6 TV shows for you to watch before Christmas

2016-12-18 14:01

Johannesburg - Looking for something to watch on TV over the holidays? 

Cuddle up on the couch with your loved ones and enjoy our picks of the best festive viewing this week.

Sunday - 18 December

Mariah’s World

Channel: E! (DStv channel 124)

Time: 20:00

This gives fans, viewers and “lambs” alike a peek into the life of the award-winning singer, songwriter and icon Mariah Carey. During the eight-part series, Mariah is faced with overwhelming demands as she launches her world tour while being a loving, doting mommy to her twins.

Thursday - 22 December

Hairspray Live!

Channel: M-Net (DStv channel 101)


The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical makes a colourful debut on the small screen, retelling the tale of a fun-loving plus-size teen living in Baltimore during the 60s.

Friday - 23 December

Jamie’s Big Family Christmas

Channel: BBC Lifestyle (DStv channel 174)

Time: 20:15

The pukka chef reveals how to make the most succulent roast turkey with gravy and also gives some insider tricks on the best ways to use leftovers.

Saturday - 24 December

Emeli Sandé Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Channel: SABC3 (DStv channel 193)

Time: 17:00

Acclaimed Scottish recording artist Emeli Sandé delivers a performance of a lifetime at the Royal Albert Hall.

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Channel: e.tv (DStv channel 194)

Time: 19:30

Every child wonders: “How does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?” Arthur Christmas provides an incredible answer.

Santa Hunters (2014)

Channel: SABC1 (DStv channel 191)

Time: 20:00

Four children try to claim that Santa Claus is real in this movie by Nickelodeon.

And our Pick of the stream:

Barbie: A Perfect Christmas

Available on Showmax

Join Barbie and her three sisters as they discover the joys of a truly perfect Christmas. This will not only entertain kids, but teach them a lesson about holiday spirit.

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