Christmas Week Movies: December 23-29

The free-to-air premieres of Downton Abbey: A New Era and NZ-made Take Home Pay and Mama’s Music Box head the network movies scheduled for Christmas Week.

The rest of the slate is a mix of evergreens, franchises and bargain-bin blockbusters.

Here’s the full line-up of HD coming attractions:

  • Elf (Three, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Last Holiday (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Farmageddon (Whakaata Māori, 7.00 Saturday)
  • Yesterday (TVNZ 1, 8.05 Saturday)
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Eden, 8.30 Saturday)
  • Take Home Pay (Whakaata Māori, 8.40 Saturday)
  • Four Holidays (Three, 8.55 Saturday)
  • Bad Moms 2 (TVNZ 2, 9.00 Saturday)
  • Bad Santa (Duke, 9.30 Saturday)
  • Ladies in Black (Three, 10.45 Saturday)
  • This Christmas (TVNZ 2, 11.00 Saturday)
  • Cats (TVNZ 2, 1.10am Sunday)
  • Magic in the Moonlight (TVNZ 2, 3am Sunday)
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas (TVNZ 2, 8.20am Sunday)
  • The War with Grandpa (TVNZ 2, 2.40 Sunday)
  • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (TVNZ 2, 4.25 Sunday)
  • Coco — Reo Māori (Whakaata Māori, 7.30 Sunday)
  • The Holiday (TVNZ 2, 8.00 Sunday)
  • Grease (Three, 8.35 Sunday)
  • Boy (Whakaata Māori, 9.30 Sunday)
  • Bad Santa 2 (Duke, 9.40 Sunday)
  • The Zookeeper’s Wife (Three, 10.35 Sunday)
  • Little Women (Three, 10.50 Sunday)
  • Friday After Next (TVNZ 2, 11.30 Sunday)
  • Emma (TVNZ 2, 12.55am Monday)
  • 42 (Three, 2.40am Monday)
  • Saving Santa (Three, 7.40am Monday)
  • Coco — Reo Māori (Whakaata Māori, 8.30am Monday)
  • The Wishmas Tree (TVNZ 2, 8.55am Monday)
  • The Christmas Ball (Three, 9am Monday)
  • A Winter Song (Three, 10.30am Monday)
  • Frozen — Reo Māori (Whakaata Māori, 10.30am Monday)
  • A Christmas Movie Christmas (Three, midday Monday)
  • Santa Claus The Movie (Whakaata Māori, 12.10 Monday)
  • The Polar Express (TVNZ 2, 5.00 Monday)
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople (TVNZ 2, 7.00 Monday)
  • Mama’s Music Box (Whakaata Māori, 7.30 Monday)
  • Grease 2 (Three, 8.00 Monday)
  • Downton Abbey (TVNZ 1, 8.35 Monday)
  • Longest Yard (TVNZ 2, 8.40 Monday)
  • Vai (Whakaata Māori, 9.00 Monday)
  • Happiest Season (TVNZ 2, 10.35 Monday)
  • A Christmas Movie Christmas (Three, 11.25 Monday)
  •  Win a Date With Tad Hamilton (TVNZ 2, 12.05 Tuesday)
  • The Flintstones (Sky Open, 7.30 Tuesday)
  • Downton Abbey: A New Era (TVNZ 1, 8.00 Tuesday)
  • War of the Worlds (TVNZ 2, 8.05 Tuesday)
  • The Aviator (Three, 8.10 Tuesday)
  • Gladiator (Duke, 9.00 Tuesday)
  • My Wedding and Other Secrets (TVNZ 2, midday Wednesday)
  • New Year’s Eve (TVNZ 2, 8.00 Wednesday)
  • Argo (Three, 8.00 Wednesday)
  • Lara Croft – Tomb Raider (Duke, 8.30 Wednesday)
  • Custody (Whakaata Māori, 8.30 Wednesday)
  • The Sapphires (TVNZ 2, midday Thursday)
  • Divergent (TVNZ 2, 8.00 Thursday)
  • Twins (Duke, 8.30 Thursday)
  • Gravity (Three, 8.35 Thursday)
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence (TVNZ 2, midday Friday)
  • Curious George (Sky Open, 7.00 Friday)
  • The Divergent Series – Insurgent (TVNZ 2, 8.00 Friday)
  • Hellboy (Three, 9.00 Friday)
  • Police Academy 7 – Mission to Moscow (Duke, 9.30 Friday).
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One Response to “Christmas Week Movies: December 23-29”


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    December 14, 2023 at 11:19 am

    Showing Grease 2 on Christmas Day – an eons-old movie that was critically derided at the time – is levels of phoning in from Three I didn’t think possible … even for a low-rating day. They must have something better in the library than that.

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