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Christmas movie channel launching this September will air festive films 24/7

Source - The Mirror

By - Jasmine Allday

Date - 01-09-2021

Christmas movie lovers rejoice!

UK viewers are set to get a brand new channel that will play your favourite Christmas movies, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The channel will launch on Thursday, September 23 and will run into January and it promises to show some of the biggest Christmas hits including Home Alone, The Polar Express and Elf.

It will be free to air and available to people on Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat, temporarily replacing GREAT! movies classic for the festive season.

There will be a huge range of movies for all Christmas fans to enjoy as well as exclusive channel premieres for the likes of A Christmas Melody, starring Mariah Carey and Just In Time For Christmas featuring Christopher Lloyd.

 Home Alone has been a Christmas movie staple for three decades

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On Strike For Christmas, The Christmas Sitters, Beaus of Holly, Call Me Claus with Whoopi Goldberg, A Husband for Christmas, and Crazy for Christmas will also make their premiere on the channel.

You can get into the festive season early by tuning in from late September, with the movies set to get their final play for the season on January 4, 2022.

The Polar Express is one of the most popular Christmas movies
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Home Alone celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and as part of the celebrations, director Chris Columbus spoke to Insider about the famous mirror scene, where Macaulay Culkin's character shows off his morning routine in the mirror.

Speaking about the famous scene, Columbus said: "It was kind of [improvised] on set, because he wasn't supposed to do that.

"If you put something on your face that burns, most people move their hands right away.

"So my direction to him was when you pat your face, move your hands and scream. And I think it was the first take, he kept his hands on his cheeks. We all started laughing hysterically.

"We did it a couple more times with his hands off his face, but my editor, Raja Gosnell, he cut that take into the first cut that I saw and it was in there forever. It's funny, the iconic moment from Home Alone was an accident."


 

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Over the moon with this news, some big movies for free. Now that makes a pleasant change :) 

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Is a platform for this in North America?

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10 hours ago, Santa Bruce Geron said:

Is a platform for this in North America?

I have no idea Bruce, I think this one is UK based. I do believe Sony may be running a dedicated Christmas channel over there, not sure though

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