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Christmas 2015 TV film guide: Our handy guide to what to watch during Christmas week

Find out when the classic Christmas films such as Elf, Home Alone, Muppets Christmas Carol, Happy Feet and more are on

What is your favourite festive film?

It’s Christmas week and what better way to get into the mood for festivites then to get cosy on the couch and watch a classic.

To help you avoid the turkeys getwestlondon unveils its guide to everything you need to know including which channel the films are on and when.

Wednesday December 23

The Incredibles, Sky Disney at 5pm

A treat for all ages, The Incredibles follows the superhero family who are forced to live a normal life. Mr Incredible longs for adventure and soon enough he gets himself in trouble and it's up to his wife and kids to save him.

The Grinch, Sky Movies Christmas at 8pm

Jim Carey plays the reclusive Grinch who decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery people of Whoville. But Cindy Lou Who, played by Taylor Momsen turns it around and manages to save it.

Bridget Jones' Diary, ITV at 10.45pm

Renee Zellweger plays famous singleton Bridget Jones, a 32-year-old who decides it's time to take control of her life and documents it in her diary. Hugh Grant and Colin Firth play the love interest.

Meet the Fockers, BBC1 at 11.35pm

This funny follow-up of Meet the Parents sees Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) take his fiancée (Teri Polo), her mother (Blythe Danner) and her uptight father (Robert De Niro) to meet his bohemian parents (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand).

Christmas Eve

Bedknobs and Broomsticks, BBC2 at 9.05am

Angela Lansbury is a witch-in-training who takes three evacuees on an adventure aboard a flying bed. There is plenty of enchanting animation in this Disney classic.

The Santa Clause, BBC1 10.30am

The first movie in the franchise sees Tim Allen play a divorced dad who turns into the next Santa.

Gone With the Wind, Channel 4 at 10.35am

This Hollywood classic is all about a passionate love story between Vivien Leigh's character Scarlett, a feisty southern belle, and Clark Gable's character Rhett set during the American Civil War.

Back to the Future Part II, ITV at 11.25am

We celebrated Back to the Future day this year, the day that Marty McFly travelled to in this sequel. Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd once again play the time-travelling companions.

Stuart Little, Channel 4 12.30pm

Stuart Little is a cute family classic which follows talking mouse Stuart adopted by Mr and Mrs Little as a brother for their young son.

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, BBC2 at 1pm

Whoopi Goldberg is back in the convent. She tries to transform local teens into a choir at a run-down high school to save the place from closing.

A Christmas Carol, BBC 1 at 2.20pm

Disney brings Charles Dickens' classic story to life in this animated film. Jim Carrey plays Scrooge as well as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

Bride Wars, Film 4 at 2.55pm

Take a break from the Christmas theme with this comedy which sees best friends Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway find out their dream weddings are booked for the same day. Neither is prepared to change their plans and so they embark on a bitter battle.

Finding Nemo, BBC1 at 3.50pm

This brilliant animation is one for the whole family. Follow clownfish Marlin swimming across the ocean with the loveable Dory in a bid to find his son Nemo.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, 3.50pm

The Griswold family want their Christmas to be just perfect. Chevy Chase plays the father whose grand schemes for a family Christmas lead to hilarious disaster.

Scrooge - A Christmas Carol, Channel 5 at 5.25pm

A classic Christmas film which brings Charles Dickens' story to life with Alistair Sim cast as miserable Scrooge.

Fred Claus, Sky Christmas at 6pm

When a nasty accountant turns up to assess Santa's workshop, Father Christmas' bitter brother Fred (Vince Vaughn) is forced to help prepare for the big day.

Elf, Sky Movies Christmas at 8pm

Christmas Day

Santa Claus: The Movie, ITV at 9.25am

This 1985 movie sees Santa Claus becoming overwhelmed with Christmas and the workload and elf Patch (Dudley Moore) rebels.

The Cat in the Hat, BBC 2 at 9.45am

Mike Myers is brilliant as the cat who brings fun to the lives of cute, squabbling siblings Dakota Fanning and Spencer Breslin. This fun family film will get your Christmas Day off to a great start.

Scrooge, Channel 5 at 10.55am

Albert Finney plays a great miserable Scrooge who has forgotten the meaning of Christmas in this lively musical.

The Santa Clause 3, BBC1 at 11am

Tim Allen returns as Santa Claus, who is sent back to his previous life by the evil Jack Frost (Martin Short) who wants to sabotage Christmas.

Happy Feet, ITV at 11.30am

This captivating fun festive film is great for the whole family. Penguins sing and dance in Antarctica in this animated movie.

Madagascar 3, BBC1 at 12.25pm

Another great animated movie which sees animal pals Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria trying to make it back to New York's Central Park Zoo.

Frankenweenie, BBC2 at 1.45pm

Tim Burton recreates James Whale's classic 1931 film Frankenstein with ten-year-old Victor Frankenstein as a budding filmmaker and inventor.

The Muppet Christmas Carol, Channel 4 at 1.45pm

Calling Muppet fans, this film is a classic seasonal story. The film sees Michael Caine, the only human in the movie, playing Scrooge.

Cinderella, Sky Premiere at 2.15pm

The showstopping adaptation by Kenneth Branagh stars Downton Abbey's Lily James as Ella who finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters.

Brave, BBC1 at 3.10pm

This animated adventure sees feisty flame-haired Merida as a princess, but she's certainly not your typical fairytale heroine.

The Wizard of Oz, Channel 5 at 3.10pm

This vintage Hollywood musical is magic and all of the family will enjoy watching Judy Garland play Dorothy.

Scrooged, Channel 4 at 3.45pm

A modern take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Scrooged is all about a TV executive whose ambition has driven away the love of his life.

Home Alone 2, Channel 4 at 5.45pm

Macauley Culkin is back as Kevin McCallister who this time, is stranded in New York where he encounters the burglars from the first film.

Big Hero 6, Sky Premiere at 6.15pm

Lovable robot Baymax is the closest companion to Hiro, a robotics prodigy who lives in San Fransokyo. When something terrible happens, Hiro is forced to turn Baymax and his friends into high-tech heroes.

Boxing Day

Hotel for Dogs, BBC2 at 9.05am

Orphans Emma Roberts and her brother Jake T Austin keep their pet dog secret from their nasty foster parents Lisa Kudrow and Kevin Dillon. They then break into an old hotel and start taking in strays.

Back to the Future Part III, ITV at 10.55am

The finale of the time-travelling films sees inventor Dr Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) living in the Wild West of 1885. Marty (Michael J Fox) finds out his old mentor's life is in danger and goes back in time to rescue him.

Fantastic Mr Fox, Channel 4 at 11.25am

Mr and Mrs Fox are voiced by George Clooney and Meryl Streep in this animated movie. Mr Fox breaks a promise to his wife and raids the farms of their human neighbours.

Jurassic Park, ITV at 1.20pm

This classic blockbuster created by Steven Spielberg sees the dinosaurs in a theme park go on a rampage.

Bedtime Stories, BBC2 at 3pm

Adam Sandler is a hotel handyman, who while looking after his sister Courteney Cox's children, tells them bedtime stories which start to happen in the real world.

Puss in Boots, BBC1 3.25pm

This great animated film is a spin-off from the Shrek movies and makes a great funny family film. Antonia Banderas provides the voice of Puss.

Home Alone 3, Channel 4 at 3.30pm

This film is all about Alex who is given a toy which has a hidden valuable microchip inside and a group of burglars want it. They wait until he's home alone from school to try and grab it.

The Croods, BBC1 at 4.45pm

This animated adventure is about a caveman family struggling to survive in prehistoric times. Neanderthal Grug (Nicholas Cage) wants to keep his family safe but his feisty daughter Eep hates being locked up and ends up falling for an outsider. But what will happen when a massive earthquake destroys their home?

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb at 6.15pm

This comedy sequel is a great film for the whole family. When the exhibits at New York's Natural History Museum start behaving strangely, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) as the director of nighttime operations must find out the cause.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, Sky Premiere at 8pm

The Avengers reassemble in this Marvel Comics adventure when Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) jump-starts a peacekeeping programme which goes horribly wrong.

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