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'I'm A Celebrity' Final | December 4

It’s the final, and after three weeks of facing their fears, coping with hunger and battling the elements, it’s time to find out who will be crowned King or Queen of the Castle.

 

'Ireland Under Lockdown: COVID-19 Stories' | December 8

In this compelling documentary Virgin Media News reporter Zara King explores the impact of coronavirus on life in Ireland. She meets families who tragically lost loved ones and explores the effect the virus has had on our mental health and wellbeing. She interviews the key public health decision makers including Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan, Minister Simon Harris and HSE Director General Paul Reid. She also explores what the future holds and how the country will recover from a once in a lifetime crisis.

 

'Gogglebox Ireland's Christmas Crackers' | December 9

Festive special that sees Gogglebox Ireland add three "Irish abroad" homes into the mix. Unable to experience an Irish Christmas due to current restrictions along with the usual Gogglebox cast they’ll be feasting their eyes on some classic Irish Christmas telly as the show goes from Cabra to Berlin, Limerick to London and Cork to Auckland in the name of bringing a little bit of home to those who can’t be here for the usual festive fun.

 

'Queens of the Street' | December 17

We mark 60 glorious years of Coronation Street, the world’s longest-running soap, with a celebration of the women who have ruled the roost in Weatherfield since the very first episode in December 1960. With the help of some of the Street’s most famous female faces, past and present, including Julie Hesmondhalgh, Sally Lindsay, Helen Worth, Alison King, Sue Nicholls, Sally Dynevor, Kate Ford, Dolly-Rose Campbell and Patti Clare amongst others, Coronation Street’s longest-serving resident William Roache, writers, producers and celebrity fans including Sir Derek Jacobi and Lorraine Kelly, we salute the First Ladies of Coronation Street from every decade - their strength, their vulnerability and their humour.

 

'Bad Santa 2' | December 18

Fuelled by cheap whisky, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick Marcus to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox and Christina Hendricks.

 

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'Charlie's Christmas Wish'

In this heartwarming holiday film starring Aiden Turner ('Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'), a troubled war vet’s family finds new hope from a scrappy little rescue dog. Discharged and sent home for the holidays, John (Turner) tries hard to adapt to civilian life—and to son Jimmy’s new pet, a feisty terrier named Charlie. As the family meets other struggling local veterans, they know it’ll take
a miracle to bring peace to them and to John. Good thing Charlie has a direct line to the Man Upstairs…

 

'Audrey'

This documentary film by filmmaker Helena Coan follows Audrey Hepburn, who became an icon at the age of 24, and her rise to fame and superstardom.

 

'Home Alone' | December 4

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them.

 

'The Polar Express' | December 6

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

 

'Die Hard' | December 11

Facing Christmas 3,000 miles from his estranged wife and two children, New York policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) flies to Los Angeles bearing presents and hoping to patch up his marriage. Stylish and cool Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) is in Los Angeles as well for the holiday season, but he's not there to give out presents. He's there to take: more than $600 million in negotiable bearer bonds from the multinational Nakatomi Corporation, where McClane's wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) is an executive. When the takeover becomes hostile, it's up to John McClane to take on the terrorists with all the grit and determination he can muster--but not without a sense of humour.

 

'Home Alone 2: Lost In New York' | December 13

Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) is back! But this time he's in New York City with enough cash and credit cards to turn the Big Apple into his own playground! But Kevin won't be alone for long. The notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern), still smarting from their last encounter with Kevin, are bound for New York too, plotting a huge holiday heist.

 

'The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart' | December 14

The first feature-length documentary about the band chronicling the stratospheric rise of Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb.

 

'Elf' | December 18

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa's bag of toys... Raised as an elf, Buddy (Will Ferrell) grows into an adult three times larger than the biggest elf--and realizes that he will never truly fit in at the North Pole. This holiday season, Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world--in New York City. Buddy finds his workaholic father (James Caan)--who's on Santa's naughty list, a new mother (Mary Steenburgen) and a 10-year-old brother who doesn't believe in Santa Claus or elves. Here, now, Buddy discovers his destiny--to save Christmas for New York and the world!