on the rampage.

Children's Hospital at Xmas

Friday, December 16, 8.30pm - 9.30pm, The LifeStyle Channel (PG)

The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital prepares for Christmas in the last few months of the year.

Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Friday, December 16, 8.30pm - 10.15pm, Showtime Comedy (PG)

Based on Dr Seuss' children's book of the same name, this movie, starring Jim Carrey, shows the Grinch's attempt to steal Christmas from all the Whos down in Whoville (who love Christmas a lot).

The Simpsons: Marge Be Not Proud

Saturday, December 17, 6pm - 6.30pm, Fox 8 (PG)

When Bart gets caught shoplifting, Marge starts to treat him like an adult. Including letting him put the marshmallow in his hot cocoa by himself (which is surprisingly hard)!

Victorious: A Christmas Tori

Saturday, December 17, 6.30pm - 7pm, Nickelodeon (G)

It's Secret Santa time at Hollywood Arts -- and whoever bestows the worst Christmas gift will be taken with Sikowitz to go door-to-door yodelling.

Michael Buble's Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 7pm - 8pm, Seven (PG)

Michael Buble hosts a Christmas show featuring special guest appearances and self-gratuitous shots of himself singing Christmas carols.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Saturday, December 17, 7pm - 8.20pm, FMC (G)

After a trip to Christmas Town, Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween, decides to steal Christmas, featuring himself as Sandy Claws.

Frasier: Miracle on Third or Fourth Street

Saturday, December 17, 7.30pm - 8pm, Eleven (PG)

Frasier fights with his family on Christmas Day, and so spends the day at work. Sounds ... cheerful...

Christmas with the Kranks

Saturday, December 17, 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Nine (PG)

In this Christmas movie starring Tim Allen, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas to go on a tropical holiday. For some reason, this doesn't sit well with their nosy neighbours, who are apparently a bunch of Petunia Dursleys.

The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 17, 8pm - 8.30pm, Seven (G)

Are you dreaming of a blue Christmas?

Woolworths' Carols in the Domain

Saturday, December 17, 8.30pm - 11pm, Seven (G)

Australia's big Christmas carol celebration will this year feature Reece Mastin, Damien Leith, Georgie Parker, Hugh Sheridan, The Wiggles, Tania Doko, Paulini, Melinda Schneider and David Campbell. And Dorothy the Dinosaur had better be there.

Ace of Cakes: Charm City Holiday

Saturday, December 17, 9pm - 9.30pm, LifeStyle Food Channel (PG)

These ace cake decorators head to New York City to make a cake for the Rockette's Christmas spectacular.

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 5pm - 6.10pm, Disney Junior (G)

Mickey and his usual Disney gang ... wait a minute, there's nothing usual about them at all; they've been computer animated! Eeep! Anyway, there will be five mini-films in this show, including the awesomely named "Christmas: Impossible".

The Big Bang Theory: The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis

Sunday, December 18, 7pm - 7.30pm, Nine (PG)

Sheldon tries to anticipate the worth of Penny's Christmas gift to him by buying several bath hampers of varying sizes.

The Simpsons: Kill Gil: Vols. 1 & 2

Sunday, December 18, 7.30pm - 8pm, Eleven (G)

In the only episode that spans an entire year (we think), Marge lets the always-hopeless Gil stay in their home. She's then unable to kick him out ... for a whole year.

Andre Rieu: The Christmas I Love

Sunday, December 18, 8pm - 9pm, Studio (G)

Andre Rieu performs various standard Christmas carols, including "Jingle Bells" and "White Christmas".

The Hairy Bikers: 12 Days of Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 10.30pm - 11.30pm, LifeStyle Food Channel (PG)

The hairy bikers take on "The 12 Days of Christmas" carol and interpret it into a bunch of recipes. We can't wait to see how they bake those 10 lords a leaping! Yum.

Comments (1)
Dec 16, 2011
These are all old episodes, right?

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