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The best movies on TV over Christmas 2022

Time to settle in and watch a good movie

Aladdin, No Time To Die, and 1917: The best movies to watch on TV over Christmas 2022 (Disney/MGM/eOne)
Aladdin, No Time To Die, and 1917: The best movies to watch on TV over Christmas 2022 (Disney/MGM/eOne)

Television networks know that Christmas is the perfect time for some guilt-free sofa time, loading the schedules with crowd pleasing movies of all shapes and sizes.

Undoubtedly, the biggest movie to debut on terrestrial TV over the festive period is No Time To Die. Daniel Craig's James Bond swansong will air on ITV on New Year's Day just 15 months after the film was in cinemas.

Read more: The best movies new to streaming over Christmas 2022

We've combed through the listings and chosen the best films airing on the main UK channels (and some streaming services) over the Christmas period, so sit back, relax and enjoy some incredible movies at home this festive period.

The best movies on TV on Friday, 23 December, 2022

Daniel Craig's Benoit Blanc returns to solve another mystery in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. (Netflix)
Daniel Craig's Benoit Blanc returns to solve another mystery in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. (Netflix)

12:05pm The LEGO Movie: The Second Part | ITV2

1:45pm Trolls World Tour | BBC One

3:50pm The Grinch | ITV

4:30pm The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader | Film 4

7:30pm Wonder Woman | ITV

9pm Bridesmaids | ITV

11:15pm Last Christmas | BBC One

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery | Netflix

The best movies on TV on Christmas Eve, 2022

Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint on the set of
Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint on the set of North by Northwest, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. (Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

12:45pm Arthur Christmas | ITV1

1:25pm It's a Wonderful Life | Channel 4

1:40pm North By Northwest | BBC Two

2:35pm Santa Claus - The Movie | ITV1

Read more: The best Christmas TV specials to stream

3pm Pokemon Detective Pikachu | BBC One

5:25pm Home Alone | Channel 4

7pm How The Grinch Stole Christmas | ITV2

9pm Rambo III | ITV4

11:35pm Ready or Not | Film 4

1am La La Land | BBC One

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore | Sky Cinema/NOW

The best movies on TV on Christmas Day, 2022

Will Smith and Mena Massoud in Aladdin (Credit: Disney)
Will Smith and Mena Massoud in Aladdin (Credit: Disney)

11:25am The Snowman | Channel 4

11:35am White Christmas | BBC Two

1pm Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon | BBC One

1:50pm The Great Escape | Channel 4

3:10pm Aladdin | BBC One

3:35pm E.T. the Extra Terrestrial | ITV2

4:40pm Some Like It Hot | BBC Two

5:30pm Home Alone 2: Lost In New York | Channel 4

6:15pm Apollo 13 | ITV4

8pm Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again | ITV2

10:45pm Love Actually | ITV

The best movies on TV on Boxing Day, 2022

Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins. (Disney)
Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins. (Disney)

10:25am Big Hero 6 | BBC One

12:25pm Frozen | BBC One

2:25pm Mary Poppins | BBC One

3:45pm The Mitchells vs the Machines | ITV

Read more: The best Christmas movies of the 21st century

5:30pm The Magnificent Seven | BBC Two

6:30pm Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | ITV2

9:00pm Jumanji: The Next Level | Film 4

10:15pm Goodfellas | BBC Two

The best movies on TV on Tuesday, 27 December, 2022

George MacKay in '1917'. (Credit: eOne)
George MacKay in 1917. (eOne)

10:00am Missing Link | BBC One

11:40am Carry On Doctor | ITV3

1:45pm How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World | BBC One

3:50pm Funny Girl | BBC Two

5:15pm The Amazing Spider-Man 2 | ITV2

6:45pm The Mummy | ITV4

8pm Aquaman | ITV2

9:00pm 1917 | BBC One

11:40pm American Made | Film 4

The best movies on TV on Wednesday, 28 December, 2022

Orson Welles holding gun as he tries to evade capture as Harry Lime from the classic Carol Reed 1949 movie The Third Man. (Photo by Screen Archives/Getty Images)
Orson Welles tries to evade capture as Harry Lime from the classic Carol Reed 1949 movie The Third Man. (Screen Archives/Getty Images)

9:35am The Third Man | BBC Two

11:40am Wallace and Gromit in Curse of the Were-Rabbit | BBC One

1:35pm Mrs Doubtfire | Film 4

3:50pm Moana | BBC One

6:25pm Shazam! | ITV2

6:50pm Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle | Channel 4

9:00pm Le Mans '66 | Film 4

10:30pm Heat | BBC Two

12:05am Saint Maud

The best movies on TV on Thursday, 29 December, 2022

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Judy Hopps leaps into action in Zootropolis. (Disney)

12:45pm Miracle on 34th Street | Film 4

1:55pm Zootropolis | BBC One

3:35pm The BFG | BBC One

4:50pm The Addams Family | Film 4

9:00pm Bad Boys for Life | Film 4

The best movies on TV on Friday, 30 December, 2022

American actress Lauren Bacall and Scottish actor Sean Connery on the set of Murder on the Orient Express, based on the novel by British Agatha Christie, and directed by American Sidney Lumet. (Photo by EMI Film Distributors/Paramount/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Lauren Bacall and Sean Connery on the set of Murder on the Orient Express. (Alamy/Getty Images)

11:30pm The Full Monty | BBC One

12:30pm Bend It Like Beckham | 12:30pm

2:55pm Bumblebee | Film 4

4:45pm Murder on the Orient Express | BBC Two

6:55pm Eddie The Eagle | Film 4

8:00pm Raiders of the Lost Ark | Channel 4

9:00pm Venom | Film 4

Netflix: White Noise

The best movies on TV on New Year's Eve, 2022

Yesterday imagines a world without The Beatles (Credit: Universal)
Himesh Patel and Danny Boyle on the set of Yesterday which imagines a world without The Beatles. (Universal)

10:55am Charlotte's Web | Channel 4

1:15pm Coco | BBC One

2:50pm Inside Out | BBC One

3:10pm West Side Story | BBC Two

4:45pm Grease | Film 4

7:20pm Yesterday | BBC One

9pm Deadpool | Film 4

The best movies on TV on New Year's Day, 2023

No Time To Die hits UK cinemas on 30 September (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)
Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in No Time To Die. (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)

11:20am Pete's Dragon | BBC One

1:50pm The Bridge on the River Kwai | Channel 4

2pm Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse | E4

4pm Mary Poppins Returns | BBC One

5:15pm Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade | Channel 4

8pm No Time To Die | ITV

The best movies on TV on Monday, 2 January, 2023

10:30pm The Shawshank Redemption

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